Monday, February 20, 2017

Prime Rib French Dip at Cle Elum, WA Swiftwater Winery Awarded 2 of 5 DeliciScore™ on 18th of February, 2017 by Eater Brian A. - Skip this one

Active Orderer French dip Situation

I was sitting at home minding my own business when I got a Facebook Messenger message from my friend Brian, simply the picture below (a French dip line item on a menu) and the statement, "I am debating skipping the aioli".  Our conversation and review follows.

Brian


 I am debating skipping the aioli


I jump into action and provide some coaching

Eric
Do skip it.
Or get it on the side at least.
Do not allow them to ****ing ruin your sandwich.
Not OK.
Where this is?
Had mayo  on this one:




















The French Dip Sandwich at West Seattle, WA's Shadowland Restaurant Awarded a 3 of 5 DeliciScore™ (Good) on this 14th day of January, 2017
The world's foremost expert on dipped sandwiches and jus.
frenchdips.appsjack.com
It was a creammeal.
"And back to this "creaminess" issue: you can see I had mayo on my finger; the problems had already started. "
Brian
I got the aioli.
You can't properly rate their offering if you alter it from the suggested form.
Eric
[expletive]
[expletive #2]
Rate it zero and walk away.
You're doomed.


His brother, Matt, joins in

Matt 
Mark it zero smokey
Jealous

Eric 
Looks good. Where?
Do Canadians have French Dips?
[Matt is going to Canada]
Brian 














Eric
Relieved you didn't get sweet potato fries.
[joking about my lack of joy for sweet potato fries and his love for them]
Brian
I axed. Sweet potato fries were not an option

Brian's Meal Arrives

Brian



































Eric
Take a "money shot" (dipped in hand close up. Jus-stained.
Thank God.
Nicely toasted. Meat is well.

Brian shares a money shot 


Brian






































Eric
Good. Cheddar?
Caramelized units, too. Cheese crispy or chewy?

Brian's Review

Brian
I would suggest that if you ever come here, you order something different.
Eric
Ha ha
What was wrong with it?
Brian 
Wow. Nosy
Eric
I have a need to know.
Brian 
The aioli was sub par. Not enough candied onions
Jus was bland
No option for sweet potato French fries.
Eric 
i see.
it was terrible.
Insufficient onion amount.
Bland jus.  Was the jus hot or thick?
Sweet potato fry failure.
sad!
very sad!
Brian 
Thin jus
You can't get 5 stars on the Ashbach CompuScore if you don't offer sweet potato fries.
Eric
thin is bad.
I see.
Narrows the field a great deal.  Sad!
It's wrong to associate sweet potato fries with French dip sandwiches.
Brian 
I'm not
It's not.
That would be like saying it's wrong to associate the sandwich with the jus
Eric
Hmmmm
wow
tying these three things together is wrong.
it's not okay.
the french dip sandwich is standalone and the sides don't really matter if the sandwich quality is high.  The pickle should suffice!!!

Brian
Jus is irrelevant to scoring
Eric
WHAT?!!!?!?!?!?!?
How could it be?  That is a very silly idea.
Brian
Come on

Conclusion

Friends don't let friends order French dip sandwiches pre-slathered with aoili.  It isn't okay and should be avoided.