Went to this spot in the summer. Been watchin’ it for quite some time before it opened – well Bloggermom has…
We decided to try it. The narrow space still reflects the raw historical decor with a few minor modern adaptations for comfort.
The menu is interesting. Crafty ideas, interesting combinations. However, I find the kitchen is trying a bit too hard to be different instead of focusing on the food (like they want the fame for being “different” instead of cooking from the heart). We start with Maguro Tartare –
sweet garlic sauce coated the sticky fried chicken and crunchy almonds – nothing new. XO Cauliflower –
wok tossed XO sauce (tastes like hoisin)coats the mushy roasted vegetable.
Nothing really stood out and the prices were a little high. Boo.
BUT there is more –
fast forward to the fall…
Wasn’t going to visit again until Bloggermom told me they were doing buck-a-shuck oysters on Wednesday nights. So, of course – oysters melt my heart – and I had to come back! They got to me….
Okay, so now i’m back. Did I fall for the biggest trick in the foodie world? I mean what draws people in more than oysters for a dollar?
Hmm, why are they doing this….? Could it be because the restaurant sits empty most nights? No, that’s the ploy of a failing restaurant, grasping at straws – cause you can’t go wrong with oysters, right?