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Victory Oyster Bar has "sproinged"

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Victory Oyster Bar has "sproinged"

Eli | Jun 17, 2001 03:13 AM

In one of the "What Jim Had for Dinner" reviews, Jim wrote about the Victory Oyster Bar and Smokehouse:

> When the present chef leaves, this will immediately
> sproing back into the phenomenally bad restaurant it really should be.

That chef must have already left, because my wife and I recently ate there, and the food was served cold, soggy and -- while not altogether flavorless -- not particularly flavorful, either (we shared baby back ribs and the BBQ pork sandwich).

The only thing good about the meal was the french fries, which only arrived hot because our order got screwed up, forcing the cook ("chef" is too charitable a term) to make them fresh. It seemed like everything else had been left sitting around, and had merely been reheated.

A lesser note: The pink lemonade we ordered tasted suspiciously like hastily mixed Crystal Light.

While I can't evaluate any of the other dishes (since we only tried two) it would surprise me if they were any good... unless the former chef should mysteriously return.

Until then, consider the place officially "sproinged".

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