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O.S.S. Review

Postby Fat.The.Gangster » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:25 pm

Kyle, I am wondering whether you enjoyed any of the sausages you tried at O.S.S? I ask because your review is very good at describing the technical aspects of the food, but is short on any opinion of its merits. The review seems positive overall, but without any evidence that you enjoyed the actual flavors of the food you tried, I am wondering whether you actually enjoyed your experience. I am honestly curious about people's experience at O.S.S. because they tend to vary widely.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:34 pm

That's a fair question.

The Swedish meatball sausage?
deliciously evocative of a plate of actual Swedish meatballs


Mushroom and Swiss?
Inside the snappy, grilled skin, the melted cheese amplifies the juiciness of the meat.


Alentejana?
with the pickled carrots and cauliflower, the scattered chunks of clam start to make a kind of sense.


Drunky Ducky?
compares very well to a similar sausage I had at the lauded Biker Jim's in Denver recently...worth trying while winter still hangs on


Banh mi?
topped with bright, crisp veggies... Eat this one fresh


Fundido?
the base sausage was excellent.


The Glarner?
a silky smooth veal kalberwurst with red cabbage, Swiss cheese and sweet-hot mustard -- all senses engaged, really exceptional.


Add to that:
a nicely charred smoked Polish... With a lively, appealing menu and the staff's charm offensive in full effect, O.S.S. stands a strong chance of beating the sausage odds.


If you're picking up on positivity in the review, but can't tell if I liked the food, I am honestly curious if you even read the review, or just the headline.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby gargantua » Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:47 pm

Maybe it's because you didn't mention anything making your mouth water. We take mouth-watering good food mighty serious in these parts!

The review did make me want to give them a try.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby Ninja » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:40 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:That's a fair question.

The Swedish meatball sausage?
deliciously evocative of a plate of actual Swedish meatballs


Mushroom and Swiss?
Inside the snappy, grilled skin, the melted cheese amplifies the juiciness of the meat.


Alentejana?
with the pickled carrots and cauliflower, the scattered chunks of clam start to make a kind of sense.


Drunky Ducky?
compares very well to a similar sausage I had at the lauded Biker Jim's in Denver recently...worth trying while winter still hangs on


Banh mi?
topped with bright, crisp veggies... Eat this one fresh


Fundido?
the base sausage was excellent.


The Glarner?
a silky smooth veal kalberwurst with red cabbage, Swiss cheese and sweet-hot mustard -- all senses engaged, really exceptional.


Add to that:
a nicely charred smoked Polish... With a lively, appealing menu and the staff's charm offensive in full effect, O.S.S. stands a strong chance of beating the sausage odds.


If you're picking up on positivity in the review, but can't tell if I liked the food, I am honestly curious if you even read the review, or just the headline.


I didn't read the review, but from your excerpts I would guess that you had some snappy, silky smooth, juicy sausages that compared well to a different sausage, made sense, had to be eaten fresh, had a solid base and evoked swedish meatballs.

Did they taste good though?
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby TheBookPolice » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:05 am

Yes. These sausages tasted good.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby Fat.The.Gangster » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:41 am

TheBookPolice wrote:Yes. These sausages tasted good.


See? That wasn't so hard.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:57 am

If that's the level of commentary you're looking for, may I suggest Yelp?
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby Fat.The.Gangster » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:35 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:If that's the level of commentary you're looking for, may I suggest Yelp?


You may suggest anything you like. I'd prefer an opinion.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby O.J. » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:46 pm

Come on, Kyle, just give him what he wants...

Homer: Really, the only word to describe it is :drools:
Lisa: Hmm. What's the English equivalent for :drools: I'd say ... transcendent.
Homer: How about groin-grabbingly transcendent?
Lisa: Uh ... I don't think so.
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Re: O.S.S. Review

Postby Kovalic » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:48 am

Was it toothsome, Kyle?

WAS IT TOOTHSOME?????

Geeze Louise!
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