Adriatic Grill sounds all fancy shmancy. You don’t usually find fancy shmancy on campus so I was excited to try something they served. It’s probably the cleanest food vendor on campus but the sandwich tasted really bad. All look and no substance is Adriatic Grill.
I ordered a bacon egg and cheese (big surprise) on wheat toast (wheat just escaped my lips today. Should have been white but I went with the slip.) I asked for salt/pepper/ketchup but got the damn ketchup in a packet, not on the sandwich. I have said this so many times before: it is almost breakfast sandwich suicide to give the ketchup on the side. In packets. And Hunt’s! Who likes Hunt’s ketchup? Post a comment if I am crazy and you love Hunt’s.
This might be one of the most perfect-looking sandwiches I’ve tried so far, complete with the cut in half, but the perfection ended there and I only received this superficial shell of a sandwich.
Eggs: spongy, dry, tasteless. Tuckage was great, though:
Bacon: cut in little bits but this works better if ketchup is applied to keep the bits from falling out. Not much taste but the texture was a bit like jerky.
Cheese: couldn’t taste it until half way through the sandwich and the taste was average. The cheese was liquid while eating the first half but hardened up by the second half. A hardened, solid, glob. Look! Pathetic!
And hey you North Philadelphians, Temple students, and staff: I am running out of vendors. Let me know where I should go next!
Overall appearance: 10
Egg (quality, quantity, and tuckage): 7
Cheese (quality and quantity): 5
Condiments (quality and quantity.): 2
Carbohydrate Delivery System (credit: Matt Palmer): 5
Price: 7 ($2.75)
Accuracy of order: 8
Overall taste: 6
Total score: 61
Adriatic Grill is along the Anderson Hall vendor strip on N. 12th St.