Friday, October 21, 2016

Sichuan Taste Malden

It seems that Fridays are now Sichuan Taste in Malden lunch days. They are supposed to open at 11:30 but every time I get there just before noon they are still mopping the floors.

This was simply called Chicken with Spicy Capsicum (8) from the new smaller lunch menu. It was delicious and boy was it spicy! This was runny nose spicy but soo good. Another favorite dish. I now ask them to wait five minutes before putting in the food order so I have time to eat their excellent H&S Soup.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Olive Garden Danvers

I can't remember when I last visited an Olive Garden but armed with a coupon for a whopping $2 off, I set out for their location in Danvers.

It's late in October and we have 82° outside. Not that I'm complaining, we probably get snow tomorrow.

I was here for the AYCE Soup, Salad and Breadsticks ($7.99). With a coupon it was $5.99. I started with the Zuppa Toscana. "Spicy sausage, fresh kale and russet potatoes in a creamy broth". The sausage wasn't very spicy and the potatoes still had the skin on but regardless, it was nice soup.

No choices for salad, the house salad is what you get with the house dressing. Pretty nice salad with lots of stuff included. There even was some pepperoni peppers that was nice and tasty when cut up and mixed in. The breadsticks were soft enough but had salt sprinkled on top and that made them very salty, and I like salt.

You only have four choices of soup, so my next bowl was the Pasta e Fagioli. "White and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and pasta in a savory broth". This was a delicious soup with a rich flavor and good consistency even if the pasta was overcooked. I must say that Uno's offering of the same was way better with more choices and it was also cheaper. And they had chowder.

153 Andover St, Danvers, MA 01923 
Phone number (978) 750-8324

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bonefish Grill Burlington

I haven't been to Bonefish Grill in Burlington for brunch for ages and I had a hankering for some Eggs Benedict today.

My brunch favorite Bang Bang Shrimp Eggs Benedict with a toasted English muffin, crispy shrimp, poached eggs, green onions + spicy Hollandaise sauce (11.3) was cooked perfectly today and really delicious. Well, their second attempt was cooked perfectly, on the first one, the eggs were overdone. You now get a smaller water glass and a carafe of ice water. I really like when restaurants do this.

This is how it looked when I got there and it looked the same when I left. I know the Pats are playing today but completely empty?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Commune Kitchen Arlington

Commune Kitchen in Arlington have gotten accolades for their sandwiches and pizzas since they opened so guess what I'm having for lunch today?

They now have a few tables outside and despite it being a bit brisk today, there were customers dining outside.

Tartine Charcuterie (7.75). "chicken liver mousse, slice of pâté de campagne, blackberry preserve and sea salt. Served on thick cut grilled house bread". The chicken liver mousse was excellent but a bit thin on the right side. The pâté was true to its origins and really good. It's cooked at 62.5 degrees for two hours and then cooled down. The bread itself was very good but when you can hardly cut the crust with a serrated steak knife, it's too crusty for me.

Carnivore Pizza (14.50). "Red sauce, house meatball, house porchetta, 'roni, agrodolce and fresh basil." The crust on the bottom was nice and thin and the crust on the outside, while really big, was super light and tasty. all the topping was really delicious. A very good pizza and I'm looking forward to my dinner.

Address 203A Broadway, Arlington, MA 02574
Phone number (781) 777-2597

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sichuan Taste Malden

It's Friday so I get a chance to try something from the reduced lunch menu at Sichuan Taste in Malden. The Pork Ribs Noodle Soup I had last Saturday from the regular menu was excellent.

Fragrant Crispy Fish Filet (8) from the new lunch menu with fried rice. The soup is still excellent. A big heap of crispy and flaky fish with heaps of chilis and tons of flavor. I think the fried rice even had some heat to it. This was an excellent dish and might become a favorite here. It was on my list of lunch dishes to try so I'm happy that it's still here. The manager always comes over to say hello and so does the owner when he's in the house.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sichuan Gourmet Burlington

There is snooker to be watched so I wanted something quick and at Sichuan Gourmet in Burlington, they don't kid around at lunchtime. The soup and pickled veggies arrived within minutes. The soup is really really well made with a rich and complex flavor. I went here last Friday forgetting that they don't serve from the lunch menu on Fridays.

Smokey Hot Shredded Chicken w. Cayenne ($8.75) and it's HOT but Oh soo delicious. Light and crispy coating over tender chicken and the green peppers were almost spicy today. Such an excellent dish. I tried to get them to serve me just a cup of rice, but that attempt failed miserably. I really don't want to waste food.

This is how it looked BEFORE noon when I got there so you need to get here early or late.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Gene's Flatbread Cafe Woburn

I haven't been to Gene's Flatbread Cafe in Woburn for quite a while and was curious if there were any new dishes on the menu.

I stuck with the #16 Hot and Sour Handpulled Noodles ($8.40). The soup itself was excellent, a little bit sour and a little bit hot. Underneath the pork, there was bean sprouts, carrots and onion and, of course, a heap of his delicious hand-pulled noodles. What a delicious and flavorful dish this is!

There was something new on the menu but I think I'll pass. "The Chinese love this dish," said the guy behind the counter. You get bonus points for figuring what's wrong in the picture.