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Kat | Feb 21, 2011 07:00 AM

OK, so I had read the posts here in advance and they were mixed. But, this place has been on my list to try for a very long time since we drive down to Hartford several times per year. We started on a high note with crunchy pickles, creamy vanilla milkshake, chocolate egg cream and chopped liver (spouse is a liver lover and gave it a thumbs up). Downhill from there. My chicken soup with kreplach had precisely one lonely kreplach floating in it. One. After I ate it, I had a bowlful of broth (which was good, but I didn't order broth). Seriously, they cannot afford to throw one or two more in there? My knish was the size of a large orange and dry, dry, dry. Sucked all the moisture out of my mouth. Potato pancakes looked good on the plate but had no potato flavor and styrofoam-like consistency. Spouse ordered the New Jersey sandwich, which he said was OK, but he only ate half. Hot turkey sandwich with fries was the best of the bunch. So, since we undoubtedly will give this place another go on a future drive, what items should we stick to on the menu? I think I was a bit overwhelmed and had a hard time deciding.

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