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pot pies

Post by jimmywizz » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:49 am

i had a pot pie for my tea tonight never had one for years, as a kid i can remember going to the one A cafe on a saturday afternoon and getting them for my dinner, anyone else remember that place ?

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:48 am

It can't be too long ago Jimmy. My father used to go regularly for a pensioners lunch and it does not seem that far back. I assume by your question that it is no longer there. I remember going myself a couple if tmes. It is the one up stairs isn't it?

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Post by jimmywizz » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:16 am

yep thats the place but it went downhill over the last few years before it closed

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Post by baldy.smith » Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:59 am

Talking about pies, I remember as a kid going once a week to the Pie and Pea shop in Eldon Street. I used to get pies for the whole family and took a jug or dish with me for the peas. There was always a queue a mile long for them, They did not sell anything else; just pies and peas. I suppose that was the old times version of a fast food take away. :lol:
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Post by Sandy » Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:19 am

Yes I remember pot pies from the 1A caff......where did you get your pot pie from now, wizzy?

I worked in Fowler Street and my bosses used to get these massive take-out dinners from there. There was literally a mountain of food on the plate, usually pot pies and loads of gravy, peas and mashed potato.

If you remember the lady who ran it, her name was Mrs Krapp (honest!).
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Post by captain beefheart » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:47 pm

what exactley is a pot pie??, do you have a recipe

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Post by jimmywizz » Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:11 pm

sand i got mine from the local supermarket, captain just ask in your local supermarket if they have them in stock

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Post by Sandy » Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:03 am

wiz......I can taste them in my memory!!!!!! mmmmmm, delish! There's no way any supermarket will stock them where I am now. Next time I'm up, I'll be on the lookout.
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Post by jim haynes » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:48 pm

the first meal the army ever bought me was from the a1 cafe, i signed on at the recruiting office just a few yards up the road and as it took all day they gave us a few bob for our dinner which most people spent at the a1. i think i got the braised kidneys.............

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Post by jim haynes » Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:50 pm

still on the subject....can anyone remember the pie and pea shop that was near carters newsagents in northcote street

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Post by brian c » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:49 pm

I can remember a shop that sold faggots and peas and im sure it was in one of the turnings off Fowler st maybe Albermarl st.
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Post by Podgy Pete » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:54 pm

I was chef in A1 Cafe.

It was working in Kitchens that gave me idea to work in Pathology Department.

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Post by Little Lisa » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:17 pm

i know this post is a bit late but i remember the 1a cafe jimmy, i used to have fish and chips, and for desert ice cream with cherry aid soda poured on top... mmm i miss that place and any kind of place where you could get a good dinner from, there is no-where over here apart from, kebab shops....yuk!!!!
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Post by urfa » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:36 pm

I worked for vasey's fish monger first in Laygate Place (or Lane) and then in Frederick Street, they suplied fish and also chickens to the A1 cafe
that was about 42 years ago, a great place for a meal, you all take care now. Urfa
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