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EATING OUT
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IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE OVER 10,000 FAST FOOD
RESTAURANTS, MANY OF WHICH ARE NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CHAIN
OPERATORS WITH THOUSANDS OF CHAINS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

WHEN EATING OUT THE VISITORS SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR THE
FOLLOWING:
EARLY BIRD DINNERS - DISCOUNT FOR MEALS SERVED BEFORE 6PM
HAPPY HOUR - DRINKS FOR HOUSE SPECIALS OR HOUSE BRANDS
RESTAURANT SPECIALS - FEATURE ALL YOU CAN EAT, SET MENU ON
ONE EVENING.

IN MANY RESTAURANTS, MEN WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A JACKET
AND TIE. IF ARRIVE WITHOUT A JACKET THE RESTAURANT WILL
LEND YOU ONE. MEXICAN, CHINESE, ITALIAN AND JEWISH FOOD ARE
ALSO AVAILABLE.


TYPICAL MEALS
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SANDWICHES: MOST SANDWICHES ARE SERVED ON RYE, WHITE,
PUMPERNICKEL OR WHOLE WHEAT BREAD, ROLLS OR BAGELS. THE
MOST COMMON FILLINGS ARE, SALAD, SMOKED SALMON AND CREAM
CHEESE, CHICKEN, TUNA, CORN BEEF, PASTRAMI AND EGG SALAD.
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF CLUB SANDWICHES, CONSISTING OF THREE
SLICES OF TOAST IN LAYERS FILLED WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO,
BACON, CHEESE AND TURKEY.

SOUPS: SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SOUPS ARE VICHYSSOISE -
CHILLED LEEKS, POTATOES AND ONIONS; CHILLI CON CARNE OFTEN
SERVED AS A SOUP, A SPICY STEW, KIDNEY BEANS, MINCED BEEF
AND ONIONS.

SALADS: SALADS USUALLY SERVED WITH DINNER CONTAIN, ICEBERG
LETTUCE, TOMATO AND CUCUMBER.
CHEFS SALAD - HAM, CHEESE AND CHICKEN.
ONE OF AMERICAS ORIGINALS IS RAW SPINACH WITH MUSHROOMS.

MEAT: BEEF IS THE FAVOURITE ALTHOUGH THE AMERICANS NOW TEND
TO STEER CLEAR OF RED MEATS. STEAK HOUSES SERVE ENORMOUS
HELPING AND IT IS ALWAYS SO TENDER. NORMALLY SERVED WITH
THE BEEF IS A BAKED POTATO WITH SOUR CREAM OR FRENCH FRIES,
SELF SERVICE SALAD AND A GLASS OF WINE. ANOTHER FAVOURITE
AMERICAN DISH IS SPARE RIBS, THESE ARE PORK RIBS IN A SPICY
BARBECUE SAUCE, BAKED AND EATEN WITH THE FINGERS. THEY ARE
MESSY TO EAT, BUT REALLY TASTY.

SEAFOOD: THE MOST POPULAR FISH TO WATCH FOR ARE THE RED
SNAPPER, BLUE FISH, SEA BASS, SALMON AND TROUT. THE BEST
SHELLFISH ARE CRAB, SHRIMP, SCALLOPS, LOBSTER, ABALONE AND
OYSTERS. THESE FISH ARE OFTEN FRIED THE AMERICAN WAY, BUT
MAY SOMETIMES TASTE BETTER GRILLED, BOILED OR SAUTEED.

VEGETABLES: THE MOST COMMON ARE BEANS, PEAS, POTATOES, CORN
ON THE COB AND LIMA BEANS.

CHEESE: WISCONSIN AND NEW YORK PRODUCES, DUTCH. SWISS AND
BRITISH CHEESE. FRENCH CHEESE IS IMPORTED OR IMITATED.

DESSERTS: ICE CREAM IS THE NATIONS BEST DESSERT WITH
THOUSANDS OF FLAVOURS. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE MOST
COMMON TYPES: SPEARMINT, PEANUT BUTTER, APPLE PIE, CINNAMON
AND VANILLA.
APPLE BROWN BETTY - APPLE CRUMBLE
BROWNIES - CHOCOLATE CAKE SERVED IN SQUARES
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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MOST DRINKS WILL BE SERVED WITH ICE, AND YOU MAY HAVE TO
INSIST TO HAVE IT WITHOUT. MOST INTERNATIONAL SOFT DRINKS
ARE AVAILABLE, BUT YOU SHOULD ASK FOR SODAS. BEERS AR
SERVED ICE COLD, BUT IS MUCH BLANDER THAN THE EUROPEAN
BEER. THE BEST WINES COME FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
WITH RED BEING THE FAVOURITE. IMPORTED WINES ARE ALSO
AVAILABLE AT A REASONABLE PRICE.


POPULAR CITIES:
NEW YORK | CHICAGO | MIAMI | DETROIT | HOUSTON
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