Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Food Club Outing #1: Reminiscing on Pinetta's

Like a good patron, I called Pinetta's about 45 minutes before our arrival to let them know that 9 very hungry people were about to invade their premises and plunder their pantry. The woman I spoke to was very nice and accomodating. She even greeted us at the door, as we were there before the restaurant opened.

Pinetta's is located on Perkins by the underpass. It was dimly lit, but there was enough light to see all of the European decorations hanging on the wall: beer mugs, mirrors, a while flag used by the French, and wooden carvings. Suspiciously, there was a Dos Equis sign on the wall. Maybe this was to celebrate Spaniards invading and finally settling in Mexico. There was also a deer head, but it was hard to distinguish the exact origin of said deer. I thought it looked Swiss.

Pinetta's also plays European music, and we got caught up in a German drinking song. We only had water, tea and some soft drinks, but we managed to get drunk anyway.

Our waitress was very friendly. She was dressed all in black, which made her wraith-like in the dim light. That's how they do it in Europe.

It took a while for the food to come out, but we were able to entertain ourselves while waiting. And although the food finally came out an hour after our arrival, it was all worth the wait.

The menu consists of Italian, German and Turkish food. Almost everyone at our table had a different dish. I had the shrimp and non-magic mushrooms, Aaron had the shish kabobs, and Wild Wayne had the cannelloni. We also tried the lasagna and eggplant parmesan.

My food also came with green beans. I have to tell you, dear reader, that I truly, passionately despise all things green, as well as fungus, but this meal was delicious! Why, you ask, did I get something that I knew contained food that I did not like? I'm not sure. But it was tasty! I'd like to try something else the next time I go (and I will be going again), but the Scrimps and Shrooms are definitely worth trying.

Wayne was in charge of the bathrooms. Here's what he has to say on this topic:

"I have recently been initiated into a new club. We are elite; We are professional; We are the Tanory Tantrum Food Club. As a member of the food club, I have been given the task of reporting on the conditions of the batrooms of our food club extravagandas. Today, we ventured to eat at a restuarant called Pinetta's. The food was great, but now to why I am blogging, the bathrooms.

"The first thing you notice about the bathroom is its size. It' a small to medium sized relieval area. There's one toilet, one sink, a towel rack, and a mirror. So, you have privacy. There are no stalls, it's kinda like home. The smell of the bathroom was kinda neutral, wasn't really pleasant or really stinky. Now, the towel rack. I really dont like to wipe my hands on a towel that is pulled through a rack. Yeah, no throw aways. Last but not least, the toilet paper. In my opinion this is one the five make or break criterias. The toilet paper was soft, which makes for a pleasant wipe. All in All, I give it 7 out of 10 for a bathroom."


In conclusion, I'm very satisfied with our first Food Outing, and I think we should do it again! I give Pinetta's an 8 out of 10.

1 comment:

Ashanti said...

I love to see all these things.Need to eat more.
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