Tonight was the fourth time I’ve been there. First two times I went with friends and got wings and pizza and thought the place was fine. Decent atmosphere, cozy dining room, and I thought their pizzas were as good as some of the pizzerias in this area. Last time I went, I had some very average fish tacos and Justin had a burger which was so deplorable it should never have left the kitchen. We also had nachos that were reminiscent of what you would get in a school cafeteria. It left a sour taste in my mouth and made me never want to go back.
Now, for some reason, my mom loves this place. She wanted to take us out tonight and suggested MJ’s. I didn’t have it in me to say how I feel, so I went along.
Appetizer was good. A trio of dips for $8.99: hummus, some kind of cilantro/olive oil blend, and what was actually an excellent spicy buffalo feta cheese spread-- I really enjoyed that.
For my meal, I was bold. I got the open-faced turkey sandwich. Had prime rib last night at a wedding reception and having chicken tomorrow. Turkey seemed like a good option. It arrived and the portion was massive. Texas Toast on the bottom, a nice pile of fresh hot and tender turkey, some really good garlic mashed potatoes. Cranberry sauce was canned but whatever. But then there’s the gravy. It was weird. Just plain weird and funky. It was darker than turkey gravy and lighter than beef. There was something about it I couldn’t pin. I made my mom try it and she says, “Hmmm there’s some kind of spice in that”. That’s when it dawned on me. I took another bite and realized there was actually cinnamon in this gravy! Cinnamon! Did they pumpkin spice my turkey sandwich???
That’s when my stomach turned and I stopped eating. I felt disgusted for some reason. As the minutes ticked, I watched the gravy gloss over and turn to slime. Meanwhile, Justin’s everything-on-it pizza was bland and my mom’s steak sandwich was so rubbery I could have given it to the Rangers to shoot around with. I originally reviewed them at a 3.5 out of 5 stars. That would drop astronomically if I had to do it over again.