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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Early Birthday Treat to Burton's Grill

I don't remember giving my email address to Burton's Grill but I received a free appetizer as a birthday gift. Their contemporary environment was my great escape from the heavy rain. I was told from the waitress that the food is made from scratch in their kitchen. That's how it should always be.

Lemon Drop: Lemoncello with ketel one citron vodka, complete with a sugar rim and lemon wedge. I love anything sour. Mind as well call me a lemon-head.

I honestly don't remember the name of that dip but I thought it was spirulina oil. It was good!

Calamari: Point judith rhode island calamari lightly breaded and fried, served with tartar sauce. I had my fair share of calamari. It was not the best but still very delicious.

Risotto of The Day: Mushroom, Chicken & Asparagus. It was a delectable dish but not something I would eat after chowing down calamari. The texture & taste was too cheesy for me. I should have ordered a soup but then that wouldn't go right with the Lemon Drop. At least I managed to finish my risotto with a smile on my face.

Dessert? I didn't order any since none were listed on the lunch menu. It was not my real birthday so it didn't matter. The closest thing to a dessert was my free birthday gift from Sephora. I can't wait to bathe in this tonight smelling like sweet Vanilla.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crispy Beef

Finally got Jin to eat broccoli! No cheese included. He likes the sauce that is coated around the fried steak.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

My son is not a fan of green vegetables unless he can dip it in cheese. Tomatoes were added instead. What's with kids and green vegetables? I think I've never had a problem with greens in the past. It's actually my favorite color. Lime green that is. I'm happy that he asked for seconds.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuna Club Sandwich

I wonder if the 1st Club Sandwich was really invented in New York in the late 19th century. All I know is that history tastes great.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Meatball Parmesan Sub

Childhood favorite during Elementary years next to Sloppy Joe

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Partying It Up in Lantana

Congratulations to Samantha & Jeff!

Here I am with May. I love my new red snake skin heels!

I heart Wedding Cakes.

The steak was in desperate need of sriracha sauce but the chicken was really juicy. My plate disappeared when I left the table to the dance floor. I had only two bites of that chicken!

It was a really fun night. It was hilarious watching everyone dancing to Cambodian music. I still don't know how to properly move my hands to the songs so it looked like I was doing hula dancing. Next time I mustn't forget my fold-able flats. Thanks for reading. Until next time! -Z

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ziti Chicken & Broccoli

What's with these insane pasta cravings?  Enjoying my night alone without my son. I miss him so much already. I hope he's eating good at Grandma's home. Time to catch up with my new anime addiction, Sands of Destruction.

Boston Restaurant Week: The Atrium

The Inn At Harvard
1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-491-2222

Here's a quick snap of the interior. I love how there's a glass roof to brighten up the room naturally. It made our lunch a more pleasant experience.

Choice of 1st course was The Scallop & Shrimp Cerviche and wow it was striking down excitement to my taste buds. However, I don't like the idea of bits of tortilla topping it off. I prefer having it in a separate bowl to keep it crunchy.

Choice of 2nd course, Seared Salmon over Lemon Linguini, Roasted Red Peppers and Pop Capers. Doesn't this looks really delectable? I thought it was strange how my Linguini tasted like it was water down. I didn't realize after awhile that all of the flavor was packed onto the very center of the dish. I had to mix the Linguini around the hidden sauce. I also felt like there was something missing to this Seared Salmon. I thought to myself, "Am I going crazy? Where's the lemon?"

Here's a shot of my sister's Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Lemon Rice and Grilled Pineapple Salsa. I had a taste of the Chicken alone. There was nothing special about a plain chicken. I was hoping for marinated zesty flavor. I regret chewing down a whole piece because the texture felt a bit strange. We discovered one piece of a chicken was partially raw...I think I'm fine.

Finally a cold sweet & sour treat of  Sorbet Trio Fresh Berries to enjoy before heading out in this sweltering weather. Nothing can go wrong with this dessert.

So how would I rate my experience? I would definitely give it an 8 for the service. The staff were super friendly. I like the appetizer the most for its burst of flavors. The main course was very appealing but I didn't taste any lemon in the Linguini. Dipping the salmon into the water downed sauce didn't help so much neither. If I was judging The Scallop & Shrimp Cerviche alone, I would definitely give it an 8 but the overall food experience was a 6. Sorry, but witnessing the raw piece of chicken ruined it. The environment that looked calm & classy, stayed calm & classy so thumbs up for a 9.

Total: 23 out of 30

Usually I would rate for the value but it's Boston Restaurant Week so prices are reduced. The total of my 3 courses was $20.11 + 20% gratuity. Thankfully I didn't order any drinks. My sister ordered a soda that was a small chubby sized bottle for the price of $4. We didn't realized that until we received our bill.

Afterwards, I went for a walk around Harvard Square for something worth $4 to quench my thirst, Thai Iced Tea. I can't believe that this is a large. I'm so used to the smaller sizes in Chinatown. Wished I remembered the name to this tea shop. At least I remember my way around there from the Harvard T-Station.

As much as I would love to continue my foodie adventure, unfortunately a Thunderstorm suddenly came and did enough damages for cars to be decorated by broken tree branches. Until next time, thanks for reading! -Z

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chicken Piccata

What better way to start my day with Pasta. Sauteing Mushrooms & Spinach in a Lemon Butter White Wine Sauce over Linguine. Don't forget the Chicken 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chicken Salad?

Peter's Pizza
48 Hamilton Street, Saugus, MA 01906-2239 | (781) 233-8989

A restaurant was added to Grub Hub and I wasn't sure how hungry I was so I ordered online for a large Chicken Salad Cold Sub. I love making Chicken Salads but unfortunately I was out of ingredients so I expected it to be colorful as mines. I ordered a small side of curly fries & pizza roll as well.

Before I unwrapped it, I was like whoa! This is only for $5.99!? My biggest disappointed was the chunky amount of mayonnaise that was added. It should have been called Chicken & Mayonnaise because that was the only ingredients. My order was incorrect as well. I asked for a wrap not a sub. Just eating half of the sub, my jaw became sore. Too much chewing involved. I guess the mistake on my part was I should have selected Chicken Salad "Club" Sandwich to get the goodies. They should take down this sub because it tasted like false advertisement.

For $2.99, I got a white wire handle box overflowing of Curly Fries. Notice anything wrong about this picture? The good decent size ones were way at the bottom. Usually I can eat Curly Fries without Ketchup but the flavor alone was...alright.

I won't bother posting up the picture of the Pizza Roll. For $2.99, you get 1 and possibly made from Frozen. The inside was partially cold. I rather heat up a box of Totino's rolls.

I'm not sure if I plan to order from Peter's Pizza again in the near future. What caught my eyes were the menu prices. I just hope they'll do better for the next customer. You can guess that I ate only half the sub and a small portion of the curly fries. I'm saving the other half to upgrade it into a REAL chicken salad.