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Jan 5, 2009 12:18 PM

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Has anyone tried it yet? I want to go but I'm not sure if it's worth the money/wait.

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  1. They were doing a land office business on Friday and Saturday night after all of the recent publicity. I saw a lot of cars outside and people waiting on the sidewalk.

    I've gone there for drinks and some flatbread pizza at the bar. Not much to go on.

    1. I haven't been yet - Like you, waiting for the "new" to wear off. But DMN's Guide gave it a positive head nod.


      1. I ate there this week. Overall, I was very impressed. The biggest downside is the wait -- over 45 minutes for a weekday night. The placed was packed, but interestingly the crowd was much older than you find at most new restaurants.

        The tortilla soup is great -- it has a strong tomato base, but it has enough spice to make it interesting. The lobster fritters were ok--it was hard for the lobster taste to compete with the fried outside (I would not order these again). The ribs were good, but not the best in town. I would put them below Jaspers and Houstons, but above most other places. The salmon dish was tasty and I would order that again.

        The winner of the night was the mac and cheese and onion rings. Both were fantastic.

        For dessert, the ding dong was good but not memorable. It is basically a cupcake with white filling. I have read reviews that the ding dong was dry, but mine was not. In my opinion, if you are going to re-invent a classic (eg, Pappa Bros Moon Pie), then you should do it great. The ding dong was a nice dessert, but I would have simply called it a cupcake with creamy filling.

        The menu is very impressive and there are many things I still want to order. Top on my list is the burger -- from tables near us, it looked great.

        1. We waited two hours before finally getting a table. It would have been worth every minute of the wait just for the crab dip and meatballs.

          1. We haven't tried it, but I talked to someone the other day who works down the street from there and has gone multiple times and raved and raved and raved about the food. I kind of felt like it would be like 'The Porch' 2 but after hearing the raving, it is definitely on the list to try soon.