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rjp2008

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What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« on: August 27, 2008, 05:36:10 PM »
Would be cool if Jax could hit on a restaurant/unique dish that is exclusively Jacksonville and nationally or at least regionally known. Easier said than done obviously. Something that you can only find here and really nowhere else. Probably would be something barbecue related.

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 05:54:54 PM »
The "Lubi"  ;)

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2008, 06:18:53 PM »
Yep!!

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2008, 09:13:17 PM »
Mayport Shrimp and the Camelrider.....
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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2008, 10:03:32 PM »
Great Topic. Our Problem is ...most established Local places don't try any "Stunt Dishes" They are Respectively making Payroll and the bills every week.(Not to mention competing with Chain Joints)This I'm sure is a curse to the Many Local Owners whom would rather be spending more time Cooking and creating and less time being their own accountant . I'll continue to support them, but maybe this thread will spark some Creativity?
« Last Edit: August 27, 2008, 10:05:39 PM by Ernest Street »

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2008, 10:44:32 PM »
Shrimp and Oysters, any way, shape, or form... EVEN BBQ!

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 10:59:05 PM »
The "Lubi"  ;)
What is the "Lubi"? What's in it?

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2008, 11:05:30 PM »
In short is a sub sandwich with hamburger meat instead of typical lunch meat.
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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2008, 11:15:37 PM »
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Lubi is a Jacksonville original, a steaming sandwich of ground sirloin, mustard, mayonnaise, sour cream, pepper sauce and cheese that is so gooey you have to eat it with a knife and fork.

There are only four places in the world where you can get a Lubi, and all of them are on the First Coast.

The sandwich originated at a family-run restaurant started in 1969 by Lu and Bill Wallace as a side venture. The couple's main business was an ambulance service at 2940 University Blvd. W. When the front part of the building became vacant, Lu thought it would be fun to open a small sandwich shop, which they called Lubi's (a combination of the couple's first names).

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2008, 11:31:44 PM »
Thanks guys. Sounds good!! I'll ask them to hold the mayo, though.  ;)

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2008, 01:31:21 AM »
I agree, the Lubi is an appropriate signature dish. I did Lubi's semi-regularly back in high school. I'm sure it's not healthy, but that's probably not a problem for Jax.

Tell the Food Network to send over that Diners, Dives, and Drive-Thrus guy...

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2008, 02:49:11 AM »
Mmm, Lubis.  Messy and tasty.  Tastiness is proportional to messiness. 

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2008, 06:05:34 PM »
My original thought was sweet potatoe fries that I've had in a couple of restaurants here on the first coast.
But, whoa!  That Lubi deal sounds good to me.  I've passed Lubi's often I must make a pit stop on one of my allowed fat days and try one.  Sounds like a signature meal to me.

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008, 12:03:03 AM »
All this talk about Lubi's got my craving so high that I just had to stop in today and get my stroganoff and fiesta lubis.

Wow, do I love that place.  I am so full from lunch that I forfeited dinner. I was only able to eat to eat 1/2 of my stroganoff since I was so full and thus I think I deferred my heart attack for at least another 2 maybe 3 weeks.  :)

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Re: What is Jacksonville's signature dish?
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2008, 12:12:42 AM »
I hope you had some of their signature cherry limeade to wash that lubis down.
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