DIZZY DEAN'S BEEF
AND BURGER, PASCAGOULA, MISS.
All the way to
Pascagoula just for fried catfish—only to learn that the catfish theme fell
through at this pleasant brick and glass unit of Dizzy's "franchise
opportunity of the year."
roster runs from rib eye-steak and corned beef at 99¢ through ham and cheese on
rye for 94¢, on to ham or beef at 89¢, to what could be the junk-food
triumph—the 29¢ chili dog. Corn on the cob, 29¢, was steamed and grilled to a
transparent mushiness. But the hamburgers seem to be grilled to order and come
with a pleasant charcoal scent. The shakes are good and sweet for 29¢, but the
fries, 20¢, were soggy.
pictured with Ike and Arlene Francis and Ol' Diz in color, make up the
I give it two
CAPPELLETTI'S THE POINT AFTER, COPLEY SQUARE, BOSTON.
Patriot placekicker hosts what is clearly the obligatory mating scene for
Boston's noncollegiate singles. By 10 p.m. they are four-deep around the piano
bar, conning each other over the sounds of progressive jazz.
Food is not
exactly uppermost in mating minds. But, gradually, a few pragmatic souls drift
back to the red womb of a dining room to wade through the sports-jargon-larded
menu. Too bad the kitchen is not as imaginative. Stick to lobster, fresh
seafood or steak and you will eat reasonably well. Entrées take off at $3.95
for chopped sirloin to $8.95 for baked stuffed lobster. The usual prosciutto
with melon costs $1.50. Onion soup, with melted cheese on a huge floating
crouton three inches by three, costs a mere 75¢. Two of the four shrimp in the
$1.95 "cocktail supreme" weren't cleaned. Boiled lobster, $8.95, was a
tender, gargantuan creature. Steak Gino at $7.95 was a good slab of tender
sirloin with wine, mushrooms and green peppers. The loo is coyly labeled
"Boys' Locker Room." There is a locker room for girls, too.
For Gino: two