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  • You are going somewhere and pay as much as $125.00 for a meal? What, pray, do they serve there?

    • Something decently nice? Going out in London I routinly pay that for rather lousy meals, or we end up at Nobus and pay 5 times the amount.
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      • Please tell me where Nobus is so I can avoid it if I am ever in London. Although at those prices it seems very doubtful I could afford to go to London at all.

        I have eaten very good meals in New York City for a lot less than that (nowhere with ambiance, of course).

    • Mind you, this includes a large antipasto appetizer, an entree for each of us, some drinks (including shots downed with our waiter and bartender, and the owner if we can pry him out of the kitchen), dessert, coffee, and tip. It is truly An Event that provides good value for your money.

      And the entree menu is a joy.

      • Roast pork shank that's flaking-tender on the inside and crispy crunchy on the outside, served with a port reduction that's good enough to eat by itself with maybe some bread to sop it up.
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  • As a child I use to save small change and take it to the bank, to put in my savings account. I once deposited £18 in small change - the bank was happy as long as it was correctly bagged.

    While living in the US I was shocked to discover that many US banks refuse to accept change, even packaged, or if they do - they take a commission on the deposit! A house mate was very annoyed to discover that his jar of quarters was going to be harder to bank than he had anticipated when I started to fill it many ye

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