Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jake's Two Cents: February Edition

The other day as we were driving to go out to eat, we noticed a new restaurant opened up in LaGrange, and decided to try it out. It was a TOTAL bust, so Jake Yelped about it. Here is his scathing, yet hilarious, yelp review:

Driving through La Grange yesterday, we noticed that Mezza replaced the old Chipotle location. We decided to give it a shot. After walking through the door we should have known it was going to be a somewhat miserable experience when the employees didn't even acknowledge our presence. Not even a hello! Ok, I understand if you don't want to work, but come on.... We ordered the same meal: Vegetarian Kabob with a side of Villagers Salad and red pepper hummus. After ordering the kabob we were informed that they were out of grilled vegetables, and it would be about 10 minutes to prepare the dishes. Alright, we weren't in that big of a hurry, not a problem. So we started with the hummus. It was decent. Kind of runny, but not bad. FYI... They charge extra for more than 1 piece of pita bread. We received our entrées shortly after. The Villagers salad was fresh, and pretty tasty. A tad on the salty side, but palatable. The vegetable kabob on the other hand was horrible! The vegetables where way over cooked, and extremely salty. One would have thought the cook had emptied an entire container of salt on the vegetables. I was able to eat it out of desperation, being that we had been travelling all day, and it was my first meal of the day. My wife on the other hand had one bite and threw in the towel after that. While we were eating several individuals came into the restaurant. We could only assume that they owned the joint, being that they ordered whatever they wanted, and didn't pay for anything. They were very loud, and proceeded to go up to the counter every 5 minutes to order an additional dish. Now, if you own the place fine I understand you can do things like that, but they literally hung their arms over the "protective" glass shield every time they went up to the counter. The thought of someone waving their unwashed hands/arms over the food was gross.

Needless to say we will not be going back! If the employees attitudes don't get any better, and the food continues to be subpar I give the place 6 months.

Click Here for the direct link.

He left out how the owners also got pop with the free water cups. I had to pay for my pop, grrrr.

If you aren't laughing right now, there is something wrong with your funny bone. It is all in the details really, like how he included the bit about our having been traveling that day and set the stage by describing us "driving through LaGrange..."  How, despite that I had to "throw in the towel" due to the incredible amount of salt in the dish. The part where he described the Villagers Salad as "fresh and pretty tasty", had me laughing forever. I hope his fellow Yelpers find this review helpful, or at the very least good for a little chuckle.

When I'm upset about something I am nowhere near being composed or eloquent. If I complain about something, I just end up sounding bitter and petty.  Jake on the other hand turns his frustrations into light-hearted, informative banter. Quite a gift. I hope you enjoyed the review as much as I did.

No comments:

Post a Comment