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Thursday, January 31, 2008

A walk through Chalk

I met up last week with Chalk pastry chef Summer Genetti of Mount Lookout for an upcoming profile in the Hometown Enquirer edition. Manager Bryant Phillips was kind enough to give me the grand tour of Covington's latest foodie gem, which I now present to readers of the Foodie Blog. Click on an image to see a larger-resolution version.


at 2:57 AM Anonymous Rich said...

A. I ate at Chalk a few days ago. The food was nothing special (uninspired is the word that comes to mind) and our spacey server was below mediocre.

B. The interior is little changed from Pho, just a few trimmings (ie, they didn't want to put any money into it).

C. The menu itself is just corny (cow 1, cow 2 etc). It's very amatuerish, like it was thrown together by a bunch of kids (Hey gang, let's all run a restaurant!).

D. The chalk board with all of the 'wacky' writting is roll-your-eyes goofy. It's so unsubtle and shows that they are and trying way too hard to be cutsy-poo. I haven't seen anything like this since I went to Buster T. Browns when I was like 8 years old.

at 1:51 PM Blogger Rachel said...

I never went to Pho, so I can't say what has and hasn't changed, but I found the decor to be very intimate and pleasant. I especially loved all the great artwork on the walls and the atmosphere.

My husband and I plan to have dinner there soon, but I did get to sample some of Summer's awesome cupcakes. They were simply divine.

at 6:19 PM Anonymous Chad Edward said...

Rich, what did you order?

I posted my opinion at www.chadedward.us

at 3:47 PM Anonymous Kurt Kline said...

Dude, I loved Buster T Browns. It just lost all pizazz when it became the Old Spaghetti Factory. Bring back restaurants with train cars inside.

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