Amicas still is a part of the Il Vincino enterprise.
Actually, I went to Einsteins mainly because it was new to the heart of downtown, and just happened to get the chile-containing item. I also didn't know what beer Steve would send me until he did, so it was complete coincidence that we ended up with a chile theme this week.
Sure, had I designed the column with chiles in mind from the get go, you likely would have seen three completely different places featured. Who exactly? Good question — green chile is all over the place around here.
Anyone you would have liked to see in particular?
With all the places to go for chiles, you pick Einsteins? (I hate using this word)- REALLY!
I agree with the above comments. I was actally planning on eating at Sushi Rakkyo today as a celebration for a job promotion. I am actually thankful to Bryce for pointing out that this sushi bar even serves something that is 'morally dubious'. I'll be eating elsewhere.
I think your assessment should have STARTED with the Cheesy Jane or the Plain Jane. Just their basic burger or cheeseburger. The real quality of the actual burgers, if you are a purist, are still there: elite, in fact. I'm part of a small group that has been quietly picking our way through burgers all around town, and these patties narrowly beat out Kings Chef Diner, Five Guys, and Smashburger for best burger in town. Once you appreciate the base of these sandwiches, the more "creative" combinations are more fun and enjoyable. I think you should give them another shot. Best in town! By the way, I love the Nutty Professor...and you should try the new Springs-based burger "Meat at the Peak"!
Masterchef, I'd like to offer up your own words as a rebuttal, more or less.
"I would have to say that this story was not intended to fully detail every aspect of the school(Insert restaurant instead). But what story ever does?"
I'd also like to add that no matter what a food writer, (or customer, for that matter), orders, it's supposed to be good. If it's not, then he/she has the duty to write about it. I guess it won't matter what a reviewer orders at your place, since you only offer like four or five things at any given moment. You might think that makes you special, but really it just makes you lazy and pretentious at the same time.
The fact that you included Village Inn in you review shows just how serious you were taking this. Why not throw in some frozen pie as well, and see which one re-heats the best in your oven. Pie connoisseurs can be a "crusty" bunch, and I wouldn't be surprised if you got hate-mail after this review. The problem with a pie review is that everyone loves best the type of pie and crust their grandmother made, so it makes me wonder what horror you were served as a child. I cannot talk down any pies listed, because I'm sure they are all good (with the exception of Village Inn), but your comments on Smiley's pie seem a bit harsh. From the picture, it looks like the apple cinnamon pie which is cooked down significantly more than their granny smith apple pie and is a style of pie that is meant to be that way. Perhaps if you tried the granny smith pie you would have been able to make a better comparison to the others. I've had Smiley's pies since they've opened as well as pie from all over this city, and am still coming back to Smiley's for more! The crust is good! You can eat it, rather than crumbling it up, mixing it with water, and using it to hang wallpaper. Which is all Village Inn's crust is good for. P.S. I noticed someone wrote you a letter to the editor about your review of Dutch Kitchen's pie last June. And I second it...please Bryce, stop the pie hate crimes!
The Chicken and Waffles from the West Lobby Bar are now on the Charles Court Breakfast Menu as well.
I dont often get the opportunity to order out but 11/9/11 I did and as I live across the street from this place we thought we'd give it a go and boy were we horribly disappointed! We ordered a Steak Burrito, Chicken Burrito and Steak Nachos and I have to tell you it was very disappointing! The meal centered around refried beans not fajitas! I would say it was 70% beans, 2% meat (very sad to find out!), 2% onions/peppers & 26% chips. The chips were not fresh and they were hard, they only included 1 small (very small) container of hot or mild sauce. The Nachos offered the same sad situation! Had to add my own salsa from home and jalapenos as that was not included. I would NOT recomment this place to anyone unless you want to pay a lot for some refried beans!
Lame frozen veggies? Lame coffee? Good grief, these are some of the easy things for an eatery to get right and wow people. Hell, I can get good eggs all over town, why trek to the westside, or anywhere else, for lame anything. I can get eggs, sausage and match-stick hash browns (my favorite) at any Denny's at any time of the day (but I avoid yucky Waffle House).
Speaking of GOOD coffee, here the Indy's coffee thread:
Thanks for the heads-up OldCrank. We've got that covered here: http://www.csindy.com/colorado/side-dish/C…
Zane's Steak House has closed its doors and is out of business on/about 31 Oct 2011.
Can't leave without trying and or taking home an "Elvis"!
Never had a bad meal at Roman Villa. It's small, get there RIGHT at 5PM when they open.
Their house wine is sold by the Liter, in a carafe, not the usually overpriced 750ML bottle found in other eateries.
Yes, I am on the lookout for sustainable choices. Why contribute to the problem, Bryce?
Very disappointing, as is the restaurateur. What other choices were not only 'morally dubious,' but straight out wrong?
Many sushi restaurants -- and great sushi chefs -- serve delicious dishes that do not involve the destruction of ocean ecosystems, overfishing of species whose numbers may not recover in our lifetimes, or depend on fish-farming practices that deplete ocean resources.
The reviewer clearly knows there are better choices available, using the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood watch iPhone or Android app. Had he made those better choices, and communicated to the chef his preference for ocean-friendly seafood, he'd have steered steer clear of "morally dubious territory" -- and would help ensure that his sushi feast wasn't a last supper (like the meals dished out in "The Freshman") but instead a contributor to a future with abundant, healthy oceans.
Ken Peterson, Communications Director
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ah, Manuel's relleno, so fantastic! Glad you highlighted it.
Thanks for noting the steaks are from Cargill! That one conglomerate I really do not want to support!
Taking Matthew's advice, I stopped by Thai-Eats and had a DELICIOUS lunch. The tamarind curry (soup) was excellent and the Panang chicken, the special of the day, was a take-out that I ate later, which was very good, although too much white rice for my taste. Also bought a jar of preserved mangoes from Thailand - and very glad I did. Do yourself a favor and stop in. The proprietess is delightful.
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