Lamb and beef with lettuce, tomato, red onion, tzatziki sauce, Greek pita. $13.50
Lazeez, San Francisco CA
The gyro meat tasted good, but it was really greasy. I like tender meat, but not necessarily glistening with fatty grease. They do give you plenty of it though. I would have appreciated more tzatziki for that amount of food.
Caromont Farms fresh chevre (cow, Virginia), Ubriaco aged in red wine (cow, Italy), Brescia taleggio (cow, Italy), pecorino Toscano stagionato (sheep, Italy), Castello d’Albola extra virgin olive oil, whipped local honey butter, red currant jam. Small $15
Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville VA
This cheese plate was decent – I liked the variety. But what really killed it for me was the service. Yes, the back restaurant felt a little stuffy and forced, but one of the servers was such a bitch! Seriously, I never use that word on my blog, but she 100% deserves that title. She surely knew how to completely ruin the guests’ experience! Coming from the Bay Area, we’re kinda spoiled when it comes to wine, food, and service but you would think that smaller wineries at less traveled AVA’s would place a great deal of importance on their customer service to assure return guests. This apparently isn’t the case at Barboursville Vineyards. It appears they have shitty service and don’t happen to care if you ever return!
Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC
This nibble was SO small that it was kinda comical that it came out on such a comparatively large glass platter. I guess it was tasty enough, but there wasn’t much of it to really grasp onto. Kinda left you hanging…