I have my former German Host Brother in town for a couple a weeks and have been showing him around.
He really loves american pancakes, which for some reason he has been unable to recreate in Berlin. So being in SD late this morning and the last place I can remember eating pancakes that were pretty good (blackberrry bannana) was at the Mission in OB a couple years back.
I am not a big pancake person so I ordered smth described as "Plato Verde" - over easy eggs with black beans and a sweet corn tamal topped with a salsa verde.
My buddy got the aforementioned pancakes with scrambled and bacon.
The place was packed at 11am and I started to notice something that got on my nerves. Our waiter - some blonde tan guy who played the typical incomptent 'whoa' character kept on munching down behind the coffee counter in plain view of customers. Having worked as a waiter -I know that this is a big No-no. Not to mention he brushed aside the poor single bus guy -who I even remember from my last visit and always made sure our coffees were full and taken care of - to pick up the check and not even help one bit.
My plate came out as if it was sitting on display in the window all morning - not a trace of residual heat from any cooking anytime soon. The tamal was split and freshly nuked.
I usually dont send things back but come on -who wants to eat cold food on a chilly morning?
The pancakes were meh....pretty bready and heavy...not like I remember. Too much as well.
When my plate came back out - everthing was nice and hot, but the metallic taste of the likely retort salsa verde overwhelmed everything. Tamal- again nuked - one of the worst tamales I have had but edible I guess. The Black Beans with sour cream were the only saving grace.
Maybe I should try out the one in NP.