Dragon Fiery Grill, Pittsfield, MA
Just drove past the old Dragon building, and saw a new temporary sign for Dragon Fiery Grill.
Anyone know anything about what's going on....family members, Vietnamese cuisine?
Hey MJ - I saw that sign last night and thought of you! Only info I have is they were given until June 20 to reopen or lose their liquor icense.
So they are either a bona fide eating establishment or they are trying to extend the life of their license.
I might go with the second option....
Holy spring roll! Went there last night, and the spring rolls were great, what they once were. Not as greasy as Railroad St. or Spice Dragon. The menu is mixed, 8-10 appetizers, some looked interesting, a half dozen dinner salads, some burger/sandwich options, and entrees that are both Asian and fusion.
My companion and I both had fish tacos. Flounder filling, with nicely spiced shredded cabbage in chipolte lime dressing...a little too much dressing for my taste...but well flavored and packed some decent heat. Served with a healthy side of salad.
But the three tacos were on flat commercial corn tortillas that had been pulked through hot oil, as one would soften for rolling enchiladas. Greasy and next to impossible to pick up, though companion managed to finish his off by hand. I ate all the filling, and enjoyed it.
Only one server, and she tried her hardest, but was overwhelmed as front room was filled.
So...will definitely go back and try some different entrees. Price range similar to the old Dragon, so quite affordable.
We ate there just this evening. They've gone to calling the thirty or so selections on their menu "tapas" - no appetizers, no entrees, no desserts, all are tapas. The plates themselves are (save for the ceviche, over-elegantly presented in a large Martini glass) 50% larger servings than I would expect from a tapas plate, and all five that we sampled were delicious. Thumbs up for the spring roll, chicken satay, ceviche (though the Martini glass makes it messy to share), roasted baby octopus, and the larb. Better-than-$8-a-bottle wine by the glass is fairly priced at $8, and a lovely selection of imported beers at $6.
We ate there last week. It was underwelming and very salty. Truffle fries were good,wish they were less salty. Got the larb, it was just ok. wished I got spring rolls instead. Didn't care for the poke tuna - really big chunks of raw tuna in a big pile, not really dressed with enough of anything. Not served with anything, and had no bread or crackers or fried wonton skins when I asked for some. Took it home, cooked it. Not much better. Baby octopus with gnocci ok but very salty.
For us, the saltiness was at that borderline where it was fine while we were eating it. but we were thirsty as hell the rest of the evening. They are doubtless trying to sell drinks -- the waitress kept trying to push them, and we were able to resist. You are right about the shrimp roll. though. It's quite good.