Parlor - 1707 Locust

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by mykn » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:39 pm

Went last week and ehhh... The pizza I ordered took forever to get to me (Their texting system wasn't working so I had to wait at the counter for 20 minutes while my wife was waiting at our table with her food getting cold) and once it did get it, the pizza was already cold. I think we'll wait 6 months or so for the bugs to work out. Also yea, the prices are too much if I'm expected to tip for counter service.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by chaglang » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:04 pm

smh wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:20 pm
chrizow wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:24 pm
kboish wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:20 pm
$12 hot dog
:lol:
In fairness, its pretty substantial and prepared by the team behind Krokstrum.
Does it come with sides? When you buy a $13 sausage at Krokstrum it comes with sides and is delivered by waitstaff.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by kboish » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:12 pm

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by tower » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:40 pm

WSPanic wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:08 pm

ETA: I also don't think it's fair for them to ask for tips prior to them actually delivering the food. At Parlor, you have to pay/tip as you order. So, in essence, it's more of a "good faith donation" than a "tip."
A "good faith donation" is just a fancy term for a bribe, which is probably just as effective that a tip at getting you good service. Just ask the political donor class.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by swid » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:47 pm

FWIW, asking for tips in counter-service places correlates very strongly with the adoption of tablet- or touchscreen kiosk-based devices with software that (presumably by default) includes a tip prompt.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by bobbyhawks » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:16 pm

I admire what they are trying to do, and while it isn't "cheap," I didn't find the prices too insulting. Inflation still happens, and if fast food chains like Shake Shack are charging $10+/meal, I don't think these prices are crazy considering they are aiming for a way more unique experience and ambiance. I'm fine with people disagreeing with the quality for the price or just not liking the food, but I don't think the entire place should be written off because a hot dog is $12 at one location. As for tipping at a counter service place, it's just the world we live in now with restaurants and society tied to a low-wage system that relies on tips. There is also just a higher standard now for easily accessible food, and I feel tipping at places like this keeps the job a bit more attractive to good employees, who in turn make your food experience better.

My hot chicken sandwich from the Mother Clucker was very good, and our okonomiyaki from Yaki-Ya was just okay (batter was not quite right - too dense, and the versions I've had in Japan had more sauce - also mustard in the versions we had along with the kewpie and okonomiyaki sauce). I'd had a better rendition of the okonomiyaki when chef Kenzo was still at Shio (but we are also biased toward the one I make at home). Shishito peppers were very good, and the chicken yakitori was sub-par and kinda half-assed. A lot of the other stalls looked and smelled great, so we can't wait to try more places.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by WSPanic » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:23 pm

I should say I have NOT written this place off at all - I think they did a great job and I'll definitely be back. I had the Farm to Market burger - which was fine. I still want to try Mother Cluckers. The prices are what they are - eating out is never really cheap.

The space - especially the 2nd floor deck - is great.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by wahoowa » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:18 pm

pretty big crowd at lunch today. a number of the places upstairs were out of multiple menu items. agree that prices are $1-3 higher than i'd put them at in a vacuum, but it's a different business model than the usual restaurant and it seems fair to me. i wonder if the individual kitchens get any benefit from the higher margin bar sales or if it's just a kill what you eat model on food sales alone? anyway, i'll happily pay $1-3 more to go here instead of $1-3 less to go a place that i think sucks. the air conditioning alone was worth the premium over an actual food truck today.

mother clucker is pretty good.

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Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

Post by FangKC » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:55 am

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