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NICK'S HOME OF GOOD FOOD

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NICK'S HOME OF GOOD FOOD

Postby blunt » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:15 pm

There is nothing like walking through the hot pink portals into Nick's, Home of Good Food.
Even if there was, it would have a different name.
Today I basked in the loving glow of one of the Christ brothers as I helped keep their shipments of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale rotated and fresh.
I ordered a Turkey Club and then retired to the sidewalk tables and wallowed in bus dust while observing rampant sax in the streets:
Snake Lady and Hep Cat w/Sunglasses were both blowing the lid off from different sides of the street. Crazy.
I quickly was served and went home to enjoy.
BUT!!!
There was something wrong with my sandwich!!!
I opened and peered in:
6 inches high, three layers of bread turkey, bacon, tomato lettuce.......hmmmm. Nothing suspicious.
I asked my new neighbor to try a bite and he did after I promised him and signed a piece of paper that I wasn't trying to kill him.
He liked it but was intrigued at the unusual taste.
"What is it?"
No one knew.
Later that day, I had a friend try it (the sandwich is pretty damn huge.)
He made a face. "Omigod."
What what what?
"That's turkey."
Speechless, I grabbed the sandwich and bit in.
Scrumptious, wonderful, and know I knew what that strange taste was:
genuine TURKEY.
Not thin postage-stamp lunch-style processed soy-enhanced formed turkey-essence.
Real ass thick dead bird flesh hacked off the corpse with a carving knife.
Wow. Excellent.
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Postby rrnate » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:44 pm

Nick's is fantastic. I had the spinach pie there last night w/ hash browns and about 4 Sierra Nevada's.

They gots a good jukebox too.
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Postby Bwis53 » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:53 pm

I still remember the last time a tired college parent and her freshman daughter, asked me about a good place to eat. We were on the Square before Old Fashioned was there. I said to her,"If you want a Real Madison Place, go to Nick's!" (They were on foot, so Avenue was not an option.) I told her it's not a chain and had good old fashioned cooking. That's a nice place to sit and have a beer and a BLT platter.
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Postby blunt » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:00 pm

And it's still a bit o' supper club.
Dinners are still acoompanied by:
Soup
Salad
Soft roll w/pat o' butter

Plus, the jukebox rocks or croons---as you like.
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Postby thegumphouse » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:38 pm

It's been too long since I've been to Nick's! Thank's for the reminder, it is next on my list. Shall call lunch companion immediately. I love the Esquire Club, but it is nice to have an alternative. Esquire has carved Turkey and Corned Beef. Their Reuben is hands down the best in town, IMO. It's been so long for me, are there other favorites at Nick's you can suggest? Do they have a decent Reuben? Thanks.
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Postby Lindsey Lee » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:57 pm

I eat/have a beer at Nick's about twice a month after meetings. If I don't get their great burger, I get the excellent BLT. Cool owner, excellent waitress, perfect old school ambiance, what could anyone ask more for?
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Postby white_rabbit » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:37 pm

I stopped for lunch today at Nick's and had the turkey club. blunt is spot on, that sandwich is absolutely scrumpilicious.
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Postby Learned » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:48 pm

Nick's hot turkey sandwich special (Thurs.) is a great plate.

Christine is easily the best waitress in the City.
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Postby bassbari » Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:45 pm

white_rabbit wrote:I stopped for lunch today at Nick's and had the turkey club. blunt is spot on, that sandwich is absolutely scrumpilicious.

Been eating that sammy for years. Try the pie or soup made by Tom and Dino's mom. She also makes the spanokopita. Also if you want a cheap throw back to your school days, but in a good way, try the BBQ beef on a bun on Saturdays.
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Postby Learned » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:02 am

One word:

avgolemono
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Postby Meph » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:48 pm

white_rabbit wrote:I stopped for lunch today at Nick's and had the turkey club. blunt is spot on, that sandwich is absolutely scrumpilicious.



As a turkey club addict I now must try this sandwich.
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Postby Parintachin » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:54 pm

I love Nicks. If you can keep a place like that open on State Street after all this time, you are doing gawds work.

May the light of true turkey never die.

Dammit, now I wanna go.
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Postby HBK » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:13 pm

Patty Melt with Onions & Dino Rocks...

Dino, Dino, Dino, Dino, Dino
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Re: NICK'S HOME OF GOOD FOOD

Postby Walter » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:29 pm

I stopped for lunch at Nick's today and as usual the bacon cheeseburger was excellent. Such a brilliant place and perfect in every way.

And Christine...got to be the best waitress in town, hands down. Not only that, if she asked you to run away with her, you just might.
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Re: NICK'S HOME OF GOOD FOOD

Postby Violet_Skye » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:53 am

Son and I stopped in and both ordered the turkey club one hot day this summer...everything seemed to be in order, and took our first bites...

Miracle Whip!

Seriously, that stuff makes us literally gag. They were nice about not making us pay for it, or anything else, after finding out they literally have not a dollop of mayo on the premises, so we took our sodas and ate elsewhere.
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