Revisited: The Standard – Albany, NY
Sometimes my memory stinks.
We went to back to The Standard for the first time in over 2 years, and upon looking at the menu, I got a little excited that they had a Cobb salad. I had totally forgotten that I had that the first time I went.
As an appetizer, I ordered their monstrous Cobb Salad.
I don’t really have a lot to say that I didn’t already. On this visit, the avocado was sad and droopy, and the chicken was very dry. I have to remind myself not to order this any more; there are much better ways to spend $13 plus tip.
I wanted something relatively small for dinner, so I went with the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (Crispy Coated Chicken Breast Covered with Melted Mozzarella Cheese and Our Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Served on a Brioche Bun with Lettuce, Tomatoes and Fries – $9.45).
I felt like something was a little weird about the way the sandwich looked. The cheese was melted completely covering the chicken. I moved the slightly stale bun from the top, and flipped the soggy “crispy chicken breast” to find this:
Most of the breading was gone, and what was left was completely soaked in a tasteless Buffalo sauce. I ate as much as I could.
I don’t have a lot of great things to say about this visit. Cassie’s food was a little better. She ordered the double-stuffed potato spring rolls, and once those came to the table (the first batch that was delivered were their buffalo chicken spring rolls — side note: with three types of identical-appearing spring rolls on the menu, this could be a common error), they were alright. She ordered a different salad than I, and her’s looked much better.
Honestly though, I’m troubled by the Buffalo chicken sandwich. It’s not a terribly difficult thing to execute. I’m sure I could even take an escalator up to the Food Court, make a quick left, order a superior spicy chicken sandwich and fries at Wendy’s, spend less money, and have a better experience.