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SPOTTED PIG...

sing a bar of it | Apr 19, 2004 05:30 PM

What really is the deal on this place? I was there early on and had some decent dishes. Other times it seems the sides are awful and over-cooked. Even the beers...there isn't a good light coloured lager like Stella or Harp. I kind of hate everything Mario has done. OTTO is a great example of "the emporer's new clothes". I prefer the slices at Joe's. I begin to think The PIG is also just fluff. They finally are making the menu less English, but Mario is sticking his nose in and pushing his "OTTO braseole" onto the bill of fare. The burger was good, but the Roquefort on it was way too rich.The cod was good, but still kind of baked tasting. It made me wish they'd simply grilled it in the Greek or Italian side. No one can ruin foor like the Brits. She may've worked at The River Cafe, but her approach is still sorely English and terribly bland.Am I missing something here?

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