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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink

Re: “Bayou meets Rockrimmon at Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen

As someone from Southern Louisiana, I am ashamed to to call this place a "Cajun" restaurant. They can't even spell "Laissez les bon temps roulez" correctly on their wall! The shrimp is NOT gulf shrimp, but a frozen product. "It's not legal to ship Gulf Shrimp out of Louisiana," the owner told us on our September visit. This is complete bull. I order Gulf shrimp from cajungrocer all the time. Secondly, the staff was terrible! They were more concerned about the guest ordering drinks and appetizers through the window to the bar next door, than they were in taking our orders and getting our drink refills. Furthermore, they knew NOTHING about the menu. "Chef"Brunet stood outside the door smoking and talking to someone, who I can only assume was a buddy, for the entire 45 minutes we were at the restaurant.

I order the gumbo, a pathetic soup of chewy shrimp, beef broth, and maybe a 1/4 cup of rice. My husband had the roast beef po-boy made on a hoagie roll that was so stale you couldn't bite into it, and beef so cheap and poorly seasoned it wouldn't even qualify for a fast-food restaurant. The accompanying "au jus" was tin-tasting canned beef broth. The menu also include a jambalya that boasted a tomato based sauce. Not self-respected Cajun would advertise tomato based sauces as Cajun cuisine. This is creole cuisine from the New Orleans area.

After our hopeful attempt to find a restaurant that could serve our beloved south-west Louisiana favorites, we left with, appropriately, a retracted bill and some free beignets for our trouble. They should have kept there flat, chewy treats for some other gullible customer.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by squeaker.powell on 11/26/2013 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Mountain Grounds Coffee, Pateros Creek Brewing, China Town Restaurant

China Town's hairgel hot and sour soup is perfect! I have always loved the thicker consistency. China Town please never change your hot n sour soup!

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Posted by Michael Krys on 11/07/2013 at 6:46 PM
Posted by Lalahartma on 11/06/2013 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Get tied into knots at AJ's American Pizzeria

Folks are missing a GREAT pizza if they haven't tried Marco's "Pepperoni Magnifico"

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/31/2013 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Get tied into knots at AJ's American Pizzeria

What, no green chiles?

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Posted by Lalahartma on 10/30/2013 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Da Mi Korean, Larkburger, Marco's Pizza

I don't believe that much is organic. On their website, click on the "keeping it natural" tab under "about us." (…) One of our grievances when we reviewed them last may (…) was that they served commercial meat, which felt a bit like greenwashing considering the other care for sustainability.

Posted by Matthew Schniper on 10/25/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Da Mi Korean, Larkburger, Marco's Pizza

Everything at Lark Burger is organic plus they compost and recycle.

Posted by Lynleigh Bernheim on 10/25/2013 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Da Mi Korean, Larkburger, Marco's Pizza

But is the kale organic? Otherwise it's not so healthy for you.

Posted by Lalahartma on 10/24/2013 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Denver's Old Major takes the piggy to market in seriously cool fashion

Yup, we have to go to Denver for the good stuff. :)

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Posted by Lalahartma on 10/24/2013 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Fieldhouse Brewing Co. enters SoDo, Paris Crepe spawns Couture's Bistro

Don't use SoDo. We aren't Denver.

Posted by Lalahartma on 10/24/2013 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Sunny side up

Suzies homemade food is incomparable with Denny's " old crank" it's not Starbucks so no fancy coffee blends but for the average person it's good coffee with darn good food and service for a great price. Worth trying for yourself

Posted by Jurie Kristeen Simco on 10/20/2013 at 5:41 PM

Re: “East Coast Deli, Copper Kettle Brewing, Kangaroo Coffee

Whatever, dude. Just as a New Yorker I find it amazing. Thanks for sharing your awesome experience of NOT eating an authentic Reuben sandwich in the Big Apple. LMAO!

Posted by gurudori on 10/17/2013 at 2:48 PM

Re: “East Coast Deli, Copper Kettle Brewing, Kangaroo Coffee

As long as we are on the topic, there are two types of knish: potato and kasha (buckwheat). The kasha knish is baked but the potato knish can be baked, grilled, or deep fried. A potato knish should taste like thick, peppery mashed potatoes. The outside should be flaky if it is baked or chewy if it is fried, but never doughy. I think Mr. Schniper's knish was underdone.

Most New Yorkers, I believe, eat them plain, but I like to dip them in ketchup.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/17/2013 at 1:10 PM

Re: “East Coast Deli, Copper Kettle Brewing, Kangaroo Coffee

I thought I had made it clear I was talking about kosher delis in NYC. I did not think one could get matzoh ball soup or knishes anywhere else. However, since I left NYC many decades ago, a new category has popped up, called "kosher style" which is not really kosher but features many traditional Jewish dishes. Katz's Delicatessen is listed in Wikipedia as a "kosher style (not a kosher)" restaurant.

Before the emergence of "kosher style" delis, I am guessing, one would have had to go to a German deli to get a reuben sandwich (or a ham and cheese on rye, for that matter). I do not know for sure because I never did see one on any menu when I lived there (which may be only because I was never in the right place).

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/17/2013 at 12:32 PM

Re: “East Coast Deli, Copper Kettle Brewing, Kangaroo Coffee

I think you are confusing a NY Deli with a Kosher NY Deli. I too am from (upstate) NY, and grew up on Rubens at our NY Deli. A Kosher deli is where you get only Kosher Jewish foods. My mom is from Brooklyn and loved their Jewish bakeries along with their deli.

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Posted by gurudori on 10/17/2013 at 10:38 AM

Re: “East Coast Deli, Copper Kettle Brewing, Kangaroo Coffee

I grew up in New York City, but I never heard of a Reuben Sandwich before I moved to Atlanta. No New York deli serving Matzoh Ball Soup and Knishes would ever serve a Reuben Sandwich, as the mixing of meat and dairy products in the same meal is not kosher.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 10/16/2013 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Ivywild School as a whole exceeds expectations

Just got back from Ivywild on a Friday. Honestly, what they have here is a gold mine. Great food, great drinks, and an atmosphere that is welcoming, but not fabricated. Being that the school is old, and that the brewery fits in perfectly with the surroundings, the scene doesn't feel pushed on you. It feels very natural. From the bathrooms with the elementary writing on the walls to the brick walls and hardwood floors, to the shuffleboard table, we had one of the best times in years. While the other poster says they've gone away from their original base group, I believe that they've expanded from a small time lounge to a leading contender in the COS nightlife. They may have lost one or two hipsters who only enjoy the original "before it was cool" atmosphere, they have gained 10 other patrons looking for a bar that welcomes dogs on the porch and an amazingly welcoming staff. I feel conflicted in recommending this place as the go to in Colorado Springs, because I don't wanna see it grow into the next unobtainable "Golden Bee" of Colorado, but my experience was flawless, and I wish to see a place that deserves my business flourish.

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Posted by Chris Moore on 10/11/2013 at 11:37 PM

Re: “Simple gifts: Downtown's Green Line Grill is the best thing about burgers

A great burger and the best french fries I've had in years.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/05/2013 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Ivywild School as a whole exceeds expectations

Bristol has basically abandoned and shunned a small but loyal portion of his customer base who patronized his business since the very beginning in the early 90's. There are too many quality craft beer establishments popping up in our community, who want our business. That is where my dollars will now go. I used to love to go to the old tasting room on Tejon, because it was more intimate and the relationship between customers and staff made it homey. Since the move to Ivywild, our group feels largely ignored, Bristol and the new staff just want the almighty dollar. Go luck, Mike, it was fun while it lasted. I wont be back, and other longtime loyal customers feel the same way.

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Posted by Arnold Ziffel on 10/03/2013 at 9:15 AM

Re: “The Pinery at the Hill opens and Woody P's new pizzeria

I'm all for The Pinery being a successful business. However, as a concerned neighbor of the business, I am concerned that each added business proposal will only lead to more infringements on our cozy little neighborhood. Already, though it was indicated at the initial meeting that parking lot lights would be established in such a way as to not infringe on the surrounding neighborhood, we spend the night with very bright lights beaming straight through our bedroom window. I hope the business is community-minded and wants to work with the community as a good neighbor and not just for the purpose of having higher revenues.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by jamesd on 09/25/2013 at 11:39 AM

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