Anything interesting to eat Brockton, MA
I'm going to be in Brockton an evening next week. Anything interesting to eat while I am down there? Upmarket or downmarket, local or ethnic, just interesting.
Loco Tapas is one of the worst places I have even had the displeasure of eating at. Burned Fois Gras (flipped ovee to try to hide it) and $10 for 2oz (seriously!) of pork tenderloin.
Not to mention their menu is NOT tapas, but small plates.
Service was poor and the management was completely disinterested in my complaints. Gave me the silent treatment , waiting for me to just leave.
Don't waste your time or money.
Is Chef Messinger the 19 year old girl who came out and identified herself as the chef? Is the training he/she give his front of house staff to ignore complaints from patrons who are clearly disappointed with the quality and value of what was served?
What we have here is a situation often found in suburban restaurants in communities that have a population with better than average incomes. The patrons think that more expensive automatically equals better, they don't actually know the difference, and are easy prey for operators who know they can rob them.
My 2 cents....
Pub is on its last legs. Used to have exceptional Lebanese food and still is fair but word is that they are on the verge of closing. Place is poorly maintained due to that. possible closing is due to sale of real estate to developer for proposed condos. No loger take credit cards. Another clue to their intentions.
For exceptional Lebanese food try the Grill at the Holiday Inn in the Westgate Mall. Excellent in an unexpected location.
For exceptional Italian and lovely dining room try Pasta Bene on Pear St. Also near Rt 24 not far from the VA Hosp. and just off Rt 123. Far better than the red sauce places in the North End of Boston with varied menu. One of the most underated and overlooked restaurants on the South Shore. Started as a pasta mfg and expanded to restaurant. Still whole sale their pasta products to top notch Mass and RI restaurants.
some old school Brockton standards are:
Groceria e Ristorante
1071 Main Street
for divey, traditional Italian red sauce and subs
Cape Cod Cafe
979 Main Street
for classic South Shore bar pizza
228 Belmont Street
so so Italian with lots of Brockton "charm"
I would avoid Christo's
way downhill since the daughter took over
(I'm talking instant mashed potatos)
810 Belmont Street
also a local fave, downhill since moving from its original location on Warren and Pleasant, but I haven't been there in years so they may have improved since then