Monday, March 28, 2011

Gossip About Gossip

Gossip is a new "Irish pub" located on the west side, once you walk inside this elegant bar, eat their amazing dishes and wrack your brain for Trivia you'll realize there's is nothing pubby about it.
More of a restaurant than a pub, Gossip is decorated beautifully. Sit at the bar for a few drinks or have a party up to 175 people in the back room, either way this bar has a wonderful atmosphere for parties or just a quick drink.
Thank god they weren't showing "Gossip Girl" on the televisions inside the restaurant but it was a little weird that they chose to play sitcoms on the dining room televisions. You'd think they'd have some kind of sports displayed on the screens.
Finally, the food. At Gossip you can order anything from Nachos, to a mini cordon bleu, to Panko crusted pork medallions. And for all the vegan's out there, they make a delicious Black Bean Burger with chipotle mayonnaise that tastes as good as a real burger for only $9.
To start off, we ordered the spinach artichoke dip ($10). Somewhat of a connoisseur of artichoke dip, myself, I found this dip to be extremely satisfying. Dip into this creamy spinach concoction and you'll forget all about your dinner.
For the main course I ordered the pork medallions and wasn't informed that they were out of them until 5 minutes before half of my table got their food. How do you run out of pork at a restaurant? Yes, there were 15 of us, but I didn't like that they brought our food out in waves. It was my sister's birthday and she didn't get her plate until half the table had finished their food. I was kind of surprised at this hiccup in their service.
The service proved to be an issue for other customers as well. "I don't know how they do it, but as soon as you say one thing POW! The waitress disappears. We tried "And..." It didn't work. We tried, HOLD IT! Didn't work. As soon as the food or drink came, they ran away," explains Mykel Harris, 21.
Anyway, I made a rush decision and chose the Philly Cheese Steak Wrap, complete with real slices of steak, onions, peppers, and cheese. It tasted pretty good for $11, but it wasn't what I really had my heart set on.

1 comment:

  1. I accidently read these out of order. I think the newer one with the pics is stronger, in no small part because of the pics. Visuals are really important on blogs. Also - let's think about a way for you to incorporate some links! B