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salt and pepper

nittany | Apr 15, 2004 09:25 AM

visited this place saturday night for the first time. Really really small (seats maybe 20). Had a nice crowd when we got there (around 7pm) and was getting more crowded when we left. Open grill with a very friendly female chef who was talking to just about everyone. Definately not fancy (owner was in a track suit). Mismatched silver (real silver), glasses and of course salt and pepper shakers.

Menu was limited, but it reminded me alot of dimitri's. Split the spinach salad (6.25) very simple fresh flavors. Served in a light lemon dressing with just toasted walnuts and REALLY good feta cheese. In fact "simple and fresh" could describe the place to a tee. Nothing exotic or out of the ordinary on the menu, but the chef told me that ingrediants are purchased daily and you can really tell in the taste.

Hubby had the lamb and thought it was simple and fantastic (15). They were nice enough to substitute potatoes for the rice since it was passover, and it was also served with a grilled veggie skewer.

I had the scallop/pasta entree (15). Three large perfectly cooked scallops on a bed of just right angel hair with a spicy wine tomatoe sauce served with a veggie skewer. Again tasted perfect, very simple, very good.

We split the crustless cheesecake for dessert (i think it was 6). Simple & light with a touch of lemon. Only 2 desert offerings, but both homeade. (owner said he'd rather have 2 homeade desserts than 10 frozen ones when i asked him).

Overall, the menu was inexpensive (topped at 15 with the lone special of a whole grilled fish for 19) and simple. No presentation whatsoever, pretty much everything was served on a plane white plate.

We had a really nice time and were very happy with our food. It might never be the next "destination" restaurant, but i think the people who live in the area will make it a favorite neighborhood place and be very happy with this new addition.

746 S. 6th St (not far from the south street area) BYOB

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