Food Adventures

Pork Chop
Pork Chop

Bone-in Pork Chop with sautéed Brussels sprouts, herb whipped mashed potatoes, and ham hock sauce.

Now that’s what I call a pretty pork chop.  I barely wanted to cut into it.  Needless to say, I eventually did and enjoyed every delicious minute of it.  Mmmm Mmmm!

Chicken Fettuccini
Chicken Fettuccini

Chicken Fettuccini with wood-fired chicken, bacon, spinach, and smoked tomato cream sauce; and Macaroni & Cheese with fiore pasta, four-cheese sauce, & bread crumbs.

All I can say is this pasta fest was as good as it looked.  But if you ever have to get up from your table to go track down your server because he doesn’t come back to the table for an eternity, it can take away from the experience.  Needless to say, wasn’t happy about that.

Philly Steak Sandwich
Philly Steak Sandwich

Super Chief Philly Steak Sandwich with cheese, onions, mushrooms, & green peppers with a side of Tuxedo Fries.

I absolutely love this steak sandwich.  Grab your food at the counter and make yourself at home at a table in front of a 5o-inch television screen and watch a game while you eat.  This place is tucked away in a corner so it’s hard to know this place exists if not by word-of-mouth.

Kona Grill Macadamia Nut Chicken
Macadamia Nut Chicken

Macadamia Nut Chicken with garlic mashed potatoes & haricots verts served with shoyu-cream sauce & pineapple-papaya marmalade; Tomato Basil Bisque with onions, garlic, spicy croutons, & parmesan cheese; and Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers with soy sauce.

Of course, I had to take half of this yummy eating at the Kona Grill in a to-go box with me.  And wouldn’t you know as I’m walking down the street, a homeless guy around 25-30 years old begged me for my leftovers.  He didn’t ask for money at all—just my food.  He looked like he was really starving so, naturally, I gave him my leftovers.  He had some good eatin’!  That’s all I know!  It felt good to put a smile on his face.  Good deed done—check!

Chicken Milanese Pomodoro with herb pasta, fresh mozzarella & pomodora sauce with a side of Mashed Potatoes.

Spaghettini & Meatballs En Sugo; Mushroom & Prosciutto Risotto with portobello mushrooms, fresh asparagus & creamy Fontina finished with crispy Prosciutto di Parma; and Chicken, Spinach & Bacon Flatbread made with grilled chicken, creamy spinach, applewood smoked bacon with green onions, Mozzarella & Provolone.

Brio and Bravo.  What can I say?  Everyone should treat themselves to this fabulous feast.

Fried Mushrooms with horseradish sauce.

Arkansas Topper Hickory-Grilled Chicken–chicken breast with smoked turkey, original barbecue sauce, and Cheddar & Jack cheeses; French Fries; Cheesy Potato Bake; Hickory Pit Beans; and Cheesy Corn Bake.

Yummy hometown barbecue goodness.  I was more impressed with the chandelier than the fried mushrooms though.

Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, Cheesy Bread Florentine, and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Chicken Fried Rice with egg, soy, & sliced scallions; Spring Rolls with shredded vegetables; Egg Drop Soup; Crispy Green Beans; and Crispy Wontons with pork and sweet & sour sauce.

Atlantic Salmon with Vegetable Orzo Pasta–mixed with asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, & zucchini drizzled with olive oil with a side of Macaroni & Cheese.

Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine with Parmesan-crusted chicken, broccoli, red pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic, white wine, cream, & Parmesan.

Chicken Quesadilla with six cheeses & pico de gallo served with chipotle ranch.

Frontega Chicken Hot Panini on focaccia bread with Mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, fresh basil, & chipotle mayonnaise; Broccoli Cheddar Soup; and Potato Chips.

Buca di Beppo, P.F. Chang’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, Noodles & Company, a local sports bar, and Panera Bread.  All these places had good eating.  Then again, if you’re already starving, almost anything tastes good at that moment.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, find a restaurant in your hometown where you can start your own food adventures and keep a diary of all your good eatin’ each day.

And if you haven’t figured it out by now, you soon will—I absolutely love food!

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Life is too short not to enjoy food in all shapes and sizes.

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Philly Rice Bowl

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