Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's a Business Lunch.

Taste Restaurant
1210 1 St SW
Got an email from my old coworker Joel the other day, rubbing in our faces that he had the day off while the rest of us slaved away at the office. He wanted to meet up for lunch. Jordan and Russ couldn't make it because they didn't want to skip the ab destroyer routine at yoga that day. That's leaves only me and Joel to go on our business lunch. Or as Joel likes to call them, man-dates.

We met up at the lobby and headed over to Taste for lunch. I ordered the feature soup and sandwich while Joel debated back and forth between a sissy salad or a delicious sandwich which came with a sissy salad. The feature soup was a sunchoke puree with a canola oil drizzle. Sunchoke is a root vegetable that is a cross between a potato and rutabaga. The soup was sweet. It was not pureed to a smoothie paste, maintaining a slight grainy texture. 

Feature sandwich of the day was the Philly cheese steak sandwich. It was served on a toasted roll. Thinly sliced pieces of steak was topped with sauteed onions, red peppers and melted cheese. Eating the sandwich while maintaining my classy composure proved to be a difficult task. The delicious filling was overflowing from the side of the bun and dripping everywhere! The bread was super flakey. Crumbs were flying every which way as I took little bites from this gargantuan beast. There was probably enough crumbs on the table for Hansel and Gretel to leave a trail to the cake house, make a detour to the gym to burn off the extra calories and then go home.

Two complementary mini cupcakes (or muffins?) arrived to sugary-coat the bill. These miniature bite size goodness were topped with a strawberry or raspberry icing (Thus cupcakes?). Soft and scrumptious. Not too sweet. Mmmm... 

From my trusty sources (the internet), cupcake is what you call your wife when she's young. "When she is older with a double chin, you call her muffin." No? Post your thought in the comments below.

We also got this invite to their sausage party... Sausage party? No thank you. Maybe a clam party. 

The score, by popular demand, will be broken down into the following randomly chosen categories:

Service - 9 out of 10. My fancy tap water was constantly topped up. Free cupcakes.
Atmosphere - 8 out of 10. Beautiful decor. Perfect for man-dates or business lunches. 
Food - 7 out of 10. Tasty. Decent portions.   
Cost - 8 out of 10. Decent price. I've definitely paid more for a soup and sandwich before. 
Overall - 8 out of 10. Our server lacked some self confidence. You are NOT "just a waiter". You are the most bad ass waiter. EVER. Say it with me: Most bad ass waiter EVER! Hooah

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