Monday, December 31, 2007

Had dinner with friends tonight at
Carmen's Cafe in Brookside

to celebrate the end of a great year...

The food was very good, very rich and creamy.
The location is cozy and bustling, and pleasant.
A good break from the 'chains' we so frequently hit in the suburbs.
Brookside’s only Italian restaurant is enormously popular; it’s dark, cool, romantic and, best of all, inexpensive. Garlic is a key ingredient in most of Carmen’s dishes (if you don’t like the sexy herb, stay home), particularly the signature chicken spiedini drenched in garlic butter. The best pasta dishes are cream-laden choices such as a fettuccine di mare, loaded with seafood and a decadent Alfredo.
- Charles Ferruzza

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