And crave you should, since both our dishes were excellent. My Southwestern-spiced pork chops ($15.95) were delicious, thin like cutlets but flavorful. Speaking of flavor, their bed of rice and black beans was rich with chicken broth, an addition I intend to follow at home. Johnnie's "all-natural" chicken cutlet ($15.95) was moist and tangy in its lemon and wine sauce, accompanied by plenty of capers, intense calamata olives, artichoke hearts, and roasted peppers. Wonderful.
As for desserts ($5.95), they are not made there — Wayland Bakery provides them — and we did not pick a winner. The fruit in the bananas foster bread pudding was unaccountably unappetizing, hard instead of sauteed to softness; we had to pick them out and push them aside. Maybe you'll have a better time with the apple pie crisp, our server's favorite.
Bill Rodriguez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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