Now I know this is a restaurant post, but I think it's more useful in the Downtown threads. As a long time El Cortez patron I always made time for one dinner in Roberta's or the Flame. Good atmosphere, good food, great prices. I can't say that I really miss breakfast at the old cafe. It was a lot like eating in a nursing home. But after three tries I have determined that Siegels is the answer to "How can you screw up breakfast?" As for dinner, I used to enjoy the Walleyed Pike that was occasionally offered at The Flame. It is now a regular menu item for eighteen dollars ala carte. I ordered it fried like I have in the past. It used to be one large filet that covered the plate. This time I got two thin pieces. The breading was broken and oily and tasted like it was dredged in salt. The server never asked how my meal was and I didn't feel inclined to complain. The cashier also avoided the topic. My brother once bumped into the director of food and beverage; he listened to my brother's complaint and just smiled and said "It's awful, isn't it?" If they are willing to destroy a dish which they had previously mastered I can only conclude that they simply don't care.