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Eating Out - January 28, 2011

Room for improvement

Stellar wine cellar, chic ambiance, but Lavanda needs some tightening up

by Dale F. Bentson

Sometimes that first date is magical. You think a long-term relationship could develop. The object of attention, though, is merely a mirage, reflecting your own dreams and not reality. On subsequent dates, you notice the little things: the stained shirt, the not-quite-fresh breath, the scuffed shoes. You decide to remain just friends.

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