Here is the context of the my experience: At least twice a month a small group of my girlfriends and I, like to try out a new restaurant, a new gallery opening…a new SOMETHING we haven’t attended before.This weekend we decided to do a mix of the Johnnie Walker event on the beach and Second Saturdays in Wynwood.
As my phone is surgically attached to my hand, I took a second to tweet about how our 45 minute wait
Now at this point, we are starting to throw out other suggestions of where to go. In a last ditch effort to salvage the night, (for two reasons: a) It was my idea and b) I really wanted to love this place) I went to the hostess seeing that there were SEVERAL empty tables outside (two of which had been empty since I arrived). Those who know me know, I am the calmest person in most situations. I just want to resolve issues and keep the party going. I don’t understand why Stephanie just wouldn’t let my night be great. She was openly dismissive and rude, actually turning around in the middle of my question about the empty tables outside saying “That’s why it’s best to have a reservation”….. Oh ok.
At this point I will fast forward to the food… it was ok. If I had never had shrimp and grits (and tepid grits at that), I might have been more impressed. The mac and cheese.. was just that. The fried chicken was comparable to Publix… *sigh* (Edit: Reny has advised me that the chicken was really good, so I must have a great Publix). I will say the Love Jones cocktail was refreshing… yep that’s all I got. Oh wait, they loved the cornbread-less collard greens too. Woot! Woot!
Now I’m sure you are expecting me to bash the service, but aside from Steph, we had a great experience. For it being her
With all that being said, would I go back? Maybe for a drink, maybe after they work out the kinks, maybe maybe maybe. I like to support black business (It’s cliche but true) and I want them to succeed. But when there are places like Yardbird Southern Table just across the bridge, they can’t rest on their laurels (especially when they don’t have them as yet)… no matter how many members of the Heat franchise stop by.
Sidenote: Tracy Mourning looks AMAZING every time I see her.
Ok I have been trying to get the paragraphs to look right for 10 minutes… I give up. *publishing post*