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Boerum Hill Food Co- what happened?

Larry Brooks Aug 30, 2008 12:41 PM

Did the kitchen change over there? I've been a patron literally since their 1st week. They've had their ups and downs but brunch this morning was a shocker. Friendly service? Yes. New coffee? Yes to Stumptown!

But the food. What happened? Its like a high school home ec class took over the kitchen while the chef was on vacation.

Shame on you guys...

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    delany Nov 12, 2008 09:32 AM

    I have to second that. Have been a customer for a few years and in the last few months they've plummeted in quality. Pre-packaged sandwiches; pastries shipped in from somewhere instead of the home-made cakes. I've given them a few chances but they are now officially off my list.

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      seb Aug 30, 2008 02:27 PM

      I don't think this is new. I had the same reaction last summer when I took some out-of-town guests there for brunch & was utterly embarrassed. The most memorable example: the biscuits that tasted like baking powder and the waitress who just shrugged and didn't offer to make amends when I told her. I haven't been back since.

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      1. re: seb
        Larry Brooks Aug 30, 2008 04:29 PM

        I go in every few months since they opened. Sometimes its better than others, occasionally quite good. A few times, mediocre. This time it was like a 12 year old put the food out. I looked at the dishes and thought, ~are you -proud- of this ~?

        1. re: Larry Brooks
          janie Aug 30, 2008 08:17 PM

          Read their inspection from June, not July, and maybe it will give you an idea who's doing the cooking.

          1. re: janie
            Nehna Aug 31, 2008 05:51 PM

            I only ever go there for coffee....and their mac and cheese got me eating finally when I was stuck in the hospital. but breakfast was terrible the time I tried it there.

            isn't it owned by the wife of the chef/owner of Saul though? pretty odd they cant do better on the food...

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