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Mountain Oasis -- Flagstaff

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Mountain Oasis -- Flagstaff

Gayle | Apr 29, 2006 01:48 PM

I'm in Flag about once a month for work.

MO has been on my list to try and Thursday was its night.

I was alone, prompty seated and forgotten about. I timed it. Nine minutes until I was addressed. But I did get a good table, right in front of the window overlooking a square on Aspen St.

When the waitress arrived, I told her I'd be grazing. I ordered a glass of wine ($4.95)and the hummus plate ($4.95)to start. When the hummus arrived I was confused. It looked like tuna salad. It was salty, some kind of weird spice and the texture was so weird. I think it was a dry hummus mix that was too stiff. Soooo disappointed in that. The pita was good though.

Decided I needed some greens so orders soup and salad for dinner. Started with the soup special, Hungarian beef and potato ($1.50 with a salad, $2.50 on its own) and the chargrilled yellowfin tuna salad with sesame tamari dressing ($8.95).

Waitress warned me that soup was spicy. No problem, I say. I'm from Louisiana, I can handle the heat.

Soup arrives and it's piping hot. A good sign. Basically, ground meat and diced potatoes with some onion and green pepper in a tomatoey/beefy broth. First taste...really spicy, not so flavorful. There was so much spice that I couldn't taste anything else. Very shallow flavor. Ok, so two strikes.

Salad arrives, good size peice of fish, about 4x4, cooked medium rare as requested. Fresh greens, cukes, tomatoes. The dressing smells delightful. Fish is lightly seasoned, very nice. Pretty darn good deal for $8.95 I say. I try the dressing. It amounts to oil. Perhaps veg oil with a little sesame oil and maybe a TINY bit of tamari. I had a good base, but needed to go much farther.

I was unimpressed.

That being said, I might go back. Super cute atmosphere. Very resasonably priced. My parents have been and said the prime rib was great. And I've heard lots of other good feedback. Is it possible that I picked the three worst items on the menu?

All, including wine and 20% tip and tax was $26.

Have a great weekend!

Link: http://www.geggieblog.blogspot.com

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