Posted by Foobooz on October 29th, 2007
Are all Belgians a bit crazy? This is from Joe Sixpack’s recent post about dining at Zot.
The waitstaff is just plain weird (one server said he was forbidden to fill our water glasses more than halfway) and the policies are idiotic (you WILL eat the frites). I could live with that, but the bad news is the food has taken a tumble. The first time I ate here, I thought the mussels mightâ€™ve been the best I had outside of Normandy. Big, succulent, full of flavor. Last night they were just pathetic – tiny, overcooked and uninspired. Some of the other dishes (risotto) were lame, but man, if you canâ€™t get the mussels right in a Belgian restaurantâ€¦ At first I thought it mightâ€™ve been an off night, but later I ran into a friend who told me heâ€™d given up on the place after two bad meals in recent weeks. Sad.
Old City Joints [Joe Sixpack]
122 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA