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Jun 20, 2014 09:33 PM

Regrets -- I've had a few.

I lived just outside Tokyo for eighteen months and never went to the Tsukiji fish market. I've been kicking myself for 20 years. Any other Homer Simpson foodie "dohs" out there?

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  1. I live less than a dozen miles from Pok Pok Portland, and have never been there. People fly in from all over to make pilgrimages to the place.

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    1. re: RelishPDX

      This is too funny. I also live in Portland and have never been to Pok Pok.

      1. re: Chatsworth

        you two need to meet up soon for lunch and go there together

        lived in the City of Angeles all my life and never had lunch or dinner at the Brown Derby or Chasen's.

        1. re: Chatsworth

          I live in Salem and have never been to Pok Pok. I have also never been to Apizza Scholls, Bunk Sandwiches, or Clyde Common.

      2. Yup - moved from Seattle to Utah. Enough said. ;-)

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        1. re: UTgal

          love Seattle, love Utah

          have you been to the shining star saloon outside SLC?
          saw it on TV, had to go, made a girlfriend go with me.
          fun day

          1. re: iL Divo

            Thanks for the recommendation! Huntsville is a bit of a haul (80 miles) but I've put it on my "restaurants to try" list. Thank you!

            1. re: UTgal

              UTgal, it was on my list because of watching waaay too many TVFOODNETWORK shows. probably involved GF there and the giant St. Bernard stuffed head placed on the wall of the very booth she and I sat in, was also part of the show I watched. since supposedly highly touted burgers are always on my desire list, we ventured out to make the quest.
              it was over 86 miles one way from where we started which is why I'd rented a car-it was my turn to drive.

              the drive in the snow through the mountains and the gorgeous scenery really made it a memory for me and being with a cherished friend was the end all be all.

              it's always for me the mission of the hunt, not usually the outcome of the meal. as was the result here, it was ok, the day was spectacular.

        2. Yes, but why didn't you go? You probably didn't go because you don't think you will enjoy the Tsukiji Fish Market. So while many other foodies will enjoy it, you probably won't. So I am not sure if it is such a bad decision afterall.

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          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            Actually, no, I'm pretty sure I would have loved it. I grew up with open fish markets, and am not squeamish about them. And I love fish. It's probably more a combination of being too lazy get up as early as necessary and thinking "it'll still be there next week."

            How many of us have only experienced a local highlight (food or otherwise) because out-of-town visitors have asked to go?

          2. Blue Ginger in Boston. Damn. Ming is one of my favorites.

            1. If you have the chance, check out Karato market in Shimonoseki and Jagalchi market in Busan (RoK). Neither is quite as hectic as Tsukiji, but they are much more relaxed about visitors.