Monday, September 7, 2009

Friday's Case Study #1: Logan Tavern

I am happy to introduce the first of what I hope will be many Friday's Case Studies. This is where Mike and I highlight a restaurant that embodies the very essence of what we call Friday's with Cilantro.

Focus: Logan Tavern
Location: 1423 P Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

Signs pointing to Friday's with Cilantro status:
1. Patrons in the queue hang out on the sidewalk and don't move when you are trying to get by walking your unbelieveably cute dog;

2. Fusion food offering: Try their "Orange-Pepper Crispy" calamari. Paired with what Logan describes as an Asian dipping sauce (more like citrus goop), presented in a Chinese take-out box and served with chopsticks. Are you kidding me? What the hell is Asian about fried calamari?

3. Standing room only for brunch. Read: Young, trendy and annoying patrons wearing their Sunday best. Bragging rights for the Georgetown u-grad with the largest sunglasses.

4. Is one of four affiliated restaurants -- all are equally bad (see picture above).

5. Grossly overpriced.

1 comment:

  1. I tend to agree with all of your points EXCEPT point number 4. Well, sort-of... Grillfish has one of the best blackened salmon Caesar salads I've had (OK... the Caesar dressing is not "classic" but still not a creamy goop - and is quite tangy - but the blackening wins it!). And the Heights has one of my favorite cocktails - made with blood orange juice, which I could live off of...

    But yes, overpriced for what they serve. I think they are trying to be something they are not.

    Just playing devil's advocate, xtina!