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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. Actually, based on your blog, my wife and my daughter and I tried Pomona Chop House a few days ago.

    This is in the location of the former Rainbow Grill.

    Walking in the front door, the bar scene was hopping. It was a bit loud, and crowded, but looked like a nice place to come back without kids and sit at the bar to eat.

    The dining room was a bit more formal. White Table cloths, Cloth Napkins, etc…. It seemed a bit bright though, compared to the darker bar scene. One thing I noticed immediately after being seated was the loudness of the bar patrons in contrast with the subdued ambience of the dining Room. It was contradictory…..

    The Server was pleasant, but less than knowledgable. When I asked for a glass of Pinot Noir, which was the first wine listed on the wine list, he had trouble understanding what I wanted and he couldn’t pronounce it… When my wine was served, I had to ask him to pour it into a different glass because there was lipstick stains on the rim. He was friendly though.

    The food was good. I had Onion Soup which was tasty and not too salty, which is my usual experience with French Onion Soup. My wife and daughter had salads, which were unextraordinary.

    My wife had one of their pasta dishes. She thought it tasted very good. I had the southern chicken salad, which was ok. The salad was large and really tasty, but the chicken was a flat fried chicken cutlet that was very dry and sliced into 1/2 inch slivers. Nothing great.

    My daughter had the Smokehouseburger and fries which came with Cheddar cheese. She wasnt thrilled. She thought the bun wasnt the freshest. She remarked that the burgers are better at Cityline Diner/Restaurant in New City. Oh well.

    We didnt have dessert or coffee…..

    There’s my mini-review.

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