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COPACABANA–BRAZILIAN RESTAURANT–REVIEW   Leave a comment

 

The last time I was here was over a year ago and I gave it a fairly good review. Being a few doors down from where I was getting new glasses, and Allen having a friend from out of town, we decided to give it a try. They are fixing the walks in front of the stores so be careful when walking

They have an ever changing day to day buffet and I hope the other days have a better, fresher hot meals section. Maybe it was the time we went in which was just after 2:30 PM and we were the only party in the place. The waitress was pleasant and checked back often, took away the dirty plates as soon as we were finished with them and made sure we had our drinks before we sat down with our first plates.

I didn’t have any of the fresh salad offered and went right for the hot food which was a big mistake on my part. The fried chicken had a very hard crust and the chicken inside was dried out. The spaghetti and meatballs was just passable so I finished by sticking with the black beans and rice.

The buffet was $9.99 a person with their cans of diet coke were $3 so plus tax our bill came to $41.77 and we left a $9 tip.

Since last year there is a new owner, the price has gone up and the food value has gone down. Will be curious if it is still there when I go for glasses next year!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEaKiB5S8sA

Posted February 3, 2016 by greatmartin in REASTAURANTS, REVIEWS, Uncategorized

SMASHBURGER–RESTAURANT REVIEW   Leave a comment


It has been almost two years since I was last to a Smashburger Restaurant and the one I went  to has closed. There are now at least a dozen more different burger franchises in the area and yet wanting to go for a good burger we couldn’t think of one we wanted to go to and after a process of elimination because of easy parking we decided to go to this one.

I ordered the Classic Big Smash ($5.99)–a cheeseburger–and wasn’t asked how I wanted it cooked but as soon as I got it I knew it wouldn’t have made a difference as it lived up to the name of being smashed. It was too thin to be cooked any way but well done. I prefer my burgers thick and medium rare. Do I need to add that it was way too flat to fit within the bun?

I am known for ’cleaning my plate’ but for the first time I can remember I left almost half of the sweet potato fries ($2.29) in the basket.

In addition I had a fountain diet coke ($1.99) for my drink.

By the way they had the worst muzak coming in over their speakers and when I said something to the  employee they agreed!

My check came to $10.89. The bottom line is that if I want a good burger the way I like it I have to go to a full service restaurant and expect to pay between $12-14 just for the burger.

To end on a positive note the place was clean and bright.

SLIDESHOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Wh2oKO0e0&feature=youtu.be

Posted June 7, 2015 by greatmartin in REASTAURANTS

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