Eli, Eh: Taste

[restaurant review as IM chat]

Me: What do you think of eli zabar

James Felder: Zabar was never my thing. I used to go to EAT as a kid, and even being a spoiled rich kid, I thought back then “This is ridiculously overpriced” Zabar’s is a West Side Jew thing. I think I’ve been in there once in my life. Why?

Me: i went to eli’s a few weeks ago and thought it was overpriced

then the other day i was meeting someone at pearson’s bbq and it was closed for construction

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so we walked over to Eli’s Taste

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and had the salad bar

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which wasn’t outrageously expensive

but just ok*

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just wanted to know what you think

James Felder: Zabar’s I cannot explain. It’s a NY thing. Rich people eat there. It’s branding and convenience. I don’t know. I love Pearson’s. Their ribs and their texas links are great. If it’s closed for redos, try Mara’s downtown.

Me: cool i will

* Note: I say it was just ok, but looking at that picture I see a potato pancake and a knish. That was kind of special to see on a salad bar. They were as good as a potato pancake and a knish can be sitting on a salad bar all day. A cake caught my eye on the way out:

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We didn’t partake but it is impressive looking and I thought you should see it so you don’t think I’m a hot-headed critic. But back to Taste I won’t be running.

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