Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Earls (Crossroads)

On my first day of work, a few team members took me to Earls for a welcoming lunch. I wanted something light, so I opted for the pecan chicken spinach salad ($16.50). The ingredient list sounded very appetizing with "warm bacon, brie, dried cherries, baby spinach, julienne apples and carrots, candied pecans, maple pecan vinaigrette, and pecan and porcini mushroom crusted chicken".

Well this salad was nothing like what one would expect from the description. The bacon bits were dry, flavourless and definitely not warm. There were only a couple blotches of brie, a few dried cherries, and maybe 10 tiny apple and carrot shreds in the salad. The maple pecan vinaigrette was neither visible nor detectable in any way. The candied pecans were not really sweet and came in very scant quantities as well. However, there was a lot of baby spinach and fried chicken. The chicken meat was dry, as was the fried skin that tasted nothing like pecan or porcini mushroom. I have never been a fan of Earls, and this experience certainly didn't change that.

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pyaria on December 26, 2012 12:20 am said...

Earls is pretty bad, eh?
Milestones is quite consistently decent, I think, but Cactus Club isn't really good either.

I wonder which of the three has the skimpiest uniforms for their waitresses...

krispy on December 27, 2012 10:29 pm said...

@pyaria: Yep Earls is probably my least favourite chain. Milestones is alright, and you left out Moxie's! I like the Moxie's in Vancouver, but the one I went to in Edmonton was not that great.

Skimpiest uniforms? Can't say I've paid much attention to that :P

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