I would love to give Cork 5 stars for their food. However, due to the poor service I have to give them 3. Every time we have eaten there for lunch the service has been terrible. The servers are very friendly when they actually serve you. I know that restaurants can sometimes be short-handed, but 3 out of 3 times for lunch the service has been ridiculously slow. I really want to love Cork because their food is outstanding. I just wish that they would get it together as far as the service goes...
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What CSA did you join? We LOVE spaghetti squash but the CSA we belong to never has them :( Thanks!
Ah ha! Thanks!
We tried Silva Spoon for lunch based on the glowing review from the City Paper. However, we were sadly disappointed. First of all, what kind of respectable "soul food" place considers a terribly overcooked boneless chicken breast to be good food? We tried the breast and wing plate...the wing was edible although they use a cornmeal type batter which in my opinion should be reserved for fish only. The macaroni and cheese was actually quite tasty. The other sides we tried (collards and lima beans) were definitely nothing to write home about either. The sweet tea is too syrupy sweet and to add insult to injury they charge 50 cents for a refill. The ladies in the restaurant were very friendly but unfortunately we will not return.
We tried Farringdon a few months ago for brunch. Definitely the best part was the bottomless Bloody Marys. The service was good although a tad unorganized. However, the menu itself was sadly lacking the classic brunch fare like Eggs Benedict or even an omelet. When I requested something resembling an omelet, since it seemed reasonable considering that all of the ingredients were on hand, I believe that it must have offended the chef in some way. What I was presented with was an overcooked scrambled egg pressed with a touch of cheese. Throughout the meal we kept overhearing the servers suggest the salmon salad or other salmon dish...however, they did not actually have any salmon. We found this to be oddly amusing. Overall the experience was not terrible and we wish them success. However, perhaps sticking to some classic dishes and learning to prepare and present them properly may help.
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