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Dempsey's Burger Pub

My wife and I went to Dempsey’s tonight for dinner and were greatly disappointed.

We really looked forward to the “Classic” and lentil burgers based on the high praise they received in the reviews in Lawrence.com. Additionally, we were anxious to try the French fried sweet potato, also highly praised.

There was nothing “classic” about the burger. It was about one-third of a pound of tasteless grease covered with a slice of Vermont cheddar cheese, which added nothing. Onion, lettuce, and tomato were not options nor offered unlike the classic burgers of the 40’s and 50’s. Finally, both burgers were excessively salty. It is no exaggeration to say Sonic and Wendy’s serve better burgers.

The sweet potato was coated with cinnamon which we I found unpleasant and weird.

The flavor of the pickles served with each burger was odd, at best.

Neither of us ate more than half of our burgers and left the remains on the table.

We will return, however, to try the falafel burger

The beer selection is terrific.

December 20, 2009 at 11:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Paisano's Ristorante

Last Saturday was the third time we ate at the Paisano's in Lawrence. The first time I had eggplant parmesan. The taste was acceptable but there was only a wafer size slice of eggplant and a ton of cheese. The whole thing was mostly goo.
The second time I had spaghetti and meatballs which was good.
Saturday I had seafood ravioli. It was filled with a seafood paste of some sort with tough, chewy, small cocktail shrimp. The $14.95
price was outrageous for what I got. This is the most surprising part. On a hunch, I asked the waitress if the ravioli was frozen. She acknowledge it was but it was imported from Italy. Fourteen bucks for a frozen dinner!!! My wife ordered margarita pizza. Despite the menu's description of the pizza as crispy Neapolitan style, the crust was soggy and the overall taste was bland. The crust was similarly frozen (also confirmed by the waitress). But, according the waitress "they (cooks) put the ingredients on". $13.95 for a pizza which was not as good as Jeno's. You're better off getting your Italian dinner from the frozen food case at a grocery store. Brad B. Lawrence

April 3, 2006 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )