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Alivia's in Durham: Never again


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Alivia's in Durham: Never again

JSK | Jul 9, 2009 06:44 AM

My husband surprised me with a dinner at Alivia's, as he'd been given a gift certificate to it and we had a sudden child-free evening. Grim. Menu was depressing, table was sticky, waitress was barely competent, and food was sad (I never did figure out what those strings of vegetable-like matter were in the tomato soup). We saw wine bottles, so asked for a wine list. Well, the waitress said, they had no list, but well, they had a house chardonnay, and some riesling, but they change a lot, so it wasn't worth memorizing what the name was...

I ordered a sangria without carefully reading the ingredients; I think it was the first sangria I ever refused to drink -- cough-syrup-flavored Kool-Aid was my best guess. Thank heavens we didn't spend our own money there!

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