Scofflawesome

I received some constructive criticism last week about my blog. Someone pointed out to me that my last two restaurant posts were unfair judgments, as I had not tried the “signature” dish at either of the restaurants. My feelings about each of the establishments were mixed. I gave it some thought and decided to make my next post slightly less unfair. Listen up readers, (man, I hope it is readers plural and not just my mom), I never promised to be fair or accurate. Frankly, I feel that my opinions are facts anyway.

Let’s talk about Scofflaw. A friend told me before my visit that this place specializes in gin cocktails. I am not a gin drinker or a gin fan but I was told that if it was a good gin drink, I wouldn’t taste the gin. Turns out I still don’t like gin but I love gin cocktails, specifically, the Alfonso, a mix of gin, mango and other things that masked the taste of the gin. Delicious, refreshing, crushed ice. Need I say more? The best thing about the cocktails is that there are drawings and descriptions of each one on the menu. I loved it!

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Our waitress was very helpful with recommendations for food and drinks and she was wearing the cutest sweater from Target. All of the food and specialty drinks on the menu are 8 dollars which allowed my two friends and me to order way too much. We started with the chicken liver mousse. It was served exactly the way I like it. A thick dollop with pickled onions, cornichons, grainy brown mustard and crunchy toast. A bus boy even brought us more toast when he noticed we ran out and were using our forks as toast.

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We also ordered mussels, truffle fries, veal schnitzel and their off-menu guapichosa, essentially a sandwich with “everything but the kitchen sink”. Unfortunately, we didn’t realize the sandwich was basically a mass of more schnitzel and chicken liver. A person can only eat so much chicken liver and schnitzel before having a heart attack or at the very least, feeling the need to go home and throw up. Needless to say we had a lot of leftovers, but this place was great and I left spending $30. Definitely check it out!

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