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  • Ketchup and mayonnaise spiced with horseradish or chili sauce and served with seafood and apparently fried pickles (see fried green tomatoes).

    October 28, 2007

  • the comeback here is presumably related to the reflux in acid reflux disease?

    October 28, 2007

  • Ha ha! That's probably true, sionnach.

    When I asked about it, I was told it's "because it'll make you wanna come back for more." But who knows, really.

    Skipvia might, actually.

    October 28, 2007

  • You're right, c_b. Every restaurant (well, every seafood restaurant, especially those that served Calabash-style seafood) had their signature version of comeback sauce as an enticement to...ummm...come back. Soon, now, y'hear?

    October 28, 2007

  • I often had fried pickles with comeback sauce at Kalo's Tavern in Oxford, Miss. (I'm not sure it's even there anymore.) It had been a gas station and was remodeled into a sort of hip, undergraduate-appealing, Greek-style restaurant/tavern.

    They had really good pita pizzas too.

    Edit: I just went googling for Kalo's and apparently they moved to a new location five years ago. I guess that means no more remodeled-gas-station ambience.

    October 28, 2007

  • When I lived in Louisiana, places that served boiled crawfish or shrimp would have the raw ingredients for such a sauce out on the table so that everyone could make up his/her own version. Good times.

    October 28, 2007