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The Stage, Keene NH, very disappointing

VTer | Feb 8, 2010 11:47 AM

Though I hate to pan a restaurant based on only one visit, I must report that breakfast at The Stage in Keene, NH was really disappointing. Starting with the coffee, a limp excuse -- you can get more flavorful coffee at any gas station. I ordered the "homemade" corned beef hash which they adulterated with red and green peppers and perhaps other unidentified additions. To the side was a mush of potatoes/onions/paprika...why has this soggy conglomeration taken over our breakfasts plates, people. If I'm going to eat fried carbs, I want them crisp. Where are the lovely crisp hash browns (not frozen) of yesterday? The poached eggs, however, were fine...an indication that perhaps there was some real food back there. My husband ordered the huevos rancheros...not a tortilla in sight either under the fried eggs or in a separate basket or anything. The beans/salsa/sour cream combo was cold. It seems there plenty of other breakfast joints in Keene. I was amazed that there was a line waiting to get in as we left...perhaps they were all first timers, too. Or perhaps I came on an off day, or ordered the wrong thing. I won't darken their door again.

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