I’ve been off my Tasty Tuesday scoop. I know! Being out of town and preparing to move has taken a toll on me. Don’t loose faith in me though. These next couple of months I will be transitioning into a new place. Please be patient with me as I will try to post continually. Anyways back to this Tasty Tuesday feature, while in Texas I tried Saltgrass Steak House on the Riverwalk. It’s like a high-class Longhorn Steak House.
My Order: Chicken Sandwich, grilled chicken breast, melted jack cheese, crisp bacon, lettuce, onion, pickles, on a homemade bun with honey-mustard ($10.49)
Analysis: It was the best grilled chicken sandwich I’ve ever had. I even had someone with the same order as me 2nd my compliment. The bun was so fresh! It was extremely soft and flavorsome. The bun was in a category all by itself. The grilled chicken was savory, seasoned and zestful. The sizzling bacon, melted jack cheese, onions and honey-mustard all added that extra kick. That was an amazing grilled sandwich. The fries were good! The server was attentive, but was kind of overbearing. The atmosphere was great. It was like an upscale steakhouse. I felt like I should have been more dressed up, instead of coming in my tank top and shorts. Although I felt like I shouldn’t have been so casually dressed, I didn’t feel uncomfortable. Hopefully that makes sense.
The meal above is a hamburger. Mine and an additional meal is below.
That chicken sandwich was so delicious.
My friend said the chicken tenders were not that good.
For more information about Saltgrass Steak House, click here.
Are you enjoying my ice cream reviews for National Ice Cream Month? I love it! So I paid another visit to the one and only Handel’s Ice Cream again. I promise I’m a regular these days. They about to be like, “Yo Adrian!” Ha! But for real they are. As you can see from the photo I was licking on some chocolate goodness this time. I was taking pictures of this and it ended up dripping on my dress… FAIL. But it’s all good after that I devoured that peanut butter and brownie chocolate ice cream.
My order: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie in a waffle cone ($4.53)
Analysis: It’s the bomb.com or org. Whatever people say these days. For real it was chocolatie (made up that word spelling) drizzle all up in my waffle cone! The chocolate ice cream was filled with actual brownie bites and peanut butter chucks. I had three huge scoops of that dessert. Every bite was fantastic! I highly recommend this especially if you love brownies and peanut butter… you can’t go wrong. On this hot summer day it was just what I needed. So refreshing and flavorful!
For more information about Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt, click here.
*Next week I will be camping and not have access to my computer, however I will post another review earlier for you.
So I LOVE ice cream! Those who don’t I question your intelligence. Ha! I hope you are enjoying my ice cream features for National Ice Cream Month. I decided to mix it up a bit today, and just feature my “go-to-ice-cream-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-I-should-be-asleep.” Really one time I left at like 2 a.m. to get the Vermont’s Finest Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in Cinnamon Buns flavor. Let me tell you that this 16-ounce container is full of amazing-ness. Seriously. Worth. Every. Penny. Of course I wish it was bigger, but I take what I can get.
Purchase: Vermont’s Finest Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream “Cinnamon Buns” (around $4.39 or .59, somewhere around there)
Analysis: Caramel Ice Cream. Cinnamon Bun Dough. Cinnamon Streusel Swirl. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is! Man this stuff is seriously addicting. I crave this stuff now. The ice cream is caramel… OMG! Then there are cinnamon swirls mixed in the ice cream. What?! Oh, and I am not done there is cinnamon bun dough balls in every single bite. AHHH!!! This ice cream is too good to be true. I’m trying to try different Ben & Jerry flavors, but can’t bring myself to resist this. Such a dream!
As promised I will be delivering you Tasty Tuesday posts dedicated to ice cream this month. Why? Because it’s National Ice Cream Month, which is awesome. Ice cream is one of the highlights of summer… or just life in general. Ha! Anyways I can count on one hand how many times I’ve been to Cold Stone Creamery. Sad! So I walked on over and got me a delicious scoop of ice cream. This place is wonderful. My selection definitely added some cheer to my day.
My Order: Strawberry Banana Rendezvous
Ingredients: Strawberry Ice Cream, Graham Cracker Pie Crust, White Chocolate Chips, Bananas, Strawberries ($5.86)
Analysis: Umm… yes it’s as good as it sounds. I mean I’m sure someone out there is like ugh I don’t like this or that. But too bad, they are the one’s missing out! I had to gobble mine up before it melted in the hot sun. All my photos show my ice cream all melty, and not that enticing. But as we all know looks can be deceiving. Every ingredient shined on it’s own, while blending together perfectly. I enjoyed watching the server prep my ice cream too. They scooped the ice cream out, and added in each ingredient in front of me. So good! Mine was more on the pricey side, because I chose a Signature Creation “I like it” portion on a Waffle Cone.
For more information about Cold Stone Creamery click here. Photo from Cold Stone Creamery.
So I am back with a new Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt mini review. Oh yeah, do the cabbage patch dance. Ha! As usual the line was long, but like I say every time Handel’s is worth the wait. I sampled quite a few flavors before I made my final selection. Next time I’ll choose something more fruity. I may even go with a smoothie or some kind of popsicle? Who knows? Either way it’ll be a delicious surprise. Handel’s is seriously the hot spot for the summer. You have to go get you some! Did you know this month is National Ice Cream Month? So in its honor I will try different ice cream places the whole month. YES!
My Order: Vanilla Oreo Cookie
Analysis: Party in my mouth! The Oreo flavor was so vibrant and apparent. It tasted just like the cookie, but frozen. Ha! It was just amazing. A waffle cone or bowl would have made it even better. The perfect treat for a hot, summer day.
For more information about Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, click here.
Hey guys! I hope your Tasty Tuesday is going fabulous. Today the spotlight lands on Bella Pizzeria. I little joint at the Hamilton Town Center, which happens to be one of my hot spots this summer. Anyways this place is quite basic. You walk in and you immediately notice the menu staring at you. Options, options and more options were smack dab in my face. I actually visited this place twice. The first time I was not impressed. The second visit was worth a praise report.
Cuisine: (1st time) Pepperoni Pizza, with breadsticks, (2nd time) Meat Stuffed Pizza
Analysis: I can’t recall the exact prices, but both were under $5. The first time my pepperoni pizza was dry, and my breadsticks were overcooked. My meal was not appetizing at all. My first thought was how can you mess up pepperoni pizza? So I intended on not returning, but then I thought I’d give them a second chance. I ordered the Meat Stuffed Pizza on my last visit, which includes double sausage, pepperoni and mozzarella wrapped up in dough. Much better! This was the New York style pizza I was expecting. It was a big slice filled with hot, juicy meat. It was crisp in the right spots and was delicious. The second time was a charm. I probably will never get plain ol’ pepperoni again though. It’s good there are other specialties on the menu.
Bella Pizzeria is located in the food court of 13901 Town Center Blvd. For more information, click here.
I finally was able to chow at Max and Erma’s. The reason this post is titled “part two” is because before this visit I went to Max and Erma’s, and waited by the hostess desk and no one ever showed up to greet me or anything. After some time, I just left and wrote the manager about my experience. I received a speedy reply from the manager, and this meal is courtesy of Max and Erma’s. Thank you Josh! The second time around was certainly more pleasant. I’ve always heard great things about this place, however this time I experienced it for myself.
Cuisine: Three-course Combo, which includes a House Salad, Max’s Cheeseburger, seasoned fries, and a warm Chocolate Chip Cookie ($8.99)
Analysis: Max and Erma’s definitely appears to be upscale, but without the expensive prices. A three-course combo for $8.99 is pretty sweet. The scenery was cozy as well. The eatery has dim lighting, crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and oddly enough an upside down racecar too (pictured above). It was massive! My house salad was so delicious. It was topped with a wonderful Max and Erma’s special dressing that was AMAZING. I can’t recall the name, but the dressing was original, creamy and a dream. Next up was the cheeseburger paired with their seasonal fries. The burger was grilled just right and my fries were tasty. Both were the perfect portion size. Plus the presentation was great. Finally my cookie was presented on a warm tin, and completed my meal wonderfully. My server was also great. She was informative and had a nice personality.
The Max and Erma’s I visited is located at 12195 North Meridian Street, Carmel IN 46032. For more information, click here.
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream is one of my favorite spots in Indy. I visited for the first time last year and was so impressed. Not just with the over-the-top food, but with the service, value and pretty much everything. To peek at my last experience and more photos, click here. It’s really hard not to enjoy your visit at Bub’s. I tried something different this time though. Ahh… Bub’s is simply delicious.
Bub’s is always packed and usually there is a wait. Hey, people want the best! I advise you to call first to see how long your wait may be. One time it was over an hour for me, and I explored Carmel during my wait.
Cuisine: Chili in French bowl ($6.50), Sloppy Waffles ($3.65), and Apple Pie and Cinnamon Ice Cream ($4.25)
Analysis: The Chili in a French bread bowl included Bub’s famous beef chili, cheese, onion and sour cream. In other words complete goodness! My waitress, who was giving out free samples, introduced the chili to me. She was awesome by the way, cheerful and helpful. Although the eatery is famous for its burgers I wanted to try something else, which was fine since I had the burgers last time. You must try the burgers the first time! Anyways, I also tried the Sloppy Waffles, this was waffle fries covered in cheddar cheese sauce, bacon and sour cream (which I got on the side). It was good, but I think it would have been better with regular fries. The waffle fries texture was a little weird to me. Next up was warm apple pie with ice cream. I selected the cinnamon ice cream from their ice cream shop. Yes the eatery has an individual ice cream parlor in the building. That dessert was a repeat purchase. I had to get it again. Delicious!
I highly recommend you try Bub’s Burger and Ice Cream. It’s so worth it!
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream is located at 210 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. For more information about Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream, click here.
Welcome to Tasty Tuesday again folks! I sure do hope your Tuesday is tasty. Ha! I have to admit that today’s feature is interesting. I will be reviewing Sam’s Gyros. I was pumped to try this place. I’m quite fond of gyros, and I happened to have an acquired taste for them last week. You know that satisfying feeling you get when the food is worth every penny, and was appetizing? Yeah that was not the feeling I got from Sam’s Gyros. Hey… it happens?!
It stinks because I did have a taste for gyros. So when my dinner didn’t live up to the hype I was a bit disappointed. Now don’t get me wrong, Sam’s Gyros is far from disgusting. I’ve had worst and better gyros. However, the prices are out of this world. You definitely don’t get your bucks worth.
Cuisine: Half Gyro ($5.49), Fries ($1.85)
Analysis: Sam’s Gyros décor is sort of nonexistent. There were things hanging here and there, but the eatery colors were not noticeable. As a result nothing stood out to me. It lacked flavor. Music played in the background, but you could barely hear it. What was cool was the huge kitchen right in the middle of the eatery. It looked like an actual kitchen in a home. The gyro was good. There was nothing special or different about my dish. It was just gyro meat and sour cream in pita bread. The fries were a huge disappoint for the price. You get more from a McDonalds small fry. It was just too small. If fries are separate from the meal they should also be proportional enough by themselves. Right? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I won’t be visiting Sam’s Gryos again. I paid over $8 without a drink purchase.
Don’t get me wrong I am not always expecting a stellar experience, but I like to feel like I didn’t waste my money at an eatery. Hopefully you had, or will have a better experience. Otherwise I highly recommend Z Gyros. Click here to read my review of Z Gyros too.
The Sam’s Gryos I visited is located at 8922 E. 96th St. Fishers, IN. For more information call (317) 570-5930.
When you walk into Wolfies Grill just seat yourself, or at least that’s what happened when I entered the eatery. Ha! It was a cool spot. The lighting was quite dark, that’s why my photos are so dark. Ugh! I apologize for that. Anyways, Wolfies has this hunter vibe going on. A stuffed raccoon, duck, moose, bear and other animals adorned the walls. I was like is that a bear’s head over there? The eatery is also a cabin, which seals embracing the outdoorsy feel for me. The food was just as interesting as the décor… and that my friend is a good thing.
You all know I have a thing for fireplaces, and Woflies has a gigantic one smack dab in the middle of the restaurant. A pebbled one too! So cool!
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Wolfies Grill is located in Noblesville, Carmel and Fishers. For more information click here.