I was a little disappointed with these wings, partly because they looked so sad and lonely arranged on the plate. I guess 5 tiny wings look weird when they’re placed singly on a plate. And these wings were definitely frozen and of poor quality.
House margarita. Happy hour $3
Not the best tasting, but I really can’t complain for three bucks.
Slow cooked ribs in hot chile sauce with chipotle peppers. $2.75 Venga Empanadas, San Francisco CA
There was absolutely no spicy heat to this empanada. The overwhelming flavor was that of sour vinegar so they should really call this a vinegar beef empanada. To its credit, there was some great chile flavors and the beef cubes were nice and tender. Overall, this was good but it still didn’t make up for the atrocious service.
Pepper jack scramble, chorizo and roasted jalapeno relish, chipotle aioli on a brioche bun, potato wedges, cantaloupe. $12
Griddle Fresh, San Francisco CA
First of all, the service here was SO horrible! They were super slow and completely unattentive. It was the hardest I’ve had to work to flag a server down every time I needed something. Now to the food. It gave me heartburn. Between the spicy chorizo, spicy jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle aioli there was SO much heavy spice and fat that I really couldn’t take it. On a positive note, the scramble was well cooked, the bun nicely toasted, and the cantaloupe was ripe and sweet.
With chipotle salsa and pickled onions, guacamole and pico de gallo, lime. $22 Norma’s, Palm Springs CA
Another lame, basic dish for twenty two bucks! I guess if you add a grilled lime and stick long tortilla chips into the guacamole you can charge that amount. Someone should tell them that it would help if the food actually tasted good.
With fresh spinach, hardwood smoked bacon, market tomato, griddled mozzarella, chipotle cream and scrambled eggs served on a fresh split biscuit with griddled mashed potatoes. $15.95 Hash House A Go Go, Las Vegas NV
OMG, this fried chicken benedict was digustingly awe-inspiring, lol! We came to Hash House A Go Go to try this monstrousity because someone in our group had seen it on Man Vs. Food where Adam Richman ate the entire thing (ew!). Thank god I wasn’t the one who ordered it, but I did help eat it (hehe!).
The chipotle cream was a little on the bland side which is probably a good thing because you’d probably get sick from eating it all especially if it was spicy. The biscuits were dense and seemed underdone, and the mashed potatoes were also under-seasoned. The fried chicken tasted good but they were greasy. I guess what I’m saying was that this dish wasn’t very good, but it was worth the opportunity to see it in person and to give it a go. And really, it was only sixteen bucks! 🙂
Savory crepe with avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, sauteed onions and cheddar topped with salsa fresca and sour cream and spicy chipotle on the side. Served with house potatoes and mixed greens with vinaigrette. $9.50 Crepevine, San Francisco CA
To me, these crepe places tend to be cookie-cutter and predictable which is both a good and bad thing. You always know what to expect, but nothing is ever new and interesting. That’s why quality is the deciding factor when comparing these establishment. Crepevine is pretty good. The food is yummy and the ingredients are of nice quality.
Lightly seasoned and breaded, served with zesty chipotle remoulade and Don’s citrus cocktail sauce. $12.95 Don the Beachcomber, Kailua-Kona HI
I enjoyed these! They were pretty tender and not overly fried. I also liked that they weren’t covered in a thick shell of breading and that they included plenty of tentacle pieces. The sauce were also creative and tasty! I’m kinda bored of the typical citrus aioli that’s usually served with fried calamari.
Two eggs over easy, stacked on house-made wheat toast with applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado, tomato, arugula and chipotle aioli. Served with a cup of fresh fruit. $11.95 Island Lava Java, Kailua-Kona HI
This was SO nommy! The bacon was perfect and I loved the chipotle aioli. Even their homemade wheat bread was tasty. I wish the eggs were less fried (they were advertised as over easy) because I love a super-runny yolk but that’s only a minor criticism. Noms!
We actually drove to Waipio Valley on the north side of the Big Island and it was beautiful and impressive! Although the breakfast stack was delicious, I think the Valley takes the cake. 😉
With red onions and cheddar cheese. $2.50 per slice Arizmendi Bakery, San Francisco CA
I love Arizmendi’s daily pizzas! This was a new combination for me and I really enjoyed it. The chard and chipotle flavors were lovely and I always enjoy the sourdough crust. The extra sliver that they throw in is always much appreciated!
Artist designed fence panels at Mission Playground, Valencia Street.