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Weekend Report

Michael Villar | Jul 5, 2005 08:50 AM

I wasn't able to go to all the restaurants I would have wanted because I was going with a group, but here's a report on what I saw and tasted:

Friday: Lunch at Tony's on 31st and 6th. Great pizza. Tomato sauce was even throughout, bread was crispy and the cheese was fresh. I was impressed because it was reheated. They don't have garlic rolls though :(

Dinner at Keens. I had the filet mignon and thought it was very good. It was slightly burned on the outside and moist and red on the inside. I asked for it medium and it was pretty much what I was expecting. It wasn't as tender as the best that I've had, but it was pretty good. My wife had the braised beef ribs and the meat was good. The sauce was sweet, but needed some work.

Saturday: Lunch at Pomodoro's on Spring Street. I had the vodka lasagna and was impressed. It had chunks of tomato (which I don't like) and I still found it delicious. The ingredients seemed awfully fresh.

Dinner at Roxy's. Everything was pricy, so I went with the baked ziti which wasn't horrible. The sauce was a tangy, non tomato sauce that would have been ok if it was what I was expecting.

Sunday: Lunch at White Castle. Never go there! Ketchup pump was broken and no one cared to fix it. One of the soda machines was broken and the one that didn't work was not refilled with sprite. The staff was aloof and said they would get around to fixing it if they weren't so busy. There wasn't much of a line, so I didn't know what they meant by that. Anywhoo, I asked for my burgers plain and they just brushed the onions off as I found quite a few in each burger. I don't expect much of a fast food joint, but this was very dissapointing.

Dinner at Bolo's. This place is overpriced for what they give you. I got there about an hour before my reservation to have a drink and the bartender was nice and talkative. When my party arrived, they seated us early, which was fine. We ordered the garlic shrimp and the scallop ceviche for appetizers. Both were good. The shrimp was overcooked, but the sauce was delicious. The ceviche was perfect. For the main entree I had the angus steak. It was overly peppered, which I like, but the rest of my party thought it was too much. They might have overdone it, but the steak was juicy, tender and flavorful.

We also had bagels from a place on the corner of 31st and 6th and it was very good. I recommend the garlic bagel with butter. They are a little cheap on the butter, but they make up for it in flavor.

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