Respond to Review of CLOSED: Root
Review: This place is fairly new and seems to have stellar reviews across the board, so I suggested it for dinner to my partner. Their food menu was simple - fries, hush puppies, a few different burgers, and a couple of salads. It was quite heavy on fried stuff. We felt like indulging ourselves a little and ordered the corn-jalapeño hush puppies, the root burger, and the po' boy to share. The hush puppies were rather tough and bland. I don't think there was jalapeño in there at all. They were just OK dipped in the ketchup and garlic aioli they came with. (I wouldn't call that aioli though - aioli should be light and creamy; theirs was stiff, coarse and wasn't dippable. More like a vegan butter of sorts.) PIty that the burgers weren't any better. The buns were too big, too thick, and chewy. They were all slathered with that same "aioli" stuff. The whole burgers were just bleh. The fried cauliflower in the po' boy and the black bean patty in the root burger were equally tasteless. I deliberately tried them on their own first - no flavor whatsoever. The fries were just fries, nothing special there. I'm all for occasional indulgence, but not in food of such quality. However, the portions were huge, and not one item was over $10, so there's that.