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Supermarket Review June 3

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Supermarket Review June 3

Food Tourist | Jun 9, 2005 08:28 PM

Last Thursday night, three of us walked into Supermarket on Augusta, and enjoyed lychee saketinis ($6.84), Creemore Dark ($5.13) and exotic snacks in this hip nightspot. Unfortunately, there was no DJ and it was very quiet as even the background music was turned off for most of our time there. However, the patio and the dining room were full of young trendsetters who were clearly enjoying their experience.

Using the self-order form, we ticked off "Laotian" spring rolls ($5.50) which proved to be three tiny, overly starchy concoctions. Deep-fried chicken maki ($8.95) contained rather bland chicken meat. Sweet potato chips dusted in chipotle spice ($3.50) had to be returned to the kitchen for more spice, but continued to lack punch. Only the spicy edamame ($4.50) was simple yet appropriately cooked. Other menu items were considerably more expensive.

Luckily, I had read enough reviews to go into Supermarket with low expectations. If there was a DJ, I would consider returning as it's probably better than other lounge food in the city. (Any other suggestions for clubs with great food? I don't think The Drake has received rave reviews, either.) Service at Supermarket was aggravatingly slow at times. Nobody behind the bar looked up or around at the customers and we often waved in vain.

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