December 29, 2010

Update - 13.5% Wine Bar

December 29, 2010
We would like to give a Stephen Colbert-style "wag of the finger" to the relatively-new 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden.  At the time of our initial review, shortly after the restaurants grand opening in July 2009, we had nothing but praise for both the food and drink.  However, while the wine selection continues to impress, the food menu has taken a turn for the worse.

I certainly would not say that the food there is bad.  Not at all.  Rather, the latest round of menu items just do not really seem to arouse our interest.  Since the restaurant's recruitment of a new chef, the menu has been inconsistent, with the eventual removal of many of our favorites, including the Mac & Cheese and all of the Paninis.

During the overly-referenced "Snowmageddon" in February, we Hampdenites passed the time and kept warm by lounging on their couches with a nice glass of wine and a grilled panini.  If we get another big storm this winter, I don't know what we'll do!  At least McCabe's will be open this year...

13.5, we plead to you, bring back the old menu!  Or at least as much of it as you can!

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