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the keg restaurant-alternatives?

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the keg restaurant-alternatives?

bettyboop | Dec 21, 2003 04:27 PM

I went to the keg for the first time the other night, and I was very unimpressed! I went to the one in downtown vancouver, firstly it's way too overpriced for the quality of the food. I had the 8 ounce terriyaki steak, ($21) which was the best part of the meal, it was too salty to my taste, so if you're watching salt, specify low salt. It's a big serving, and I couldn't finish the portion. The salad came with the worst, pale orange cheap supermarket tomato chunks. At these price points, I expect, no I demand slices of hothouse tomatoes! As for the garnishes included with the steak, there was a grand total of FIVE pieces of mushrooms! Which were tasty but what the hell, five pieces couldn't cost more than .20!!! The veggies included that night were whole steamed frozen green beans, probably .10 worth. I don't eat frozen green beans, or many frozen veggies at home even! For these price points I would have preferred some fresh veggies, yes it's winter BUT there are winter veggies, including carrots and brocolli which are pretty good at this time of year. The potato... the infamous baked potato, which looked microwaved, you can tell by the skin. I'm sure they serve tonnes of baked potatos throughout the night, BUT why should I come to a restaurant to get a baked potato that matches the quality of the baked potatos served in a Wendy's??? The garnishes for the baked potato were a bit better, real crumbled bacon, and fresh green onions. Yes, they do meat pretty well, yes it's busy and popular with people, but if you're not just a meat and potatos eater, look elsewhere, they don't do veggies or salads well. I'm clearly not their typical target market, but it was surprising to see a restaurant menu not offering an organic meat entree especially in this day and age where soo many people are demanding higher quality food. Skip this, find a better quality neighbourhood steakhouse, or fire up the bbq at home, and serve a fresh, wholesome, delicious meal in your own home.

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