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Below are restaurants that I consider "HIT", so if you come across them, check them out!


cheeky sandwiches

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Chicken biscuit sandwich – fried chicken, cole slaw, gravy The biscuit was buttery and flaky; I could easily eat it straight. The chicken was golden crisp, juicy, and well seasoned. The gravy was rich and hearty and the coleslaw was pickled. The combination of all the ingredients created a savory, vinegary, rich sandwich that I Read more…


a salt and battery

Monday, May 4th, 2015

*All fried items cooked in vegetable oil Fish and shrimp combo – The fish and shrimp were beautifully crisp and golden brown, with the tenderness of the meat still intact. The batter isn’t seasoned, so the accompanying possibly homemade tartar sauce, which had a tinge of mustard texture, elevated the fried goodness. Haddock and scallop Read more…


balaboosta

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Fried olives – organic labne, harissa oil I’m not fond of olives outside their oil form, but these were delicious. They looked like Koh Kae peanut snacks; a golden brown hard-shell encasing the prize. The olives didn’t have the overpowering pickled taste and the yogurt and harissa added a kick that was well-balanced. Israeli street fair Read more…


brooklyn floss

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Lemon lavender cotton candy – The moment the sugar mixture is tossed into the machine, threads of yellow cotton emerge with speed and ease in a mesmerizing display. As more and more accumulates, a wrapped paper cylinder is guided into the wheel. The threads cling to paper, forming a giant yellow cotton ball. The resulting cotton Read more…


lan sheng

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Dan Dan Noodles – This is a good starter choice. The noodle serving was well matched with the chili and pork sauce. Each noodle strand was glossed with the sauce. We get this every time we come, so it’s a safe, consistent selection. Green Beans with Minced Pork – Whenever I go to the Szechuan Read more…


sweetgreen, nomad

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Seasonal Fall Salad – mesclun, pears, apples, kale and balsamic vinegar dressing The salad tasted abundantly healthy. As I continued munching on the salad, I began to realize my distaste for sweetness in my salads when paired with vinegar. The combination was odd and unnatural. I might grow to like it in the future though. Read more…


hill country chicken

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Fried Pimento Cheese Sandwich – This was practically an empanada filled with scalding hot, gooey cheese! It was delicious. Just make sure to wait a couple minutes before chomping. You might get burned. Fried Chicken – There was a crunch in every bite! And the meat was juicy, tender, and fabulous. The batter was seasoned Read more…


the mermaid inn

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Fried calamari – I think it’s really hard to do calamari wrong. The squid was crisp, flavorful, and refreshing with a spritz of lemon. Dark and stormy cocktail – It was sweet and gingery with a severely bitter ending; a storm in my mouth indeed. Lobster palooza – Quarter-pound lobster with corn and potatoes This Read more…


mimi and coco ny

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Burdock don – I love this rice bowl. It’s healthy and deliciously addicting. Above a bed of white rice are sautéed burdock and carrots and thin slices of avocado covered in a white creamy sauce. I’m not sure what goes into the sauce; perhaps some sugar, sesame – whatever it is, it was sweet and Read more…


cafe himilaya

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Momos – These dumplings were filled with arrays of spices that I can’t place. The combination was delectable and the shell was pan-fried to perfection. Unfortunately, upon multiple visits, the quality of these dumplings seems very inconsistent. Shapta – The meat was tender and abundant in flavor. The accompanying paratha was a perfect pairing; light, Read more…


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