Anybody but El Charro.
On my last visit (and it had been a long time before that) my daughter and I waited at the bar for our companions and after practically begging the bartender for a glass of wine, it arrived "fizzy" looking, as though it had been shaken vigorously. He basically threw it up on the bar and went back to servicing the wait staff. After being seated and served by a friendly, knowledgeable young woman I found the food fine but not the sublime fare I'd heard about over and over again. There was nothing wrong; it just wasn't spectacular. The next day I found that my credit card was processed twice for our check and called to get it straitened out. I was asked by the manager taking care of it how the evening was. I detailed for her what had transpired to which she reacted by insisting they send me a gift card to make amends. Frankly, I haven't used it, just not feelin' it if you know what I mean.
I've had breakfast here and it was delicious! Can't wait to try lunch and cocktails
Jacqui, I, too, will be requesting pizza for my last meal. But where to get if from is the big question. I guess that'll depend on my mood on my final day.
We had dinner there last night. We had the Caesar salad with more of a vinaigrette than a traditional caesar dressing. Nice portion for $9. My wife and split the cura, which was very sparsely populated with soppressata and a few calamata olives. The salad took about 20 minutes to come out and then the pizza followed 10 minutes later. Pizza from a wood burning oven should come out bubbling hot and this was not. It was hot but clearly it sat on the counter for a good five minutes before it came out. Wood fired pizza should be crunchy on the bottom, but this was a bit floppy. They mention on the menu "We request no substitutions, but let us know if we can do something for you". Well... it seems to me if they really wanted to do something for me, they would allow substitutions...As mentioned in the review, beer selection was very small. Not a bad meal, just somewhere marginally above average. Service was slow, but pleasant.
Does not sound real promising to me.
good I hate going to Union, something else there will be nice.
where Liv used to be
Which spot at St. Phillips is Bodega occupying?
The non-NRP Ari Shapiro. LOL
I eat there every Saturday. The food is excellent, the prices fair, the service...it depends on the wait staff you get on a particular day, but I've never had service that was so bad that I left angry or anything.
This place has an excellent reputation nationwide, and rightfully so.
HAHA but of course not my dear Rita. I am much too refined a gent. I obtain my ladies of the night off of the internet and meth from the street corners like anyone with self respect.
@burnie mak - that isn't from personal experience, I hope.
Never thought of truck stops as food destinations, merely a place for cheap prostitution and meth purchases.
Years ago, I met someone here who I met on the net - we are both chefs and foodies and the site that we frequented led us to becoming best friends. He drove a truck so this was a logical place to meet. We both ordered the triple salad of tuna, egg and chicken salads over ICEBERG! Everything else didn't sound passable. Jesus, this was awful. Kraft Foodservice salad dressing. I can understand that maybe this place has something signature - like pies - but this place SUCKS! I cannot figure out why this place gets all the acclaim that it does. It's not even mediocre.
I don't get the attraction to this place. I decided to try it about a year ago and was disappointed in my breakfast order. The price was no draw to come back either. The restaurant itself is dated and not very clean looking.
@John - that's it!
In the old KFC location on Speedway just west of Country Club.
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