Lock and Keel

Lock and Keel is a nice little pub--I thought it was going to be a dive bar, considering my boyfriend wanted to go. Instead of a grill, they go in a different direction, and have a smoker out back. This meant that the nachos turned out wonderfully, topped with a big pile of shredded barbecue. The quesadilla did not work out quite as well in this method.There was a good selection of beers though, and the nachos were enough to hold me over despite my poor decision on the quesadilla. … [Read more...]

China Gate

As much as I am inclined to vote yes on the idea of Dim Sum at night, the service here was not as good as one wants from dim sum. While everything we ordered was made fresh, they were missing about three things we ordered, and one of our dishes never made it out. Our calamari was plain and not warm when it came out (not a good thing for deep fried food). However, I must admit that the salt and pepper fish was quite good, very well spiced, little jalepanos everywhere. Macki, the owner took good care of us, but only because she knew us. I think that if this was their good service, I would be … [Read more...]

McCormick and Schmicks

So I was underwhelmed in general by McCormick and Schmick's Fish Bar on 4th. It was like the service was by a teenager recently promoted from McDonalds. He didn't know the menu, got orders wrong, etc. Not to mention there was bugworms crawling on my table! … [Read more...]