Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dr. Oetkor Ristorante Pizza Funghi

Who puts butter on pizza?! Dr. Oetkor Ristorante Pizza Funghi Funghi that's who. I have to say the butter wasn't all that great of an addition. It was otherwise good thin crust pizza. If  you can deal with the idea of having pizza leak butter on your face and you don't have anywhere to go this is great stuff.

However, if you fear getting stuff from greasy pizza on your clothes then this is a pass.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum

Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum is the first rum I have ever tasted. Other than that I can't figure how it's original. Then again it's the original for Kirkland I guess. 

Some how I don't see pirates singing "yo ho, yo ho," and swinging a bottle of this around. Then again, I don't no what hos they would be calling on ship so that song is kind of dumb.

Anyway, Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum is not as good as Vodka but hits a good deal harder. The favor is not that great and I'm sure modern pirates would love to have a bottle.

Drink if you like rum, pass if you're not that kind of a man. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Claim Jumper All American Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I'd like to know what is so American about this Claim Jumper All American Grilled Cheese Sandwich? I have to say I was surprised to see grilled cheese at Claim Jumper to start with, but I was there with my brother. He complains about spending too much so I ordered something cheap.  

So this is what cheap looks like at Claim Jumper, and it works. I didn't have room for desert after all that cheese. It was very cheesy and orange. Now it reminds me of our president, and I feel sick. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Claim Jumper Appetizer Platter

If you're not a person who often goes to Claim Jumper then this Sampler is a great way to get some of everything they offer as an appetizer. You do have to keep it off the table for a large group because you simply get too little of any one thing for everyone to have some. 

That and most people just will not eat spinach dip. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Claim Jumper CJ Punch

Claim Jumper's CJ Punch is a mix of fruit like pineapple, orange, and cranberry. This is a mix that gives you a tart beverage with a strong flavor.

I will have to say that this was good, but a little to rich for me. I'm glad I had water with this so that I could cleanse my pallet. 

Was this great? No, but it was rather good. I would not order it again because the stuff puckered my lips. 


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Waba Grill 3. Chicken-Steak Plate

Waba Grill 3. Chicken-Steak Plate is, well, what it sounds like chicken and steak on a plate. I have to figure this is better for you and more divers than one of the two.

This is one of those things that are oddly good. I have to say that if you're going to Waba Grill you should try this to get a feel for the place. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WaBa Grill 4. Salmon Plate

Waba Grill's Salmon Plate is what you buy when you want lean meat. That said it tastes a little fishy so you know the salmon just isn't fresh. All in all, this is a rounded meal by comparison to other things one may buy at fast food places. 

Is it great? No, but if you like salmon and you want lean meat this is worth the extra you pay over chicken. The beef is still better. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ihop Pancakes

iHop is famous for Pancakes which is on the funny side given that they use that cheap crap syrup. Still, these are fluffy and moist pancakes that will do everything you want a pancake to do save be good for you. They kill me so good.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Ihop Smokehouse Combo

Ihop's 'Smokehouse Combo' is a sad disappointment of a breakfast. I can't say it was bad but I can't say it tasted like much and that sausage was under cooked. 

Fail, Ihop, fail.   

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ihop Crispy Chicken Strips & Fries

Ihop's Crispy Chicken Strips & Fries are one of those things a person could order as a meal. After that I have to say that this isn't something you need to go to a restaurant for, because those chicken strips are right out of the oven. 

Get this if you're to lazy to cook for yourself. 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Firehouse Subs Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket

Firehouse Subs Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket is a lot of sandwich. Would I say it knocked my socks off? No. I'd say this was good but not totally great. It would have been better if the meat was grilled some.

This thing is 890 calories so less than a lot of fast food meals but still hefty. I like this better than the meatball. It could be better, but it's still very good.  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Jack in the Box Seasoned Curly Fries

Jack in the Box Curly Fries are a way to spice up your meal. Not a great way mind you but a way. They are more calories than normal fries and need ketchup as much. Now that I look at the nutritional facts I'm likely never to buy these again. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

First Street Chili Con Carne No Beans

If you're looking for something to clear your sinuses First Street Chili Con Carne No Beans is not for you. In fact, I think this chilly is not meant to be eaten as such but rather to be used as the chili you add to things like hot dogs and French Fries.

Past that it's loaded with salt and will kill you if eaten too often. Tastes okay.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

California Grill Squaw Bread Toast

Squaw Bread is supposed to be better for you but few eat it because it is harder and more abrasive in the mouth. I chose Squaw Bread toast at California Grill because I need to review things and this was the first thing to come to mind. 

Is it great? No, but it's not offensive. I'd like to know if it really is all that much better for me. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

California Grill Fruit

California Grill Fruit is a side you can order with a number of meals and likely the healthiest option. It's just fruit and you can tell yourself if you would eat it or not but as they sell it I have to write a review. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

California Grill Ham & Cheese Omelette

I don't know what that green splotch is in my California Grill Ham & Cheese Omelette, but then the cheese is suspiciously low in count. In any case, this is a real Meh thing to order so I wouldn't get it, but if you really like these it will do the job.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

California Grill Thick Milkshake Chocolate

Much like the Oreo version California Grill's Chocolate Thick Milkshake  is underwhelming and I don't know why I keep ordering these things. Oh, yeah, it's because I need to review them. Anyway, don't get this unless you like the taste of milk without the shake. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Jack in the Box Jack's Spicy Chicken

Jack in the Box 'Jack's Spicy Chicken' is a thin piece of chicken spiced, battered and deep fried.  It has enough kick to be worth eating, but it's kind of small. All in all, I like these, but they just aren't that filling. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ruby's Diner Ice Tea

Ruby's Diner Ice Tea is unsweetened for those of us who hate water but don't want to die of diabetes. It will not kill you and it will not wow you. I figure it's as good as ice tea gets.  

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ruby's Diner Seafood Combo

With Ruby's Diner 'Seafood Combo' you get three shrimp and three battered Cod fillets. The shrimp was crunchy and the cod had a crunchy outer layer and a gooey inner self. If you're into fish this is rather good, but I will have to say that it's not as filling as other meals. 

If you're ordering this make sure to get water or ice tea to go with it to fill that gut and come away satisfied. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Burger King Smooth Roast Iced Coffee

I'm a sucker for ice coffee and Burger King 'Smooth Roast Iced Coffee' is a cheaper substitute for the ridiculous carp you folks buy at coffee shops. If you're at Burger King and you like ice coffee you really should get this stuff. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Burger King Hash Brown

Burger King 'Hash Browns' are squashed tater tots. Is that a good or a bad thing? I don't know. I will say that these are okay, but I'd rather have french fries. As a hash brown I guess these are a little closer to the real thing then the single patty hash brown you get at other eateries, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy them. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Burger King Supreme Breakfast Sandwich

Ah, Burger King, trying to get in on the breakfast game, but you just can't get there can you? Your Supreme Breakfast Sandwich is a replacement for two Sausage Egg McMuffins. Well, it's bland. 

I can say this sandwich was good, but it just didn't do much for me. Will I say no to another one? No, I will not. Will I stop on the way home to get one of these to end my week? No, I will not. 

Try harder Burger King.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Farmer Boys Harvest Fries w/ Chili Cheese

Farmer Boys "Harvest Fries w/ Chili Cheese" are a solid buy for any chili cheese fries fan. They were crispy and had  enough chili and cheese to cover the fries. The chili is better than some I've had and where it is not hot chili it is passable. I will get these again.    

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Farmer Boys Bacon Turkey Melt

Farmer Boys 'Bacon Turkey Melt' is a turkey sandwich with bacon. Like almost everything I get from Farmer Boys this was on the bland side but otherwise satisfying. You can see that the bread was not fully grilled which makes it more of a home sandwich. 

Authentic, filling, but not great.   

Friday, January 6, 2017

BJ's Cookie and Cream Pizookie

BJ's 'Cookie and Cream Pizookie' is as good as any other Pizookie but unless you like chocolate cookies it's just not as good as the one with caramel. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

BJ's Meat Lovers Piadina

BJ's 'Meat Lovers Piadina' should be Lover's shouldn't it? I mean this way it looks like it's made of meat lovers. Anyway, a Piadina is a roasted burrito, and I don't like them. This was cold in the middle and the meat was not pre-grilled making it bland. Also it was open at one end before being cut in half which makes it fall everywhere when you eat the thing. 

If you want a lunch that doesn't get on your shirt this is not for you. I would never order this again.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BJ's Boneless Chicken Wings

BJ's 'Boneless Chicken Wings' have a dumb name given that chicken wings have bones by nature. I think these are made of white meat chicken and they are basically really good chicken nuggets. 

They come in a number of flavors and are good eating for a group. I will point out that two people could finish this easily, but I would think appetizers are for a group. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

BJ's Sparkling Cucumber Mint

BJ's 'Sparkling Cucumber Mint' is not infused water. It is a sweetened beverage with cucumber. Yes, you can eat the cucumber. I have to say I thought this was better than their soda but then some of those taste like they're made with dishwater so this is a plus over dishwater by far. 

This drink is BJ's Restaurant and Brew House trying to move in a new healthier direction. I approve. Great job.  

Monday, January 2, 2017

Trader Joe's Wintry Blend Ground Coffee Sprinkled with Spice

Trader Joe's "Wintry Blend" Ground Coffee Sprinkled with Spice is an odd coffee blend. The big standout for me is that it has green and red pepper which I have never seen in coffee before. I can tell you that if you're reading this on national hangover day (Second of the New Year) you'll do well to get yourself a cup of this coffee...an some tomato juice. 

I've had this for almost a week now and tried it every way but Irish and it works. I've made it with eggnog and coco. Both do very well. Great coffee. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Monster M-100 Ghost

Monster M-100 Ghost because it's the first of the New Year and you're trying to keep the party going right? Well, this is very much Monster with just a bit more power. I can't say much more about it other than if you can get these at a good price and you're a real Monster Hog like I am they will do you okay.