Last night, Kim took me out to Bravo! for our one-year anniversary. We had never been there before, and I really loved it. It’s like a more fancy version of Carrabba’s or the Olive Garden, with more space (higher ceilings, and tables farther apart) and completely non-smoking.
I got the "catch of the day" which was swordfish, and it was delicious. Swordfish is the only fish that I like (well, and shark) because it doesn’t taste fishy like most fish.
Working backwards: the salad was also fantastic. It was a "chopped" salad, which meant that there were no huge pieces of lettuce or whole slices of tomatoes or cucumbers; everything was sliced & diced small enough that you could eat it by the forkful without getting it all over the sides of your mouth because the pieces are too big. (OK, so maybe I’m the only one with that problem.) Also, the italian dressing was wonderful, maybe even better than the Olive Garden’s, which I also love.
Finally, the initial bread with dipping oil. This is one of my favorite things to eat ever, and here it was as good if not better than at Carrabba’s. The only thing Carrabba’s has on Bravo! is that the bread wasn’t warm at Bravo!
The one negative comment I have about Bravo! is that above the sink in the bathroom, there is a sign that says:
EMPLOYEE MUST "WASH HANDS"
Aside from the fact that that’s just grammatically stupid, I’m fairly bothered by the fact that the people preparing my food didn’t actually have to wash their hands, and instead can get away with some kind of finger-quotey mock rendition of hand-washing.