Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fox and The Hound (Lone Tree, CO)

I know, I know....I am not on the road, and I am talking about a national chain...If you dont like it shut up, I will beat you like a narc at a biker rally....

The medium heat wings at Fox N the Hound are truley a marvel of pub grub... Juicy, spicy and sweet, these delectitble morsels slid down my throat like a roller coaster of taste sensation. I dont want to say that the wings "hurt my feelings," but I will say that I grossly underestimated the gorgeousness of a good wing sauce combined with ranch... Whomever the Head Chef is at Fox n The Hound..Bravo.

Service: I am still convinced that no one in the United Stated recognizes the fact that tips = commission..Otherwise my drinks would have shown up with greater regularity....and without any prodding.

drinks: its a bar.. you do the math.

Overall: I give the F-N-H a 3 on the something scale..The beer is cold the wings are tangy and delicious.... the service kinda blows...

Bottoms Up Friends.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Beach House (Laguna Beach, CA)

Speaking from strictly on the grounds of aesthetics, the view is breath taking. You can literally see for miles out to sea, and hear the waves crashing on the shoreline. The laughter of family’s on the beach enjoying the sunlight, and the sounds of birds chirping make this one off the most scenic places, and lovley places I have eaten at in a very long time..

Service: Well…. I would say the young lady charged with our service was less than attentive. It seemed almost as if I was a stranger sitting in her living room saying, "get me a beer and a sandwich and make it snappy woman!" She carried a demeanor that was about as exciting as Ben Stien in a calculus contest, and payed as close attention to our needs as Mr. Magoo would have. I am not saying I need a TGI Fridays experience everytime I eat, but a simple hello would you like a drink would have done nicely.

Food: The Jamaican Jerk Mahi Tacos are essentially, three pieces of fish salted braised, and put in a flour tortilla, not the most impressive of presentations. I will say that whatever sauce is used to season this meal is a tangy taste adventure, but overall...Eh.

Side of poison: Since my trip to the beach house I have been experiencing some “gastronomical anomalies,” that are less than enjoyable. I can imagine that if I wished to repeat said “anomalies,” that I should make a habit of drinking Tijuana tap water mixed with Turpentine and a shot of Antifreeze. Perhaps this is the sauce mixture?

Drinks: The corona was cold, and that is very good.

Overall: I was pleased in general to have an opportunity to spend time with my sister Laura, and enjoy the California coastline for an hour. The company was the best part of the meal. I would rate the “Culinary” experience a 1 on the something scale, as I the service was less than fair, and I may have to have my entire intestinal tract removed.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Earl Campbells Sports Bar and Grill (Austin Texas)

Ran into the gem at the Austin Bergstrom Airport.

Service: Rarely have I seen an organization that treated me so poorly... The young lady at counter could well be described as Mrs. Lovett from the Movie Sweeny Todd... Not because she is attractive as Helen Bonham Carter, but because her demeanor was such that I felt she would rather "serve human," than serve humans... Rude would not adequatley describe this pit viper of a person.... That said see food.

Food: The BBQ Brisket Tacos are the perfect cure for a MIND BOGGLING hang over. Greasy, salty, and covered in a light dew of texas bbq sauce. Ad the flavor of mayonaise cole slaw on top of the fresh tortillas and you have a combination yielding some of the best pub grub I have ever had.

Alchohol: Decent selection of beer and a full bar...Nothing to write home about.

Overall: If you have time to spare, and enjoy good beer, good food, and being served by people who would rather chop you up into a salad stop here...

If I was to give this a rating, I would say it is a 2 "something." Rating system to come....


I have often wished that i could be an Anthony Bourdain, and write like a shakespear inspired food critic, but....Well I cant. This blog will be wraught with grammer problems, spelling errors and some faul language,. Take or leave it; its my blog.

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