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Sunday, March 30, 2008

brunch at downtown atlantic

i have no intention of ever eating at downtown atlantic again. the pan-seared corned beef hash was a mushy pink lump that looked like a mound of wet dog food. a few bites in, the texture reminded me too much of a beef mousse and i had to put my fork down. i found the accompaniment of "hash browns" to be redundant, especially when the "hash browns" turned out to be very wet home fries. a very good bloody mary and a generous portion of yummy, gratis carrot cake prevented this from being perhaps the worst brunch meal i've ever eaten. despite eating only one of my two eggs and leaving more than two thirds of both the potatoes and hash on my plate i am strangely not hungry 7 hours later.

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Blogger David said...

oopha--sorry for bringing y'all there. Oda said hers was terrible too. my fritatta was actually surprisingly nice, although the home fries did suck.

Anyway, that place has outlived its usefulness. Next time we'll do brunch in your area, or if near us, we'll find something on Smith Street.


March 30, 2008 11:03 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

nah, no need to be sorry. it was more about the company than the food. i was leaning towards the biscuits and gravy but oda mentioned you had a negative experience with that dish in a previous visit. we'll try stan's up the street next time.

March 31, 2008 11:01 AM  
Blogger David said...

the biscuits/gravy is the only thing there I've ever had (never had the hash/dog food) that I thought was gross.

we also want to try Jolie another block down on Atl sometime. We've been there for dinner many times and always liked it.

March 31, 2008 12:55 PM  

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