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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Brick & Spoon

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

Today I want to tell you about my second assignment for EatLafayette. They sent me to Brick & Spoon located at 1895 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508.

They greeted me well and the waiter was very nice. The place looked bright and the decoration was cool. They had coffee beans sacks on the walls. I spoke with the owner, Ms. Connie, and she said it was because they used to brew the coffee. But here are the news you will hear here first:

1. Brick & Spoon will soon start offering school nights. On Tuesdays, they will open the restaurant at night and invite schools to come. Kids can dress like superheroes and have lots of fun.

2. Soon, because Brick & Spoon is only open for breakfast and lunch, the owner will open another restaurant called Capone. Like the mafia guy, but not bad like him. But with the style of his time. The walls, chairs, everything will have a decoration from that time.

But let’s get back to the food, the reason why you really have to go to Brick & Spoon. I called them sophisticated home cooking, because the stuff in the menu is just like what we cook at home but with a fancy and unique touch to it.

I first got chocolate milk to drink. I had never tasted chocolate milk like that. It was great. Then I got the Shrimp & Tasso Mac-N-Cheese and Café Beignets. It tasted so good. Beignets came with plenty powdered sugar, marmalade, and strawberries. The 🍤 & Tasso was soooooo delicious, that I give this place 5 starts. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 5 starts
    • The atmosphere is nice, very kid friendly and relaxing.
    • The service is great.
    • The food is too delicious to describe. Also, this location is where they try new dishes, so you can try new delicious things there.
    • The prices are very affordable.
    • They have activities for kids.

 

Make sure to check this and other places around Lafayette. For more information and to get great discounts, check the EatLafayette web site, Facebook page and other social media to know what’s going on.

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Children’s Carnival at Dat Dog

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I know your kids are back to school, so summer vacation is over, but the fun doesn’t have to be over. On August 18, tomorrow,  the restaurant Dat Dog in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana is hosting a Children’s Carnival.

I’ve been to Dat Dog few times. Its located at 201 Jefferson St., and it’s always very clean and the food tastes good. I like the flags there, although they don’t have my mom or my dad’s country flag there. Also, sometimes one of the TVs is on animal planet. One day it was showing a cat surgery. I did not enjoy that.

I normally get an octoweenie and cheese-fries with cheddar cheese. Mom always gets dat chick and stays talking about the bread and the chicken for hours. She also gets crawfish etouffee fries sometimes. The hot dogs were good but it was pretty fat, but what to expect from a place with so many options of sausages and fries. I like it and my rating for Dat Dog is 3.5 so that’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day and go out to the carnival.

Kritic Says:

  • 3.5 starts
    • The place has a cool decoration, is clean, and very big. Check the back part where they have concerts.
    • Service takes long. You must order at the bar and then wait a long time to get your food.
    • People are not too friendly to kids. There are not many activities, so I hope this carnival is good.
    • The food always tastes good
    • Prices are also good.
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Café 20.3 on the Bayou

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I hope you are having a great day. School starts today so I hope your kids are ready. I’m not, but we have to do what we have to do.

I have big news for you. I have partnered with EatLafayette. So now, they send me to places and I eat there and tell you all about it. So here is the first place they sent me to, Café 20.3 located at 1500 General Mouton, Lafayette, LA 70501.  I was so excited I checked it online before going, but when we got there the coolest thing about the spot wasn’t ready, the tables by the bayou.

But it was okay because the inside was nice, a bit small but nice. I got bacon 🥓 cheese 🧀 fries 🍟 for a starter. I liked it. The cheese was melted and it was seasoned well. I also ordered a kid’s meal, the bacon cheeseburger 🍔. It was huge. I could barely finish it. It was delicious. The bun was great and the bacon was crispy.

I also had a lemonade and it was good as usual. My sister ate a grilled cheese with bacon and she loved it. Mom had the strawberry 🍓 mango smoothie and she loved it also.

I got to speak with the manager, and he was very nice. I suggested they add alligator to the menu because the place has Cajun food, might as well add alligator. He told me the outside should be ready soon. I give this place 4 starts. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 starts
    • The place is very small, but it’s cool and clean.
    • The manager and the two ladies that served our table were very nice. But one of the ladies messed up my order (she should have written it) and we had to wait longer for my burger. But it was okay because the manager fixed it.
    • The food tasted very delicious.
    • My food was free, but I still looked at the prices. The portions are big and the prices are very affordable.
    • The outside wasn’t ready, but when is ready that would be a cool place to chill. But bring mosquitoes repellent.

Thank you for reading my blog guys. Did you know that if you say “EatLafayette” when you go to many restaurants you get a discount? Awesome right? Want to know more? Check out EatLafayette now.

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American Road Trip: The Competition

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I hope you are having a great day. Today was my last day taking the cooking classes at Sur la Table. It was also the day I competed. I was very nervous, but the new Chef, Chef Nick, made all of us have fun and feel relaxed. For four days Chef Jasmine was the one teaching us. But anyways, cleanness first, so we all got there and got our aprons and washed our hands. We then checked the ingredients. We couldn’t have recipes and we didn’t know our teams or the secret ingredient.

 

We then had to pull numbers and few people were missing but we ended up with two teams. Boys vs. Girls. Everybody on team one, got ground beef as protein, and everybody on team two got chicken as protein. We had ten minutes to discuss, decide what we were going to cook, and then get pots and all the material we needed. We decided to make the sliders and whoopie pies. The girls decided to make BBQ chicken with Alabama sauce and berry crostata.

 

Chef Nick then came and told us that we were being judged on five things: teamwork, station cleanness, taste, presentation, and how we used the secret ingredient. The secret ingredient was honey.

After much cooking and some help from Ms. Deborah and Ms. Dorothy we presented to the judge our final products decorated with lettuce (the sliders) and with cocoa (pronounced coco) powder and powdered sugar.

We tied on team work, stations cleanness, and on the usage of the secret ingredient. But the girls got better taste and the boys got better presentation. When I asked who won overall, he said it was difficult to say because both teams had strong dishes, but I think it’s obvious my team won. Well that’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day. Checkout Sur la Table cooking classes, and make sure to keep cooking, going out to restaurants and trying new food. Also, check my day one, day two, day three, and day four.

 

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