Kats (wildrider) wrote,

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Avenue Q!!!

If you have a chance, go see this show. Really. Trust me. (The internet is for porn.)

Okay, three major chefs down.

Todd English (Olives): Very impressive, fantastic food, high scale service (they hold your chair and place your napkin on your lap, bring water and bread and all before taking drink orders). Lunch for two ran us around $50.

Wolfgang Puck (Chinese Fusion): I give the ambiance an A (especially for being in a mall, technically, although The Forums are pretty upscale, mall-wise), the service an A+++, the tea (special blends of hot tea, served in individual presses) A++, and the food... well, it was VERY good, however, it wasn't any better, really, than any "gringo Chinese" you can get at the local China Village, for about twice the price. Steamed white rice, sesame chicken, and hoisin pork; very good, delicious, more than we could eat (sadly, and no place to heat it up, so we couldn't take it with us); but too expensive for that. The teas and bottled water -- they did not offer free water -- alone was more than the price of the meal, though, and even so it was another $50 or so for lunch.

Emeril (Emeril's New Orleans Fish House): Oh, Emeril! The food was fantastic, but I have a lot of complaints about the ambiance, especially at those prices. We were seated in the "Cafe" side, which is spare and the places aren't set; there were holes in the table cloth, and the busy staff RACED around in a tearing hurry. We were seated without menus and when we said we weren't ready to order drinks until we looked at the menu, we never were asked again and made due with water. Mom ordered soup and a salad, and was not served bread until she asked for it; because I ordered a sandwich, I did not get a spoon and had to borrow hers to try her soup (wonderful). The rock shrimp po'boy was magnificent, but because we live a few blocks from one of the finest Cajun restaurants in the West (Baby Kay's), I was deeply spoiled. Shrimp was plentiful and the bread was good, but at Baby Kay's they serve you with extra remoulade sauce and their chips are home made, fried to order. Emeril's po'boy came with... a BAG of Kettle Chips, and no extra sauce. Emeril's shrimp po'boy: $18. Baby Kay's: $6.


They rushed us in and rushed us out, and it wasn't THAT busy. You could see the dining area (for dinner) was lovely by comparison and had all the place settings and everything, but I think at those prices you can treat the lunch guests JUST as well as the dinner guests.

Now I need to find Bobby Flay's restaurant.

Avenue Q? Go. Laugh. Enjoy. (The internet is for porn.)
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