Overall impression? We weren’t impressed, but it “wasn’t bad”
Here, I want to introduce the new Lucky Taste Buds rating system. As most of us have learned from the current economy – numbers matter. Inspired by Iron Chef’s rating system, I’ve added “value” and “ambiance.” Rated on a scale from 1-5 with 5 being highest, 3 would be considered average.
Originality: 3 (no surprises here)
Value: 2 (you could find better deals for sure)
Cooked to medium rare and chilled, roasted poblano, grilled corn, black beans,
queso fresco, red onion, tortilla strips, tomato and cilantro lime dressing
Cons: Mainly a giant bowl of leaves. Very little corn & bean mix. Mainly tortilla strips that dominated the bowl. Poor value for money I would say.
Soy glazed Atlantic salmon, mizuna lettuce, red and yellow bell pepper, red
onion and wasabi mayonnaise on sesame brioche
Pros: The yummy soy glaze & buttery toasted bun. Nick liked the fries, apparently it tasted like the fries they serve over at McD’s.
Cons: Sadly, the salmon patty was disappointing. Not only was it dry on the inside and rather flavorless, the outside was strangely crunchy (i.e. Drying out after being pan-fried). Nick and I felt like we could make a better salmon patty using canned salmon, which we’re positive was what Fox & Obel used to create our burger.
For the menu, hit up: http://www.fox-obel.com/cafe/fo_webmenu_june08.pdf