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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2023, 06:01:54 PM »
Hey subs are very important, though here in RI we call them grinders, er grinda's

That's Dynamite! I keep supplies for making Grinders, Wieners, and Coffee Milk in a special Cabinet.

How's THAT for topic drift?

I grew up in southeastern Mass. (Edaville land).  There it was subs, hot dogs and (yes) coffee milk.  We always had a bottle of coffee syrup in the house.  Eclipse, I think, but it might have been Autocrat.

And, BTW, it was soda, not tonic.

I would also add coffee cabinets.  (See https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/05/492278535/whats-in-that-coffee-cabinet-a-delicious-taste-of-rhode-island-history#:~:text=Island%20Public%20Radio-,The%20coffee%20cabinet%20is%20a%20Rhode%20Island%20staple.,syrup%2C%20ice%20cream%20and%20milk.&text=Even%20if%20you've%20never,probably%20tasted%20something%20like%20it.
I had a definite preference for Eclipse syrup.  Last fall I went to the Star Diner in Taunton and got a coffee milk. Unfortunately I think they used Autocrat which is weak and sweet. Gotta have that good strong coffee flavor. 
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2023, 07:46:38 PM »
Hey subs are very important, though here in RI we call them grinders, er grinda's

That's Dynamite! I keep supplies for making Grinders, Wieners, and Coffee Milk in a special Cabinet.

How's THAT for topic drift?

I grew up in southeastern Mass. (Edaville land).  There it was subs, hot dogs and (yes) coffee milk.  We always had a bottle of coffee syrup in the house.  Eclipse, I think, but it might have been Autocrat.

And, BTW, it was soda, not tonic.

I would also add coffee cabinets.  (See https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/05/492278535/whats-in-that-coffee-cabinet-a-delicious-taste-of-rhode-island-history#:~:text=Island%20Public%20Radio-,The%20coffee%20cabinet%20is%20a%20Rhode%20Island%20staple.,syrup%2C%20ice%20cream%20and%20milk.&text=Even%20if%20you've%20never,probably%20tasted%20something%20like%20it.
I had a definite preference for Eclipse syrup.  Last fall I went to the Star Diner in Taunton and got a coffee milk. Unfortunately I think they used Autocrat which is weak and sweet. Gotta have that good strong coffee flavor.

Digging a little further, it was definitely Eclipse we had growing up.  I understand Autocrat bought out Eclipse a number of years ago.  As a young adult I learned about the Rhode Island term cabinet for coffee milkshakes.  Sorry I didn't pick up Ed's Cabinet reference on the 15th.

Now let's talk about (South Shore) bar pizza.  Growing up, I thought this was the pizza everyone enjoyed.  Still enjoy it periodically during work events at the Amvets and Lynwood Cafe in Randolph, and Town Spa in Stoughton.
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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2023, 11:12:15 PM »
I actually grew up near the Eclipse factory.  They made different flavors but coffee was the biggest seller. 

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Re: MegaMillions award to the WW&F
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2023, 12:37:53 AM »
Taylor Hicks did a program "State Plate" (2016-2018) where they explored
each state's iconic food.

I remember RI Coffee Cabinet and MA Bar Pizza as being featured.

https://www.insp.com/shows/state-plate/

RI
https://www.insp.com/shows/state-plate/states/rhode-island/

ME

https://www.insp.com/shows/state-plate/states/maine/

Bar Pizza not on list but it was mentioned