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Old 19.05.2011, 23:55
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

I think it's called the Poco Loco
mmmmm..... sounds like its time for another night out
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Old 20.05.2011, 00:19
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

yes, i've never eaten there and was wondering how the food was. it's just past the metropole near chauderon.
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I think it's called the Poco Loco
mmmmm..... sounds like its time for another night out
We could also start a gourmet home-cooking dinner club- every couple of months one member prepares a dinner showcasing a different cuisine.

Are there recipes for making pastrami on the internet?
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Old 20.05.2011, 00:25
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yes, i've never eaten there and was wondering how the food was. it's just past the metropole near chauderon.
Friends say it's good... I'm willing to try!
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Old 20.05.2011, 00:31
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We could also start a gourmet home-cooking dinner club- every couple of months one member prepares a dinner showcasing a different cuisine.

Are there recipes for making pastrami on the internet?
that's a fine idea! i'm in.
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:02
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Are there recipes for making pastrami on the internet?

I found a few, most of them start off with corned beef... big help here, lol.

Making them from scratch is one of those things that seems to be only worthwhile if done in large quantities... you start off with an 8 - 10 lb beef brisket.

Anyhow, this recipe appears to be very easy to follow and starts with the brisket, giving instructions to make corned beef, followed by turning it into pastrami.

I think I maybe try it out in the winter as we have plenty of space in the basement, I think it might be be cool enough down there to make corned beef. (I kinda think it "must" be as that's how corned beef got started anyhow, before we had refrigeration.)


Getting back to the OP though... to make "American" food I often find myself stopping in multiple groceries to get all of the ingredients. While some maybe carry ALL in the same place, often some of the "simple" ingredients can be found in the ethnic stores for lower prices.
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:07
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

Try the LA Cafe near the main station.
It is in the same building as Hotel Capitole.
I have eaten there many a time and always enjoyed it.

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Old 20.05.2011, 11:11
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

lz, give it up...your best bet is to go to the American Market ( near Cornavin ) and buy some pop tarts and cheese wiz... thats the closest (bar McD ) that we get to American food here.

( p.s... I lived out west.. Framingham... for years )
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:15
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Theres a Grill restaurant, just outside Geneva (in Lausanne actually ) called Buffalo Bar & Grill or something.
there is a Buffalo Bar and Grill just over the border here in Ferney.... worst meal I ever had... not made better by the bottle of wine which the waiter presented to us and then squeezed the bottle between his thighs while he struggled with the cork.

hmm... a delicate bouquet.
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

You can find decent burgers, but for other American food you're SOL in Geneva. I still can't find decent hot Buffalo Wings. I need to go to Bodean's several times whenever I'm in London to get my fix. How are the ones at McSorley's, anyone know?
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:39
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

Seems like an excellent idea for a restaurant building up...

"American Smokehouse & Deli" serving smoked ribs and pulled pork, chicken and steak, and for faster meals, big deli sandwiches. Of course a few types of potato salad are a must and home made kettle chips in a few flavors...

Making myself hungry - and sad that no such thing is around here.

(Steakhouse yes, smokehouse with bbq ribs and such, not so much.)
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Old 20.05.2011, 11:41
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

Peg.. that is just cruel... building me up like that... I was reading the description of that place and waiting for the address.

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Old 20.05.2011, 11:44
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

So, to conclude, your best bet is a 1-hour plane ride to London and going to Bodean's. Those ribs and wings... :drool:

Edit: LOL, beat me to it with a similar idea.
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there is a Buffalo Bar and Grill just over the border here in Ferney.... worst meal I ever had... not made better by the bottle of wine which the waiter presented to us and then squeezed the bottle between his thighs while he struggled with the cork.

hmm... a delicate bouquet.
To be honest, I had the feeling that the steak was not freshly made, but microwaved from pre-prepared lot.

Service was very Swiss (Refer to LIB's posts for details)

Music was country, decor was very American Just like in the (horror B) movies.
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Are there recipes for making pastrami on the internet?
Yes, and I've done it several times.

But you do need a smoker (which I have).

(actually, I have four: the one on the balcony, my girlfriend, and my daughters)

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I think it's called the Poco Loco
mmmmm..... sounds like its time for another night out
Poco Loco has good margaritas, but the Mexican food is marginally better at Manana in Lausanne.
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Old 20.05.2011, 12:18
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Peg.. that is just cruel... building me up like that... I was reading the description of that place and waiting for the address.

*wiping a tiny bit of drool off my desktop*

Sorry Grynch!

If I had the money (and knew & trusted someone with a good head for the paperwork end of business), I might think of opening one up, if for no other reason than to show off my bbq sauce and my homestyle desserts. As is, if anyone DOES have that in place already, I've got some awesome recipes & am willing to work.


On the other hand, I think a simple NY style Jewish deli would really do well too, with how many folks go to the east "coast" US for business, I'd be surprised if they didn't do as well as the kebab places here. There are a lot of places that focus on steaks and / or "pub" food (I'm thinking Papa Joes) and burgers, not enough deli sandwiches.
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Re: Geneva - American places to eat?

So why is there a shortage of North American chefs... they ought to do a killing here, no?
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So why is there a shortage of North American chefs... they ought to do a killing here, no?
Must be the Slaughtering laws in CH, only the Bankers can do it.
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