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MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2006, 1:29 P.M.

Flippy Floppy: Bunyan Holds Its Own With Hudson’s

The menu remains nearly identical to how it was 50 years ago as well. Where else can you get a Blue Ox Burger or a Hammy Whammy (mmmm - layers of thin fried ham and yellow mustard on a doublesize roll)? Their food is typically very good – a hometown joint with food made fresh and with a flair of originality you can only find at old small-town joints like this. The onion rings are killer – hand battered and fried to a perfect golden brown until they’re stuck to each other – so good right down to the little crunchy bits left at the bottom of your little red-and-white checkered tray. They will flavor your Coke with vanilla, cherry, chocolate and probably a dozen other flavors. They have fresh Huckleberry shakes for goodness sake, although they will cost you. In fact, I noticed that everything on the menu suffered a dramatic price hike recently, and a meal here can add up quick. The food is normally worth it here, but you could spend the same amount at Applebee's or something and at least feel a little fancy.

For the rest of the food review by Patrick/Flippy Floppy, click here.

DFO: I'm beginning to believe that Patrick/Flippy Floppy is one of the unheralded treasures of the local online crowd. Mebbe the local media. Period. His reviews match anyone's for excellence. And he's better than most pro reviewers in connecting with his audience. Take a bow, Patrick.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.