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Mike da Tigah
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and they turned out to be garbage
See, I've never though anything I've ever gotten at a place was garbage.

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just lots of food, and tons of mayo and mushy bread.
Sounds like the perfect poboy.



And that's why it has to be defined, so people understand what you think make food good or not.






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AlxTgr
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Maybe avoid going places when the description doesn't have what you need? I'm really not following you at all. Whoever you were talking about thought they were the best. You thought garbage. I doubt he would have called the bread mushy and there's no way he would have commented on the mayo in anything other than a positive way. As if there's any other way to comment on mayo





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Rohan2Reed
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just lots of food, and tons of mayo and mushy bread.


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Sounds like the perfect poboy.


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you know i'm trolling and you argue with me anyway



whew, yeah no shite






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AlxTgr
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re: "I've Never Had A Bad Meal There"-What Does That Mean?


I wasn't then though.





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Mike da Tigah
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'm really not following you at all.


I understand. It's not that difficult though. People say things like that on here all the time, yet can't break down why it's the best or what makes it the best or not.

It's like talking to a little kid. "Johnny, why do you want to go to McDonald's over getting a burger from Burgersmith?

" I don't know, I just want it."

"Well, what do you like about it?"

"I don't know, I just like it."



Clear as mud.









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Rohan2Reed
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Two of the biggest points of contention:

1) people that think just because something is popular that means it's good

2) people who refuse to distinguish between something that's inherently not good and something that's just a difference of opinion. this is something many folks need to reconcile.



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AlxTgr
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people who refuse to distinguish between something that's inherently not good and something that's just a difference of opinion. this is something many folks need to reconcile.
Oh boy.






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Mike da Tigah
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re: "I've Never Had A Bad Meal There"-What Does That Mean?


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Two of the biggest points of contention:

1) people that think just because something is popular that means it's good

2) people who refuse to distinguish between something that's inherently not good and something that's just a difference of opinion. this is something many folks need to reconcile.



Agreed, and there's also another couple of dynamics at play here, and that's those who say don't really like the flavor of peanut butter and so say a dressing is nasty because it has peanut butter in it.

Or there are those meat and potato people who are scared to try any different flavor combinations that they haven't grown up on, or they consider odd because they weren't introduced to it, or the strange words frighten them, and they think the food is weird or write it off entirely as bad or gross at a place, or maybe girlie or hippie, or pretentious or fancy.

Having a frame of reference is important in bringing perspective to things I think.









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Mike da Tigah
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Just last week I'm driving down Cedarcrest and pass by that Poboy Express operation, and outside there's this big red flashing sign announcing proudly that they serve Manda's Roast Beef on their Poboys.


Dead serious...

If you tried that in New Orleans as if you were proud of it, most people, and especially those who take their RB Poboys seriously would laugh them out of town. To some if not most people here, and I suppose their base though especially, because thats become the level of expectation, that's a badge of honor, or at least they dont see anything wrong with it, and so if and when someone who doesn't see anything wrong with that says they haven't had a bad meal at Poboy Express for example, I have to put the pieces together in order to get a clearer perspective of just what they look for in a Poboy and what I am looking for.






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AlxTgr
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Sandwich snobbery? Holy shite





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Ysebaert
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You shifting gears into a BR sucks NOLA is awesome thread?





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Mike da Tigah
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Sandwich snobbery? Holy shite


And back to perception? How is that snobbery, and why should I be expected to accept store bought Manda's Roast Beef on bread as being equal to well done house made roast beef when I'm at a sandwich shop? Would a true Jewish deli be able to hold their head high and say they don't make their own Pastrami in house? When did it become acceptable for a sandwich shop to not be expected to make their own roast beef? This isn't really cutting edge stuff here. Is it Subway's fault?







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Mike da Tigah
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You shifting gears into a BR sucks NOLA is awesome thread?


I didn't say anything of the sort. I just dealt in the realities of what is expected in the two cities.






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AlxTgr
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Mmmmm, Subway.





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Rohan2Reed
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Or there are those meat and potato people who are scared to try any different flavor combinations that they haven't grown up on, or they consider odd because they weren't introduced to it, or the strange words frighten them, and they think the food is weird or write it off entirely as bad or gross at a place, or maybe girlie or hippie, or pretentious or fancy.


I know the type of people you're talking about. I have a couple of friends like that. It sucks sometimes hanging out with people like that because you're limited on where you can go.

At the same time I think this is a case of doing something that gets under people's skin on here .. namely labeling those people as "meat and potato people." I don't quite think that's fair to make a correlation between the two groups.






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LouisianaLady
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I know Mike can be over the top with some of his opinions, but are you really saying that because something is a sandwich, it doesn't matter what's on it? Someone is a snob for wanting in-house made roast beef?

You can get 1/2 a RB poboy and fries for $6-$7 that is made in house at several spots in the city. Why on earth would you pay the same price for one that isn't? It isn't being a snob.. it's being informed about where you're putting your money when it comes to food. If I wanted something I could fix at home with pre-made ingredients, I wouldn't go out and pay an inflated price for it.

I'm not really shocked since I'm pretty sure Poboy Express is one of those foreign-owned places that puts ketchup on their poboys, but I would never go and eat something they aren't even cooking themselves.






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Y.A. Tittle
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Just last week I'm driving down Cedarcrest and pass by that Poboy Express operation, and outside there's this big red flashing sign announcing proudly that they serve Manda's Roast Beef on their Poboys.


Dead serious...


Come now, Mike. You don't like that iridescent sheen those presliced cuts give off once heated. It's quite lovely.






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AlxTgr
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I know Mike can be over the top with some of his opinions, but are you really saying that because something is a sandwich, it doesn't matter what's on it?
No.

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Someone is a snob for wanting in-house made roast beef?
Possibly.

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You can get 1/2 a RB poboy and fries for $6-$7 that is made in house at several spots in the city. Why on earth would you pay the same price for one that isn't? It isn't being a snob.. it's being informed about where you're putting your money when it comes to food. If I wanted something I could fix at home with pre-made ingredients, I wouldn't go out and pay an inflated price for it.
Well, obviously, lots of people disagree, or there would be nothing but the former.







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Ysebaert
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I was just kidding. Kind of. They are different that's all. Olive Garden and Red Lobster are real popular in BR from what I hear. Just sayin.





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pussywillows
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"I've never had anything bad there"


i guess the wording is faulty, but i have said this about places i've been where everything i've ever tried is really good...but this thread has devolved into "my opinion is better than yours", so does it really matter?






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