I went out to lunch for the Father's Day buffet with my family.
This was a larger buffet, with more varied items.
It included a yogurt/bread chili dish; samosas; spring rolls; a fancy shrimp curry; a yellow yogurt paneer curry; reshmi(?) chicken kabob, tandoori chicken, chicken makhani(I've made this dish and still dont understand how they make it so buttery, tomato-y, and yummy), etc. I noticed the naan is served with the buffet, which makes the restaurant a bit more efficient because people don't have to wait for their naan to come to their table. There was puri too this time.
The desserts were varied: there was a fruit medley; a delicious and dense pistachio kulfi ice cream (which was all-you-can-eat); a mango custard; rasmalai(sp);gulab jamboon(sp/pronunciation); special nutmeg spiced yogurt dessert with saffron (seekund-which I really don't know how to officially spell).
We left stuffed and very satisfied, and then took a long walk.
I went to a New Year's Eve party with my family and a couple of friends.
This venue was awesome! The party was great. We had a three course all you can eat buffet. They had a ton of American, Indian, and Chinese appetizers; awesome Indian and Chinese dinner options; and fantastic Indian and European desserts. I had a great time ringing in 2012. There was a professionally run open bar, with margaritas (hehe), and great water service.
This is a great place!
Same old. Same old. All the Mexican food I make at home tastes the same.
So I picked up a burrito from Chipotle in Bloomingdale. I miss when I could finish class and grab dinner or lunch at the Chipotle in Evanston... Sigh...
Anyway, I haven't been here in a while. The Chicken Burrito I had somehow tasted a bit different--much better than I remember. The rice was flavorful, the guacomole was fresh, flavorful, and delicious, and the overall burrito was reminiscent of the one I had in Puerto Vallarta two yrs ago. I think Chipotle is doing well--given their stock price--and generally pleasant environment.
I've been to this bookstore twice in the last few months; the first time I went there in December, I had a Starbucks Frappachino from the cafe, and immediately after I finished it, I developed a really bad sore throat---a sore throat that was not "cured" for a week---and I was going on vacation in the days after it.
Fast forward a couple months later, I went to the store to buy a new book that came out. I began reading the beginning chapters in the cafe, and I thought I was feeling fine. After a couple hours at home, that same tingling sensation in the back of my throat was developing, and I knew what that was going to lead to.
My conclusion is that this place needs some sort of wipe down; it's a germy bacteria-infested place that makes people sick! I am not going there again--EVER!
I honestly do not know what all the hype about this place is!
We went for the lunch buffet, and I was sorely disappointed!
I usually look for chicken tikka masala or some sort of butter chicken offered. In my mind, this is supposed to be a STAPLE in a typical Indian lunch buffet. They did not have it. Instead, they had some sort of other varieties.
As for the other entrees (at this point there was barely anything on my plate), none of the vegetarian dishes really appealed to me. I had a bit of the spinach paneer combination, but nothing else seemed mainstream.
What's more - the naan they offered was COLD and disgusting.
The dessert was good, however, but that is it!
I am not coming back here. I only ate here because I wanted to make a trip to Woodfield. Instead, I am going to India House or Himalayan Restaurant. This place needs to improve. And it is expensive in terms of buffets as well. Ugh.
I was in Evanston a couple of weeks ago and noticed their grand opening; the line had over thirty people waiting outside, so I decided I would come back on my next trip to Evanston. Lo and behold, I found myself in Evanston three weeks later and decided that I definitely wanted to try this place out.
I got the German Chocolate Cake Custard; what was really cool was seeing the new custard being made.
I must admit--I have never had frozen custard. It was really good! The texture was great, the flavor was delicious, and because I ordered the medium sized custard, there was plenty to eat. All in all, it was great, and I can't wait to come back when I am in Evanston again.
-The staff is creepy. I got weirded out by the people that work at this place. The people they hire tend to be off the wall.
-They didn't get my order right. I asked for a large drink; I got a small drink. And they didn't even apologize.
-The shake is overpriced for what you get. It's much more expensive than a drink at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. There is no value proposition at this place.
The company that I interviewed with took us out to lunch at Bravo.
I ordered a pasta dish that came replete with shrimp. It was in a tomato cheddar sauce, which I thought was pretty good. Next time I am in Evanston, I will be back!
After a long drive back from Omaha, my dad and I decided to hit up Red Robin. Dad got the Garden Burger, I got the Whiskey BBQ Chicken Burger. We both enjoyed them very much; the burgers were juicy, tasty, and filling. Loved the bottomless fries too. We were asked if we wanted another order, but we opted to eat only one round. I had a very good Strawberry milkshake as well. All in all, we will be back.
My sister was in town, so we decided to go out for my parent's 34th anniversary. Sister doesn't have a CPK in her nearby area in Nebraska, so she was dying to have the BLT Pizza.
We started with a round of drinks; sister went with a diet coke, but my dad and I both had a pina colada--dad got the original, I got a strawberry colada. Overall, the strawberry colada was a bit unusual--I thought it would completely be strawberry, but instead it had remnants of strawberry pieces and flavoring. Not too sure what to think. Overall, it was a good drink, but the price was a bit steep too.
In addition to the BLT pizza my sister ordered, I tried their pesto chicken and onion pizza, my mom had the tostada pizza, and my dad had the japanese eggplant pizza.
My pizza was a new addition to their menu, and although I enjoyed it in the beginning, there was way too much pesto in it!!!! I only finished half of the pizza. I also had a couple of slices of the tostada pizza, and it was AMAZING. Really enjoyed it as did my mom. I didn't touch the Japanese Egglplant pizza because I am not really a fan of the broccoli on the pizza. My sister is flying back to Omaha tomorrow, and I am probably going to have her leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Oh, I forgot about the appetizer that we had!!! It took a while to bring out, because they had to make it from scratch. It was a small platter of guacomele with chips--the guacomele had black beans, corn, and something I've never had before but was barely tasteable--jicama!
The service was pretty good, so I left a generous tip. Overall, we'll definitely be back; we are frequent visitors of CPK.
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