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Old 21 Jun 2020, 17:19 (Ref:3983092)   #46
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Great story MH.
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Old 21 Jun 2020, 17:19 (Ref:3983093)   #47
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It made me feel really hungry!
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Old 21 Jun 2020, 19:35 (Ref:3983109)   #48
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OK, going OT a bit as it's nowhere near a race track, but...

A couple of years ago, I'd driven over to east Yorkshire to look at a rally-prepared Escort Mk1 on behalf of a customer. My wife came with me and we decided to take the scenic route home rather than yawning along the M62 for a couple of hours.

We decided that we'd look for somewhere to stop and get something to eat on the way back, but we didn't see anything before we headed out onto the moors... So, by the time we came down the other side towards Manchester, we were starving, and in the first village we came to, we spotted this little roadside cafe that was open, so we parked up and gave it a go.

The wife duly ordered a veggie breakfast, even though it was about two in the afternoon by now, and I decided to go for the 'all day big breakfast'. Well, the lady serving us, who was quite a bucksome sort, gave me a look up and down, and said, quite politely, 'Are you sure, love? It is a very big breakfast!'

Now, at this point, I should add that I'm a pretty slim type and obviously must look like the type who clearly doesn't live on big fry-ups, hence the lady bringing into question my ability to cope with it.

But, no, I assured her, it'll be fine, and we sat at a table to await our food. Well, my wife's arrived first, and it looked just fine to me, so I looked forward to the imminent arrival of my own, to be greeted, seconds later, by a plate the size of a dustbin lid (for those readers too young to remember dustbin lids - just think: big!) piled impossibly high with eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, fried bread, hash browns, you name it. I looked at it and, as famished as I was, thought to myself 'Jesus, maybe she was right after all!'.

But before that thought had been fully assimilated, the lady turned, and said very matter-of-factly, 'I'll just go and get your toast, love', and returned seconds later with half a loaf of toasted white bread and tubs of butter & jam!

OH MY GOD! What have I done? Well, the gauntlet had been well and truly thrown down, and I wasn't about to be beaten. Unbelievably, I did make my way through the lot (if I'm being totally honest, I seem to remember SWMBO helped me out by taking one slice of toast - hardly significant, all things considered!), although it left me anchored to the spot and unable to eat again for what I felt sure would be several days, at the very least.

And the cost of this veritable feast? Twenty quid would have seemed fair enough, but no. A tenner was an absolute steal, but no. A fiver. Five little English pounds to feed the five thousand. Surely the greatest breakfast bargain mankind has ever known? And not only was there lots of it, but it was fresh and extremely tasty.

There ought to have been a queue around the block to get in the door...

Oooh... I'm hungry now!
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Old 21 Jun 2020, 19:49 (Ref:3983110)   #49
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Not really breakfast related, or even motorsport related, but on a similar theme to PaulD’s above, (and it does explain a few things about our American cousins),I worked in Tampa a few years ago as one of a small team of U.K. liaison officers at US Central Command. One evening we decided to go out to Clearwater to a fish restaurant that had been recommended to us - I ordered the “Grouper meal”. The waiter looked me up and down and told me that he “could not let me order that”; suitably indignant I reminded him that the US were supposed to have invented the concept of customer service and that the customer was always right. He looked me up and down again and said, “You’re a Brit aren’t you?”
“yes of course” I replied, “so?”
“Ain’t no Brit ever eaten a grouper meal” he continued.
He then looked round the room and back at me, and then pointed me to look at a table a few yards away containing a grouper meal.
He was absolutely right! The meal consisted of one large plate containing a fried grouper overhanging the sides of the plate, another large plate containing just fries and a third large plate piled high with salad.
I asked him what he would allow me to order and he suggested that a grouper sandwich might be ok.
I duly ordered that, and even that was massive, and included fries and salad, without me even eating the bread!
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Old 21 Jun 2020, 20:02 (Ref:3983111)   #50
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I thought such an important and emotive subject should have its own thread. (Moved from the Coronavirus Thread).

I was mildly surprised to discover that I'd apparently started a thread but fair play to you, Peter, it is a worthy topic
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Old 21 Jun 2020, 20:21 (Ref:3983118)   #51
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I was mildly surprised to discover that I'd apparently started a thread but fair play to you, Peter, it is a worthy topic
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Old 21 Jun 2020, 20:32 (Ref:3983120)   #52
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At Sebring in 2006; still slightly jet lagged and needing a pick up late afternoon with not a coffee stall in sight.

Salvation came in the form of frozen key lime pie dipped in molten chocolate - a US sized portion into the bargain - and it worked !!

Sadly when we returned in 2019 we couldn't find such a delicacy; there was coffee but, frankly, it was a poor substitute !
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Being weak , liberal, pantywaist democrats my wife and I didn't dare try the Seven Pound Sandwich on our NASCAR adventure to Charlotte NC a few years ago - Hell no . Because y'all need to know that this monster had four pounds of cheese, two pounds of pulled pork and a trifling pound of bacon.
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Old 22 Jun 2020, 06:47 (Ref:3983167)   #54
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Back when I worked at Lotus, one of our engineers had to visit Detroit.

Arriving in the evening, he went straight to his hotel & checked-in. After about five minutes the 'phone rang & a voice asked how he liked his steak done.

"It's OK" he said, "I've already eaten this evening."

"No, no" was the reply, "for breakfast..."
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Some thirty odd years, as a "well done" to my twin boys for gaining entrance to the schools of their own choice, I treated the family to a month's holiday in Florida. Our first stop was in Orlando, where we stayed for the first week.

That night we went to a nearby steak restaurant, and after ordering our food, the waiter brought us glasses of iced water and plonked a plate of salad in front of each of us. Not knowing any better, all four of us put the salad to the side of our cutlery and carried on waiting for our food to be delivered. This caused a problem for the waiting staff, for little did we know that in posher restaurants back then (might be the same now), because the main course is not served until you have consumed the salad. You live and learn!

On our second night, we decided to try a restaurant that advertised that it served locally sourced food, and was just around the corner from the hotel.

I can't remember what the boys and I ordered for our starters, but it would have been something plain and ordinary, something like a seafood cocktail, because we were all wimps. But my wife, being adventuress, went for deep fried, breadcrumbed alligator tail.

When our food was served, my wife went into raptures over the alligator tail, saying that it was the best thing that she had ever eaten (slight exaggeration on her part, but that was her all over - you should have seen her solicitor's correspondence on her behalf during our divorce battle), and after badgering her incessantly she finally allowed us wimps to try a little morsel of her starter.

Well, I must admit it was delicious. It reminded me of eating (those of a delicate nature should avert their eyes at this point) really succulent veal, but much, much sweeter.
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Back when I worked at Lotus, one of our engineers had to visit Detroit.
Sometimes you have a moment when you travel abroad. I remember using a poor quality translator giving "bloody steak" instead of medium as the best suggestion to " steak saignant". In some countries, you must not be surprised to hear the waiter suggest "like some f... of potatoes with it, sir?"!
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