ALBANY, NY — Different restaurants react to negative reniews in different ways.
Cheryl Clark, the free-lancer who writes restaurant reviews for the Times Union, ripped the beef stew at Stout, one of several beer-centric establishments mentioned in a group review on Sunday.
Specifically, she wrote:
The what-the-hell moment came with the Irish stew ($4.95), a hollowed out dried bread bowl filled with massive chunks of potatoes and tortilla chips, flavored with so much dried tarragon someone must have accidentally dropped the shaker into the pot. The mystery lay in how meat floating in that much thick liquid could be so dry it took two sips of beer per bite to choke it down.
The attached photo of Stout’s exterior bulletin board shows the restaurant’s unusual response.