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Phantom Gourmet: The Abbey In Providence

PROVIDENCE (CBS) -- Prepare yourself for a big juicy burger, loaded with toppings, a pile of hand cut fries on the side, and maybe some thick, golden onion rings and homemade potato chips smothered in cheese. And wings. And pizza. And, oh yeah, about a hundred different beers to wash it all down.

Now wipe the drool off your chin, and head straight to The Abbey. From the outside, this cozy Providence spot may not look like much, but for fifteen years, locals have known this to be the perfect place for a burger and a beer.

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A burger from The Abbey in Providence. (WBZ-TV)

"You have especially like the guys that come in and they're like 'I want a good burger,' and women too, 'I want a good burger, something that is going to fill me up, something to curve my craving for something different'--but then also having an ice cold beer with your burger, it just doesn't beat that," said General Manager Jennifer Ricci.

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Home-made potato chips, smothered in cheese. (WBZ-TV)

In fact, Ricci and her team have created an interactive menu showcasing all their specialty burgers, with full descriptions of what's on 'em and what to wash 'em down with.

"We created a template basically for you just to have the full on burger experience," said Ricci. "And it starts with just picking your burger to choosing your side. It also comes with a pairing ,so it gives you an idea of what you might want to go with as far as a type of beer, based on the type of burger you're going to order."

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The exterior of The Abbey in Providence. (WBZ-TV)

And with all those beers to choose from, decorating the dining room was easy--because Jen just covered the walls with what's available.

"I try to advertise everything that's on the wall to what we sell," said Ricci. "If we don't have it, I take it down. That's just the way I do it. Advertising what we do carry so that people go, 'Oh my god, I haven't had that beer in years, I haven't seen that anywhere in years. I'd like to try that'."

Watch Phantom Gourmet on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 and 11 a.m. on myTV38.

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