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Berkel | Oct 31, 200602:08 PM     5

The other evening I wanted a quick to-go meal after a long run. I live near Poulet and decided to give it a try...oh my god, that was a bad idea. In all honesty, we arrived at 7:30 (they close at 8), so i expected not to have much selection.

First off, the service was terrible! The two young girls were so busy closing shop and cleaning up that they couldn't be bothered to give one iota of enthusiasm or help.

Second, the chicken- this is what I've heard raves about and what we had come for. They only had the lemon rosemary left, which would have been my first choice anyways. It was almost inedible...dry dry dry! Sure, it was the end of the night and, I'm sure it had been sitting there all day, but still, they have a responsibility to serve edible chicken at least until they close their doors for the night.

But worst of all were the desserts! We chose a yellow cupcake with chocolate/sourcream frosting, chocolate cupcake with chocolate cupcakes and a orange/walnut/cranberry quickbread. The yellow cupcake was decent, although not very flavorful, and the frosting was ordinary but fine. The chocolate cupcake was an absolute disaster. It was undercooked, causing it to shrivel away from the wrapper at the bottom and sink down in the center. So, essentially, the cupcake was about 1 inch high around the sides and about 1/2" in the center. The big hole in the center was filled up with frosting, so when we took a bite, it was pretty much just undercooked cake and a huge plug of frosting. I have a big sweet tooth, but one bite was enough for me! The quickbread was just dreadful. It was cold, rubbery, overmixed, and just a waste of money.

I'd like to give them another chance because I realize that the majority of my problems were because it was the end of the night. However, they should focus on serving good food that can hold up until their closing hour.

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