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mediocrity in Brighton

Joanie | Sep 2, 2004 07:48 AM

Tried Devlin's last nite cuz I wanted to eat outside while there's still time and had been curious about it. Started out well with friendly staff and a good bread basket. Menu is fairly interesting altho a bit on the high side for the area it seems (only a couple entrees <$20). We split crab and corncakes, buffalo moz/tomato salad and a clam pizza. They all came at the same time which was very odd so we moved around our plates to make way. The salad was quite good with nice slices of red and yellow tomato, good balsamic and decent mozzarella (altho I'm no expert). The crabcakes were fair, nothing to distinguish them and I don't remember any corn being in there. The pizza had almost too many clams on it and nothing else, no sprinkle of something green or a slice of tomato. It looked pretty ugly and while the crust was okay, I wouldn't order it again. The service was lacking, never asked how we liked things, checked to see if my friend wanted another drink, I had to track him down inside to get more water, took so long to get the bill that we almost walked out. Left 15% which for me is low but he didn't deserve any more.

Figured since I was in the area, I'd try Scoops across Brighton Ave. The prices were right, only $1.50 for a good sized coffee oreo kiddie cone but that doesn't matter when there are little bits of ice and to top it off, a hair. I'm having bad luck with hair in food lately, it grosses me out to even write this.

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