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"The Beacon" , a gastronomical mecca shinning bright

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"The Beacon" , a gastronomical mecca shinning bright

Paul In Irmo | Jan 10, 2006 09:53 AM

I've read a few posts that weren't very complimentary of the Beacon in Spartanburg, S.C. but for those of us who understand the joys of pigging out it is unsurpased. Where else can you get a banana split served in a punch bowl and named a "Pig's Dinner"?
I don't know of another restaurant where a Chilli-Cheese-A-Plenty is large enough to feed a small family. The Beacon invented the "super size me" concept long before there was ever a chain burger joint. For those of you who don't speak and understand Beaconease it may seem like a loud and rude place. When Strobel ( he's no burger Nazi ) screams "talk to me, talk to me" he wants you to order and keep moving. Never order using a complete sentence just holler out "slice or hash" and walk quickly towards the fry guy and then shout "fries, rings or half fries or half rings". Grab the world's best sweetea ( one word ) pay John White's stand in and you're ready to pig out. For desert you only need to know three words "pie heated with". In Beaconese that means a hot fried apple pie slapped with a paint brush of butter and topped with a mountain of icecream. Drink all the tea you want from huge roadcrew dispensers and take a full cup with you as you make the short drive back to I-26.

Common Beaconese words and definitions:

A-Plenty - any sandwich with fries and onion rings
Slice- sliced pork bbq
Outside- crunchy outside pieces of bbq
Red- red sauce topping for bbq ( more = heavy on red )
Hash- beef hash only
Catdog- catfish on a bun
Half rings- half order of rings
Half and half- not cream but half fries and half rings
Get otta line- means just that if you're still undecided

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