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Monday, December 10, 2007

Pam's Kitchen

As a bay area girl, I was an avid yelp.com user before coming up to Seattle. Once here, I discovered the local yelp to be less active than SF, and I have since posted reviews of restaurants to help the community grow.

Early this year, I reviewed Pam's Kitchen (a Trinidadian-Caribbean place in the U-District). I'll copy the review here for completeness:

3 star review
I want to love this place. It's family owned, and the people are so wonderful. The menu is small, basically it consists of the rotis with either meat and potatoes/chickpeas or chickpeas and potatoes. They do change their daily specials which helps liven things up.

Unfortunately, nothing is spicy here due to the Seattle clientele. BUT they make their own hot sauce (and they're talking about bottling it and selling it. I would definitely buy this!). It's tangier than other hot sauces I have tried. But it really really kicks it up. Man it's so good.

Their chicken dishes are white meat which makes things dry. I had a duck version of a roti plate, and it was mostly bones. I got the special jerk chicken. The chicken was really good (It was dark meat! a whole leg). Their spicy greenbeans tasted like/texture wise canned greenbeans, but the flavor was good.



Well, this morning I received a message from Pam's husband and restaurant owner, Patrick C..

I was absolutely shocked to see his message, subject "Get a life":
"Get a life and not a roti stay away".

Another three star reviewer was told by Patrick C. that he should "go back to India!".

I had written the above review to be relatively positive, but I cannot endorse going to an establishment run by people who use rude, unprofessional, offensive tactics. I am severely disappointed in this outcome.

As I mentioned above, the family owners originally seemed very nice. Having now been the recipient of their misdirected wrath, I can no longer recommend that others go here. Thus, I changed my review from three stars to one star, and I am hoping other web surfers looking for reviews of Pam's Kitchen consider whether they would like to support a business that uses such unsavory tactics.