News

What did you have for lunch today?

Discussion in 'Drink, Smoke, and Fine Dining' started by agup48, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. NbyNW

    NbyNW Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 3, 2007
    1,912
    MD / SD
    They’re great broken up in yogurt. Trying to limit carbs as an overall diet goal.
     
  2. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 2, 2004
    32,829
    Houston
    Full Name:
    Jason
    I thought they might be for dogs but wasn't sure. Lol
     
  3. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    15,375
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
    Ditto on the carbs. Especially in the earlier part of the day. If I have too much sugar & carbs in the AM and early PM, I get lethargic. Can't focus. Work piles up. Cuts into Ferrari fun time. ☹️

    I made some low carb granola last week. Cup of almond flour, protein powder (vanilla), ground up toasted pecans, good cocoa powder, good cinnamon, a little Splenda, & pat of butter (melted) and an egg white to bind it together. Bake at 425 F for about 20 - 25 min. Crumble it up as it cooks. Great with a cup of Siggis. Or my new favorite, Oikos triple zero. The official yogurt of Dak!

    T
     
  4. NbyNW

    NbyNW Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 3, 2007
    1,912
    MD / SD
    TexasF355F1 and tomc like this.
  5. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    Today I was craving s salad (a rare occurrence) and went to CPK for their Italian Chopped Salad. Pretty darn good, if not really healthy.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  6. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    15,375
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
    Looks like an Italian anti pasto on lettuce?
    Yummy.
    T
     
  7. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 2, 2004
    32,829
    Houston
    Full Name:
    Jason
    Tried a new Vietnamese restaurant I saw today. When I saw the size of the sandwich I was excited. It was a disappointment. I can't complain about the amount of meat, but it was just not flavorful. So were the egg rolls. Just missed that bahn mi favor. I'll still to Thu Thu Sandwich.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  8. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    15,375
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
  9. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    Giggity :)

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Mint Indian again. This had to be one of the best plates of food in my life. Amazing flavors.

    (Apologies for the family guy reference above, but it was the word that came to mind as I prepared to dig in!)
     
    I.T. Guy likes this.
  10. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    We went today, and you are right, amazing food! (the server said "our enchiladas are the best I've ever had", I laughed and said "that's what we heard and that's why we are here!"

    Great, great place. We will go back and try all the tacos next time. Today we had 1 each of the 4 enchiladas;

    - Wild mushroom with ancho mole cream (the best of the bunch, really fantastic)
    - Beef Birria (close runner-up finish. Very flavorful)
    - Achiote-braised Chicken (not bad)
    - Beef Barbacoa (menu shows pork, but the server said they did beef today. Not bad)

    Plus chips, salsa and top-level guacamole. Very strong margaritas too...

    Thanks for telling us about this place!

    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    NbyNW, daviday, agup48 and 1 other person like this.
  11. Sonoma

    Sonoma Rookie

    May 7, 2017
    33
    Wine Country
    Yes! I ate at Cocina Madrigal on a business trip in mid-Dec. I would third the recommendation. The mushroom enchilada was fantastic and something you just don’t see anywhere else. I was craving a frozen margarita, and those didn’t disappoint either. Incredibly friendly and inviting place.
     
    agup48 likes this.
  12. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 15, 2006
    26,204
    Phoenix
    Full Name:
    AG
    Glad you enjoyed! My co-worker had the tacos and said they were great, had some crispy (like flash-fried) jalapenos which looked great.
     
  13. daviday

    daviday Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jan 26, 2013
    1,543
    New York
    Full Name:
    Davide
  14. Streetsurfer

    Streetsurfer Formula Junior

    Dec 16, 2015
    759
    near Chicago
    Full Name:
    Ron
    Not real appealing looking but it'll hit the spot.

    Some bannock with polenta and greens, sauerkraut with a drink called gut shot on it. Thatks a cabbage,beet, and ginger probiotic drink I take. Sardines with lemon juice and mustard.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    I.T. Guy likes this.
  15. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    #1765 arizonaitalian, Mar 11, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
    Went to a couple of local "festivals" this weekend. Saturday was a Persian one and we had the kebab and stew with pita. Sunday was an Aloha Festival that was great and had a lot of Hawaiian BBQ...but the lines for those were huge, so we went to the Korean BBQ booth for Bibimbap. The Persian plate was "meh" or "meh minus". The Bibimbap was good (some bulgogi in the middle was good).

    “Meh minus” Persian food:
    Image Unavailable, Please Login

    Bibimbap with hand shadow: I won't say who's shadow :rolleyes:
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  16. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    NbyNW likes this.
  17. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    You win some, you lose some...

    Tried a new Pakastani/Indian place that we saw on DDD. This place sucked. Getting there sucked. Parking there sucked. The restaurant sucked in every possible way. The Chicken Tandori was "okay" as was the naan, but the rest was very sub-par and wrecked our tummies. Lesson learned.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  18. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    Next up, to get the taste of the crappy prior day's lunch out of our mouths, we returned to our favorite Dim Sum place. Was good as always.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  19. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    Today was Carolina's (with my nephew visiting, a mexican dive seemed appropriate). Potato/Chorizo Burrito and crispy beef taco were excellent as usual.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  20. agup48

    agup48 Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 15, 2006
    26,204
    Phoenix
    Full Name:
    AG
    I was at the one by me two days ago. A mix of firemen, lawyers and gang members.
     
  21. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
    15,375
    DFW, Texas
    Full Name:
    Tom C
    After much travel, back in the great state of Texas. Hankering for something familiar but not too fancy.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Whataburger with extra jalapeños.

    T
     
    TexasF355F1 likes this.
  22. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Three Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Feb 2, 2004
    32,829
    Houston
    Full Name:
    Jason
    I always get jalapenos and any hamburger when I can. I could actually eat jalapenos on most everything.

    My eating out will be limited the next couple weeks, I've gone out way too much the past couple of weeks. I believe I ate out almost every day this week.
     
  23. I.T. Guy

    I.T. Guy F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jul 17, 2004
    9,253
    Canada
    Full Name:
    Jason
    Wow!!!
     
  24. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 29, 2010
    8,954
    I've been trying to figure out if the "suburban" ones are related to the original on Mohave street. Turns out they are, but I *think* they are now separate. They seem to have separate websites.

    The "chain" looking ones:
    https://www.carolinasmexicanfood.com/

    The "original" sketchy one:
    http://carolinasmex.com/

    Which one did you go to?

    I've only been to the "original" Mohave street one with the badly faded sign/wall outside and the so-dirty-you-don't-want-to-touch anything vibe.
     
  25. I.T. Guy

    I.T. Guy F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jul 17, 2004
    9,253
    Canada
    Full Name:
    Jason

Share This Page