|Really rainy day in Olympia with my coworker and friend, Liz.|
|Here it is: "THE FRENCH DIP. Alder smoked beef and jack cheese served on a french roll with hales cream stout au jus."|
|Here's a view of the bread and beef. The beef is well done, probably not very juicy.|
The bread is about right for a French dip although may have been overly absorbent.
|Here's another view of the beef. From here it looks a bit dry.|
|A close-up of the jus (note the oil separated) and grilled vegetables: zucchinis, carrots, onions, peppers.|
|The good pickle.|
|Here it is half-eaten. You can see that I used up a LOT of the jus. So it was not enough. But jus is pretty easy|
to come by and I've never met a wait person (to this point) that is stingy or slow with supplemental jus.
Overall this is a pretty good dip. I give it a 4 on the scale of 0 to 5. The waitress here was really great and she even tried to sell us on dessert (at lunch) really early on. I took the second half to go. I didn't really notice the jack cheese. The bread was a 3 of 5. The jus, probably a 4+ of 5, and the meat was about a 4 of 5 although a bit dry. The pickle was good and it was nice to get grilled veggies on the side and real horseradish.
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