Peach, cantaloupe & pear smoothie. Fresh & crisp!
Seasons 52 food review.
So this restaurant got built really quickly so I was a bit apprehensive. Then one of the lady architects in my group chose this for our monthly dinner. I go for the convo, these women know what I go through as a lady in a man’s world! Krista had been before and loved the food, so that made me feel better. The premise of the restaurant is that ever menu item is under 475 calories. That is unheard of. We joked that we’d have to have two entrées, lol!
They had a pretty impressive wine list, I decided to try a type of white wine I’d never had before: Viognier. I fell in love with it! It was the Casillero del Diablo, Casablanca. Dry and crisp. We ended up talking for forever, starting off with the double hummus appetizer. It was really delish, loved the roasted red pepper hummus the most. Once we finally ordered food, I went with the Grilled lamb T-bone chops. They came highly recommended from Krista’s husband. They looked so amazing and tasted even better. I ordered them medium and I’m glad I did. They were cooked perfectly. Since the chops were so small, if they’d have spent two more seconds on the grill, they would’ve burnt to a crisp. The sparagus was nice and crunch, and the mashed potatoes were fluffy and flavorful. I was skeptical of such a low calorie meal, but it was really delicious!
For desert they bring out their mini dishes and you really just can’t resist them. Great play, putting them right within reach! I went with the key lime pie and it was just to die for. Graham cracker crust and the right amount of sour & sweet. I thought I’d want more, but it was the right note after dinner. Not too much, not too little.
The verdict: great food! They won me over. We had pretty great service, and even though my bill alone was what my boyfriend and I usually spend for both of us, I enjoyed the food enough not to care. That’s the key. Prepare the food as to make me feel like I’ve invested in a world class experience! Well done.
Venice On Vine food review.
I heard about this place years ago. I love how the store is ran by the Power Inspires Progress’ Mission that provides work for folks that are reentering the workforce. Last week I was in the area and decided to give it a try.
I tried a simple small cheese pizza. I often keep it simple for first tries at a pizza place. If the pizza is delish w/o any toppings, then I’m all in. I didn’t get far before I was cracking the box open to have a try. The cheese was gooey and delish and the sauce tasted like it was homemade from fresh tomatoes with is epic in my book. I like the crust but it was a lil charred on the bottom. It didn’t take away from the flavor, but it did smell a little burnt. This kind of messed with my senses.
Overall I enjoyed the pizza, and would love to try it again. Next time I’ll stay and enjoy the ambiance.
#beansandriceweek is coming to a close: I can now look at other foods without sweating. Can’t blog about food you can’t have! Last week, I made a roast in the crock pot. Instead of just having the meat & potatoes, I buttered up some bread, added cheese & pressed it into a sandwich. NOM. I only want to eat roasts this way forever. The tender meat & the crispy buttered bread are like long lost friends! Paired with roasted potatoes and dinner was so good.
I heart sandwiches….
Lemon grass food review.
Headed here for lunch one day last week. I love having pad thai for lunch, its filling, but light enough to not put me to sleep. I drive past lemon grass almost weekly and always say, I’m going to try that place. I finally made good on the promise.
I ordered the chicken lunch pad thai over the phone and it was ready to go when I got there. The smell teased me all the way back to work. The meal was chocked full of veggies, which I always appreciate. I loved the subtle taste of lemon. The noodles were really good and the chicken was tender. Their sauce wasn’t spicy (I asked for no spice) and I loved the crunch that the bean sprouts & nuts added. All in all, I think I paid about $6 for this meal and it was a really great portion. Not a ton of food, the perfect size for lunch. I can’t wait to head back and try some of their other food!