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Miracle Grill still a miracle

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Miracle Grill still a miracle

Ian | Feb 12, 2002 09:17 AM

I know this is old news already, but the Miracle Grill is still cranking out great food down in the east Village.

I was there with two friends Saturday night and had a bunch of outstanding dishes. First, to start, the caipirihnas and sangria were both very good. I'm a big fan of caipirihnas and have had them all over the world, and the ones at Miracle Grill rank right up there with the best.

Appetizers we ordered were grilled scallops with corn guacamole, catfish tacos and some kind of chipolte quesadilla with jalapeno sauce. The scallops were the best of the bunch, browned on the outside but still tender inside, with just a touch of seasoning and some excellent guacamole. The catfish in the tacos was fried up like a very good tempura.

For dinner two of us had the braised lambshank, served in a thin tomato broth with baby potatoes and greens. The meat was the proverbial falling-off-the-bone, juicy and delicious. The other person had pork chops with mashed potatoes. The pork chops were thick and perfect, with a coating that tasted like a combo of curry, cumin and paprika.

We skipped desert. Nice to know an old standby is still turning out great food (though not cheap--with tip it came to $130).

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