Showing posts with label Food Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food Reviews. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Trying the new Impossible Whopper from Burger King

I am officially trying the new Impossible Whopper from Burger King for the first time today. To be honest, I rarely do fast food as it is relatively unhealthy, addictive, and overpriced, but this I had to try. After all of the hype, I had to try this delicious vegan addition (in my case, vegetarian, as I ordered this with cheese and mayo on it) as everyone is raving about this burger all over the world wide web.

What more can I say that hasn't been said already? This is literally one the best veggie burgers I have ever devoured. 

Truth be told, I have tried so many veggie burgers and everything from the texture to the flavor of the Impossible Whopper is incredible. The grilled smoke flavor is unbelievable, but it is the charcoal taste that won me over. And when paired with a toasted sesame seed bun, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, cheese, and mayonnaise; it is simply outstanding.

If you haven't tried the new Impossible Whopper at Burger King, you definitely need to. I really hope Burger King keeps this fantastic addition to their brand, as there is nothing like it. It is easily one of the best veggie burgers I have ever had in my life and quite possibly the best one in the fast food industry. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Mackey's in Ontario, Oregon

As many of you are aware, I moved to Idaho a few years ago. A few days ago I had to visit Ontario, Oregon which is about a 45 minute drive from me to meet with some friends and family for dinner. With quite a few restaurants to choose from, we all decided to eat at Mackey's, as it was a new place for all of us. As a vegetarian, I didn't know what to expect, but like most eateries now day, it seems to be a lifestyle most cater to. 

In the heart of Ontario on 111 SW Street lies one of the most underrated dining establishments, Mackey's. Traditionally this eatery is known as both a Pub and Steakhouse, hence the Irish theme. 

To be quite frank, I have never really ate at an Irish restaurant, but always wanted to. I guess what stopped me was the idea that they wouldn't have anything for vegetarians let alone anything plant-based. Needless to say I was wrong with my assumptions. 


Looking at the menu, I was modestly impressed. To be honest, I was thinking they offered only a few things that were meat-free, but here, they had quite a few options. 

To start my meal, I wanted a beer. We were in an Irish themed eatery, so I thought it would pair amazingly with my meal. Then, to start I ordered mozzarella cheese sticks along with the homemade spinach and artichoke dip. I also ordered a grilled cheese with a side of French fries.

Shortly after my waitress brought me the beer, she brought out the mozzarella cheese sticks followed by the homemade spinach and artichoke dip. The dip was complemented with flat bread and an assortment of raw veggies. Needless to say, the presentation looked fantastic and my mouth was already watering. And about a few minutes later she brought out the grilled cheese with the side of French fries. 

The food was ultimately fantastic. I loved how everything was prepared. I felt like the food was fresh from the kitchen, as everything was warm. The homemade spinach and artichoke dip was loaded with cheese, including cream cheese. They also added quite a few other things into it including red onion. I truly believe the portion size was excellent. 

And as much as I enjoyed the mozzarella cheese sticks and the grilled cheese, it was the homemade spinach and artichoke dip that stole the show. What more can I say? This appetizer won me over. I would literally eat at Mackey's everyday just to eat this again. 

Overall, my experience at Mackey's was a great one. And if you are a vegetarian, you will not only love this place, but appreciate it for catering to the lifestyle. The only thing they need to make is a house-made veggie burger and they would be set. 

I would also like to add that the service was truly exceptional, as the waitress was quite swift and attentive. 

But the real question remains; however, would I recommend this restaurant? And if so, would I dine here again? Yes, I would recommend this restaurant and yes, I would definitely eat here again. 

For more information about Mackey's, visit the official website by clicking here

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ruszoni's "Triple Cheese" Pizza is amazing

Idaho is quite possibly the most underrated state in America. And lately, I have been discovering more than just beautiful ambiance, but actual proof the food is some of the best. Recently, I found myself in a small town in the heart of Washington County called Weiser. About an hour from Boise, this small town seems to have quite a few places wrapped under its belt including Ruszoni's Pizza. 

Located on 540 State Street I noticed a small pizza joint with writing on the windows. I didn't know what to expect, but realized I wanted to eat there because after all, I was hungry. After glancing at the menu, I noticed everything from various pizzas. The menu wasn't really extensive. I decided that I wanted to order a cheese pizza. 

Most of you already know me by now and know that I have a huge love and appreciation for cheese, especially cheesy pizza. After discovering that cheese pizza was available, I decided to request extra cheese. Then, I asked if they could do double cheese shortly before asking for triple cheese. They agreed and my order was officially placed. I didn't have to wait long before it arrived. 

I have tried so many pizza places around the world and the pizza here literally competes with some of the greatest pizza places to exist. In fact, the "Triple Cheese" pizza here is probably one of the best there is. The combination of flavors is one thing, but the cheese really brings this dish home. I literally felt like I was eating a rustic pie in Naples only to realize I was in Weiser.

The next time you are in Weiser, you must try the "Triple Cheese" pizza at Ruszoni's Pizza. It is quite possibly one of the best pizzas you will have, especially in Idaho. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Restaurant Reviews: Thai Tada Restaurant in Herndon, Virginia

In the center of Herndon, Virginia lies one of the most fluent, yet cultural Thai eateries in Virginia, Thai Tada. Located on 1106 Herndon Parkway near Elden Street and the Potomac College, Thai Tada proves why it's a Thai restaurant worth eating at. I first discovered this fine Thai eating establishment when enjoying a nice lunch on a quiet Monday, in the middle of October, with an ex boyfriend and his friend.
 

When you first notice Thai Tada, you will notice that the outside is rather spacious, so whether or not the restaurant is busy or calm, there is always a place to park. Despite being apart of a plaza, there is much more to this Thai restaurant than it's external ambiance. In fact, the environment of Thai Tada is rather habitual, yet relaxed while remaining culturally united to the Thai culture. When you first enter this fine Thai restaurant, you will notice that the Thai culture is present, but rather subdued. The area of the restaurant is actually surprising superior than predicted from the outside, as it's relatively large. There are multiple seating options that range from booths to tables.
 

If you know anything about what makes a great business, let alone a restaurant, you will know that great service is key. You could be eating at a restaurant with the best food on the planet, but if their service is terrible, the food starts to become overrated and eventually loses it's flavor. In the case of Thai Tada, that wasn't the case at all. In fact, I was incredibly impressed with how attentive, as well as, prompt the service was. When I ate at Thai Tada during lunch hours, there were very few customers in the place. I loved the waiter's courteous behavior and the fact that he not only paid attention to our order, but offered suggestions, as well.
 

I am not new to Thai cuisine; however I wanted to make sure that Thai Tada had a reasonably vast vegetarian selection. Thai cuisine is notorious for offering an array of vegetarian selections, however; not every Thai place does. Thai Tada is a Thai eatery that does, which made me rather impressed. After contemplating and debating what to order, I decided to order the "Eggplant with Thai Basil" or "Pad Mah Kuer Jae" which consisted of sliced eggplants sautéed in a spicy, yet sweet basil chili sauce. While waiting for my main meal, I decided to enjoy a "Spring Roll" compliments of our waiter, followed by a bowl of "Tom Yum" which consisted of an array of Thai spices with various vegetables including mushrooms.
 

The spring roll was pleasantly good, however; the soup was more notable. The soup had the right amount of spices, which balanced the flavor. Both were hot, which was a sign they were just prepared. What was most impressive, however; was the main entrée, the Pad Mah Kuer Jae which tasted incredibly delicious. It was not only hot in temperature, but hot in taste. This dish was served with rice, which allowed the stability of the flavor to link together. The portion was actually quite generous. In fact, it was so generous that I found myself pondering whether or not I wanted to take home the leftovers.
 

Although I noticed a full bar being available, along with an empty buffet, I did not have a cocktail nor the buffet. I did, however; enjoy authentic Thai Iced Tea and also what tasted like Mango flavored Coconut Milk, along with water. If you plan on eating Thai food, you definitely need to make sure that water is available.
 

My experience overall with Thai Tada was really good. I truly recommend this Thai restaurant to anyone in Herndon, Virginia and surrounding areas that is looking to enjoy fantastic Thai cuisine in a traditional, yet comfortable eating environment. Would I eat there again? Absolutely.

 
Thai Tada Restaurant
1106 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170
(703) 435-7618

http://www.thaitadarestaurant.com