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Hatfield Mumbler

right you are-
similar flavor/texture at Hatfield's in any case.

Oct 22, 2007
ACKtually in Los Angeles Area

Hatfield Mumbler

My wife and I had the TM there Friday evening- pretty much great except that the server announcing our courses, from AB up until dessert (at which point initial server came back) was suffering from a great deal of shyness/stage fright/what have you, and had the darnedest time speaking the description of the dishes out loud. A couple of courses into it and it took all my might to suppress laughter at my wife's glazed "I don't know what you're saying" expression. Probably not helped either by the one-too-many ingredients approach- some of the dishes had one or two extra flavors- notably vanilla in a savory dish and a maple sugar crust in the lamb i could have done without. Otherwise- excellent,excellent food. The squash ravioli with blackeyed peas in a sherry brown butter sauce was the Pedroia homerun of the evening. And the summer bean salad with charred baby squid was perfectly bright and tasty (is grilled squid the ne plus ultra of the LA app world right now? I mean the one at OM is crazy good).
Well done to the owners there (the desserts were outstanding- 2 TM's got us 8 different things, uniformly excellent- the buttermilk panna cotta was perfect and then paired with a not too sweet sorbet- heaven).

Oct 22, 2007
ACKtually in Los Angeles Area

Easthampton August 2007

What's good right now?
High?
Mid?
Low?
Has to be excellent no matter $
add entree $ if you can.
Also Montauk/Bridgehampton

Nantucket August 2007

What's good this year?
Straight Wharf?
Sfoglia?
Company of the Cauldron?
21 Federal?
and what are entree $ at above
Any must haves/must not misses?
Is the Pearl less impressive to those of us west coast exposed?
Is the Chanticleer casting shadows of its former self? (how is berruet doing in FL?)
and lastly what's taken the place of Fahey and Fromage for wine and fine foods?

Arnold's or Frosty,s

Sandy's at Bourne Bridge (as of twenty years ago, good pot pie too).

Chicken Pot Pie for Lunch

Moffett's is good if you like no veggies, nothing special with your crust and some sort of thickener with the gravy, really good for all that.

Aug 02, 2007
ACKtually in Los Angeles Area

Go Gonpachi before it's gone

food is excellent quality, pricing high but fair.

Aug 02, 2007
ACKtually in Los Angeles Area

Go Gonpachi before it's gone

Is this place begrudged because they spent so much money on the setting?
It's beautiful. Not least bit tacky- what's theme-y is real/not set design construction.
Is it because the block is lousy with crappy restaurants?
Was it Irene's review?
The grilled stuff and a good cold sake is undeniable.
Do yourself a favor and go before it takes the next bus out of town like that BH tofu place.

Aug 02, 2007
ACKtually in Los Angeles Area

Hungry Cat Sloppy?

Distinct impression of carelessness over last couple of visits 3 months apart. A "Cambridge" (what's that mean?) crab soup in spring that couldn't be what others have raved about...the lobster a roll a bit jokey small..last night the fish stew with an (oldish, slightly wan yolk) egg not there before and not as clean clear and brothy as the last time. What's up?

Aug 02, 2007
ACKtually in Los Angeles Area