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Doughboys... our sad experience.


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Doughboys... our sad experience.

banquisha | | Jun 28, 2006 01:25 AM

Doughboys... our sad experience.
Doughboys on a Quiet Early Sunday Evening.

Went Sunday night at about 5:45 with SO. Perhaps I should have left when my gut told me that the "B" for Bakery just wasn't going to cut it.. He ordered the Potato and Corn soup to start. New England Clam Chowder for me. Both soups were flavorless, bland, and barely warm. For the
amount of time it took, I thought that it was being made from scratch! The only
redeeming quality was the bread served with the soup. We barely finished half
the soup and decided to pack it up. However, thank goodness we had ordered
something else but, we were dreading a similar wait we had with the soup.
Then there was the wait... again. It took even longer this time. So unusually long that
our non-attentive-actress/waitress actually stopped to SAY SOMETHING to us like:
"It's coming out soon!"
Next order was the french dip sandwhich, and pulled pork sandwhich. The pulled
pork sandwhich was spectacular. Warm, moist, and perfectly seasoned pork in
between the best wrap bread we've ever had. However, I can't say that the dip
measured up. The meat tasted overly processed with the most terrible fake meat
texture... almost like bologne. The meat was just terrible. On top of that, the
meat was hot in certain spots, warm on the edges, and COLD in the middle! I
asked them to please reheat it. When I got it back, the sandwhich bread had gone
totally rubbery and soggy. We're now 1-3...
The service was so slow, unattentive, and terrible that we decided to take our
dessert home. So there we are, eating our red velvet cake and cinnamon roll.
After being enticed by the Oprah show to try the red velvet cake, I can honestly
say that if The Oprah Show were offering any more dessert suggestions, I'd avoid
them completely. The red velvet cake was dry and stale. Not much flavor
really... kinda like the rest of the meal. While the cinnamon bun LOOKED
enticing, it really was not that great. I can easily name at least four
different places that make more flavorful and delicious cinnamon buns, and if
pressed I could probably name at least ten (different topic!).
While the pulled pork sandwhich was PHENOMENAL in every way, it wasn't good
enough to bring us back. Even IF the service was great, we wouldn't go back...
the food really was THAT bad.
All in all, this place is really more about QUANTITY rather than quality.
The one must-have at this restaurant is really the water... as a chaser.

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