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STIX Restaurant Review

12/16/2007 04:49:00 PM
I first blogged about STIX in October (here) right before it opened. Well the reviews are in and apparently the place is not so good. The owners of 33 who opened this place up in Bomboa's former space seem to have missed the target. Here is an excerpt from the Globe review from this weekend.

Unfortunately, these $9 signature plates were our least favorite part of the meal. The shrimp on the Thai coconut lime skewers was overcooked and accompanied by a cloying lime-pineapple-sesame chutney. The tuna sashimi on ginger mango skewers had an already-been-chewed texture, and the portobello mushrooms on garlic-herb skewers left a bitter, burnt taste in our mouths.

To the owners of this new restaurant, if you're reading I have a few tips for you:

I already complained previously in my other blog entry (here) that $9 for three sticks is WAY overpriced. You also shouldn't force diners to purchase three of one thing per order. Price your yakitori (if you can call it that) at $1.50-$2 a stick and let us mix and match - one stick at a time.

You might also want to have a talk with your chefs. That little excerpt above from the Globe was descriptive enough to make me throw up a little in my mouth.

The one good thing about the review? Apparently there's lots of women there:

There were so many women there - almost all with long, straight, salon-fresh hair, tight dresses, and high heels - that one of my dining companions took it upon himself to count: 35 women and 7 men. Not a bad ratio for a guy on the lookout.

Click (here) to read the Globe article for yourself.

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2 Response to "STIX Restaurant Review"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Katie Johnston Chase is a hack and has no qualifications as a food critic. As a writer, I get it. She has written about DNA, iPods, and theatre reviews that have been so off base they have been blogged about with titles such as "criticizing the critic" and deemed "the Globe's hapless reviewer". She has said that the Cheesecake Factory is better than Beehive, claims "Icarus falls short", and that the Aquitaine Group should have paid more attention to the food at Gaslight than to the decor. Of course her bio for The Globe's Flipside states that "Katie Johnston Chase likes dive bars, old country music, and pop art that has something to say." maybe the reason she can't seem to enjoy a meal at any of Bostons finer restaurants is because they don't reek of stale beer and cigarettes.

    Her reckless reviews aside, I thought the food at Stix was extremely good. I've dined at French Laundry, James Beard House, Ducasse', etc. it doesn't make me an expert, but at least I have something to compare my experience too. I have recommended Stix to a few friends all ready as a fun date place with a cool twist and the food being VERY well prepared.

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