My first full-length restaurant review is in the books, people. And it feels… weird.
When a chef’s resume reads like a broken record player, it might be time to shake things up rather than do a same-old, same-old sort of deal in a new location. But hey, that’s just my opinion. And usually nobody asks for it. But this time, someone was actually paying good money for my opinion, so I got to tell folks about it. My first filling-in-for-the-recently-departed-for-California-Scott-Reitz-critic-style-review is up on the Dallas Observer’s Food and Drink blog. And it’s about a restaurant with a lot of head shaking history. One that delivers more on drama than deliciousness, much to my disappointment. There’s nothing wrong with Nosh. And there were quite a few things I enjoyed, in fact. Killer appetizers like falafel balls, smoked salmon-topped latkes and eggplant with marguez sausage. But there were far too many things that made it so bland as an experience overall, from a nearly tasteless cocktail to a soggy, shapeless bread pudding, that I can’t understand why a chef like Samuel would keep so much the same.
Read my official review over on the Observer’s blog, and definitely head over to Nosh 3.0 to see if you agree with me or if you think Chef Samuel is doing his best work out there in North Dallas. I’d love to hear what you have to say.
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