Date registered: May 30, 2011
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I went to Leanna's Bakery. Total total mistake! Made reservations the day before as I thought it would be really crowded with a big feed. The place was empty with skeleton staff and...LEFTOVERS!!! Charged the usual price though. At lunch time no less. And they said if we wanted turkey we would need to wait til 3 as it was still cooking. I dont fault the owner for taking off Christmas Day, but I do fault them for telling the workers, who would obviously rather be off, to work instead. Why does it take 30 minutes to even get a cup of coffee? It was embarrassing for me as I took guests there and once there, what could be done? A total disaster and I advise against it, as much as I have supported them in the past.
Having read the wonderful 5 star reviews of this place I went with hopes of being able to verify why others gave this joint 5 stars. i cannot write a 5 star review about Safari so I will write my experience and leave off any stars. We went at lunch time on a Wednesday. The place was empty. We ordered appetizers. Drinks? I'll have ice lemon tea. Sorry, no have. The soda with rose syrup was wonderful. Appetizers came. Why do places like this combine local food and still call it foreign? Eggplant with chili using the same chili relish type of sauce found in local places. Hummus, ok but still nothing to write home about. The yogurt with cucumber and garlic. I hate runny yogurt because it hasn't been given time to set. Safari has runny yogurt. Falafel balls were tasty, no problem there. Ordered up my main dish. I ordered spicy chicken and a side of roast potatoes. My friend ordered the moussaka. His came. Why is it cold? Why does it taste like bad spaghetti bolognaise? The potatoes come. Er, its no different from the potatoes on the street rolled in la jiao. What's going on here? The waitress returns, sorry no spicy chicken. maybe you can try the fasolya. Ok, I'll have that. She returns, sorry no fasolya, maybe you can try... at this point my anger flashed. And where is the owner? Oh he comes later. Maybe true maybe not, who can you believe? Who can say for sure in this unpredictable place. 5 stars? That will be the day.
I'm sorry but Mike, your pizza is shit which is pretty funny. Didn't you manage a pizza place for 2 years in Las Vegas? Good old Chengdu, where so little is expected and where giving so little gets acclaim. And Mike, aren't you Elvis? Hmmmmmm........