By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
The raspberry-chipotle chicken drumettes with blue cheese dipping sauce are sweet, sticky and leave a dusty fire in your mouth that only more of that Porter will calm. I'm a big fan of them, and I'm looking forward to eating scores more in the near future. The smoked trout and shrimp cakes are better than the crab cakes most other places serve, but the stuffed quail was a huge letdown, mainly because of the stuffing, which tasted, well, gross, as stuffing often does, I'm afraid.
Two other items that should be 86'd tout de suite are the Caesar salad with blue-corn croutons, and the stuffed, braised flank steak. The former is a travesty, as the croutons are chewy and the romaine soggy from too much dressing. The latter calls to mind unpleasant memories of eighth-grade cafeteria meat loaf. Given all this, the question remains: Am I willing to overlook that chive on the tooth of this amazing babe? I reckon the answer is yes. That is, as long as I don't have to eat the gal's flank steak.
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