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Starter- I'm going with the whitebait from Istanbul Turkish restaurant in Sheffield. If you eat in you get plied with olives, salad and the nicest, warm bread I've ever tasted while your meal comes out so I'm counting that in with my starter. Loads of garlic mayo for dipping.

Main- Was initially going to say my own slow cooked pulled pork but when I'm out it's all about burgers. I've had some cracking ones all over the place but for sheer gluttony I'm having the Double Donut Burger from Hungry Horse. 2000 calories of deliciouness. There seems to be two camps on this- you're either disgusted by the idea of it or are desperate to try one. I managed to have one before they pulled it from the menu after The Daily Mail went nuts over it. Two glazed donuts instead of a traditional burger bun, grilled on the outside so the sugar caramelises, two burgers and bacon. Magnificently artery clogging.

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Side- Unsurprsingly my heart attack on a plate of a main comes with fries, onion rings and coleslaw so I'll have some of my home-made pulled pork aswell. Just a little bit though, I'm watching my weight.

Dessert- I'm not a big pudding guy but a lad at works mum makes an amazing rum and ginger cake that comes in at about three units of alcohol per slice if that taste is anything to go by.

Drink- Southern Comfort and Lemonade, ice, two slices of lime.

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I've had a single Luther burger, so one ring doughnut cut in half like a bagel, one patty with bacon and cheese. The glaze was on the inside and the doughnut had been grilled. The little bit of sweetness with the saltiness of bacon was pleasant, but I don't think a double would that nice. Just overly sweet and far too greasy.

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1 hour ago, Chest Rockwell said:

That 'burger' looks horrific!

Yeah, I was dubious about using that picture as it doesn't look half as nice as the one I had. The donut had an almost brioche-like texture to it, not as slimy and greasy as you'd think.

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My life's philosophy is 'Brioche bun, ain't no fun'. A gopping addition to burgers over the last decade. 

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Absolutely. Fuck brioche, if I want french bread I'll have a baguette. Brexit means Brexit. 

Edited by gmoney

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Good thread, although the idea of spanakopita with gravy on it is nuts.

STARTER

I remember being starving hungry when I was about ten, and we were on holiday in France — we stopped in at a place that did a three course pancake dinner, with the starter being a breakfast crepe. Waffer thin crepe, with crumbled sausage and bacon, and then a double fried egg on top. Probably isn't as nice as I remember, but situationally it was about the best thing ever.

MAIN

The extra rare steak I had at a fish restaurant at Epcot in 1998. Don't know what made me have steak in a seafood place, but it was perfect.

SIDE

It's steak, so I'm having a big pile of double fried chips, some buttery french bread, and a big fat greek salad with the vine leaves, feta, and olives.

DESSERT

This bugger, made with chocolate and cinnamon babkas from Kossars.

DRINK

The One and Only

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Starter

I'll be having duck confit, with a red wine reduction and green beans. I remember having this the first time I went to the South of France and it started off a cooking love affair with the region that hasn't ended. 

Main

2 lbs of Cajun Snow Crab in A Bag

No, it isn't a Tom Waits song, it's what I ate at the Holly Crab in Boston. In fact, I went there fore a second time before flying back home last March so I could buy the exact same thing again. 2 lbs of fresh crab legs from New England, boiled in a bag with an ocean of butter, garlic and Cajun spices. One of the best hours of my life, look how happy I am in this picture.

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Dessert

A fucking ginormous platter of French and Swiss cheese which I made after spending all of my money at Fromageries when I was last in France. Camembert, Brie de Meaux, Reblochon, Gruyere, Comte and a bunch more. It was phenomenal. 

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Drink

The pint of Wolf Rock IPA I drank after the last half marathon I did when it was about 90 degrees out. 

Edited by Gus Mears

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Congratulations, Gus!  That's the most Tory post on here since SpursRIP became a potato wog to avoid not being an EU national!

(Cheers for the tip on the Holly Crab, sounds amazing)

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6 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

Congratulations, Gus!  That's the most Tory post on here since SpursRIP became a potato wog to avoid not being an EU national!

No joke. I originally prefaced that post with 'Hi, Gus here, with the most Tory post in this thread yet' before deleting it. Plus, Loki hasn't posted yet. 

I can't recommend crab in a bag enough. Holly Crab is the best I've been to, but if you can get it anywhere, go for it. 

Edited by Gus Mears

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Reccomend some good ones then, hope to be going back soon!

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