Wednesday, November 11, 2009

China Delight

One thing that I have found is that in Tallahassee there are very few Chinese places that are sit down and not look at the pictures on the wall. Another sign that I took as a good one was that every other table except for ours was filled with Asians. That may be due to the fact that the menu has a side that is written only in Chinese. I have also learned that the stuff that is on that specific menu is amazing.

China Delight is in the same location as Wok and Roll. It is not a buffet and doesn't give me the creeps that I might see a cat run out of the kitchen being chased by the chef with a giant knife. It is a waiter having, table sitting, fill up your water every 8 seconds kind of place.

First we ordered pork dumplings which come with the basic dumpling sauce. Personally I like fried dumplings over steamed but fried was not an option.

Then from the secret Chinese menu we ordered Eggplant in Garlic Sauce. It is amazing. One of my favorite dishes to date. It has an interesting texture where the inside of the eggplant is soft but the skin of the eggplant is a bit tougher. Next was General Tso's Chicken. It was very much appreciated because it wasn't a giant ball of fried dough. They were enormous pieces of chicken that where crispy and delish. As always you get an unlimited amount of white rice.

Having been in the past I can honestly say that the wait staff is nice and willing to please and last night was no different.

I give China Delight 8 forks out of 10. Fork Yourself.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bird's Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

After looking on and seeing that Bird's had pretty good reviews the bub and I decide to give it a try. (Even though I have already been here I thought I should review it any who).

When we came in, it is understood that when no one is sitting at tables and only at the bar you get free range of where to sit. Tonight a band was playing with no cover charge which was a nice surprise. It didn't have to be since they have a very user friendly website that tells you the line up for the week.

I have been to the trivia night before and I know that to get a table inside you have to be sitting in a seat telling everyone to fuck off and get their own chair by 5:00 at the latest.

We started off with a dozen oysters. They were awesome. Bub described them as "these are really good. They don't taste like fish barf." Always a good sign. They seem to have more availability of oysters since I have gone before and the only oyster shack in town was completely out of oysters. They are closed on Mondays and I can only assume that is the day that their shipment comes.

Bub and I both ordered a 7 oz. burger. Regular fixins are free but to add cheese depending on the type is 50 cents to $1 extra. A generous helping of Fries/Onion Rings/ or Coleslaw is your choice of a side. 7 oz $7 or 10 oz. for $10.

There are tons of other toppings to put on your burger but all cost extra with the excuse that it keeps them open.

The burger in general was awesome. It tasted like a backyard burger in the middle of summer time. It would have been a dream come true if they would had some magical slice of watermelon. Kaiser buns are always a crowd favorite. Not to juicy, not to dry, enormous burger that is enough to split between two people.

Beer was also ordered. $2 domestics and they were out of other beers that were $5. Beer is beer is beer is beer. Makes a burger all that more delicious.

Overall I give Bird's 7 forks out of 10. Fork Yourself.

Eat Your Meat

Since one of my favorite after school activities is eating.. I thought I would review some places around town and recommend some delicious dishes, not to mention I have excellent taste in everything.