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The White Dog, In Decline?


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The White Dog, In Decline?

Hardart | Dec 14, 2006 09:41 PM

Went there for dinner a few night ago, and I'm sad to see a restaurant that stands for so many good things -- in terms of locally grown, organic, humane treatment of the food (and of the people who grow and raise it) -- deliver so poorly when it comes to actual food preparation.

Appetizers were okay-to-decent -- a crawfish-and-crab cake that was a bit on the mushy side (and overpriced at $12.50), and their Heirloom Apple, Peppery Greens and Fresh Herb Salad, which was fresh and competent.

Entrees, though were the real let-down -- the Low Country Spiced Crispy Pekin Duck Breast was just completely bland, and the strip steak was overcooked (I had asked for medium rare) and flavor-free as well; I just didn't want to finish it.

The sundae, however, is still good after all these years, but I don't know that I'll be going back anytime soon. Have others had similar experiences?

The ironic thing is that we attended after Craig LaBan's talk at the nearby B&N, and were really in the mood for a good meal.

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