UP Food Critic
The Salty Dog
(The Salty Dog is located on the eastern side of the
river near the road to Minoc,
the head chef is Raul)
The first question I had for Raul when I met him at his restaurant,
the Salty Dog, was Whats with the name? I mean really, the Salty Dog?
Just what exactly was he trying to convey with a name like that. That they serve dog meat?
Well spiced dog meat? He laughed as he explained that it was some sort of sailor
terminology, and to be honest I didnt understand how such a term came into being,
though he tried repeatedly to explain it. But with that matter put to rest we adjourned to
the dining room and I got my first taste of what was to be a pleasurable evening of dining
and good company.
Unlike many of the lesser-known taverns in Britannia the Salty Dog
is kept in immaculate condition. A small cat curled up under one of the windows keeps the
entire place rat free, and Raul makes sure that the waiters clean up after the patrons. I
was the only patron at the moment. Id come early to make sure I didnt
interfere with Rauls dinner preparations, and this tactic meant that I was waited on
hand and foot (a condition that I could easily get used to.)
Raul opened the meal with some of the
finest baked bread that its ever been my pleasure to
sample (3 gold) and a pitcher of wine (13 gold) that had aged
perfectly. Next I tried the tomato soup (4 gold) and I cant
begin to explain the sensations of taste that are perfectly
blended into this simple menu item. From the bitter taste
of fresh tomatoes to the spices imported from Magincia
this was by far the best soup Ive ever eaten. As if
this werent enough for one evening though, I sampled
both the leg of lamb (12 gold) and a roasted chicken leg (9
gold). Both were deliciously devious. For Desert I had some
of the most scrumptious cake Ive ever laid eyes on and
it cost me a pretty penny (15 gold) but Id recommend
it to anyone who eats here.
Overall I give the Salty Dog 4 Stars. Stop by and say hi to Raul.
Check back soon when Ill review the Great Horns tavern of Magincia!
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Tuesday, March 3rd 1998