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Daily Grill, Tyson's (yes there's a punchline)

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Daily Grill, Tyson's (yes there's a punchline)

wayne keyser | Apr 14, 2008 12:11 PM

It's hard for my family to all dine out at the same time - I'm fondest of exciting spicy food in little ethnic "hole-in-the-wall" places, my wife lives in fear of seasonings, and my kids's tastes focus on pizza and anything beginning with "Mc".

So for her birthday, we all agreed to put our differences aside and let her sell us on lunch at The Daily Grill at Tyson's, which she loves. And I'll admit that the place is really good considering the culinary desert that surrounds Tyson's.

Four lunch entrees: grilled chicken, grilled salmon, chicken parmagiana on angel hair marinara, and (for me) fish and chips.

Everyone else's opinion: "this is all great!" - my opinion: the grilled chicken was not bad, the salmon was well-conceived but a bit dry and overcooked (just like she likes it), and the other two entrees stayed way too long in the deep-fryer (edible but dark and dry, just this side of 'send it back'.)

But the service was stunning ... and I don't mean overdone or showy, I mean perfect. Welcoming, always available but never intrusive, genuinely interested in giving us a good experience. Well worth a generous tip, which I'd gladly give anywhere I could get service like this.

Family's verdict: She'll go back anytime, the two boys would return but their video games require their constant monitoring, I could be dragged back but I'd rather go somewhere I could remember the food more than I remember the delightful service.

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