Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Fried Shrimp and Clams

Captain D's use to have a fried shrimp & clams side combo that was very good.  During the supply issues associated with the Covid lockdowns Captain D's decided to drop this from their menu.  The prices were reasonable and the food was good.  I wish they would bring this combo back.

Howard Johnson's had really good fried clams.  Wednesday nights were all you could eat clams.  I miss this too.

Flaming Pit had fried shrimp that I remember from when I was growing up.

I just tried the fried shrimp/fried clams combo from Carolina Fish Fry Co. on Benson Rd. in Garner.  They were good but not great.  I wish the shrimp breading would have been a bit crunchier. The potato salad was very good.  The hush puppies were cooked well.  The mash potatoes and gravy were good - with the potatoes a bit chunky giving them a nice texture.  Overall, I would rate Carolina Fish a 7.4 out of 10.  Yes, I would definitely order them again.  

MoonRunners Saloon on Hwy 70 in Garner also has some very good friend shrimp.  If you are craving shrimp I would recommend Moonrunners.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

My Favorite Fried Chicken

 Pilot House Kitchens. 

Pilot House use to have several locations around the St. Louis area. Now, the chicken is only available at the Sunset 44 Restaurant.  I love friend chicken and really wish Pilot House was available here. 

I would rate Pilot House chicken a 9.5 out 10.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Avent Ferry Pizza

 I ordered a Sausage, Black & Mushroom.  It arrived in about 45 minutes and was still hot.

The crust is decent.  Medium flop.  The sauce is mild and tomatoey. Sausage was mild. Olives and mushrooms were firm and tasty.

 Overall. I would give this pizza a 7.2 out of 10.  I would order from them again.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Logan's Roadhouse

Went to the ballet (Frankenstein) with a friend last Saturday and we stopped off at Logan's Roadhouse for a quick lunch.  They weren't very busy.  The service was excellent and the food was good.

The bread though was excellent!  I loved it.  Could have made a lunch just out of that.  Soft and airy.  Tasted great both with and without butter. I would give this bread a 9.8 out of 10.

For my meal I ordered a fried chicken salad w/ 1000 island dressing along with a loaded baked potato.  The salad was fresh and tasty.  The fried chicken was moist and the breading was tasty.  The potato was well cooked and the toppings plentiful.  Salad was 7.6 and the potato 7.8 out of 10.

Overall, between the excellent service, the reasonable pricing of the food, along with the good food and excellent bread I would have to rate Logan's an 8.1 out of 10.

Well worth a bit of a drive for a very good lunch.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Strawberry Swiss Rolls

 I was ata the store and saw a display of Little Debbies Strawberry Swiss Rolls and decided to get a box and give them a try.  I was unimpressed.  The strawberry flavor left an aftertaste in my moth that I didn't expect.

Would I eat them again - maybe.  

Would I buy them again - No.

6.4 out of 10


Friday, September 22, 2023

My Favorite Restaurant

I had someone ask about my favorite restaurant and I realized that I didn't really have an answer for them.  I needed to give it some thought. It took me a couple of days but I now know what my favorite restaurant is and why.

Rich & Charlies Italian Restaurant (website)
9942 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126

Every time I have eaten here it hasn't really felt like 'going out' or 'eating at a restaurant'.  I always left feeling like I had dinner at a friends house. The food was always good.  The servers were helpful and considerate and treated us more like friends than customers.

Appetizers; Cheese garlic bread, unlimited salad, toasted ravioli

Entrees; Cavatelli, Tortellini, Fettuccini al Carbonara

and Pepsi or ice tea.

Good food, good service, comfortable environment, what else could anyone want?

Popeye's Louisiana Chicken

 I don't know why I've always had such bad luck at restaurants, but it continues...

Here is one of my newest ones. 

On Tuesday I stopped at Popeyes #11375, on Pinewoods Dr in Raleigh.  I ordered a 4 Piece Combo (4 pieces of chicken, biscuit, one side, and a drink.)  I ordered it with mashed potatos and a Coke. She then said "We don't have any soda.  We have lemonade or water."  

I told her forget the drink and I pulled up to the window.  Upon arriving at the window she just opened it and said "10 16" and held out her hand.  I handed her my card and she ran it, then handed it back.  About 10 seconds later she handed me a bag and shut the window. 

I looked in the bag for the receipt and it wasn't there - so I sat there and waited for her to notice me.  When she noticed me she opened the window and said "What?" 

I stated that I didn't get a receipt and  she replied "We don't have them.  Our machine isn't working."

So; NO soda.  NO - receipts. 

Then when I got home and pulled everything from the bag there was only the mashed potatos and the chicken.  NO biscuit.  NO utensils to eat the potatoes with.  NO napkins.
Horrible service.  Missing items.  No soda (and no discount for the missing soda).

I'm adding this store to me "Restaurants to Avoid" list.


Fried Shrimp and Clams

Captain D's use to have a fried shrimp & clams side combo that was very good.  During the supply issues associated with the Covid lo...