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Chowhound "bum steers"

Bob MacAdoo | Jul 26, 2011 02:51 PM

I saw this phrase in the Barking Crab thread and it made me chuckle.

Then it made me think.

Have I ever gotten a CH bum steer?

Have I ever given a CH bum steer?

In this spirit, my horror stories and my mea culpas. Feel free to play!

CH "bum steers" that I experienced:

Zalek's, Wakefield. All of the gushing in '07 led me to three medicore meals and two-and-a-half hours of my life wasted (waiting for the food or takeout.) At least I can say I went down swinging.

Grille Zone. Short-lived burger joint near BU West. Yuck.

Copia. Anthony Caturano's ill-conceived and even worse executed 'steakhouse.' Thanks, but I'll stick to the amazing Prezza.

Famous Dave's, Saugus. Still quite can't get the taste of that faux 'que out of my mouth. Bleeechh.

Gitlo's. Apparently, I missed the window of goodness and got nothing but meh.

My "bum steers"

Pressed Sandwiches. Depressing how fast that place went down hill. Makes me wonder, was it ever any good?

Hot Off The Press. Defunct place in Charlestown Navy Yard - Really, not worth the trip due to inconsistency and often cold interiors of pressed sammys.

(BTW, two bad pressed sandwich places = don't ever take ole Bob's advice on pressed sandwiches!)

Blue's Diner, Melrose. When you are wrong, you are wrong! boy was I wrong!! Another shuttered eatery, another bad rec by me, especially for dinner. Ashen burgers and weeping grilled cheese do not a diner make.

Grand Canal - $12 for a unappetizing BBQ chix & bacon wrap? I'm sorry that I ever mentioned the place.

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Zaleks
21 Princess St, Wakefield, MA 01880

The Barking Crab
88 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210

Prezza
24 Fleet St., Boston, MA 02113

Grille Zone
1022 Commonwealth Ave, Newton Center, MA

Pressed Sandwiches
2 Oliver St, Boston, MA 02109

Grand Canal
57 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114

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