San Diego's Craft and Commerce broadcasts bad Yelp reviews in bathroom
- Melanie Wong Dec 5, 2012 05:52 PM
Ms. Wong, I'm honored you keep us SD CHers informed. Thank you. I love these guys. Their humor and good spirits are one reason I Iike to patronize their places. When the food is merely good I forgive them the way I do my own children. I was getting tired of Ezra Pound (or was it T S Eliot or James Joyce??) in the bathroom anyway. . .
I abandoned my conference's reception last night to drop in for a craft cocktail here. It was Repeal Day after all and demanded a good stiff drink to celebrate. Here's the video I made of the bathroom . . . other tourists had the same idea. This does lengthen the turnover time and creates a wait.
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Loved the Eastern Prospector craft cocktail: seasonal house made orange spice tea infused bourbon, lemon & honey, $10. From the description, I wondered if it might be too sweet. Not at all, the spice and tannic nip of the tea balanced out the honey tones well. Masterful mixology. One quirk, no vodka served here.
I had the moules frites, made with local Carlsbad mussels. A couple were too strong, but all in all I enjoyed the bright lemony tones. Thin, battered fries stayed crisp, but as you can see from the photo, a giant mass of them were glued together. Bread was not automatically offered with this dish. When I asked for some to mop up the juices, my server said she'd have the kitchen grill some right away.
The place was packed on Wednesday night.