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The case for Deborah (Carmine St.)

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The case for Deborah (Carmine St.)

JohnnyCakes | May 6, 2004 10:57 AM

Went to Deborah last night and was shocked by how empty it was. I'll accept that the rain scared people away, especially after hearing from my buddy that Mexican Radio was practically empty on Cinco de Mayo.

Anyway, this restaurant is a winner.

First, Deborah herself presides over the preparation of some of the most inventive and tasty comfort food concoctions I have ever eaten (please see website for menu). Never have I ordered something and been disappointed. At how many restaurants can you look at the menu and feel a longing for almost everything.

Second, the majority of vegetable and meat ingredients are organic or free range.

Third, they have a full bar, atypical for a small place, good beers, and many local fairly-priced wines.

Fourth, brunch rules. Besides the bar, which provides bloodies and other brunch drinks, the main platters are divine. Also, not to be missed, the apple-cherry muffins.

Fifth, dessert is so unbelievably good, it's impossible to pass up. Many times, I have ended up streching an already full belly to the near-bursting point.

Sixth, dishes are well-priced and well-portioned with no entree costing more than $21, with all but 2 under $20.

I write this because I go to Deborah all the time and have a feeling not many people on this board have tried it (erring in favor of over-hyped underwhelming Jane, a true mistake). Seriously, when you're in the mood for some down-home cooking with a twist, try Deborah. You will absolutely not regret it.

Link: http://www.deborahlifelovefood.com/

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