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Jimmy Beans Report

Morton the Mouss | Aug 30, 200504:20 PM

I'm constantly struggling to find a place where the Mrs. and I can have a good-but-not-great dinner for under $30. Scratch Jimmy Beans off that list, it was passable, but not good.

Large Ceaser Salad was barely acceptable. Fresh hearts of romaine tasted OK, but there were too many little yellow pieces. Dressing was too watery and tasted mildly of mayo.

Lamb sandwich was merely decent. Meat was gristly and rather old tasting. Mustard was weak, didn't give it a kick. Tomato and eggplant was sub par. The Mrs. didn't finish hers, never a good sign.

I guess I'm spoiled by the leg of lamb sandwich at Gregoire where the meat is high quality and always fresh. Also by my farmer's market tomatoes and eggplants. It's so frustrating; you develop a palate for quality and it's so hard to enjoy anything else.

I had to ask for a glass for my beer. No big deal, it's just a small pet peeve of mine.

Total tab: $32 for two sandwiches, one large salad, one beer, incl. tax and a buck in the tip jar. Considering the so-so food quality, not a good value. We wont be back. The struggle continues...

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