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Red Lobster, Canoga Park

Ralph | Apr 12, 2004 01:44 AM

Went to the Red Lobster in Canoga Park last week
as they were promoting their Lobster Specials.

My wife ordered the Lobstertail/Crayfish combination with Asparagus-penne...my wife loves asparagus and since this is the height of the asparagus season, she thought she would take advantage of this menu item.
When the plate was served, the asparagus looked weird...we told the waitress this wasn't asparagus..
it looked like string beans...she said it had to be asparagus since they don't have string beans on the
premises....so my wife tried the so-called asparagus
and had me try also and sure enough, it was over cooked, either canned or frozen , tasteless, string beans. We called the waitress over and gave her a string bean and told her to show whoever....and she came back, apologized and admitted it was string beans, but
offerred no asparagus to replace the string beans.
This , to me, was a really cheap trick for the management to make the "costs" figure better or something like that. If they're going to chisel, they should've chiseled on something more meaningful.

We would be forgiving except my wife's lobster tails were overly broiled, ( they wouldn't pre cook
lobster tails, would they?) and my lobstertails were
like eating cellulose....I tried to camouflage the
dry stringy lobstertail meat with the melted butter
but the butter had melted to the point of the clear fat
settling to the top and the yellow substance settling to the bottom which yielded a very unappetizing picture. Whatsmore, the top sirloin accompaniment
could've passed for warm beef jerky.

When they started by giving us utensils rolled up
in the napkins, (reminded me of my navy chow hall
days,)I knew I should've known better.

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