Anchovie and tarragon together? It may have been a blessing you couldn't taste the flavors in that salad ... the oily fishiness of the anchovy and the licorice-esque tarragon sounds like a terrible combination.
Nicely done, have many of the same opinions. Got a little harsh toward the end, I think. but otherwise, well-played.
I think we all know this wasn't about the food. For the best, though, because such a bitter tongue won't taste things correctly anyway.
More of a hate-fuck than a traditional restaurant review. Could be an idea for a new column, just needs a good name. Shouldn't be hard to find other venues to write similar pieces about.
Here's a review that fits every expensive non vegan restaurant in Seattle: WHAT A LOUSY JOINT!
Snore. Seattle's version of a Eurotrash joint.
Are you being fair to the servers? You never really said what they did to get the "scattered" tag.

Ya know, sounds to me like you were a bit scattered to show up to a busy place with double the party size you told them, and they did fine by you. It's not like they can pull a four-top out of their ass, you can pack around the table you asked for or you can wait for another.
@7 I'd rather wait longer for a real table. Was so happy hangin out on the Bar Harbor patio I low key considered just reviewing them instead.

@8 My guy, I paid for most of this on my own dime. I don't pan a place without getting a significant cross-section of the menu, and if our budget don't cover it, I cover it myself. As a freelance writer, I am a one man business, and I hustle my ass off. It ain't class envy, it's me wanting people who are also spending their hard earned dough—and I work hard as fuck for mine—to get their money's worth. There's nothing wrong with a fancy, expensive meal, it just has to deliver.

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