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elenoise May 23, 2007 08:49 AM

has anyone been recently for dinner? thoughts? advice on what to order?

thank you!

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  1. Aggiegirl1998 RE: elenoise May 23, 2007 09:21 AM

    I haven't been for dinner in awhile. Not because it was bad, well... I don't know why. But, it is great and I love their Coconut Creme Cake...yummy! We used to get eggplant rolatini there, but not sure if they have it any more. The place is very seasonal.

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      goldengirl RE: Aggiegirl1998 May 23, 2007 10:07 AM

      YES to the Coconut Cake! If I ever get married, I want it for wedding cake! They change their menu seasonally and I have not been since this winter, but I know for sure in the spring/summer, they always have a delicious (huge bowl) of gazpacho. Thanks for bringing it up, I think I might go for lunch this week...Last time I was there, we had an appetizer of miniature lamb burgers and they were the highlight of the meal; not sure if it is still on the menu, it might have even been a special that night.

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      klanch RE: elenoise May 23, 2007 02:51 PM

      I haven't been there in months (mostly money problems) but I remember their chicken piccata very fondly.

      1. femmenikita RE: elenoise May 23, 2007 03:08 PM

        Agreed on the coconut cake, when it is fresh, it is indeed tasty (though quite sweet). I had one experience with a dry slice, though so you might ask when it was baked. I believe these folks also own the Santa Rita mexican joint over in the 26 doors shopping center (can anyone confirm this?) and so, if you have had the coconut cake at Santa R. you've had this one. Back to 34th St. Cafe, though: I'd probably eat cardboard if you put their olive tampenade on it. Havent been there in about a year also; thanks for reminding me of it as well!

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          Aggiegirl1998 RE: femmenikita May 23, 2007 08:05 PM

          Femme... yes, they own Santa Rita & Blue Star Cafeteria. Agreed on the coconut cake, it is not good if it is dry! I think that the cake actually comes from a local bakery, although, I am not 100% sure on this...

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            bookgrrl72 RE: Aggiegirl1998 May 25, 2007 10:44 AM

            To the best of my knowledge, all of Eddie Bernal's restaurants have their desserts sourced from The Cake Plate. Scott Calvert is the baker responsible for those yummy treats.

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