Friday, June 1, 2012
12:00 AM | Posted by Michelle | Edit Post
Food. One of the absolute necessities for our whole well being. I love food. The size of my clothes can attest to that.
I love going to restuarants. I don't have to clean. I don't have to prep. I don't have to do anything but sit and look at the menu and decide what I want to eat. There are very few foods that I don't like. I can't even tell you what my favourite food is. I can tell you what I won't eat - salmon and coconuts. That leaves so much to try. I've eaten sushi and sashimi (which are different). I have tried Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Southwestern, French, English, German and, of course, Dutch. Everywhere I go I love to try something local and new.
This last week I have been in Phoenix, Arizona. I have tried some authentic Southwestern at this little cafe in Tortilla Flats. But what I'm super excited about is that I got to try Chick Fil A, Cracker Barrell and Cooperstown. I know they aren't very exotic but we don't have any of them in Canada.
I first found out about Chick Fil A on Twitter. Beth Moore is constantly posting that she's at Chick Fil A. If it's good enough for Beth than it's good enough for Michelle. I ordered their original Chicken Sandwich. It's not fancy, but it is yummy, especially with their Chick Fil A sauce. However, I have to admit that I love their fries more. They were the best waffle fries I had ever had.
Cracker Barrell. What can I say? It was love at first sight. Now, I know this may sound funny, but where I am from Cracker Barrell is a brand of cheese, not a restaurant. My hubby had heard of this restaurant from a co attendee of a conference that he went to a few years ago. He enjoyed it and wanted to go on his Birthday, which we did. I had the Sunday Night Chicken Special with mac and cheese and coleslaw. I love their mac and cheese. I found a copy cat recipe that I will be trying as soon as I go home so that I can relive the experience. I'm hopeful this recipe is close to what I had on Sunday. I'm hoping before we go home to go back and try the hashbrown casserole. I have heard that it's just as good as the mac and cheese. Oh yeah, the chicken was amazing as well.
Now Cooperstown. This isn't a chain restaurant. It's where rock and jocks meet. It's a sports bar which is owned by Alice Cooper. Now before you get excited I have to tell you that No we didn't get to meet Alice. It would have been exciting. I would love to know what book of the Bible he is teaching at his Sunday School class and because I'm doing the Good Morning Girls study on the Proverbs 31 Wife, I would like to know his thoughts (bet you didn't know he was a Christian?). Beside all that, this was the best place to eat. Hubby and I shared the potatoe skin appie. One of the best potatoe skins I have had in a long time. Then I had the cuban sandwich. It was so yummy and I couldn't put it down, even when I knew I was full. But then just to top it off I had the funnel cake fries sundae. Yum O!!! I ate it all. I'm surprised I could eat all today, but I made room for lunch.
The other thing I like about restaurants, especially, those far away is when you get home and try to recreate the recipes. I have been inspired here and can't wait to see what I can copy cat at home.
What is your favourite restaurant when you're away?
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