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Am I Crazy? [moved from Boston Board]

The frug | Jan 21, 2007 03:09 AM

Last weekend, we went to a rural area in SE Connecticut to visit my sister and brother inlaw. They were going to a charity ball mon Saturday night, so we watched my neice and ordered take out from the only restaurant in town. I ordered veal parm, which i figured no one coulcd screw up. At 15.95, I thought it was rather expensive for a rural stripmall type plac, but it's only money.

When I picked up the food, the lot was packed but the restaurant was empty....everyone was in the bar. Bottom line is I got home and The veal parmesan was a frozen pressed veal patty. Unedible. I called the owner and he told me that he never said it was REAL VEAL on the menu. I told him you can get real veal in the boston area for under 15.00. he said he was in the business for 21 years and I was insulting his intelligence. Offered a refund, which I refused. Just wanted an admission that he was selling a low grade dog food for 15.95.

he admitted this but stated that if he sold real veal parm, he would have to charge twice as much. Pleaqse let me know if I'm nuts, and send me li nks for places with "real" veal parm for 15.95 or less

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