Friday, March 25, 2011

Fratelli Cafe

website | yelp

m.m. ratings

  • cost: $$
  • taste: 4.5/5
  • health: 5/5
  • ambiance: 4.5/5
  • perks: great coffee, vegan menu options, wifi, outdoor seating
  • drawbacks: street parking only, limited seating

coffee

fratelli panini | mozzarella cheese, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, sprouts and olive oil

bbq ranch wrap | chicken, tomatoes, red onions, shredded mozzarella, mushrooms, bbq sauce and ranch dressing

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Friday, December 31, 2010

{Obsessed} La Fogata 

No time to write a full review because of the holidays, but here are some photos of delicious food from La Fogata, a very popular Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, Texas!

Pictured above are the Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Mole and a delicious cream cheese and fruit empanada with vanilla ice cream! :)

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Thursday, December 16, 2010
{Home is Where the Heart of Romaine Is} Souper Salad
Last time, I blogged about how my mom and I always go out to eat at Thai Cafe when I’m in town. In contrast, it’s me and my dad’s thing to go to Souper Salad together, since my mom doesn’t really like to eat there. It’s nothing spectacular, but for $5 (with a coupon), this place really delivers! They have salad and soup, obviously, but they also have baked potatoes, the best corn bread, thin crust pizza, fruit and soft serve. The best part is that you can eat three plates and still feel super healthy because everything is very light and trans fat-free.
Maybe it’s more sentimental because I get to spend time with my dad, but Souper Salad is a great place for a lovely midday meal. :)

{Home is Where the Heart of Romaine Is} Souper Salad

Last time, I blogged about how my mom and I always go out to eat at Thai Cafe when I’m in town. In contrast, it’s me and my dad’s thing to go to Souper Salad together, since my mom doesn’t really like to eat there. It’s nothing spectacular, but for $5 (with a coupon), this place really delivers! They have salad and soup, obviously, but they also have baked potatoes, the best corn bread, thin crust pizza, fruit and soft serve. The best part is that you can eat three plates and still feel super healthy because everything is very light and trans fat-free.

Maybe it’s more sentimental because I get to spend time with my dad, but Souper Salad is a great place for a lovely midday meal. :)

{Restaurant Review} Father Nature’s Lavash Wraps, Old Town Pasadena, CA
Father Nature’s Lavash Wraps is a little hole-in-the wall cafe in Old Town Pasadena serving an impressive array of Greek/Mediterranean wraps made with lavash, a type of thin flatbread. They serve various types of veggie wraps, falafel wraps, chicken wraps, sandwiches and salads, featuring all sorts of unique flavors. I had ”The French Connection” wrap, which included grilled zucchini, grilled onion, red and green bell pepper, eggplant, feta cheese, pepper and garlic sauce spread. It tasted very healthy and flavorful and was definitely a welcome break from the ordinary wrap scene. For a reasonable price compared to some of the nicer sit-down places in Old Town, I’d definitely recommend Father Nature if you’re in the area and looking for a bite to eat.

{Restaurant Review} Father Nature’s Lavash Wraps, Old Town Pasadena, CA

Father Nature’s Lavash Wraps is a little hole-in-the wall cafe in Old Town Pasadena serving an impressive array of Greek/Mediterranean wraps made with lavash, a type of thin flatbread. They serve various types of veggie wraps, falafel wraps, chicken wraps, sandwiches and salads, featuring all sorts of unique flavors. I had ”The French Connection” wrap, which included grilled zucchini, grilled onion, red and green bell pepper, eggplant, feta cheese, pepper and garlic sauce spread. It tasted very healthy and flavorful and was definitely a welcome break from the ordinary wrap scene. For a reasonable price compared to some of the nicer sit-down places in Old Town, I’d definitely recommend Father Nature if you’re in the area and looking for a bite to eat.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
{Restaurant Review} Thai Cafe
Warning: Thai Cafe is hands down the best Thai restaurant in San Antonio…maybe the best outside of Thailand, even. If you’re going to eat here, be prepared to have your taste buds completely blown and expect to want to come back the minute you leave.
Located on the northeast side of town on Perrin Beitel Rd., Thai Cafe is definitely my favorite place to eat in San Antonio. The restaurant itself is kind of small and hidden, so drive slowly once you’re in the area and look out for their blue roof. The friendly staff provides great service, but really, the best thing about this place is the food. The lunch buffet is heavenly, featuring about 20 different dishes, including my two favorites: Pad Thai and Thai spicy beef salad. Other honorable mentions in the buffet are the Pad See Ew and eggplant and basil. Everything is so flavorful and authentic. My mouth is seriously watering right now as I write this.
Bottom line: Thai Cafe really raises the bar for Thai food and Asian dining in general in the San Antonio area. If you’re ever in town, you should definitely check it out…I promise you’ll be very impressed.

{Restaurant Review} Thai Cafe

WarningThai Cafe is hands down the best Thai restaurant in San Antonio…maybe the best outside of Thailand, even. If you’re going to eat here, be prepared to have your taste buds completely blown and expect to want to come back the minute you leave.

Located on the northeast side of town on Perrin Beitel Rd., Thai Cafe is definitely my favorite place to eat in San Antonio. The restaurant itself is kind of small and hidden, so drive slowly once you’re in the area and look out for their blue roof. The friendly staff provides great service, but really, the best thing about this place is the food. The lunch buffet is heavenly, featuring about 20 different dishes, including my two favorites: Pad Thai and Thai spicy beef salad. Other honorable mentions in the buffet are the Pad See Ew and eggplant and basil. Everything is so flavorful and authentic. My mouth is seriously watering right now as I write this.

Bottom line: Thai Cafe really raises the bar for Thai food and Asian dining in general in the San Antonio area. If you’re ever in town, you should definitely check it out…I promise you’ll be very impressed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
{Restaurant Review} Caveman Kitchen
If you’re looking for good food in LA near USC, you should definitely check out Caveman Kitchen (Yelp), located on Vermont Ave, about half a block from Ralph’s. My friend Greg introduced me to the place about a month ago and I really liked it! Since then, I’ve stopped by once on my own for take-out on the way home from a grocery shopping trip.
The service at Caveman Kitchen is impeccable and the food is fresh, flavorful and really satisfying. The prices are reasonable for a college student budget too. I’ve only ever tried their Cave Club Sandwich, but really, one bite was all it took to believe that this place serves good food. The signature sandwich features perfectly seasoned rotisserie chicken sandwiched between two hamburger buns with bacon, swiss cheese, veggies and a really good (sort of spicy) sauce. Their fries are also really good (try dipping them in their green salsa!) and you can even substitute a fresh garden salad on the side!
For a full menu, visit their website: eatcaveman.com. If you do check it out, let me know what you think in my ask box!

{Restaurant Review} Caveman Kitchen

If you’re looking for good food in LA near USC, you should definitely check out Caveman Kitchen (Yelp), located on Vermont Ave, about half a block from Ralph’s. My friend Greg introduced me to the place about a month ago and I really liked it! Since then, I’ve stopped by once on my own for take-out on the way home from a grocery shopping trip.

The service at Caveman Kitchen is impeccable and the food is fresh, flavorful and really satisfying. The prices are reasonable for a college student budget too. I’ve only ever tried their Cave Club Sandwich, but really, one bite was all it took to believe that this place serves good food. The signature sandwich features perfectly seasoned rotisserie chicken sandwiched between two hamburger buns with bacon, swiss cheese, veggies and a really good (sort of spicy) sauce. Their fries are also really good (try dipping them in their green salsa!) and you can even substitute a fresh garden salad on the side!

For a full menu, visit their website: eatcaveman.com.
If you do check it out, let me know what you think in my ask box!