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September 25, 2010

Grano reviewed

GranoJohn-John Williams IV recently reviewed Grano, an offshoot of the smaller Grano Pasta Bar, and came to the conclusion that "sometimes bigger isn't better."

He enjoyed his salad, bread and coconut flan dessert. He was also pleased with his server.

But John-John found fault with the entrees. 

"A homemade meatball had a strange, mushy consistency," he wrote. "(The menu said that the restaurant's meat and eggs came from a farm where no hormones, antibiotics or chemicals are used. If this meatball was the result of that, then please find a new farm.)"

Check out the full Grano review online.

Sun photo by Jed Kirschbaum

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 8:38 PM | | Comments (3)


What the heck! This was like days ago. I'm ready for the new blog. When

Mushy consistency of the meatball has nothing to do with hormones, antibiotics or chemicals used in the raising of cattle.

Can we please have a reviewer that has some level of understanding about food and processing?

@ Jay C.,

The comment was meant to be tongue in cheek. Instead of the restaurant focusing on the whole locally grown food gimmick/craze, maybe they should have focused on the actual meal. At the end of the day it is about whether or not the food taste good. The meatball was not.
As the son of a restaurateur who has lived in some of the finer food cities in the country, I know a thing or two about what makes a special meal. I'll leave it at that...

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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