Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Steak is just a Steak

When Pappo first opened, it brought an edge to the Alameda restaurant scene. The place was cool, hip and the food was better than other places around town. Now, the place is empty and lacks character. I ate dinner here last week after work. The restaurant was sparse. Not many patrons were dining.


The menu list also lacked luster. There was no spark that would capture one's attention on the food. Even though the dining room is still the same, something is missing. I can't pinpoint what it is, but there is no life in the room. The place now seems like a regular joint and no longer stands out. The bright star that once shined, is now dim. The edge in the food is gone; a steak is just a steak.


The aesthetics of the dining room is great, but the food needs to express itself. The owner needs to come back to the kitchen and bring the magic.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. I've never really cared for their menu, and it's sad to see it's even worse now. The space will be great for the next restaurant that moves in. There's no reason that place doesn't pull a lot of business with the movie theater right across the street.

Anonymous said...

fuck off

Anonymous said...

fuck off