Monday, March 7, 2011

Donovan's Circle of Fifths Gaslamp

So last night, we went to Donovan's Circle of Fifths in the Gaslamp, for a late dinner.  The setting certainly is beautiful.  High ceilings, soft music, and two kinds of bar tables.  The traditional bar table, and the counter height table, which is much more comfortable.  so we sat at the counter height table, which was nice.  The waitress showed up, and started hustling us.  Unfortunately, all the big-time steak houses downtown hustle their customers.  We ordered the classic burger.  It took a long time to get to us, and when we got it, everything was at room temperature.  The quality was very good, and the meat was excellent.  Since we split the burger, the portions are huge, we ordered dessert.  Even though the dessert menu is dull and uninspiring, the bananas foster crepe looked good, so we ordered it.  Well,  it took forty minutes for the crepe to arrive.  When it arrived, it was burnt.  When I told the waitress, she offered to replace it, but the kitchen was closed.  She didn't take the dessert off the bill, and we were treated with total contempt.  Donovan's is an official San Diego Tourist trap.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Taco Bell

So, last night the wife and I decided to go to Taco Bell for the Crunchwrap Supreme (only 88 cents, yesss).  On the Taco Bell website, it looks pretty good.  Lots of meat, sour cream, tomatoes and lettuce.  What I got, however, sucked.  What I got was just a lot of dry tortilla. It was hard to find the meat, the tomato, the sour cream and the lettuce.  The kid who actually made the food said he gave me one scoop (1 oz.) of everything.  So I told the kid behind the counter that what I got wasn't anything like what saw on the website, and the kid said he'd redo it.  Well, redo it he did, it was packed with stuff.  However, by that time, I had indigestion (indigestion, free with your order at Taco Bell).

Look, I realize that you're not not going to get fresh food at Taco Bell, or lots of it, but like a 99 cent store, it's not a bargain.