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One of the most popular dishes, I'm told, is the braised brisket meat loaf, a compact brick of tender shredded beef, crisped up on the stove and topped with sautéed garlic and garlic chives. A silken, sugary sweet potato purée that could have been served for dessert arrives alongside, though I would have preferred a dollop of that tangy piquillo ketchup.
Speaking of dessert...
On second thought, let's not. Oh, but we must. So here goes. Desserts consist of sundaes and minipies. The former includes something called "The Binge." It sounds tantalizing: a mélange of pecan-praline and cinnamon ice creams, salted caramel, white-chocolate-chip cookie dough, chocolate-covered pretzels, and unpitted(!) cherries. In real life, though, it's just a bowl of cold, melty white stuff with no single discernible flavor.
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There was lots of gooey but more phooey than ooey in the Chocolate Ooey Gooey pie, a sea of undistinguished molten chocolate inside a burnt Oreo cookie crust that had to be pried out of its tinfoil container with a crowbar. Even slices of caramelized banana and a squirt of peanut butter mousse couldn't keep it from becoming impossibly cloying after only a few bites.
So the rebels have yet to achieve total victory. But while staid, smug, entitled Bocans may turn up their noses and sniff "Let them eat cake," the happy subversives at Rebel House get out the spray paint and bullhorn and shout, "Let them eat pork-belly tater tots and foie gras French toast, Wagyu bone marrow, and fried chicken with candied-bacon syrup!"
This is one rebellion you will want to join.
Does the writer know that both of Saperstein's "highly regarded" other restaurants were shut down this year for food temperature violations?
Nancy and Jacqui, if you've been to The Rebel House, we'd love for you to review it on Voice Places (powered by the New Times): http://www.voiceplaces.com/rebel-house-broward-palm-beach-7178375-l/
You can tell that Barton is gone. A full Citara review without the words fuck or shit? Seems impossible.
@Rodney No, it's just chock full of generalizations and insults to whole groups of people in the name of acting "hip." Pretty standard Citara, actually.