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Old 03-05-2014, 11:31 PM   #31
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We have an Italian restaurant here in Eastie. They have no branches and all the food is cooked right on the premises. The restaurant is more than 50 years old and the same family owns it. It is the one restaurant this family goes to when there is a very special occasion to celebrate. I have never been to OG and have no need to. T.G.I.F. is another restaurant I choose not to darken their door again. Reading the menu is like reading a list of foods and how many they can add booze to. And please don't tell me the alcohol burns off. We have already had that conversation.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:00 AM   #32
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We have an Italian restaurant here in Eastie. They have no branches and all the food is cooked right on the premises. The restaurant is more than 50 years old and the same family owns it. It is the one restaurant this family goes to when there is a very special occasion to celebrate. I have never been to OG and have no need to. T.G.I.F. is another restaurant I choose not to darken their door again. Reading the menu is like reading a list of foods and how many they can add booze to. And please don't tell me the alcohol burns off. We have already had that conversation.
I'm willing to be that most of those foods don't even have the booze that they are supposed to. Went there years ago and their bourbon sauce just tasted like syrup.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:02 AM   #33
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We have an Italian restaurant here in Eastie. They have no branches and all the food is cooked right on the premises. The restaurant is more than 50 years old and the same family owns it. It is the one restaurant this family goes to when there is a very special occasion to celebrate. I have never been to OG and have no need to. T.G.I.F. is another restaurant I choose not to darken their door again. Reading the menu is like reading a list of foods and how many they can add booze to. And please don't tell me the alcohol burns off. We have already had that conversation.

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Old 03-07-2014, 12:15 PM   #34
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Should I want a good steak, I will never go to Applebee's to get it.

It seems restaurants should be chosen as to what they do the best at. Steaks at Applebee's is a prime example. They are not a steak house.

It has gotten to the point that going out to eat is more of a crap shoot for us. We have not eaten out in the last few years where we said that we could not do a much better job at home.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:29 PM   #35
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Should I want a good steak, I will never go to Applebee's to get it.

It seems restaurants should be chosen as to what they do the best at. Steaks at Applebee's is a prime example. They are not a steak house.

It has gotten to the point that going out to eat is more of a crap shoot for us. We have not eaten out in the last few years where we said that we could not do a much better job at home.
That is one of my mom's bits of advice growing up: Always order the type of food a restaurant specializes in. You're less likely to be disappointed.
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