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Morty and Mings in Hartford, CT

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Morty and Mings in Hartford, CT

Warren | Oct 28, 2005 10:25 PM

I heard about this place and on Wednesday, 10/26, while in town for a meeting, I went there with a group for lunch.
It has a cute concept. Half the menu is Jewish food, hence Morty. Then you flip it over and the half is Chinese which gives you the Mings selections.
When we got there at about 11:45 we found ourselves the only people there.Never a good sign.After looking over both sides of the menu everyone in the group except for me ordered from the Chinese side. Either Beef LoMein or General 'Tsos' Chicken which were the specials for 10.00. I order the chopped liver appetizer, 6.95 and a pastrami sandwich on a roll 10.00 along with a Dr. Brown Black Cherry can of soda 3.00!

Disapointment all around I am sorry to say. My appetizer was a mere ice-cream scoop size surrounded by what seemed to be right out of the bag bagel crisps. The chopped liver had that "made in the blender" consistency and little flavor. My lunch companions Chinese dishes were pedestrian looking and tasted to them just like any other Chinese food would taste if you went to your local hole in the wall place in CT. Nothing spectacular except for the price.
When the waitress gave me my sandwich I pointed out to her that it was on Rye bread and I had ordered it on a roll. She glanced at it, huffed a bit, then took it back. Since I was facing the open kitchen I watched it taken by one of the cooks, the bread removed and the meat put onto a roll and then returned. I had to ask for mustard as there was none on the table!! It didn't help as the meat,warm cold, was dry and devoid of any of the ribbons of fat which make pastrami what it is and what I got when I lived in NYC.
We never were asked if we wanted drink refills, or dessert. We got the bill, paid it and left. I noticed going out that only one other group had come into the place.

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