We don’t mind when legitimate reviewers are absolutely in love with a particular restaurant, and choose MenuPages to share that love with the world. Here are three short paeans from the past week:
• “Delicious” wrote a review for The Gage on 5/27 entitled “Outstanding”:
After 2 weeks of substandard fare and service, Gage, restored my faith in American cusine. Definitely in my top 5 best ever meals. Can’t wait to go back
The more interesting story might be about the restaurants that problematized the faith “Delicious” had in American cuisine in the first place. Also, isn’t The Gage run by Irishmen?
• On 5/29, “Mrs. Adrienne” contributed a review entitled “Excellent 5.0” for Miss Lee’s Good Food:
I have visited Miss Lee Good Food on several occassions and the food is always great. The workers and the owner is very friendly. The customers are very found of Miss Lee good southern home cooking. Miss Lee will also give you the receipes to any of her dishes, most people who cook dont like to give out there receipes. I pray that god will continue to buisness her buisness.
Hmm. We can see “business” as a verb, can’t you? Miss Lee worked at the famed Gladys’ Luncheonette for 31 years, so you better believe she knows what she’s doing. The bit about the recipes is intriguing…
• 5/30 brought an anonymous first review for Mado entitled “fresh, seasonal, delicious!”:
Everything is market and farm fresh, so flavorful, and cooked to perfection. The wood grilled whole trout is amazing, as is the shortbread and dates with ricotta, coffee, and walnuts.
We’ve also heard great things about their shortbreads. Thymus glands Butter cookies — so hot right now!
[Photo: an elk saddle at The Gage. American enough for you? via Zesmerelda/flickr]