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Wish You Were (Still) Here

Postby O.J. » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:26 pm

After having the umpteenth craving for Josie's sausage the other night, I got to thinking what Madison eateries I would most like to see reincarnated. Off the top of my head, my Top 3 would be Atlas Pasta, Josie's, and Tacqueria Gila Monster.
I've lived here since '84, so I know I must be forgetting a few. Any thoughts?
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Postby equuspower » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:31 pm

Ahhh - Tacqueria Gila Monster - now that was a good one!

One that is missed is Ovens of Brittany.
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Postby depinmad » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:15 pm

josies? yikes!

how about the wild iris.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:18 pm

Big Mama & Uncle Fats - twas the best rib joint in town.
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Postby O.J. » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:27 pm

I only ate @ the Wild Iris once, so I wouldn't be the best source. As for Josie's, I'd have to say it was the best red sauce I've had since moving to Madison from Boston in '84
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Postby TAsunder » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:59 pm

What's atlas pasta? I remember the wonderful atlas deli on monroe but I don't recall them ever having pasta. Is that the same place? Their turkey was actual turkey. It was great. Also had a mean pb&j. :cry:
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Postby awestra » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:44 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Big Mama & Uncle Fats - twas the best rib joint in town.


I am still in mourning.
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Postby spanky » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:01 pm

Chez Michel

The Fess Hotel

Kafe Kahoutek

Rennebohm's Lunch Counter

Badger Candy Kitchen

Mercury Deli
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Postby mrak » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:51 pm

(Guiltily:) Taco Grande aka "Taco Grenade". Especially after an evening's drinking.
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Postby bmasel » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:04 pm

Marrakhesh
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Postby meowzamusic » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:08 pm

Deb & Lola's
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Postby dudemeister » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:10 pm

spanky wrote:Mercury Deli


Yeah -- they made good sandwiches.
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Postby ms4denmark » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:00 pm

I will forever repeat my answer to this question:
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Radical Rye

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pixelate your world...
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Re: Wish You Were (Still) Here

Postby Ducatista » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:17 pm

O.J. wrote:Off the top of my head, my Top 3 would be Atlas Pasta, Josie's, and Tacqueria Gila Monster.

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Any thoughts?


Atlas Pasta: Carried some good shit among the pretentious pile, but utimately unnecessary.

Josie's: One rung below horrible.

Taqueria Gila Monster: If Jesus walked up to me and said, "I'll return Taqueria to you, but only if you poke me in the eye with this sharp, fatal stick, thereby damning all of humanity," I'd commence to poking.

El Burrrrrrrrrrrrrro!
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Re: Wish You Were (Still) Here

Postby bmasel » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:25 pm

Ducatista wrote:Josie's: One rung below horrible.


I'd give the food one rung above horrible, but the atmosphere more than made up for it.
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