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Aspen 2012: The Wild Fig, Meatball Shack and Brexi Brasserie.

By Johntalbott

Nycaspen 2012 022The Wild Fig has been around quite a bit and while no substitute for the fabulous Torino Pizza place there before, has served its purpose.  Colette had a nice gaspacho with shrimp and I had a plate of largely cold seafood items - a terrific white fish ceviche, a pretty good hot octopus bits with cherry tomato "salad" and an absolutely bland tartare of salmon.

With a glass of red wine and one of iced tea, no desserts nor coffee, our bill before tip was $87.21.


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The Meatball Shack has gotten rave reviews from Aspenites and wildly divergent reviews on Yelp and after our meal I think I know why.  The bread was stale until toasted; Collette's quinoa salad was deemed by her only "OK" for which there was no need to return; my three "classic" meatballs with a tomato, capers and olive sauce were pale whispers of what my Mother prepared; but the sauteed spinach with garlic was "the" single best dish of this week in Aspen - it was super-spectacular - maybe I'll return for more of Florentinian chef Eddie Baida's Italian stuff.


Brexi Brasserie MORE LATER

With two glasses of California red, one iced tea and no desserts or coffee, our bill before tip was $55.

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