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Tempura roll ($12)
Tasted just like the Japanese take-out food I buy at my local upscale supermarkets. The rice was cold and gummy.
These dumplings? Cold and gummy.
Chicken kati roll ($8.75)
Something I would have been happy eating from a cart in midtown Manhattan.
Lamb combo ($10.75)
Packed a surprising amount of heat in every bite.
Carnegie Deli pastrami ($13.50)
Not as big as what they serve at in Manhattan, but plenty big nonetheless, and plenty tasty and juicy as well.
LaFrieda burger ($8.50)
The only problem: my burger was well-done. There were no juices flowing from it when we cut it open for the "autopsy" shot. It was bone-dry. There were hints that the cheeseburger was made of high-quality, LaFreida-sourced meat, but the overcooked patty did nothing for that august meat company's reputation.
Carnegie Deli knish ($5.50)
Might be my favorite knish anywhere: well-seasoned mashed potatoes drenched in schmaltz encased by a flaky crust. If you only buy one thing to eat at the US Open it should be this knish.
Niman Ranch apple gouda sausage ($9)
Good sausage, but came on an awful whole wheat bun. Tasty slaw, though.
Pulled pork sandwich ($10)
Tasted like a sloppy Joe with its cloyingly sweet sauce.
Chicken fingers ($9)
So heavily battered they made the soggy waffle fries seem light.
A Crepe Suzette, made with strawberries, Grand Marnier, sugar, and orange juice, was leathery and tasteless, and another crepe made with Nutella and bananas was only marginally better.
Not representative of Mary Sue Millken's and Susan Feininger's abilities.
Carmen Gonzalez's pulled pork sandwich ($9.50)
Suffered from an excessively sweet barbecue sauce.