November 2, 2012 - McMahons Countryside Grill Rt 123 Norton, MA - Barbeque chicken tenders with two large potato skins, side of ranch and sour cream. Tenders were moist and flavorful, skins were too hot to eat even after sitting and watching the nights entertainment. The location is great, off of 123 down the street from Wheaton College and downtown Attleboro. The food is great, the atmosphere is good, were not too many people there upon the visit. The only complaint I have is our waitress was on top of everything from the beginning, but about the time we were waiting for the bill, we had to wait for what seemed like forever. Thankfully, our friend was playing a show there that night, or we would have been even more upset from having to wait. Overall, a good night and good food. Will be visiting again to try other items on their menu.
Thursday, July 19 - So I have been asked by a number of people if I have tried out the new Asian sushi place in Foxboro, and now I can gladly say I have. The old Friendly’s establishment which was once a family symbol in the center of town, is now a quaint and cozy Asian fusion restaurant.
Upon walking in, you are greeted by a soothing waterfall behind glass, then through the door is a hostess/take out station only a foot or so ahead. To the right is an open dining room with roughly ten or eleven tables, able to seat anywhere from four to six, and sometimes eight. The restaurant is dimly lit, partially because of the room darkening Asian inspired shades on the windows. The place feels a lot smaller than usual if you remember how Friendly’s looked.
The staff is really friendly and courteous. I ordered my food to go, went to pick it up, and while I was waiting they gave me a glass of water and let me sit at one of the booths until my food was ready.
When I got home with my food choices, I could not wait to dig in. I had ordered a container of chicken fried rice with an order of steamed pork dumplings. The food has a clean taste to it that woke up my taste buds.
The menu is extensive, with mainly sushi items available. There are also appetizers, rice and noodle options, soups and salads, and entrees. The prices are affordable, and the food is tasty.
Asian Ginger is located at 70 Central St in Foxboro, and their website is located at www.asiangingerma.tk
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June 10, 2012 - I convinced my friend, who is a waitress, to go to Emma’s, and boy was that a mistake. We sat and ordered our food, an 89 cent pizza to split, two salads, a soda, a water, and a sweet tea vodka drink with lemonade. The salads came promptly with our soda and water, but here’s where the problems start.
As we were eating our salads, Nicole realized that her alcoholic beverage was missing. We watched as a waiter walked up with our pizza and then walked away with it after scanning the room.
We started to forget about the drink that was missing, but we were quickly reminded that we had been waiting for almost a half an hour for our cheese pizza, a small bar pie.
Finally, as if a heavenly body knew we were missing something, the manager showed up with Nicole’s drink, which was mostly iced tea as opposed to lemonade and the sweet tea vodka. The manager took the drink off the bill for us which was the only good thing of this whole visit.
The food finally came, hot, but we could tell it was just made, as if the waitress forgot about our pizza.
What was the most appaling was a pair of large men, who may or may not have been special needs, were eating scraps of food from other peoples tables after the people had finished as much as they wanted. The wait staff turned the other cheek while they went about windexing tables and taking chairs from other tables that had guests sitting at them to seat other guests at bigger tables.
The whole experience was horrible, and on the way out we witnessed the manager on his cell phone texting right at the front door outside. I have been there multiple times before, and I can now safely say I will never return.
Albertos Pub - Norton, MA June 3 -
Went to Albertos for the first time ever and I do not think Ill be returning. The food is great, the service is terrible. I had the turkey gobbler sandwich, which was incredible- good turkey, tasty cranberry sauce, sweet stuffing on a braided roll. The waitress, however, was awful. She came by twice right away as we sat, but then we had to wait ten minutes or so to order, and we asked for more free popcorn, which she forgot until she brought our food. After we ate our food, we waited an extra half an hour before she came to ask if we wanted boxes, and at that point, we had already decided to speak to a manager. If you decide to go to Albertos, please try to go on a weekday or do not go at all.
May 15, 2012 - I ventured bravely into Boston for an evening to relax with one of my long lost friends, and whenever I visit him we always get food from Teriyaki House. They have an extensive menu full of japanese and some chinese items, but we always stick with their rice bowls.
You can get an array of meats in the bowl, ranging from shrimp to veggie. I am always a fan of chicken, so I picked the sweet and a little spicy Bourbon chicken, and the soy based teriyaki, on which the restaurant is named. My friend picked the tangy orange chicken and agreed with me on the bourbon chicken, all four bowls with white rice. You can get white or fried rice, and each bowl is garnished with a few veggies, such as broccoli or peapods.
The prices are not bad, ranging from $6-$8 a bowl, and most of the other items on thee menu are in the same price range.
Teriyaki House is located on Boylston Street, down the street from Fenway Park, so it gets a lot of stop in customers when people are heading to a Red Sox game.
All in all, I rate this place a good eats for a pick up and go kind of place.
May 1, 2012 - Even though it has been cold out, I still made time to venture into Boston, with my lovely amiga Nicole, for some girl time. One of our many must-do’s when we are in town is stopping by Mike’s Pastry to get some cannoli, but this time we decided to try somewhere new. We wandered into Quincy Market and found this quaint pastry shop almost at the end of the building that had a wide variety of pastries to pick from. I ended up going with a chocolate chip muffin, while Nicole went with a cannoli.
The muffin was tasty, yet dry. The chocolate in it had a nice flavor, but the breading of the muffin was way too dry, I couldn’t enjoy it without something to drink. Nicole said her cannoli was alright, not as good as Mike’s. Right after we took these pictures, Nicole had a hot chocolate that was spilled everywhere, so the focus on eating the pastries was skewed for a few minutes.
All in all, I’d say I wouldn’t visit again, I’d stick with my favorite of Mike’s Pastry.
Your food blog is perfection, but all of the food looks like it is extremely unhealthy and enormous in portion. My question is how will you now and in the future not only post terrific food but also set a good example for readers of your blog in terms of nutrition? Do you routinely exercise and if so will you be including that in your blog?
I can start to include that; I feel like I focus more on finding the best value for your money in this economy, but I have gained a little in the waist area, so I should find more healthier options.
Also, while answering this question, I was requested to do a sort of rating system. While I figure out what I’m going to do so that I set myself apart from others, I will set a rating of “Eat here: Yes or No”, and a few words to sum up my reasons why.
Thank you all for your feedback.
Chatta Box - Bridgewater, MA 4.6.12 - This visit to the tosn of Bridgewater where I went to school was not as pleasant as I thought. The size of the restaurant is small; upon entering you would think it was a to go style establishment. The wait staff was inexperienced, needing another person to help with translating orders. Our appetizers came out too slow, I guess ordering a fried substance took a while. We ordered scallion pancakes, which for $5.25 and only getting two, I did not see that as a good deal.
Our food finally came, and we ordered chicken and shrimp pad thai, which to me tasted like dirty socks; thankfully I had some soy sauce to add to it to make it edible.
The only saving grace of this visit was the sweet sticky rice with mango slices, pictured above. It is rice, coconut milk, and the mango slices. It tasted so good, if I ever go there again, I will have this rice only.
We were sat right next to the bathroom, so I knew there was one. The location is very small with about ten tables, making it seem like there is a lot of customers when in reality there is not. I even overheard some customers who told the hostess they had three people in their party when they were sat at a two person table.
Overall, for my first visit to this small asian style restaurant in the outskirts of Bridgewater, I was not impressed.