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Every customer wants to have a good food cooked for them. Whenever they are visiting restaurants they want a special and something different to have perfect meal. http://www.loveandquiches.com/
This combines 2 visits: the 1st Friday Oct 2, (fantastic!) & then Monday the 5th (disappointing)...the same 2 dishes wildly different..Friday: the tables favorite 2 dishes: the pork eggplant flatbread perfect chewy flavorful dough topped with wonderfully smokey eggplant & savory ground pork was sent back Monday..the pork cold..Scott, our excellent waiter, replaced it and the squid plancha dish (also cold). Even so, those 2 dishes which had been so great Friday were, even when redone, not nearly as complex, flavorful or well executed Monday. The little tarragon gem salad was, on the other hand, just as good. Tomato salad on Friday was boring & miniscule. Friday's bavette steak was well cooked though not as beefy tasting as I like and the vege melange (though tasty) as its side didn't really make sense to me.The lamb ragu & papardelle Monday was fair with scant amounts of lamb but not really a ragu IMHO but a loose separate mixture of tomatoes etc & small chunks of lamb ....also the garbanzo fritters were not nearly as crispy Monday even although the flavor was fine... the jury's still out..one more thing..Fridays tattooed ponytailed waitress didn't seem into her work that night...an air of indifference and messed up our drink order...
Was there tonight. Impressive to watch the prep. Even more surprising the delivery exceeded expectations. Met Kraus and the crew. All talents in their own right. Wines are most decidedly natural Spanish French Sicilian. Excellent. Vegs roasted, posk steak, shishito peppers, & black cod tail. Scrumptious.
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I am Venezuelan and had the arepas at Miss Arepita. They were fine, but I agree they would be better crisped up more. I actually found them a little undercooked. The papelon con limon was great and the guasacaca did make everything 10x more delicious, though. I'm looking forward to checking out the pop up at Cafe V!
Miss Arepita won't be back at Bites at the Lake until Sunday, Oct 25th 12-3pm. Come try her arepas for yourself.
$28 for half of a chicken?
Thanks for highlighting the diversity within Vietnamese cuisine! Just FYI, the steamed rice cake dish is called "banh beo," not "bun beo." Bun means noodles, banh means cake. It would be great if you could make the correction. Thanks! Looking forward to trying out this new restaurant!
I respectfully disagree completely! Took my visiting folks & family here a month ago, just after the switch, and we all had a fantastic meal. Standouts: two of us had the octopus - huge and cooked perfectly, the best I'd had outside of Greece - plus the delectable burrata breadñand the kale salad was delicious.. I could go on!
Lots of love to the headline writer on this one.
Wasn't impressed by Gabriel's food at Jack's, and it sounds like nothing has changed. Iyasare also suffers when Kamio isn't around, btw. He's a great chef, but his supervision of the staff under him doesn't seem to produce the same results when he's not there.
my husband and I have dinner we ordered the octopus appetizer it was more like a simple and not an appetizer three small little pieces of octopus mostly fava beans my husband ordered it was undercooked will not go back there for dinner
If you have met Paul Hayward you will know that hospitality is what will entice people back to Overland. The food will be inventive and delicious but the welcome and the overall experience will make Overland a cornerstone of the burgeoning Jack London square and surrounding area. I first met Paul in 2008 and again in 2014, his warmth and charm will win you over and put you at the ease you normally associate with family. Get down to this bar and witness it for yourself, then tell your friends... you will be a part of History.
I totally disagree with the opinion stated above. I come a few time, and the food is delicious. The service is very good too.
friendly folks. i liked the Kalua Pork, but the spare ribs were thin cut and not worth it at all.
@Ruby, i also had the musubi. i think the comment on the rice being "medium-grain sushi rice" was more that it was medium-grain, like you see in sushi. it's not vinegared like you'd see in nigiri sushi
Checked it out the other night, and was pretty disappointed. The Szechwan dishes that we are familiar with from China Village had little distinctive character: The pork shoulder looked like China Village's (see top photo in this article), but the meat was dry, as if it had been slightly undercooked and then removed from its braising liquid for a time. (And, like Luke Tsai, we found the "spicy" moniker wholly undeserved ... what we detected was a heavy hand with the five-spice.) The wok-charred cabbage that Tsai praises was limp, not very smoky, and overwhelmed by the black vinegar dosed on the finished dish -- bleccch. A spicy stir-fried chicken dish had wonderful color and was perfectly cooked, but lacked savor. The only real success was the braised eggplant, which my wife very much enjoyed.
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