So it’s been a while since I have written so this may blow, but I’ll try my best to make this post …dope.
So this post was originally going to be about an eating experience I just had that I thought was fantastic. But then I didn’t want to sound like a douchebag who didn’t know what he was talking about so it lead to this post. Often times, especially when it comes to food, people are lead to places according to wha
t the word on the street is. Recently I went to a restaurant near my house that had a semi-bad rep. If you follow online resources such as chowhounds, you would never go to the place that I ate at. Chowhounds states that it is overpriced, appetizers come cold, bland pastas etc.
I was fortunate enough to sample a bunch of foods because whenever I go with a large group of people I can’t help but snack on everyone’s dishes. This (in my mind) gives me the ability to give a more accurate review of the resto. Soups were overpriced. If it weren’t for the price tag the mushroom taragon soup would have been a home run. I also sampled a bunch of the appetizers and found them to be quite decent.
I mean again, could be a bit overpriced but the potstickers were amazing. I don’t know where the name potstickers came from, but I mean, these were the first ones I’ve had that were actually kinda sticky! AMAZING!
My main was essentially a surf and turf. I asked for medium rare…and I was SHOCKED to find my steak was…..*gasp* medium rare! LOL it was probably the first time in a long time that my order was correct. The steak was topped off with lobster meat in a rich…..and THICK hollandaise sauce. Anyways, it was good. The veggies that came with it was a bit lacklustre but a good compliment. Dessert was a molten cake, that was bombin’. The theme throughout the day seemed to be details. The appies had nice garnishes. The desserts had wicked little things that fancified the experience.
Overall I’d say that it was pricey but not overpriced. I’d rather pay a little extra for a good experience instead of bombin’ out 25+ bucks for a charbucks steak at the keg.
To sum up, sometimes other people don’t know jack shiz. You need to find some foodies that you know personally and trust. Maybe not trust but have similar tastes as you. My brother ended up ordering the duck at this place because it was suggested by a friend. It was by far the dish the blew the most that night. Word of mouth? Could be a whole whack of shiz. Depends who’s mouth it comes out of.
Anyways. Don’t be scared to try something new, I’d hate to stick to the same restos ALL the time. But that been said, be careful of where you venture off to, you may get burned like a steak from the keg.