Monday, October 30, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Birmingham, MI - Well, this is the Italian feast for the evening at Bucca Di Peppos. The meal started with artichoke dip that comes with chips they make there. It's mouth watering. Then we got Ravioli AL Pomodoro. It's cheese ravioli with fresh homemade marinara sauce. By the way, I loved the marinara. Lastly, we had chocolate canolis. Lets see, there wasn't a part of dinner that I didn't like. The canolis really help finish off the evening. Everything is served family style, so you get some huge portions. This meal is a vegetarians delight! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy, I know you will.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Birmingham, MI - So, is this breakfast or desert? Does it matter? This is suppose to be breakfast, but man, it's two in one. It's called the German Boy from the Original Pancake House. It was one big pancake (I'm sure with lots of butter, because of how wonderful it tasted) and covered in powdered sugar. To make sure you have enough, they even bring out a side of MORE powdered sugar. It also comes with some lemon wedges to squeeze on it of you like. It gives it even more flavor, help to calm down the sweetness and add a small citrus flavor. The point of the story, no matter the time of the day, it's a great meal! Enjoy.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Lansing, MI - When fall approaches, some cities have one of my favorite festivals, chili cook offs. This year, Lansing did a chili cook off along the river trail with over 40 restaurants offering their chili. Here are four samples from the festival. I had some mild ones and I even had one that was so hot, I couldn't finish it and I love spicy food. So, you can imagine how hot it was. The top two were very good and they were presented well, some fritos or corn ships. One of my favorites was from Mitchells Fish Market that was a seafood chili with wasabi sauce on top. That is the second to last picture. It was very good and the wasabi sauce complimented it very well. The last picture was a vegetarian chili that was delicious. They had about ten to fifteen vegetarian restaurants, so if you're a vegetarian, don't avoid the festival. So, if you get a chance to go to a cook off, take your appetite and don't burn your taste buds too much. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
East Lansing, MI - This is a huge bowl of soup. HUGE! It is a Vietnamese dish called Pho from a restaurant called Asian House. I think they have the best Vietnamese in East Lansing. It is authentic, delicious, and the portions are huge. So, Pho is a soup; beef broth, large noodles, cucumbers, green onions, and thinly sliced beef. Bean sprouts and mint leaves come on the side for you to add to your liking. It also has two types of sauces that come on the side for you to add, which are hoisen sauce and a hot sauce. Add the hoisen and hot sauce to your preference. The hoisen sauce is a sweet one, so it is very very good. After you combine it all, the soup is superb! Enjoy!!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Detroit, MI - If you live in the Detroit area, there's no escaping one thing in the news; The Detroit Tigers in the second series of the playoffs! Well, when you go to the ballpark, the Ballpark Frank is a staple. This frank here is Comerica Park during their regular winning season. Don't worry, this Friday I'll get another one during their post season success. Oh, ballpark franks, MMMM! I'll bet they taste even better during post season. :) Enjoy!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Birmingham, MI - This may have been the desert of all deserts. It's a pistachio cream puff from the 220 Restaurant in Birmingham MI. Can I give you one piece of advice, GET IT! This was delicious. Have I mentioned how delicious this was! :) It was a cream puff with pistachio ice cream, hot chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and a few pistachios as an additional topping. Surprising, it wasn't an overly sweet desert. The pistachio helped to calm the sweetness to make it a full experience. ENJOY!