Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nico and Who?

NICO & VALI! The home of my favorite salad.

It looks complicated but really, this salad doesn't have too many ingredients: mixed greens, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, craisins, apple slices, and balsamic vinaigrette. I'm not a huge salad fan but happen to be a fanatic when it comes to Insalata Fresca. I was going to get half a sandwich and the half portion of this salad but just couldn't do it. This salad is too good. So instead of a sandwich, I got a Potato Crochette to accompany my salad.

Basically, these were just potato mozzarella balls (well more like cylinders, I guess). A great side for anyone who likes cheesy carbs :)

location: Downtown Plymouth, Michigan

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Zing-less Mac n' Cheese

So my friend and I went to Zingerman’s Roadhouse today for lunch to try this famous Mac and Cheese that was rated #1 Comfort Food by Alton Brown on the Food Network.. I decided to play it safe and go with the original “Roadhouse Macaroni & Cheese” because I wanted to try a GOOD ASS mac n cheese with nothing else and… Well, that was a mistake.
My friend had the “Macaroni, Smoked Chicken & Montery Jack” which was just a much better, tastier version of what I had. My mac and cheese was okay but it definitely didn’t live up to the hype. It came off as bland (maybe that’s my inner Indian talking) and I wished it was cheesier.
However, this will not stop me from going to Zingerman’s again; I’ve had other dishes like their crab cakes and some sandwiches, which are always made to perfection and today, I also tried their sweet potato fries which are my NEW favorite in town (beating my previous favorite from Sava’s Cafe). I’ve noticed that people normally either love or hate sweet potato. I happen to love it. These fries were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, with a smoky flavor you won’t be able to resist. Ahhh so good, I wish I hadn’t eaten my leftovers for linner!
P.S. shoutout to the management at Zingerman’s Roadhouse on Jackson Ave, GREAT SERVICE!
location: Ann Arbor, MI


(123rd Street Roll, Thai Treat )
So on my trip back up 95 towards Orlando, my friend Veronica and i decided our Saturday night festivities made us extremely hungry Sunday. We hit the exit and were now driving down 123rd St in North Miami we look at the street sign and see Thai Treat, looking over at the place itself we read the overhead sign that read, Kosher-Indian-Thai-Sushi. Veronica pumped the brakes and turned right in. She was mixed with Thai and Indian and me, well I’m just Indian. Bottom line our Asian instincts guided us to our meal…We entered, not expecting much from a small restaurant located in a so-so strip mall but suddenly we were taken aback. It was decorated very tastefully (pun intended). Then lo and behold, our eyes fall on the sushi bar:) I ordered the Thai chicken wings and the 123rd St Roll. Veronica ordered Shrimp Tempura roll and lamb kabobs. The waitress brought the sushi out on their own personal wooden trays and they looked phenomenal, which was the reason for the picture. It was like taking bites out of the Sushi Gods personal stash. The tempura flakes on top added the perfect crunch to the black pepper tuna and avocado, not to mention the salmon on top of the roll was like icing on the cake. And the shrimp tempura cant be described by means of written word. Overall the presentation was really nice and the food was even better so i would recommend stopping by here if you ever find yourself in Miami.
devoured in: North Miami

Scrumptious Savas


Ann Arbor, Michigan is known for its many restaurants, especially in the Main Street area. However, my favorite is on State Street called Sava’s Cafe. Ever since this restaurant opened up, it’s always been my go-to place. Normally, I go there for lunch or dinner but this time I decided to try something new.. Breakfast! I tried the Raspberry French Toast with a glass of OJ. You can bet it tasted as good as it looked ;) Simple, yet delectable.
location: Ann Arbor, MI.