Saturday, February 17, 2007

Rochester dining

The past two weeks have been spent in Rochester, NH. Two weeks ago was Wild Willy's, the burger joint. Last week was the fairly new Fat Tony's, two doors down and by the same owner as Slim Tex's.

Wild Willy's was a mixed bag. Mycroft loved his burger, and recommends skipping the sides and going straight for two burgers. This assessment is pretty fair - the sides, although filled with great promise, were terrifyingly greasy.

Hot Sauce! the sauce not the Mover at Wild Willy's in Rochester, NH

See? don't those onion rings look great? Hand breaded, very thin, cornmeal . . . they remind me of Wheelies, when it was Wheelies, in Newmarket. But these beautiful looking onion rings were soaked in oil. No good. Ditto the hand cut Maine potato french fries.

onion rings and fries

Solid's bbq, bacon, and pickle burger:

bbq sauce, bacon, and pickle burger

Zeus had grilled cheese, which I believe was also greasy. Mycroft had the chili burger. Here is my green chile cheese burger - I was soooooo happy to see this on the menu, and it was pretty good. The green chiles needed to be roasted longer.

chile cheese burger

On to Fat Tony's. I'm only going to provide this single picture of fried ravioli, a. because it was dark in there and the pictures didn't turn out well, but also b. because we did not like the food and there is no need to reproduce bad and bad looking food.

Fried raviolis

The menu was painfully stereotypical, the bread was crap, the lasagna on my plate was filled with a horrible quantity of green bell peppers cooked to death, the alfredo tasted like broccoli - and on and on with similar complaints. It wasn't a complete disaster, but it wasn't good. As Solids said as we were leaving, "I don't think we'll be coming back here anytime soon."

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