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    So now the important questions?

    Can you get a good curry?
    Is the beer any good?

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    If anyone goes to the US, you need to try and find a yard house. They literally have over 100 beers on draught from around the world.

    For me it was a yard of Hoegaarden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    So now the important questions?

    Can you get a good curry?
    Is the beer any good?
    We went into an 'Authentic Irish Pub' where on the menu they had an Irish curry listed! We had fish and chips. TRhe beer, on the whole was quite nice. They have micro-brewers (real ale) which are quite popular and abundent in bars. Of these there are plenty of wheat beers, so Ric would have been very happy. The usual Bedweiser and Coors etc are widespread, but avaoid teh 'lite' versions. They taste like they have already been drunk once.

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    I go to Texas regular as one of my sons lives there and I have to say the Mexican food is fabulous. I never used to like Mexican food before I went but the authentic stuff you get there is out of this world. The only thing I truly miss while there is a decent cup of tea...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    I go to Texas regular as one of my sons lives there and I have to say the Mexican food is fabulous. I never used to like Mexican food before I went but the authentic stuff you get there is out of this world. The only thing I truly miss while there is a decent cup of tea...........
    I love Mexican food, never been anywhere near the place to try anything authentic tho.. ill add it to the list lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    The only thing I truly miss while there is a decent cup of tea...........
    that happens all over the world except in the ex-colonies - no-one seems to know that the water needs to be boiling, not just warm.
    I am going to Sri-Lanka in three weeks - home of Ceylon tea - surely THERE I will be able to get a decent cup of tea?

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    I still class American food as the worst food in the world then again I must be one of the few people who lives in America for a while and actually manages to lose weight. Bearing in mind that I was shopping in supermarkets and not really eating out that much - the eating out experience is fairly good and the customer service is generally excellent - much better than over here and I did quite like Wal-Mart.

    I ended up living on a diet which basically consisted of nothing but vegetables, salad and fruit and even then a lot of that tasted a bit strange. I tried loads of products and gave up in the end because whilst they looked ok in the packaging as soon as they entered my mouth I could only think "yuck". Hersheys chocolate... what is that? lol, Kool-aid... umm, I like the colour... that's about it, chicken soup which has... 1 piece of chicken in it? Peanut butter which was so greasy, I didn't expect everything to be the same, I'd eaten food from loads of different places and it's always different... but this was generally a bit nasty.

    I don't think it's the amount of fat people in the US which really shocked me, it was the size of those who happened to be fat - they are huge.

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    I'm not a huge fan of American food either, I know you can get good stuff (never had problems eating well in New York!) but in general the food culture seems to rely far more on fast food than here, and the food is usually bigger and greasier. And everyone seems obsessed with cheese!

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    The beer is... OK. Too cold & fizzy (and that's just the ales).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    I'm not a huge fan of American food either, I know you can get good stuff (never had problems eating well in New York!) but in general the food culture seems to rely far more on fast food than here, and the food is usually bigger and greasier. And everyone seems obsessed with cheese!
    Hmmm. Monterey Jack. Even hearing the words makes my eldest feel ill.
    On a serious note, I've always enjoyed eating out in the States. There's a huge variety of stuff out there reflecting the mix of cultures, though they could do with reducing the portions. Once had a "breakfast" chilli in Santa Barbara which went down very well despite it being before 07:00 am (though it could have had more to do with my still being on GB time).

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    You can get great food in America but not in many places, every time i've been if you order a salad with dressing it's swimming in it. Oh and they serve steak with sponge cake base, what's that all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    You can get great food in America but not in many places, every time i've been if you order a salad with dressing it's swimming in it. Oh and they serve steak with sponge cake base, what's that all about?
    I had that in an Italian once, the steak was stuffed with Pate! Was immense!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    You can get great food in America but not in many places, every time i've been if you order a salad with dressing it's swimming in it. Oh and they serve steak with sponge cake base, what's that all about?
    It's a another country. They do things differently over there.

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    Steak stuffed with Pate is different, steak with sponge cake base is wrong



    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I love Mexican food, never been anywhere near the place to try anything authentic tho.. ill add it to the list lol

    I've had some fantastic burreto's in San Diego it's only 6 miles from Mexico but tbh you can get good mexican anywhere in California...oh and some pretty good stuff in Buxton
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