Two words: crawfish boudain. Mmm, mmm! It has some kick, but if you can handle "medium" picante sauce, then you should be fine. The smoked boudain is delicious, as well. My group had sides including gumbo, shrimp bisque, mac & cheese, red beans & rice, potato salad and side salad. The gumbo was yummy -- it has a bite, but it's not too spicy (to me). The shrimp bisque was perfectly creamy and flavorful. The mac & cheese shells were a huge hit with the kids. I didn't try the other sides, but everyone said they were good. The menu is a la carte, and the prices are very reasonable. They also offer a combo special with 1 entree, 2 sides & a drink. Even the kids' meals have more than ample portions: they got a regular size boudain link with their orders.
I stopped by on a Saturday for lunch and enjoyed a gyro wrap and a side of hummus and pita. The place was crowded, but folks were just sitting together on picnic benches community-style. The pita bread was fresh, and the hummus was scrumptious. I really enjoyed the gyro, although I needed to grab some extra napkins because it was messy (perhaps more my fault than the wrap's!). I will definitely be back.
I have always enjoyed the Teriyaki chicken lunch special, but they now also feature two sushi specials for $7.99 (drink not included). Each special includes three 5-piece rolls; I couldn't finish it all and took the leftovers to-go. It's a lot of tasty food for a good price.
My favorite sandwich on the menu is the avocado chicken club, grilled, hold the mayo. (I don't care for mayo, regardless, but this sandwich also has ranch, so it is perfect sans mayo.) The chicken is smashed in a similar manner as the burgers, which means that it is thin, tender, and juicy. Some chicken sandwiches are too bulky to eat civilized, but this one is just right.
My second favorite sandwich is the black bean burger. This sandwich is not for sissies! This baby packs a punch, and it's a delightfully spicy shift from the other run-of-the-mill, blah veggie burgers.
Last but definitely not least are the sweet potato Smash fries. They are sliced shoestring-style, drizzled with olive oil and rosemary, and fried to crispy-tender perfection like the regular potato Smash fries, but they are even more amazing. Take my word for it, and if you don't like them, I'll gladly finish them off for you. :)
I took my five boys to Wako Roll for dinner, and they gave it a tie for 1st Place among their favorite restaurants. Four of them are sushi fanatics, and they enjoyed the Spicy California Roll and Crab Stick Tempura Roll. The non-sushi-fan had two Galbee tacos and scarfed them down. I enjoyed the Bulgogi Jeongsik wrapped in lettuce, which was scrumptious. I was not a huge fan of the black rice, but I liked it better than white rice. Anyway, I figured any place with thumbs-up from all of the kids was worth writing another review!
I have passed by this restaurant on my way to work each morning and kept telling myself that I should swing by and try the drive-thru breakfast taco special (3/$1.99), so I finally did today. There were three cars ahead of me in line, which was a good sign for good business, and the line moved pretty quickly.
I think there may be an upcharge for cheese, but the price is still good. They offer flour or corn tortillas, so it's a great option for gluten-sensitive diets. I would definitely consider them breakfast "tacos" rather than "burritos," because they are not very big, but the freshly cooked eggs and sausage were second to none. They also provided two kinds of salsa, and the spicy verde sauce will rock your tastebuds!
They have a pretty extensive lunch menu, but that'll have to be a review for another visit.
I really wanted to be blown away by this restaurant. I had heard terrific reviews from friends who had eaten at other locations around the country, and I absolutely love wings, so I was eager to try it. My first visit was on a Tuesday right after work, for Happy Hour and the endless wings buffet. We seemed to be seated in no-man's land, because it took a long time for a waiter to tend to us, despite several who passed by. In fact, another hostess finally stopped by and asked if anyone had taken our drink order.
That said, I liked the buffet setup; you could pick and choose however many you wanted from any flavor of wings. Unfortunately, because the buffet was under heat lamps, some of the wings were very dry. The chips for the nachos were over-fried. The draft beer seemed overpriced, especially considering it was Happy Hour.
I gave it another shot during lunch on a different day. I had the super-single Cajun wings. The wings were much better than the ones on the buffet, but the service was still lacking. For a 15-piece order of wings, it came with a teeny-tiny tub of ranch and a whopping 3 celery sticks.
I went to Los Comales for the first time with a group. The menu features the usual Tex-Mex fare, plus several shrimp options, as well. Plus, the chips & salsa includes a little dipping bowl of queso at no extra cost.
Our table had shrimp quesadillas, chicken enchiladas and taco salad. The food came out perfectly hot and in large quantities. The only critique I have is that they do not have kids' menus. However, two kids split a regular enchilada plate and had plenty to eat.
I went back a few days later for Happy Hour/early dinner and enjoyed the mixed fajitas special ($8.99!) and draft beer (only $2.99 for a large mug).
It's still pretty new, and neither time did we have to wait for a table. We'll definitely be back to Los Comales.
We stopped by Tom's Burgers after swimming at the Y, and it did not disappoint. In fact, my 11yo rated his bacon double-cheeseburger as "epic," and as my almost-13yo polished off his own, he said it was "juicy, delicious and awesome." The onion rings were a big hit, as well.
I had chicken fingers that were fantastic. The breading was crispy but not too heavy (definitely not my usual low-carb fare, but this was a splurge day!).
They've already asked when we can go back...
I had the gluten-free pizza, which comes with cheese only, and I added spinach. It was scrumptious! They used whole-leaf fresh spinach, and the crust was crispy and flavorful.
I also liked that they have Pepsi products, because I don't find Diet Pepsi on menus very often, and I prefer it to Diet Coke.
Two friends and I arrived very early for lunch (11:10am) and did not have to wait for a table, though the place filled up very quickly.
I tried the seaweed salad because I felt adventuresome, and it was terrific! The salad is served cold and consists of seaweed strands with shreds of radish. It is not spicy. It actually reminds me of a delicious cold noodle dish called "liang pi" that I haven't found this side of the Pacific Ocean since I visited Chinatown in Seattle several years ago. It is definitely a side dish that I will be ordering again!
I don't eat rice, but I had a delicious bulgogi (Korean bbq) with a side salad that was plenty filling without all the starch. The dish came with stir-fried bell pepper strips and slices of zucchini, and the seasoning was tasty without being too saucy.
Perhaps I caught it at a slow time, but we didn't have to wait at all at the new location in Hewitt. As a low-carb eater, I was very pleased to find a no-sugar-added option that was something other than vanilla. They had a chocolate option and fruit toppings that were actually fresh fruit, not drowning in heavy syrup. Delightful!
Of course, if you aren't watching sugar, then the selection is much, much broader. Everyone in my group of six found something they really liked.
It is nice to find low-carb/low-sugar options at a dessert place, and Katie's low-carb vanilla is so dense and creamy that it will trick your tastebuds into thinking you're eating the fully-loaded variety! Add chopped peanuts for crunch, and you've got a guiltless dessert. It is prohibitively expensive for me to visit often, but it's a nice splurge now and then.
If you can think of a Mexican breakfast food dish, then Altos de Jalisco probably has it on their menu -- and perhaps a few more that you wouldn't have thought of! Their gigantic breakfast burritos are a favorite, but they also offer a variety of egg dishes that are more suitable to low-carbers. I recently tried the cactus and egg plate, and it was scrumptious. (I managed to snap a picture before I scarfed it down completely.)
Their homemade salsa is spicy enough without burning your mouth, and it goes great with eggs or any other dish. Most of the breakfast plates come with refried beans and tortillas. Although I'm not usually tempted by bread, their homemade tortillas are mouth-watering!
They also have a drive-thru, so if you don't have time for a sit-down meal, swing by and pick up burritos for the office. It's a sure-fire way to win the hearts and stomachs of your co-workers.
I went with a large group and sat in the enclosed area (used to be the bar when it was La Fiesta). Other than the fajita salad, there were very few low-carb options on the menu. A few entrees looked promising, but they all came with corn or mashed potatoes. I opted for a cup of soup (cream of asparagus - it was tasty, just not a great choice for my eating plan) and an order of pesto deviled eggs from the appetizer menu. The deviled eggs were scrumptious, but I would have liked a heartier option available.
Service was decent but not great. The waiter refilled beverages pretty quickly but did not remove the empties, so the table was cluttered with glassware.
All in all, I'm not in a hurry to go back. For the price and the types of food that I eat, I can find better options elsewhere.
There are plenty of low-carb items on the salad bar, including a pumpkin seed cracker that is only 2 net grams! Another thing I really like is the self-service kiosk for ordering soup &/or salad bar. You can skip the long line and place your order immediately. Plus, you have options to customize your meal (like axing the bread in the french onion soup), and you just take the receipt to the counter to get your salad plate, etc. Super fast and convenient!
Since they serve breakfast all day, my first choice is the spinach omelet. It comes with a side order of bread (pancake, toast, etc.), which I usually save in a to-go box for the bottomless pits with whom I live. Also, I like their coffee, and they do have Splenda available, but you have to ask for it.
Option B, for me, is the spinach & bacon salad, sans croutons. Unfortunately, I can't find a nutritional breakdown on the salad dressings, but I do like the creamy vinaigrette.
Perhaps not the best option if you are counting calories, but for low-carbers, Crazy Wings are the way to go! Bacon-wrapped chunks of chicken, stuffed with cheese and jalapeno. No breading! They also offer a Crazy Wing salad, which comes with (I think) four Crazy Wings.
Breakfast is served all day, and the menus feature a whole section devoted to low-carb choices. Score! The gift shop is a bit of a maze to work your way through, but the restaurant service was very prompt & staff was very attentive.