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Ketteract
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/05/03 12:54:24 (permalink)
Gave Elmwood Pizza & Grinders another shot today.  Second visit in two years.
 
Uh. Nope.
 

 
Look, I know that you're not using top cuts of beef for a steak-and-cheese, but it shouldn't look like, or have the texture of, something that came from a factory.  
 
Just as bad was their "chicken" soup.
 

 
This was the first time I'd ever been served chicken soup with processed chicken - a spongy nightmare with an orange crust that made me think it was originally supposed to be some kind of "buffalo chicken" product.
 
Compare to Corner Grinder's soup, which is practically an art form.
 

 
Oof.  Hope I do better next time.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/05/03 13:13:10 (permalink)
I feel your pain.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/05/03 14:09:17 (permalink)
Steak sandwich "looks" terrible!!!!
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/05/03 15:34:01 (permalink)
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Steak sandwich "looks" terrible!!!!


I agree.  especially to a guy that grew up in Philly 
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/05/03 19:20:58 (permalink)
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leethebard
Steak sandwich "looks" terrible!!!!


I agree.  especially to a guy that grew up in Philly 


Look like steakums(yuck!)
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/08/08 21:47:00 (permalink)
Corner Grinder is dead... well, for all intents and purposes. I went in there for lunch today and learned that the family had sold it. Unfamiliar faces behind the counter, which confused another patron who came in and flat-out asked if this was still Corner Grinder.
 
Their house pizza, with sausage, spinach, and potato, seemed to have the same ingredients, but the pie from which my slice was taken was waaaaaay overboard on the spinach, to the point where that was all I tasted while eating it. Had never seen that before.
 
The worst part was that, when I went up to pay, the guy tending the cash register trash-talked the original owners, claiming that they had not been doing a good job, and that customers had stated the food had gotten better since new management came in. I found that hard to believe, since the way the food had been before was precisely how I'd fallen in love with the place, but regardless, I considered it exceedingly bad form to badmouth the family that had started it all decades ago. That, combined with the odd pizza, ensured that I'd had my last meal there.  
 
First Maple, then Corner... Franklin Giant Grinder is now the only legit old-school grinder place left in Hartford. They were also the first of the lot, starting in 1964. I find this appropriate. And I will make sure to stop there at least a few more times, before it's too late.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/08/08 23:26:34 (permalink)
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The worst part was that, when I went up to pay, the guy tending the cash register trash-talked the original owners, claiming that they had not been doing a good job, and that customers had stated the food had gotten better since new management came in. I found that hard to believe, since the way the food had been before was precisely how I'd fallen in love with the place, but regardless, I considered it exceedingly bad form to badmouth the family that had started it all decades ago.

Toto, you're not in the Midwest anymore.
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/08/10 14:37:36 (permalink)
I felt compelled to check in on Franklin Giant Grinder today.  Had a bad moment when I saw they had new signage...
 

 

 
...but it turned out I had nothing to worry about.
 

 
Still the best chicken cutlet in the state, better even than Wethersfield Pizza House for sheer flavor, in my opinion.  Something about the breading.  Or the oil.  Or the oil and the breading.
 

 

 
I may have misspoken, however, when I said Franklin was the only one left.  DiBacco's just down the street also does fine grinders, but, unlike Franklin, they're also known for their home cooking in general.  
post edited by Ketteract - 2018/08/10 14:39:21
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/08/11 16:52:48 (permalink)
But what about the switch from Coke to Pepsi?
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Re: Connecticut grinders 2018/08/11 17:24:13 (permalink)
cavandre
But what about the switch from Coke to Pepsi?


That's horrible!
 
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