by Melissa C. on
this is a 2.5 -.- coworker passed by on the way to kate's the other day, and saw this along the way. first impression - well, it's in a night club. and yes, you have to walk across the dance floor to the bar to order. it's strange, to see a nightclub with lights. is that how crummy they all look? anyways, at the bar, i swear i smelled what i identified as alcohol revisiting the air... it was not pleasant. and to have the smell of vomit aloft while you order food is unappealing. ordered a "fat" steak burrito - black beans and spicy, the way i get it any and every taqueria to which i go. Fat, btw, means sour cream, cheese and guac. my friend ordered a taco, and then asked if they had chicharones. the cashier didn't know what they were. i don't mind if you don't serve them, but do know what this mexican food staple is... the service was pretty nice, and they do take credit cards, which is a plus. and they have free chips, for which the los compadres taco truck (an alley away) and chipotle (a block and a half away) charge (yes, i correctly use my prepositions - never end with one!). also grabbed tomatillo salsa and what i was told was hot salsa on the way out. upon opening the box (which i think is unnecessarily expensive for their costs, they could've simply used the tried and true burrito in foil and chips in paper bag trick), i grabbed the burrito, which was sorta light for something called "fat." the chips, while crispy, were overly fried, as could be seen by their dark brown color. also, they were overly salted. PLUS, i think the waitress asked the owner whether the chips were corn or flour, and he answered corn, but i definitely tasted flour chips. the flavor was only so-so. i've had better by far. however, i will commend them on the quality of the beef. it was flank steak and it was tender. however, there seemed only to be salt and pepper seasoning. not enough of a mexican taste. i believe it really just comes down to a lack of rice. looking around at my coworkers' orders, the tacos seemed a little expensive. and the mahimahi looked a little overdone, though i didn't try. oh, and his stuff ended up spicy, and mine ended up not, though the waitress kept calling to the back to make sure it was spicy, which was nice of her. too bad it was not caliente. :( don't think i'll come again. i can go elsewhere for mexican food and will. night clubs give me the heebie jeebies, and although the service was nice enough and the quality of the food was great, the taste was not so wonderful, nor was the location, and lack of knowledgeable waitstaff.
by August Vessella on
Too bad I don't live in Oakland no morez... Trigger is smallish, brand new, and really nice/modern/loud fun music/lots of flashy lazers and lights! Not every night is so hoppin', but they usually have go-go dancers and buff shirtless bartenders if you're into that... oh, and I've never paid full cover... and their bathrooms are really clean =) They have a wall with a platform with a pole for "stage dancing" which is always a plus if you're drunk and wanna show off, or need to put your jacket down... I dunno about class, but last Thursday some dude was getting a full on bj while standing up on the dance floor... but he had a blazer... so I say that's classy!
by rupam c. on
I had a proper meal at Pod many years ago. Since then, upon the recommendation of my friend I've gone here for dessert - Aka the Fondue platter. I've gone back for the Fondue Platter 3 times since my original trip, and its always yummy. Great if you want to take a date for dessert, or in my case a girls night out capped off with chocolate and all things sweet. The platter comes with three dipping sauces, chocolate, caramel, and berry, and unlike other fondue places, like the Melting Pot, it comes with other fun things beyond the usual strawberries and marshmallows. Like sugared donuts and rice krispy treats. I always admire the revolving sushi bar, I'm sure its good, but alas I am now out of philly and far from my dear pod.