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Eating at Starwich - Did I just enter the Twilight Zone?

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Eating at Starwich - Did I just enter the Twilight Zone?

AndyNYC | Mar 5, 2007 09:56 AM

What goes on at Starwich? Every time I go there, I think they must be run by aliens. There is never anyone in the few I have seen (75th and Lex, 38th st., 42nd St.) and it always takes so long to get you food. They are not even cooking anything! Only making sandwiches. Plus, the decor is weird - what is up with the chesterfield furniture? Not to mention how big their menu is - I know some people like variety, but please tell me why anyone would have both Applewood smoked bacon and slab bacon - what is the difference? Plus, you can't get tomatoes or lettuce - it's heirloom tomatoes and mesclun. And I think the biggest joke of all - the sandwiches are listed as $7.95 in big bold letters on their menu - this includes no meat! All main ingredients (meats) are at least $1.00 extra. It's almost like advertising that a side dish at a restauarnt is $5.00 but in small print telling you that if you want an entree, add $20.00. Well, not exactly, but you get my drift.

The real kicker is that even if it is weird and expensive, at least it should be great which it is far from. I hear they want to open up a lot of these. Why bother?

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