These were the culprits…
…and this was the haiku:
Gummy ganoush plus
Rock hard “Athens” fries equals
That resulted in ELV’s lifetime banishment (as of last night via a Facebook communication) from Paymon Raouf’s Mediterranean restaurants around town.
Facebook protocol prevents us from publishing the actual communication (because, if we’re being politically correct about these things, it was sent to us “personally” — instead of being posted on our “wall” — as were a few other nasty-grams from Paymon’s friends and family) — the gist of which were: You’re a fat piece of rancid headcheese who needs to get a real job.
They apparently forgot about the time I actually praised his other restaurant.
And not fer nuthin’…the fries were rock hard, and had clearly spent an hour or so under a heat lamp before being served, and the baba ganoush was gummy, not-very-smoky and under-seasoned to boot.
But at least the dolmas were warmed-over and bland.