Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mac a Doos Pub----------Roberts Rd and Walcutt

Good old Mac a Doos....

Libby and I discovered Mac's a couple months ago thanks to some friend of Libs. We all went to see Jim Gaffigan downtown and after the show we were STARVING!!! I know surprise surprise lol. Libbys friends just happen to live by us, so we wanted to go someplace close with cold beer and some decent grub. They suggested Mac a Doos pub. Once they said, "They got cold beer and good pizza!" Libby and I were really excited and speeding to get there!. Mac's is not a huge place, probably seating for about 75. Surprisingly, for a Saturday night we were able to get a table. We ordered a couple buckets of beer and a large half pep and half cheese pizza. We were thinking that all four of us were eating when we ordered but it ended up just being Libby and I because her friends weren't hungry. Bonus for us. The pizza came out, it looked amazing. The cheese was just browned, pepperoni's curled and the crust was crisped to perfection. The sauce has just enough a zing to let you know its there, but not overpowering. The put a nice little mix of spice on top for added flavor. Libby and I destroyed the whole pizza. Matter of fact, if there would have been two, I'm thinking we would have ate that one as well!

Since that night, February, we have ate a Mac's prob 10 times at least. We had burnt crust 1 time, but it was still edible. All in all, it probably one of the best pizza's I've ever had.

Large 1 topping = $13.00

4.5 out 5 stars

Pros: Price/taste/location/cold beer/drive thru
Cons: .......burnt crust once......

Kudos to the owners/Chef of Mac a Doos Pub. This customer will be back!

Spring of China-----Reed Rd

Libby and I were shopping at TJ Max on Henderson Rd as lunch time approached. If your familiar with the area, there is a ton of different places to eat in that area. Ive been craving Chinese for the last couple of weeks, however, Libby's on a diet:( which sucks for me! lol But this time was different, Libby was starving so her guard was down.....Chinese it is!

Considering it was 12:15pm and I have to work at @ 2pm, we wanted something quick. We started for Noodles but noticed Spring of China. Noodles looked busy so we ended up at SOC.

We were promptly seated in a booth near the front. Initial service was prompt, drinks were brought out right away. We started with Veggie Egg Rolls to start. I was very impressed with a couple things. First, the presentation. 2 egg rolls cut in half equally for pieces. They were cut diagonal/on bias. Accompanied were the usual spicy mustard and sweet and sour sauce. What was great about this though, they brought 4 other dishes. Spicy cabbage, Spicy bitter root, veggie pancake and pickled radish. All were outstanding. Especially the spicy bitter root. Great flavor and amazing texture that seemed to just crunch in your mouth. It really made for a great start to our meal.
Next up was our meals. Libby ordered the Orange Chicken. I ordered the Empress Chicken with white meat. This was quickly shot down by the Chef, explaining that EC is pre-made in the morning with dark meat. Ok, no problem. Sesame Chicken it is. Now, I always order all white meat at Chinese restaurants my first time there. This prevents what I like to call "Mystery Bites". Do I even need to explain.....
Really we didn't have to wait probably more then 10 minutes for our entrees. Its wasn't until now that I realized that we both had ordered fried rice but were served white. Oh well. For being Lunch Specials, the portion sizes were HUGE! I mean, probably 2 or 3 full meals. Both of our meals were good, although, there was really nothing special about them. I was slightly disappointed that the chicken was just your standard breaded chicken breast that every Chinese place uses. Think Sweet n Sour chicken.
Instead of a Fortune Cookie, they served sliced Cantaloupe. That was a nice addition.

2 lunch specials and 1 appetizer = $23.00

Overall *** out of 5 stars mainly because of the outstanding appetizer.

Pros: Portion size/appetizer/price
Cons: Pretty basic/selection of white meat entrees

If your hungry for Chinese and are looking for something reasonably priced, Spring Of China should be on your list.

A Taste Of Columbus

Hello Columbus!

If your enjoy food and live in Columbus, Ohio well this blogs for you! My girl friend (Libby) and I (Jeramy) have 1 thing in common. We love to eat out! I'm a former Chef/Culinarian, I love to cook but I like someone else to do it for me even more!

Libby and I hope to provide our readers with some new ideas of where to eat and possibly some recipes along the way! Please provide feedback, good or bad.

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