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standing corrected: Gravy

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Last week I deemed Gravy as "great". I was challenged by quite a few folks on CH who deemed it bad and even "weird". So I went back for lunch today and it is indeed bad....and weird.

I stand corrected. Maybe the few times I went when they first opened were exceptional days. Today was pretty bad, and yes...weird.

Its hard to describe. Its not like it was inedible. I did eat it, but was perplexed throgh the whole experience.

Good service, cool music.

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  1. What was weird about it?

    1. It is no Spicy Mina or Applewood, but I wouldn't write it off entirely. I find it a good place to eat a cobb salad and drink Cosmopolitans. If you're ever in the mood for that kind of thing.

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      1. re: Gnosh

        The thing is I'd never even hold it in the same regard as SM or AW. Its a diner, a standard simple diner. I am in the mood for a Cobb salad and Cosmos often. But the food there just seemed so off center today. Not so fresh, sloppy, too rough.

      2. I went with my wife all last summer and sat out on the deck and we always seemed to have weird issues with the staff, who all seemed like they were, pardon the cliche, out to lunch. The food, when you limit it to standard diner fare, i.e. burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, beer, etc., is pretty good. Nothing more, nothing less. I wouldn't go there for the specials, just the diner stuff. I will say that if you are in the mood for a buffalo chicken sandwich, something I never thought I would covet, go there. It is really good. And the burgers are sloppy but good, though I prefer Schnack's burgers quite a bit more.

        This is all to say my wife and I have also gone through our phases with Gravy, but wind up going because the beer is cold and the music and diner food good. The end.

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          parkslopemama

          Yeah, I had a very strange reuben there once. Hard to describe, but it just tasted weird.

          1. Had a cheeseburger/fries platter for lunch last summer. What I found interesting was that the burger tasted outdoor-grilled. Had a distinct charcoal-flamed vibe. I was wondering if they were pre-grilled, maybe? Or is there a flavoring additive that can get close to that flavor? As another poster said, it was a messy lunch, very drippy/juicy burger but it hit the spot. Also, I wasn't asked about done-ness and it came well done and for some reason I decided that it was for the best--it just wasn't something I would have wanted rare.
            Verdict? Good diner lunch, better flavor, value and gut-full than I would have gotten across the street at New St. Clair and the service was casual and fine. Now if you want weird--Nosh gives off a vibe like they are a bunch of scientologists or moonies or children of god or something. I'm sort of kidding but....