[ Originally posted December 4, 2011. Moving to blog after discussion of the place with a friend. ]
I was excited to go to Citizen's band because the menu sounded great (mac and cheese! burgers! warm pie and ice cream!) and I've really liked the baked goods from the associated bakery (Pinkies). Unfortunately, nothing was very good, and I do not think I will be returning there.
|Mac and cheese: Baked macaroni, cheddar fonduta, onion rings. $8.|
Unfortunately, it looks/sounds better than it was. The mac and cheese just wasn't that flavorful and the batter on the onion rings just tasted like bad old oil. I did like how the mac and cheese was pan seared though, so there was an entire layer of crispy bits!
$8 was a very good price for a dish this size.
|Burger and house cut fries: Grilled Snake River Farms Kobe beef, Pinkie's challah bun, tomato marmalade, roasted garlic mayo, housemade pickles, cheddar cheese. $13.|
The fries were the most inconsistent fries I've ever encountered - some were crispy, some were soggy, some tasted like cardboard ... meh! And they all tasted like old oil like the onion rings.
The burger was also totally inconsistent - some parts well done and other parts medium well (the entire thing was overcooked, it was ordered medium-rare). On the plus side, the cheese was well melted, the challah bun was decent, the bacon we added was tasty, and the house made pickles were pretty good. The roasted tomato marmalade that was supposed to be on here was pretty much non-existent.
$13 is a good price for a quality burger, but the execution was just all off on this.
|Warm persimmon cobbler with Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous Ice Cream. $7.50.|