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I'd go back, but I get the feeling that it's a different expereince every time you go.

Posted by Jeanine Forloine on 10/16/2003 at 10:22 AM

Re: “La Taberna Tapatia

We came here because the wait was so long at El Tapatio and the patio looked so pleasant. The Tapatia margarita (not to be confused with the house maragarita) was excellent; the food was so-so (good guac, though). But our waitress was hopeless; it took us two hours to drink two margaritas apiece and three appetizers. Either the kitchen was understaffed or our server was just incredibly bad. I wouldn't go back unless it was to sit at the bar for a margarita.

Posted by Holly Greenhagen on 08/25/2003 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Andies Restaurant

I've been here for dinner a lot and thought everything was just fine; but for brunch this place knocked me out. The flavors were great and the preparations unique: omelettes filled with spiced meat (lamb?) or eggplant in a delicious feta marinara, and crepes filled with spinach or apples and nuts. Everything was perfectly, mouthwateringly seasoned and came with great home fries. If you like savory breakfast food, you can also order anything off the dinner menu at breakfast; we got some baba ghannouj on the side.

Posted by Holly G. on 07/23/2002 at 7:03 PM

Re: “NoMi Kitchen

The food was incredible, and in spite of the fact that the portions looked too small, I was stuffed when I left. This was like Charlie Trotter's without eight courses--every color, every texture, every smell was compelling (as it should be at these prices). And how can you beat the view?

Posted by Holly Greenhagen on 04/15/2002 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Taste of Peru

Now I know why this place has so many fans. It's not polished, but if you don't mind the owner going out for more plantains after you've placed your order for maduros, you're in for a treat. The shrimp picante (described as being in a "Peruvian red sauce," it was actually in a creamy pink sauce that was more savory than spicy) was the best dish at our table; but the whitefish in garlic sauce and the chicken with cilantro rice (the rice was bright green!) were both delicious. Even the garlicky steamed white rice that came with the fish was irresistible. The flan was some of the best I've had. Getting here at the right time is key: it's a small room and fills up fast. If you're lucky the owner will demonstrate some yoyo tricks--but don't let him zap you with his trick pen.

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Posted by Holly G. on 03/26/2002 at 9:39 PM

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