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    Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    I'm going to start one of these threads every Friday until I run out of categories
    Not looking to turn this into a "that place sucks" type of thread. More just the positive experiences people have had at different places.
    Categories so far-
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    meat (may split into different categories)
    desert
    Post dinner drinks

    So for today, where is the best place to have a pre-dinner drink and what is that drink?

    Mine- I wish I remembered the drink, but at a pub in the Czech Republic, the owner handed out a shot to everyone that walked in the door and claimed it helped digestion. Food sure tasted great after that.


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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Habanero martini at Willy's Seafood in Healdsburg, CA. It was amazing.


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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Any martini at Butler's Martini Bar in Amarillo. Say what you will about the Panhandle, but those martini's were amazing. One of the things I miss from that part of the country.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    I judge a resturaunt off of how well they make a spinach and artichoke dip.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by isulive2train View Post
    I judge a resturaunt off of how well they make a spinach and artichoke dip.
    Think that would fall into a future thread about appetizers, if I read OP's idea correctly.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Yuengling on 2 dollar Yuengling/10 cent wing Wednesday at the Capital Lounge in DC.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    The Margaritas at Sam' Cafe in Phoenix are quite good but they do limit you to 2.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Do thread rules allow discussing courses other than pre-dinner drinks?


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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by isulive2train View Post
    I judge a resturaunt off of how well they make a spinach and artichoke dip.
    oddly enough, i pretty much judge any "bar food" type of place on the quality of their honey mustard.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Cooney's bloody mary.


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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    pre dinner drink:

    bombay sapphire, olives, lime, ice

    this is also a "just got home from work" drink, "wife's actin' all types of crazy and i need something to help me deal with this woman" drink, and a "who's ready to black the **** out" type of drink.

    very versatile beverage!



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Breckenridge Vanilla Porter aged in whiskey barrels just before enjoying some BBQ at the brewery's restaurant.



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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Gelato martini at Villa Dolce in Madison, WI.


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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Some of these are making my mouth water. What is in a gelato martini?


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    Re: Best Thing I ever ate- Pre Dinner Drinks

    Quote Originally Posted by stevefrench View Post
    pre dinner drink:

    bombay sapphire, olives, lime, ice

    this is also a "just got home from work" drink, "wife's actin' all types of crazy and i need something to help me deal with this woman" drink, and a "who's ready to black the **** out" type of drink.

    very versatile beverage!
    So you're always drinking one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado View Post
    Breckenridge Vanilla Porter aged in whiskey barrels just before enjoying some BBQ at the brewery's restaurant.
    I love this beer. Only had it in bottles here in H-town though. Good stuff!!!



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