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Oinkster Finally Got It Right

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nd33x Jan 19, 2007 10:55 PM

After reading many complaints, and not finding anything spectacular about Oinkster in my first two visits, it seems as if Oinkster has stepped things up. I got the Cheeseburger combo and found it to be one of the most satisfying meals i've had in a while. The fries were perfectly crisp and they actually gave me two of the garlic aioli sauces to dip them in without asking (there were many complaints previously about not receiving any sauce). The cheeseburger (with Gruyere) was incredible. Nice pink center with lots of taste. Both portions were large and left me extremely satisfied. Can't wait to go back and take another shot at the pastrami and the pulled pork.

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    carter RE: nd33x Jan 20, 2007 12:06 AM

    That burger is wonderful and when the fries are cooked properly, they are as good as anyone's.
    Also, they have finally gotten the portion and preparation down on the pastrami, and even though the bun still gets a bit too soggy, its taste compliments the pastrami, and you do not break your jaw in the process, like some hard crusted rolls that some sandwiches are served on.
    The root beer is a good beverage with this food, btw.

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      kevin RE: carter Jan 20, 2007 01:15 AM

      But the pastrami is nowhere, not even close to langer's quality, even though it's based on langer's supposedly.

      but the pastrami here actually does have that applewood smoke flavor, which is sort of unique to this pastrami. are they still not serving the roast chickens? And have they expanded the menu, supposedly they were also adding veggie items to the menu in the very near future.

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      PrepCook RE: nd33x Jan 20, 2007 12:27 AM

      I ate there last night. Crazy pulled pork sandwich. Fries were actually better this time, sandwich was great, but I'm paying for it today.... It was just too big. Hopefully things will just get better there. I think it's good, and I think people were expecting way too much from this place.
      On the other hand, if you are going to list "Belgian fries" on the menu, they should probably be Belgian fries.

      1. PurpleTeeth RE: nd33x Jan 21, 2007 01:16 AM

        Just wondering. On their website they say they will have beer and wine. Anybody know if they serve them yet?

        1. SauceSupreme RE: nd33x Jan 22, 2007 04:58 PM

          I visited Oinkster for lunch yesterday, and everything seemed great to me. Applewood smoked pastrami had good large chunks, almost as if to purposefully differentiate it from the Brents/Langers of the world. The fries were very well done and crisp on the outside by still had good chew, and the garlic aioli and homemade ketchup made for great dips.

          1. WildSwede RE: nd33x Jan 22, 2007 05:17 PM

            I need to go there for lunch and check it out. I have a question - as a person who prefers their fries cooked well done, do I have to ask for them well-done here, or do they already come well done (they are fried twice, right?)? Also, do they take credit cards? Thanks!

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              Obessed RE: WildSwede Jan 22, 2007 05:23 PM

              Yes, they take cards. I've been at least half a dozen times for lunch and the fries are always crispy and VERY YUMMY!!!

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              kevin RE: nd33x Jan 22, 2007 10:40 PM

              not sure, but the fries are twice cooked once in peanut oil, and then in the beef suet.
              so veggies can get it just cooked in the peanut.

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                marxbro RE: nd33x Jan 22, 2007 11:07 PM

                I hope the Oinkster is reading these thoughts. The pastrami is presliced and kept warm in (hot water/ or steamer). YOU CAN NOT PRESLICE PASTRAMI. It tasted rubbery and tasteless. Come on guys if you are going to smoke it yourselves serve it right.

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