Easily the tastiest and most affordable donut shop in the area! $5.50 for a dozen yummy, fresh donuts. Bonus points from me because they offer a wide variety of pink frosted donuts, which are my jam. Their donuts also have the perfect frosting to donut ratio. (Yeah, that's part of my donut judging rubric. A few other local places flunk this part. Lookin' at you, Granny's.) The customer service here is also great. Definitely my new go to donut place.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza!!!
A food love story: I fell in love with the concept of buffalo chicken pizza from a little local place by my hotel last time I was in Washington DC. I came home, kinda bummed that 2,500-ish miles separated me from my new food soulmate. Sigh. Cue dramatic, melancholy music.
But, not long after coming home, I discovered that Papa John's makes their own BCP! (Yep, BCP. We're on nickname terms.) Ordered it, found out it's pretty delicious, if you order it without onions. I loathe onions, forgot to omit them once and it was like a minefield of them on my pizza. Anyway, I've since ordered this pizza more times than is probably proper to admit in polite society (and no, not once have I become even remotely sick after eating it.)
I usually do all my ordering online (you earn points towards a free pizza! More BCP for me!) and pick it up myself. I've never had a problem with service here, but based on my methods I may not be the best person to comment.
Really the only reason I knocked a star off is because Papa John's only offers the BCP on a rotating basis. It's not cool to toy with my emotions, Papa John's.
For me, the tangerine chicken is really the star of this place. It has a great flavor but isn't totally overwhelming and gives the chicken a nice little bit of crunch when you bite into it. I'm not above ordering a two item combo with double portions of it.
Their orange chicken is my usual go to second item, it's a little different from the orange chicken you get other places (notably in color) but it's a yummy difference, so bring on the neon orange chicken. Their rice and chow mein both get a thumbs up from me as well.
You get plenty of food in the combo plates, more than I can ever finish off, and the price is pretty budget friendly. Another cash only place though, heads up!
Went here a ton during high school since it was a straight shot down the street, and remembered it being a solid choice when craving Chinese food. When I moved back to the area I was pleased this place was still around and still good!
It's pretty standard fare here, which to me isn't a bad thing. The best bet is to go Combo A or B. I always do half rice, half chow mein (but if you only want to go with one, the chow mein has the edge for me. I agree with the Yelp-er who advocated adding soy sauce to the rice.) Their orange chicken is good. I like that if you order beef & broccoli they seem to always give pretty equal portions of both. (I happen to be that girl who orders beef & broccoli only to eat the beef, and then pawn the broccoli off on whoever else I'm eating with. I admit that without shame. So you can see why the ratio is important here.) They also make pretty tasty egg rolls.
One big thing to know when you go here... cash only! They do have an ATM machine in the shop, but come on, paying superfluous charges from the machine and your bank would leave a bad aftertaste on what should be a cheap, tasty meal.
Hit up this place with the bff a few weeks ago, having never been to any of the other locations myself. It's pretty good! The line took a little while to get moving, but not too crazy.
I was a little intimidated to go crazy and make my own pizza the first time around, so I opted for their BBQ chicken pizza. One small hiccup, it came to me without any BBQ sauce, but the person who brought it to the table noticed before he even set it down, took it back, and quickly fixed the problem and returned my pizza.
The pizza here is basically the anti-greasy pizza and has a very thin crust, kind of a flatbread feel. I can get behind a crispy crust, but if that's not your thing, this may not be your pizza place. We also got some of the herb butter strips because we were both starving, and they were super tasty! Seriously, highly recommended. Although it was hard not to fill up on them while waiting for our pizzas.
It ran about $10 to get a personal pizza (which I had leftovers of to eat the next day) and a drink. I'll definitely be back to be a little more adventurous and go for making my own pizza.
Oh, one downside about eating in- the chairs are those metal ones that make the abhorrent, nails on a chalkboard, teeth rattling screech as they scrape across the tile floor. A weird thing to put in a Yelp review, probably, but those chairs drive me nuts and I never understand why people purposefully put them in a public dining space.
Admittedly, haven't ate in at this location yet. But I have gone to plenty of other B-Dubs with friends to watch a game, and trust me, you don't go for the service. Across the board for this chain, it's not their strong suit. It is a great place to grab a couple beers, some wings, and settle in with some pals for 4 quarters/9 innings/whatever your event of choice is measured by. If I'm not going for a game, though, I call in my order for takeout, which is where this location comes into play because it's so delightfully close to my house.
I go for the traditional wings, with Teriyaki, Honey BBQ, Parmesan Garlic being my top 3 sauces. I'm also a huge fan of the soft pretzel appetizer with the cheese dip. Because really, when are soft pretzels ever a bad idea? (Never. The answer is never.)
Take out from here is super painless. My orders have always been ready in the promised time frame, come home piping hot, correct, and taste yummy.
I've admittedly been kind of ambivalent about Five Guys since I first tried it by my old place in Orange County. It's not a life changing hamburger, but it's not terrible either. If it's where somebody really wants to eat, I'll go along with it. Kind of pricey, but not outrageously so. The highlight of a Five Guys for me is really Cajun Fries. I love, love the Cajun Fries.
But not from this location. I have no idea what the deal is here, but the fries always, always come to me burned. Always. Also, the last couple of burgers from here were kind of unpleasant. Soggy, messy, greasy unpleasantness. I thought maybe I was just being hypercritical but the last time the family and I ate there, they made the same comments. It'll definitely be awhile before I brave this place again.
Pitchers of super strong margaritas, good food and huge portions... if any of that sounds good, head to Roberto's. Our table ordered enchiladas, flautas, and taquitos, and everyone was super pleased with their choices. We even had enough leftovers to eat two more meals. We managed to walk in right before the dinner time rush, the waiting area was packed when we left, so just be aware the place can get slammed and the parking lot can fill up.
I dread haircuts. So, so much. But eventually you can't procrastinate any longer because your straggly split ends and awkward length bangs are making you unfit for polite society. Which led to me dragging myself to Great Clips, fingers crossed, teeth clenched, praying to the haircut gods that it would go well.
It went awesome. I went on a random weeknight, so there was no wait. Jocelyn cut my hair, and she was fantastic. She asked to cut my hair dry, which I'd never had done before, but sounded ideal since my hair + water = spawn of Medusa that can only be vanquished by a gallon of detangler. The other huge benefit was no guesswork on what was happening with my hair. Would my bangs be too short when dry? Weird cowlick lurking? Too much hair gone for "just a trim?" No worries, what I saw in the mirror was what I got... and it was exactly what I asked for.
Brava, Great Clips. I'll be back, teeth unclenched and fingers uncrossed.
Here's why you should go to Corner Bakery: Baked potato soup. I will order this ingenious food creation anywhere I find it, but thus far no one has trumped Corner Bakery's version for me.
One other very important reason? If you're like me, and are obsessed with Chicken Fusilli from Pizza Port at Disneyland, you can find a pretty passable substitute in their Pesto Cavatappi. Not an exact replica, but enough to tide you over until your next voyage to the House of Mouse.
Sandwich wise, I go for the Uptown Turkey. It has avocado, and you always be pretty certain that if avocado is present, whatever your eating will be delicious. If I'm having a big sweets craving when I go (ok, who am I kidding, that's every time I go) the Monster cookie (m&m's and chocolate chips) makes my sweet tooth do a happy dance.
This isn't the cheapest meal you can find, but it offers a good break from run of the mill drive thru fare if, like me, you're not great at the whole home cooking/sack lunch routine.
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