Friday, February 29, 2008

Time to call it quits?

St. James
733 Bridge N.W., just west of downtown.
held in the (former school) gym
Click here for map

Date of visit: February 15

Parking: parking lot or on street; somewhat challenging

Cost: $8.00 for adults

Wait: less than 10 minutes at 6:30

Tables: we were able to get a table for our entire group

Gambling opportunities: 50/50 raffle

Styrofoam plates and plastic cutlery


  • redskin new potatos
  • free state highway maps, courtesy of Rep. Michael Sax
Maybe it's because we got there on the late side, but except for the redskins, which were quite good, the offerings were okay, but not extraordinary. Maybe it was because it was set up buffet style. The baked haddock was better than the fried, probably because baked fish survives swimming in a serving container better than fried, which was soggy and tired. The macaroni and cheese was scary.

The dinner was held in the gym of the now closed St. James Catholic School, and perhaps that was the reason it felt so lethargic. It just didn't feel like a "live" place.

Would we return? Probably not.

Areas for improvement: fish, mac & cheese, atmosphere

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