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Burgers in Trerulefoot

Yesterday, after canoeing, we stopped to eat at an ‘American themed’  cafe.

It had cactuses and American flags, adverts for Coca Cola and Dr Pepper, posters showing guitars and rockstars*, and chairs covered in fake cow-skin, neon signs in the windows, and signs on the wall advertising Harley-Davidson and Chevrolet and Southern Comfort and random signs on the walls saying ‘Michigan’ ‘Tennessee’ or ‘Wyoming’.


We went in and they told us sadly they had run out of fizzy drinks.  They had plenty of Cornish beer and cider and J20 though, so that was all right.  Also there was HP Sauce on each table, and the bacon was delightfully crispy.   Pp had gammon, egg and chips, waving away the maple syrup that they offered to add to make it somehow more American.   I was braver and had a burger with pulled pork and bacon.

Somehow, it felt like the most British place I have ever been.  If it had been a village pub with morris dancers, it would not have been so British. :-D

*at least 50% of the rockstars were British, however, presumably on the grounds that we can only know that they are rockstars if we recognise them.  I am not complaining, as I could have done with seeing slightly less of Cher's pubic regions while eating.   Presumably this is part of the Experience.

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pixel39
7th Aug, 2017 14:29 (UTC)
Sadly, even at an actual American chain restaurant, half of the rockstars on the walls are *still* British. Or Elvis.
bunn
8th Aug, 2017 07:41 (UTC)
This news delights me. Do they also serve HP sauce?
pixel39
11th Aug, 2017 15:01 (UTC)
I have never seen HP sauce in a restaurant/pub/diner in the US that did not also have a British Pub theme--although Google tells me that A1 sauce is similar to HP sauce, and it is available in some grocery stores.
freebyrd1979
8th Aug, 2017 00:30 (UTC)

I live in NorCal (Northern California) and I haven't seen an Americana Diner in decades! Growing up in Alabama, they were everywhere sans the photos of rockstars - unless you were near Muscle Shoals. (Where British and American singers/bands recorded music) The food sounds so delicious! :)

bunn
8th Aug, 2017 07:53 (UTC)
The food was pretty good. It seems to be one of a tiny chain of cafes (4 of them) that are only located in Devon & Cornwall. I am intrigued, and wish I knew why they had decided on that particular theme!
heartofoshun
13th Aug, 2017 23:46 (UTC)
Somehow, it felt like the most British place I have ever been. If it had been a village pub with morris dancers, it would not have been so British. :-D

Ha! I love that. Sorry I missed this post before. I needed a good laugh!

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