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michael | Mar 11, 200402:40 PM

A group of hounds met at A16 last nite for a chow down. Malik had called several times to confirm the reservation. I arrived about 15 minutes early and decided to whet my appetite with a glass of wine. The bartender was very busy and it took about 10 minutes to get a glass of wine (strike 1). Interestingly enough when presented with the bill for the wine which was listed for $7, the bill was for $7.60....a creative approach to adding tax to an already taxed item that probably cost the restaurant about $7 a bottle (strike 2). We had all arrived shortly after 8pm and were told that the table was not available because "people were staying too long" About 15 minutes later still no table and we got comped a half glass of barely drinkable wine. About 15 minutes later several pizzas were ordered as we stood in the bar area. Forty five minutes later and still no table, no pizza (strike 3, I had an early appt. next AM and walked out.) Please forgive me fellow hounds for jumping ship, I hope you didn't have to pay for the meal and that it was tasty, but that's no way to run a restaurant!

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