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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack (long)

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Emmy's Spaghetti Shack (long)

Jupiter | Mar 20, 2002 01:59 PM

Well, while Limster was living it up with the high life down town last night, i was slumming it with the new hip, ultra chic poor crowd at Emmy's in Bernal Heights. Jesus, it was like walking in to the set of Coyote Ugly. The waitresses could not have been sexier if they tried (which i'm not sure they were.)
This Place is great. Totally too tiny (hows that for a literation?) for the amount of people that were constantly waiting for a table, but the wait was made easy by constant attention from the bartender, that actually came out from behind the bar to wait on and serve drinks to those of us waiting. I though that was very nice. Every single item on the menu was under 10 dollars except for one of the specials. The food coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled great. I tried to pace out my glass of wine while i was waiting, but i could not stop staring at the food and drooling. We finally got a booth and strained to read the menu (the lighting sucks) and yell at each other what we should order (i.e. the music was WAY too loud, but i guess i am the only young hip ultra chic poor slob that still has decent hearing since i wear ear plugs at shows...)
We both decided on the Spaghetti and meatballs, since that was the most attractive and best smelling dish exiting the kitchen, and a ceasar salad to start.
The Ceasar salad was daunting to look at. Whole peices of romaine tossed with the dressing and fresh shaved parmesan, but it was actually quite good. The dressing was real, you could tell, with the raw egg and the anchovies and everything. Not to over powering and the romaine was perfect looking (no browned edges, no old peices, just the hearts.... yummm.
Then came the spagetti. The sauce was perfect, and i am not normally a fan of heavy ragout type sauces. and The meatballs were the best i have had outside of my friends house. Perfect texture, nice and soft inside, not overwhelmingly flavored. The garlic bread was probably the worst part. Mine is bettter. but whatever....i wasn't there for that.
BUT THE BEST PART: dessert. I am not a huge desert fan but this was one fo the all time best chocolate "cakes" i have ever eaten! Bittersweet truffle cake with vanilla ice cream. it was served in a ramekin like a mini souffle and the top was just cooked through and the inside was molten ecstacy....mixed with the vanilla icecream, i swear to god i though that andrea was gonna orgasm at the table, it would have been embarassing if it wasn't so damn good.
Total bill for 4 glasses of wine, appetizer, 2 entree's, dessert and a 20% tip: $70.

This place is totally worth the wait that you will get no matter what time you go....

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