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Uncomfortable Comfort Food

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Uncomfortable Comfort Food

foodwhisperer | Sep 17, 2013 10:32 PM

How does a place like SaraBeth's get such fame and reputation.
I wasn't feeling great and wanted some comfort food. My past experiences at Sara Beth's have been bad, but I figured I'll give it another chance.
My soup was not hot at all, barely room temperature. They didn't serve me bread or crackers with the soup, so I asked for bread and they gave me some decent tasting bread and a bottle of olive oil. No bread plate. So I improvised.
Then came the dish they are famous for Chicken Pot Pie. It looked good. Lots of chicken in there. The veggies were a bit too hard. I am sure because it is such a popular dish they make large vats of it. The thing I don't get is, Whey doesn't the chef taste it?
The pot pie was tasteless. I asked for pepper, that barely helped. It needed salt, spice, some flavor. It was completely neutral.
I am baffled how this place has such fame.

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