Friday, December 23, 2011

review: target red garlic curry sauce

Authentic ethnic food at home can be a dream...but sometimes you want the same flavors quickly and in the comfort of home.  Instead of reaching for a delivery/take-out menu (which I wouldn't have found for Indian food anyway because I still haven't found an Indian place in Dallas. *gasp*)...I decided to warm up Target's Archer Farms Red Garlic Curry Sauce.

So what's the sitch?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

jalapeno poppers? don't mind if I do!

It's been too long!!! Life hit, and well, y'all know how it goes. But we're back!!!

First up, a quick and SUPER easy recipe for jalapeno poppers I made for Thanksgiving appetizer (yes, Thanksgiving, don't judge me). Plus it's a great recipe if you're looking to put your food processor to use! For the recipe and pics...

Friday, October 21, 2011

celebrity eating in orlando

My mom and stepdad LOVE Orlando, so since I've had some time off, they invited me along on their most recent trip.  For some restaurant dining this trip had a specific theme - restaurants owned by celebrity chef.  We started off with lunch at Emeril's restaurant in Universal CityWalk.  They had a great prix fixe lunch menu - three courses for $22.

My mom had the fish of the day - salmon with a slightly crispy skin on top of a yummy green sauce and a bed of okra and tomatoes.

To see what I had...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

delivery, anyone? (the wok and grubhub)

The Wok

Rating: ***
Location: Oak Lawn
Price: $
Reviewed: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery
Attire: I was definitely in PJs...they came to me!
Reviewer: Jenn

After watching the TX/OU game (hook 'em!) on Saturday (which had a way too early kickoff time), I was exhausted and too disheartened to brave the crazy Dallas traffic...or look presentable.  Thus began my hunt for a great delivery place.  (I originally searched for good Indian takeout...but was disappointed. I won't give up, however.)

I stumbled upon a great and free app for the iPhone called GrubHub, which searches for takeout/delivery near your location, gives you the menu, and lets you order all at once.  Be forewarned however, once I got my order (with the requisite menu for next time), I noticed that The Wok doesn't charge for delivery, but I definitely paid a $2 fee (which is how GrubHub makes their money, of course).  However, some places don't have a fee on the app.  Check it out!

For the review of this American Chinese fare...

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Counter--LOVES IT!

Variety is the spice of life and every meal at the counter starts with this GIANT clipboard of options.
It took me FOR-EV-VER to order, so for the fickle at heart, you may be staring at this menu for awhile! :)

Rating: *****
Location: The Heights
Price: $$
Reviewed: Dinner
Attire: Casual
Reviewer: Yas 
The Counter is a swanky diner that serves up amazing burgers, made any way you like it!  With great service, an awesome ambiance, and even better food, there is no way you can go wrong. Think Chilli's prices with way better burgers!

Friday, October 14, 2011

manny's uptown tex mex - Yes Please!

Rating: ****
Location: Uptown
Price: $$
Reviewed: Dinner
Attire: Casual, but feel free to get a little jazzy
Reviewer: Jenn 

Manny's Uptown Tex Mex is a cute little spot off Lemmon Avenue with great standard enchiladas and delicious drinks.  No muss, no fuss Tex-Mex at a great price!

Monday, October 10, 2011

hattie's double whammy! (brunch and lunch)

One of our friends ordered the buttermilk fried chicken with tasso ham gravy.  OMG, TASSO HAM IS THE BEST!!!

Rating: ****
Price: $$
Reviewed: Brunch, Lunch
Attire: Dressy Casual (Brunch), Business Casual (Weekday Lunch)
Reviewer: All 3 Foodies!