Where Europe Begins

Hello ladies and gents, since I miss Portugal, I figured I would start the year with a throwback to my Portugal vacations.

Portugal is my Mom’s home country. It is located on west Europe close to Spain. The capital is Lisbon or Lisboa. It’s a beautiful place, and a good place to eat. There’s a drink I adore, and wish would come to America more, it’s called sumol. There are different flavors such as, orange, ananás (pineapple), maçã (apple), maracujá (passion fruit). My favorite personally is maracujá. I also like that everywhere I went, they had natural juices.

The food tastes different, but it tastes good. I liked the fries, the chicken, and I gained mad love for seafood. But let me assure you that not all the place are were good. So I will stick with the good, Pastelaria Suiça in Rossia, o Carmo in Chiado, o Pastilhas in Fátima, Nosolo Italia in Praça do Comércio, and Casa dos Sabores all over Lisbon. These five places were amazing.

The desserts in Portugal are amazing. I don’t like desserts, but the desserts were amazing. Same thing with the seafood. The fish was outstanding, my first time eating fish with skin. Luckily I didn’t choke on a bone.

Last but not least Berlin not the capital of Germany, the doughnut like ball with sugar kept me wanting to go back to Portugal.

So for the next weeks we will be talking about these places and trying to convince you to go there and also eat at these places. That’s that ladies and gentlemen I give Portugal 10 out of 5. Hope you have a great week.

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Great Smell on Johnston Street

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great holiday.

So, one of these days, I was in the car with my mom going down on Johnston street and I smelled something very good. The smell was so irresistible that we had to stop. That was the smell of The Original Ground Pat’i located at 2303 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA – 70503.

When I walked in they gave me peanuts with a shell. I learned how to crack them and it tasted good. For an appetizer I got mozzarella sticks, they were crunchy and tasted good with the marinara sauce. I also had a burger, by the time we got it the bacon was crispy the bread was soft and sweet, but the fries had no salt.

I give Ground Pat’i 4 starts and thats that ladies and gents. I hope your Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa was good and I wish you a happy new year.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 Starts
    • The place has a nice atmosphere that welcomes kids.
    • The food tasted delicious.
    • Service was a bit slow, although we were only 5 at the restaurant.
    • Prices were okay.

 

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Light-ening Food

Hello ladies and gents hope you are having a great day. Today I want to talk about one of my favorite places in Lafayette, Louisiana – Zeus. I go there so many times that I can’t believe I did not talk about them here.

So I went to Zeus, they have many locations, but I like the one on Johnston Street because you are in and out and the people are very nice. As usual, I got hummus and then chicken shawarma. For my drink I got lemonade. The hummus sometimes has too much oil but I always like the chicken shawarma.

Sometimes I also get the chicken tenders, they are crunchy just the way I like it. My mom always gets tabouli and chicken or lamb kebab. She also likes baklava and tiramisu, but I stick with the hummus and the chicken sawarma.

This is it ladies and gents, I give Zeus 4 starts in my 📚📖, well happy holidays.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 Starts
    • The food tastes good, but sometimes is too oily.
    • The location on Johnston doesn’t have activities for kids, but the other locations have, and they are very nice to kids.
    • I like the decorations and I also like the service.
    • The prices are good.

 

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Back 2 Back

Hello Ladies and Gents,

Here is a question for you:  If the food is good, how many times should you go back to that spot? As many times as you feel like. So I went back to the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. As usual, the service was exceptional. The people are so nice. The food is so good. They have music. I love that place.

There are new spots in town that I want to check out. But I have to wait for mom to be done with school and work. Until then enjoy and go check out the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. Here is a video Badar Alhamdani with BiaCreates did. We had so much fun, but I’m just getting used to the video thing so cut me some slack. Enjoy it!

Thank you Ms. Rachel for the invite and Mr. Badar for shooting and editing the video.

 

Let me give you a little look behind the scenes:

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These ladies are amazing. They always do their best to make your experience at the Petroleum Club unforgettable. It was great seeing them again.

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Here is Badar taking pictures and videotaping for my blog. He is good, but mom is better. I’m just joking Ba.

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My mom acting silly because they brought her favorite thing, Tuna Salad.

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My sister was making noise in the background with Ms. Rachel. But I still love her. Make sure to also check her You Tube channel, Beauty & Mimi. She is following my footsteps. Lol

Make sure to watch the video. Let me know if you liked it and go by the Petroleum Club. That’s that ladies and gents, they maintained the 4.9 starts.

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Petroleum Club of Lafayette

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I hope you have a great day. For me its a so so day. I go back to school. I’m excited to see my friends and learn new things, but not looking forward to school school itself. So, let’s talk food. Last week one of my mom friends, Ms. Rachel, invited us to go to the Petroleum Club. The Petroleum Club is located at 111 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503 and it is one of the places I like to go a lot. People are nice, sometimes they have music, and kids are always welcome there.

To start I had the chicken gumbo. Mom and my sister had the seafood gumbo. It was delicious but it didn’t have enough rice. But we asked for more and they gave us a small bowl. Then I got a grilled cheese. I know that sounds kiddish, but I had to try it since Ms. Rachel said it was delicious. She was right. It was the third best grilled cheese sandwich I tried (first it my Dad’s, second is Ms. Rachel’s).

Then I wanted to try the bananas foster but there was alcohol in it. I know it evaporated. They prepared it in front of us, but I still didn’t want to take any chances. I give this place a 4.9, and that’s that ladies and gentleman. Have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 4.9 Starts
    • We went late, and we were the only ones in there. But the place is very classy, very nice, and they love kids.
    • The service is always great. They make things special and we always meet someone new. They are very nice.
    • The food is delicious.
    • The prices are okay if you think about the portions and how they add small things to make your experience better.
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Jerk Can’t Be Express

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are having a great day. Sorry I haven’t been posting because of school, but no school today, so here is my opinion about a place I checked out last week – Jerk Express. Jerk Express is located at 1000 W Simcoe St., Lafayette, LA 70501 and is open everyday of the week except on Mondays.

The inside was really nice, it gave me a Jamaican vibe, but they did not play any Caribbean music thou. I was very excited to taste the food, but when I got it I was disappointed. I ordered jerk wings and my mom ordered jerk chicken with rice and yams. The food was way too spicy and the jerk sauce had too much vinegar. That was in no way, shape, or form jerk chicken. My dad is from Grenada, my mom friends are from Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Antigua, St. Kitts & Nevis, Haiti and Jamaica. I have tasted jerk chicken cooked by different people and that was definitely not jerk chicken. It missed the typical sweetness that all jerk chicken have. But it still tasted good.

That’s that ladies and gentlemen. Check my blog tomorrow too because I will be on vacation still and I will post something.

The Kritic says:

  • 2.5 Starts
    • The place looks cool, but they don’t have tables and they have a big TV but don’t have music or movies from the Caribbean.
    • Service was fast and one of the owner’s, Ms. Stephanie, was very nice. I enjoyed talking to her.
    • The prices are also okay.
    • The food wasn’t what it was supposed to be, but it tasted okay. It was very spicy and maybe kids won’t like it.

 

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Aztecan American

Hello ladies and gentleman, Kritic here, with another review. This time, on another assignment for EatLafayette. I went to checkout Aztecas Mexican Cuisine located at 3535 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70503.

The place looks cool. It has some cacti and it looks like a Mexican cantina. It was a relax vibe, but when I thought of Aztecas, I thought Aztec culture and history because i was studying it in school. I thought the place would have more pictures of temples, the big Aztec calendar and other artifacts. I think they should add more stuff about that. But lets talk about the food.

I ordered the beef and chicken chimichangas, the portion was so big and delicious. I also tasted my Mom’s chicken fajita and I loved it. The drinks were okay, the service was nice and they had stuff for my sister to so I give this place a 4. That’s that ladies and gentlemen.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 starts:
    • Cool decoration, but not the Aztec look that I expected. It was more a mix of American and Mexican.
    • The food was also a mix of American and Mexican and it was absolutely delicious. Big and tasty portions.
    • The prices were okay, but my food was complementary because I was on assignment for EatLafayette.
    • Service was excellent.
    • It’s a nice spot to bring your family and enjoy good times.
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