Not being a lawyer or a stately gentlemen, one would think that I would feel out of place at The Common Plea. It does in fact have the feel of a old boys’ club, with the wood panelling, low lighting and walls lined with wine. But once a spiral cone basket of the most delightful onion rings I’ve had in a long time was set on the table, I felt right at home. My friend and I bought a Groupon for The Common Plea, worth $35 of appetizers and drinks. This meant we could purchase the small plates or what… Read More →
I’ve recently been branching out of my cheeseburger comfort zone. Strange… I know. When I went to Indian Spices I didn’t want to get too crazy though. I’d never had Indian and I’ll admit, I was scared. When I think Indian, I think spicy. My mouth is not made for spicy. I decided to try the Chicken Curry. I sometimes think I’m vegetarian because I wasn’t feeling the chicken in this dish that day. The curry sauce though, was really quite flavorful and delicious by itself. I’m definitely looking forward to trying more dishes. Any must have suggestions?
I’ve never had Korean food before. I’ve never had anything even close to Korean food. The flavors were so intense that I was actually sweating. Not sweating like hot wing all over sweating but tip of the tongue–lip sweating. The dishes were complex yet made with simple ingredients which gave each one a strange sense of familiarity. The best part about this whole is experience though is Yong, the owner. She makes every dish with a little piece of her heart. And you can tell. When her grandson was born in 2008, the year of the golden pig, she decided… Read More →
Atmosphere is half of a restaurant’s battle. For me, it can make or break a meal. Luckily, laid back cool causally rolls out of Point Brugge Café. Its huge windows open up and bring the outside in. And its adorable patio easily transports you to romantic far-away places. When I got there the place was brimming with chatter and intoxicating smells which made it nearly impossible to wait 40 minutes for a table. So we instead grabbed a seat at the bar and gazed at the extensive drink menu. I sometimes prefer to sit at the bar for dinner. You’re… Read More →
Typically having to wait for a seat is a good thing. Ninety-nine percent of the time it means the restaurant is doing something right. As for the Sharp Edge downtown it meant slow service and a mediocre burger. Ok, it was a Friday. And ok it was 8:00p.m. but waiting for our waitress to take our drink order almost 15 minutes after we sat down is mildly insane. Especially when you have hundreds of delicious beers mocking you from behind the bar. After ordering a Framboise and Wittekerke (best part of the meal by the way) we waited. And waited… Read More →