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ChancesR Mar 27, 2013 04:19 PM

Which is better, Parka or Dragon City Cafe?

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    kevin47 Mar 27, 2013 07:19 PM

    Parka, though it's a mixed bag there. The onion soup is phenomenal.

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      The Dairy Queen Mar 27, 2013 11:33 PM

      What's the downside of Parka, Kevin?

      I've always been curious about Dragon City Cafe, such a funny little place. I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried it.

      ~TDQ

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        ChancesR Mar 28, 2013 06:58 AM

        I've actually tried both. The post was meant as kind of joke - they are at such opposite ends of the culinary universe.

        Dragon City is your prototypical American Cantonese restaurant circa 1939 - chow mein on crunchy noodles, gloppy sauces with lots of celery - you know the drill. It is cute, in a lost in time kind of way, and maybe good emergency food.

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          The Dairy Queen Mar 28, 2013 07:02 AM

          Ah, that's pretty much how I imagined it might be, which is probably why I've never been there. You never know, though. You can't always judge a book by its cover, although, some times I think you sort of can.

          ~TDQ

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          american_idle Mar 28, 2013 07:10 AM

          One downside is size. The dining area is small to begin with (and packed in like sardines). Then it combines as a coffee shop where a single person is apt to take up a 4 person booth for an hour or so whilst they work on the great American novel on their laptop.

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            ChancesR Mar 28, 2013 07:39 AM

            Also, there's nothing like the smell of fried fish while furniture shopping - although this is more of comment for Forage.

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