Back to the grind

Wow, those conventions really had me revved up…  All politics, all the time.  But, other than my continuing outrage that, if the 118-year-old fake maverick John McCain is elected, he will likely die in office and the grossly unqualified, likely-corrupt, lying, science-hating Sarah Palin will become our next president, I guess I’ll get back to stuffing my face and blogging about it…  Oh, and criticizing the behavior of others…  But that’s a given…

So, a couple of brief reviews….

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

1. The Sentinel continues to please.  I’ve been wanting to try the chicken salad for weeks and went there with that intent last Thursday.  But with the 90°-plus temperatures, the smoked salmon sandwich with cucumber, butter lettuce and horseradish cream cheese looked too refreshingly delicious to pass up. Wow – so, so good. Silky salmon done up in sandwich that was crunchy, creamy and cool – but with a bite from the horseradish.  Loved it.

2. Last night, Chris and I finally went to Goat Hill Pizza, a joint consistently listed as among the best pizzerias in the City… And we found it to be decidedly “meh”. Service was on the brusque side and not very attentive; when our salad was served, the server (who we only saw this once – she apparently only delivers salads) was nearly tapping her foot and rolling her eyes with exasperation when we didn’t rearrange the items on the table to make room for the salad in a manner she found to be sufficiently rapid.  As for the salad, it was largely as described – iceberg lettuce, kidney and garbonzo beans, feta, tomato. cucumber – though the artichoke hearts were notably absent.

Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushroom

Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Mushroom

Pizza was OK – crust was well-executed and cooked, with a good chewy crunch; tomato sauce was serviceable, nothing to write home about; and our pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms were present as ordered. Everything was perfectly fine, though nothing really stood out either.

Seems like a better-than-average neighborhood place, but I’m not quite sure what all the fuss is about beyond that… We’ll stick to Pauline’s.

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