Since we were out of town shopping for banisters for the house, the hubby and I decided to grab a bite a new restaurant that was packed (always a good sign, no?). Let me sum up the experience in a word: gross.
- Amounts of food
- Sugary pasta sauce
- Meatballs the size of ZsaZsa Chihuahua
- Frozen-then-thawed pre-dinner bread (yes, with those really hard, freezer-burned parts)
- Powdered parmesan “cheese”
Well…maybe pictures could better describe:
(That’s my Droid in its case next to the plate, for scale)
The only good part was the beer, and that wasn’t even mine.
I don’t know what’s wrong with us…there were tons of people there and they all seemed to be loving it. Maybe we’ve just become to accustomed to whole grains, non-industrialized meats/dairy, little-to-no sugar…you know, real food. (Here are my thoughts on real food).
We’re used to eating fresh, real food that we prepare in our own kitchen with flavor enhancers like herbs, spices, citrus, etc. We’re not used to canned sauces, powdered bullion “French onion” soup (with croutons! yuck!) and soft white bread. We’re definitely not used to the lack of vegetable presence at dinner (unless you count a sprig of parsley, and we don’t).
Funny…we used to eat all this stuff and never think twice about it. At first, switching to better foods was rough and we craved this stuff. But now, after so long, we couldn’t force ourselves to enjoy it.
At least the company was unbeatable and the service superb.