|Re: "Disappointing any way you spell it: Beer cant get no respect not even at the new 1410 Bier Market," by Janet McMahen and Don Tse, Food, May 19-25, 2005.
As a Fast Forward reader, I was very disappointed to see the headline for the review of 1410 Bier Market on 17th Avenue by "critic" Janet McMahen. First as a person in the neighbourhood or should I spell it neighborhood, as text seems to be their thing? We along with numerous friends who live and work in the area have been often to 1410 since they opened, and have to say we think the food, ambience and mostly staff are great.
It seems odd that she, along with Don Tse, had a meal, albeit not "fine dining," and they are hung up on a few spelling mistakes? (P.S. Have they been to the Owls Nest? Have a look, dears, theres a spelling mistake in their menu, too.) But I'm certain they would find something wrong there with parking or the waiters shoes!
The mussels they mention we have enjoyed a few times and they are a great portion and taste for $7.99 (by the way, we had to go to Golden Acres Garden Center today and ate at Denny's did you know a Grand Slam Breakfast is now $8? still just as fancy as it was in 1972!).
As for melting his poor fingers next time be nice and the staff will remove the lid, as they always have for us. Apparently the small Yorkshires were delicious? But not delicious enough to move Janet to say anything nice in a headline?
The pasta selection they mention is, of course, slammed by her attempt at wit "dislocated elbow pasta." Has this woman ever seen the array of pasta noodles created? Our guess is no she would find Italy too disappointing as well.
The gist of her review as she dined seemed good, yet Janet, along with Don, should possibly be hired to "spell check" things around the city as they are becoming too bitter to enjoy a day out for some fun, casual food. As they have put so much thought into their review they continue to disappoint us in the Uptown 17 Area!
P.S. As for the garage doors they were added after they opened, and for some "non-smokers" who dine with smoking friends, it was a nice addition to give some air to the space. Even before it was not as smoky as some places can get. Yes, they had not finished the trim, but possibly Janet and Don should travel with renovation supplies if they want every "façade" to meet their fancy?