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Lou Mitchell letdown


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Lou Mitchell letdown

bryan | Sep 30, 2000 08:45 PM

I've been trying to figure this out all day - do I post? Do I just leave it alone?

I had a singularly disappointing breakfast at Mitchells this morning. The coffee was good. The hash browns were great (eat your heart out NY) but the eggs (the big double yolked things they serve) were overcooked and it seems to me they used to fry them in butter but this was definitely NOT butter. Weird oily and left a film in my mouth I'd still be tasting if I didn't have a toothbrush at work. The sausage was also overcooked to the point where a steak knife would have come in handy. (To run myself through on). I only go a couple times of year for my cholesterol fix but right now I'm thinking NEVER AGAIN. What's up? Has anyone else had this experience there? It used to be really, really great. I am so hoping this was just an "off" day. I've been recommending this place to out-of-towners for years and have heard nothing but acclaim.

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