Okay, I am not one to blast a restaurant, I always try to find something good to talk about, this isn't one of those reviews. It was warm out when we decided to go to Chalkboard and when we stepped inside I think it was hotter inside than outside. You would think with all the money they put into the place air conditioning would have worked itself in there somewhere. I don't mind sweating if it is for some good food, at this point I had my doubts but I was still optimistic.
We sat down and our waiter came over and took our drink order and as he was walking away he said "oh yah we only have one salmon salad left so if you want it you better order it now". It is 6ish on a Friday how are you out of anything already? There was a tiny chalkboard over the doorway with about five main courses on it, this is when I started thinking what have we done. When we were ordering the kitchen door opened up and you heard the cook say we only have two turkey left. So let me get this straight you have five main courses and two are gone already? Hmmmmm... Whatever we are here and we are going to try it. My wife got the shrimp scampi pasta and everyone else got the pulled pork sandwiches, I also got a side salad with my sandwich. This is where my patience and optimism ends for this story. My salad come out and it is very tiny ($4) and I can not mix the dressing around without the salad falling on the table because the plate was so small, so I just dumped the dressing on top. First off it is salad from a bag and when I get to the bottom of the dish there was a green/brown slime under the lettuce. It was frozen and thawed, I know this because I have done it accidently at home, frozen lettuce that is thawed out turns into a goo. I told the waiter and he said they would take it off the bill, no sorry or anything, then he asked me if I wanted another, nope not at all.
Our mains came out and I will start with the wives dish, five shrimp on some pasta, done. Nothing else, oh wait there was a single basil leaf on top, the pasta was so bland, no salt in the pasta water at all. All I could taste when I tried her pasta was oil and onions. Why onions in a scampi dish, beats me. The shrimp my wife said were ok, but I didn't try them being that there were only five ($11). The pulled pork sandwiches were ok on the flavor but way too much sauce on them. The sandwiches were so sauced up the bun fell apart, they could have somewhat avoided this by toasting the bun first. After a few bites all I was getting was fat and soggy bun so I was done with that. The sandwich came with a side of a half ear of corn, how can you screw up corn? They did, dry and tasteless corn which tasted like it has been left out under a heat lamp all day. I just don't get how you make corn so bad it is so simple.
After all this we decided to leave and get some pizza at a local pizza place. We paid more than we wanted to that night just because we paid for two dinners. The best part of the night my friend introduced me to a pizza place I didn't know about that had awesome pizza. When we got home I posted on their Facebook page about how bad the dinner was, it got deleted and I got banned from the page. There was no hey sorry about the food, nothing, just delete and ban. Most restaurants start out great and fade off because they can't afford the quality of food after awhile in a small town. This place just decided they would just start off that way. I wish someone would give me some money to open a place I could cook better with my eyes closed.
Look, I didn't go there expecting five star food, all I wanted was someplace close that I could get some quality comfort food. I really didn't expect to be eating pizza by the end of the night. In my opinion I wouldn't ever recommend someone to eat here, save your money and cook yourself. Needless to say this place did surprise me just not how I wanted to be surprised.