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Re: “The Spot

So on this cold and blustry winters night, my girl and I braved the elements for a cocktail and entree at the Spot. She hasn't been there since Frankie Janisch was the chef and we were eager to share Frankie J's Kicken Chicken Parmesan on a cold Chicago night. It being one of our favorite dishes on the menu. My beauteous Femme ordered a blanc de blanc and I,a seven and cran. We settled in to watch the snow fall and to our surprise, when our meal arrived, we were stunned! The Penne was overdone and waterlogged, the Tuscan sauce was meek, bland and chunky, thrown together with no regard for the person or persons dining, and the chicken.... To simply smother something in cheese does not always make for an enjoyable culinary experience. This was definitely one of those times. My girl looked up at me. Her big brown eyes glistening with despair as she tried to chew and look pleasant, she finally broke after I asked her what she thought. "I am utterly offended." I had to admit so was I. Being a culinary myself, I would not have served that to anyone, with the freeze- dried stale parsley imposed onto the plate. We took a total of five bites between the two of us and decide to call it quits.We finished our drinks and promptly left to nourish ourselves. Finally back where we started, the meal at the Spot didn't even come close to the left overs in the fridge. Please take chef Janisch's name OFF the menu. This is not his food, and to call it his is criminal.

Posted by kyle lopez on 02/13/2008 at 6:42 PM

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