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    fare = food?

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    It started in 2003 when smalltown lad Edgar Sia II, then a 26-year-old college dropout, grabbed a tiny spot in the parking lot of a mall, the site of an upcoming food hall. As a frequent customer of McDonald's and KFC, Sia knew what he'd been missing in the fast-food scene: Filipino-style street fare served in a restaurant-type setting.

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    Re: fare = food?

    Gracias

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    Re: fare = food?

    De nada.

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    Re: fare = food?

    Note that 'fare' is particularly appropriate in the contrast with McDonald. "Fare' usually collocates with 'peasant/honest/unassuming/uncomplicated/simple/homely...' - words like that.

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    Re: fare = food? PS

    I did a search on BNC. Apart from cases where 'fare' obviously means 'payment for travel'. and one 'usually fare'* in which 'fare' means 'do' or 'get on' (compare 'wayfarer', 'seafarer'. 'farewell', German fahren, and so on), the first 50 (all the hits numbering more than one) will give you an idea of suitable collocations.

    1 THE FARE 129
    2 A FARE 29
    3 FULL FARE 22
    4 SCOTTISH FARE 13
    5 NEW FARE 11
    6 TRADITIONAL FARE 11
    7 CONCESSIONARY FARE 8
    8 NORMAL FARE 7
    9 ENGLISH FARE 6
    10 STANDARD FARE 6
    11 FINE FARE 5
    12 PLAIN FARE 5
    13 RETURN FARE 5
    14 VEGETARIAN FARE 5
    15 CORRECT FARE 4
    16 FRENCH FARE 4
    17 OLD FARE 3
    18 LOW FARE 3
    19 FLAT FARE 3
    20 AVERAGE FARE 3
    21 SIMPLE FARE 3
    22 WHOLESOME FARE 3
    23 ANNUAL FARE 2
    24 ADULT FARE 2
    25 BLAND FARE 2
    26 CHINESE FARE 2
    27 CHEAP FARE 2
    28 CANTONESE FARE 2
    29 BRITISH FARE 2
    30 DAILY FARE 2
    31 CUT-PRICE FARE 2
    32 EXISTING FARE 2
    33 EXCESS FARE 2
    34 EXCELLENT FARE 2
    35 FAMILIAR FARE 2
    36 EXTRA FARE 2
    37 GOOD FARE 2
    38 HIGHER FARE 2
    39 INCLUSIVE FARE 2
    40 LOCAL FARE 2
    41 LEGAL FARE 2
    42 NARROW FARE 2
    43 HOME-MADE FARE 2
    44 ORIGINAL FARE 2
    45 PROBABLY FARE 2
    46 RICH FARE 2
    47 RICHER FARE 2
    48 SINGLE FARE 2
    49 TUPPENY FARE 2
    50 USUAL FARE 2
    See more here:British National Corpus (BYU-BNC)

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    PS* This was no. 51. I see 45 is a similar case, and there may be others. If I was cleverer with my search criteria I could no doubt iron out these wrinkles.

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