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Shelly's birthday is this Thursday. She would really like to have dinner at a place that serves bananas Foster--something about bananas on fire and the coming of the Great Cthulhu and something, I don't know. Anyway, she has her heart set on flaming bananas, and I sadly don't have the faintest idea where to find such things. Anyone?


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Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
try Ballyhoo Grill
3700 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 373-0059
Oct. 6th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)

That's where we went, and they have Bananas Foster indeed. in fact, they made quite a show of it, with a special tableside burner used just for the purpose.

Oct. 2nd, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
Any 4 star or higher establishment can do it, it's a common desert even if not on the menu. If you're not sure, find the biggest nicest hotel in the city, call it's main restaraunt and ask if they could specially prepare one (it may not be on the typical desert menu). If you do this and time it right (not during dinner rush, etc) they'll likely be very happy to accomodate you. Make a reservation and include the custom order in the reservation and you'll be set.

I used to do such things all the time ;)
Oct. 2nd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
If 'Mimi's Cafe' has made it up that way, they do Banana's Foster. Also any of the other New Orleans themed chains, like Copelands, should have it.

Other idea is to find restaraunts who specialize in flambe'.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
I do belive that "Sweet Dreams" sells Banana's Foster. It's a ice cream place only though. You could go to the very nice Mildred's Big City Food which is next door to Sweet Dreams though. Google should show you the way.
Oct. 6th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Sadly, they do not. However, Ballyhoo's Grill does. :)
Oct. 7th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Woo! FYI, Mildred's Big City Food has *fabulous* desserts. You can get them when you visit the New Deal Cafe (next door and cheaper).
Oct. 2nd, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
IF you lived in Ithaca and IF the restaurant I'm thinking of hadn't shut down a year ago I would have a wonderful suggestion for you. Unfortunately your answer to the first won't fit and my answer to the second SUCKS... they were a grand restaurant but now *poof* gone! :(

hmmmmmmmm... bananas foster...... *drool!*
Oct. 3rd, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
do it yourself! bit torrent the bananas episode of good eats and wow the HELL out of her. bananas foster is actually really easy, if you don't set the house on fire.
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