Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni

On Sunday, June 20th, I went to Macaroni Grill. We were celebrating Father's day by taking my dad out for dinner. Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant like Olive Garden and Carinos. But that's okay, because Italian is good. Its kind of fancy, kind of rustic. The outside of the building is yellow stucco. The inside walls are field stone. The booths were raised up a little bit. The napkins are fabric, but the tablecloth is paper. But we'll get to that later. Macaroni Grill is one of those restaurants that serves you fresh bread and dipping oil. It was great. I also had olives. Kalmata and green. They were kind of bitter. For my entree, I had chicken scallopini, sole, and couscous. Sole is fish. It's good too! It was lemony tasting. The outside was crunchy, and the inside was juicy. The couscous had large grains. It was Italian couscous. I normally have Moroccan couscous, whose grains are smaller. I think I like the smaller grains better. For dessert, I had the gelato. Gelato is ice cream. Vanilla. It is creamy like custard. Our waitress and her service were awesome. Her name was Allie. She wrote her name with a crayon on the tablecloth. She said some of our picks were her favorite. She brought our food quickly. Macaroni Grill is fun because you can color on the tablecloth. Not every restaurant lets you do that. Using the tablecloth as a coloring sheet gives you lots of coloring space. I will go again anytime I can. I give 5 stars for Macaroni Grill.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Fishy Experience

Last night, I went to a new restaurant in town, Fuji Yama, with my dad and brother. Fuji Yama is a Japanese Steakhouse that serves Japanese, Thai, and Chinese food. I heard about it from my mom who went to Bible study with one of the owners. We decided it was worth a try. It was fantastic. There were tables with huge pans in the dining room. They are called hibachi grills. We sat at one of those. First, we ordered sushi. I had fatty tuna and California rolls. I had four pieces of fatty tuna because I liked it. I called it "striped" sushi. Next I ordered sushi soup. It has sushi, tiny cheese blocks and seaweed in it. It was amazing. Then I had salad. Just normal salad, but with a different kind of dressing. It was oranges and mustard mixed together. Even though it sounds weird, I would have it again. It was great. After we got through with this stuff, our hibachi chef came to our table so he could cook our entrees and do a show. I had salmon, fried rice, vegetables, and noodles with ginger sauce. I loved it! Ginger sauce is great. I also tried seafood sauce and wasabi. I didn't like the wasabi because it was very, very, VERY spicy. Our cook was a good cook, and a very good performer. He did lots of tricks for us. He spun his flipper on his meat fork. He made a volcano using onions, oil and alcohol. He made a train by pushing smoke around. He cut an egg in half by flipping it into the air, and having it hit the edge of his flipper. At the end of his show, the cook tossed two shrimp at me. The first time I missed, but the second time I caught it in my mouth. I think he must have had to practice a lot to learn his tricks. Ethan would say about these tricks, "don't try this at home."=) I had a lot of fun! I think other kids would like Fuji Yama too. The dinner and show are a very interesting experience.
I give 5 stars to Fuji Yama.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Wok" On

On Sunday, May 30, 2010, I went to First Wok on Alpine. On Sundays, you always get complimentary soup and egg roll. Its a good deal, which is why we go on Sundays. For my drink, my waiter gave my 3 glasses of Red Grapefruit Sierra Mist. I didn't ask for it, but I sure liked it. It made me wild. That didn't make my mom happy. For my soup, there were two choices, egg drop or hot and sour. I chose egg drop soup, but I did try dad's hot and sour. It wasn't that hot, but it was sour. For my appetizer, I had crab cheese rangoon (my favorite) and egg roll. I tried ketchup and hot mustard on the egg roll. It was spicy. It burned my tongue. For my entree, I ordered Phoenix Dragon Chicken. I thought it would be hot, but it wasn't. It had shrimp, pea pods, chicken and lots of other veggies. I liked that it had lots of vegetables. I used chopsticks to eat it. It was easy. I also tried some of my dad's Mongolian chicken, and my mom's pork with black mushrooms. They were good, but I liked my entree the best. First Wok has some interesting decor. When you walk in the door, you see a golden Fat Buddha. In the dining room there was a sculpture of a school of fish. The service was excellent. Our waiter joked with us. My dad asked for Dr. Pepper, and our waiter said, "no doctors in the house." Then dad asked for root beer. Our waiter said, "we have beer, but not root." He also brought us extra egg rolls and soup. These are the nice touches that keep me going back. The food came quick. I will go again soon. Its a great restaurant. They have good food. They also do nice, little things that make your experience awesome. I give 5 stars for First Wok.
You should "Wok" on too!