French Press

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day.  Today I went to a place downtown called the French press. It is located at 214 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.

I really did not want to go, and it did not help that they had an event and they had no tables and the service was so slow. I ordered the orange juice and it was really concentrated, but the hot chocolate was good. I had the Acadian Breakfast Sandwich and Chicken & Waffles. I started to try the chicken and waffle, with syrup and cheese. It was amazing, it just went together, the waffle was fluffy and the chicken was crunchy. Then I tried the sandwich and it was really good because the egg yolk was running, the bread was toasted, and the bacon was crispy.

I also tried my mom’s grits and my sister’s french toast and pancakes. Can we say delicious?! I suggest you go to this place but call before because of the table and event situation. The food was amazing it was just the drinks and the place that made me give it 4.0 starts. That that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 starts
    • Food tastes great
    • Prices are okay
    • The waiting time was too long
    • They didn’t have activities for kids
    • The decoration of the place was okay
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Chick-fil-A or Popeyes? The question we all been asking…

Ladies and gentlemen today’s is the day I tell you my verdict. WHAT IS BETTER? THE POPEYES CHICKEN SANDWICH OR THE CHICK-FIL-A SANDWICH? This is a request from some of the viewers, so thank you for this awesome idea, and let’s get into it.

Our first contender is the CHICK-FILL-A SANDWICH. Their service was great but the display of the sandwich wasn’t that good. It looked like a quesadilla in the fridge for two days. The chicken though was juicy and slightly crispy.

So the Kritic says:

  • Display: 2/5
  • Taste: 4/5
  • Bread quality: 1/5

Now for our challenger the POPEYES CHICKEN SANDWICH. When we ordered our chicken sandwich the service was slow but we sat through it. When I filmed the video and took out the chicken sandwich it looked beautiful. The bread was so appealing and the chicken was so juicy and crispy. It tasted like Popeyes chicken but so good.

So the Kritic says:

  • Display: 5/5
  • Taste: 4/5
  • Bread quality 3/5

The score is 7/12. Therefore the winner is like the name says pope YES, Popeyes. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day!

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It’s That Season Yet? 🦞

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. By the title you can tell what probably this post is going to be about. Yep, crawfish season. I’m ready. Is it season already? Today I’m going to give you another throwback of when I went to a place with a drive thru called The Crawfish Spot. Is is located at 1899 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508.

It was small but I did like the paintings. I got spicy crawfish and seven pound of it. I like how the bibs had pockets so if it falls you can still eat it. The seasoning was fine. But I like the dip the most which was only 75 cents. I gave crawfish spot a 4.0 starts and I’m ready to go back.  That’s that ladies and gentlemen go get yourself some crawfish and have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 Starts
    • The spot is small but is very cozy
    • The food is delicious
    • The prices are high, but that’s the expected with crawfish
    • If you don’t like crawfish they have other options
    • They clean the place and pick up your tray very quickly

 

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Is That an Avocado?

Hello ladies and gentlemen Hope you’re having a good day, let’s get right into today’s blog. I went to La Pagua located at 5425 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503.

I had a cheese enchilada and a burger. First they gave us salsa chips, those chips were so hard that it could mess up your mouth. But the enchilada was actually not that bad I can’t say much on it because to me it was really basic, plenty of cheese, sauce, and meat. The burger was basic also. So really I would give it a 3.5 starts, but my mom gave me some of her fajita steak, chicken and shrimp and it hit the spot. That’s a must try. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic says:

  • 3.9 starts
    • The place looks nice
    • It was a very busy night and service was slow
    • The food tasted okay
    • They have activities for kids and they also had a live band, but it was too loud inside

 

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Five Napkin Burger

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. This week I decided to do a throwback to when I was in New York this summer. I went to this delicious place called Five Napkin Burger. It is located at 630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036.  It is a burger place so I had a bacon burger with lettuce and crinkled fries. I normally don’t eat the lettuce or tomatoes on my burgers, but the lettuce was very good and it was like lazy iceberg lettuce.

The burger hit the spot. It was so good and juicy and crunchy it was great. The crinkled fries were not too hard not too soft, they were just right. I give Five Napkins 4.5 stars it was amazing. That’s that ladies and gentlemen and have a great day!

The Kritic says:

  • 4.5 starts
    • Great food
    • Great atmosphere
    • Good prices
    • Good service

 

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Blazing Pizza

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. All my friends have been talking about Blaze Pizza, so I finally went during my school break. It was kind of like Pizza Artista but with less choices. So I got a one topping pizza. I got pepperoni. The service was quick and the pizza was ready very fast, well I mean it was on a 530 Fahrenheit oven.

It was good and I ate a lot, although I couldn’t stand that the pizza was a bit burn, they had no straws, and the lemonade was horrible.

But overall I gave blaze pizza a 3.5. Have a great day ladies and gents.

The Kritic says:

  • 3.5 Starts
    • The place was nice and clean
    • The food tasted great
    • The prices were good
    • I didn’t see any activities for kids like Pizza Artista has.

 

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Sno-Ball Festival

Hello ladies and gentlemen, school starts this week, so you know I am happy as much as you are happy it’s Monday. So, let’s talk about fun things. SnowBall Festival last weekend. It was a blast!

So, I got to judge Lafayette’s first SnowBall Festival. I was going to be a tough judge because I don’t usually eat snoballs, and I’m not a fan of sweets. But when they brought those snowballs I was amazed. We had 8 snowballs from different places.

Our scorecard categories were taste, flavor, ice quality, creativity, and presentation. All the snoballs were good, but they had some that went way above what we expected, they had cheesecake inside, they came inside watermelons, they had gummy worms, it was really nice. But we had to wait long for each snoball. I didn’t like that part. It was very hot and we didn’t get to walk and talk much with people because we had to wait.

My favorite was Creole Flavor Sno, but all the judges voted and HomeGrown SnoBalls, from Youngsville won the the Judges Overall Sno-Ball Choice.  Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant won the Judges Overall Shaved Ice Cocktail, don’t worry guys, I did not try any of those.

It was fun and I would like to thank Ms. Maureen Foster for being so nice, for having me as a judge, and for organizing this event. It was the first Sno-Ball Festival, and I think the next one will be even better. I know people were a bit frustrated, because they had a lot of lines.  The ticket line was huge, and the sno-balls lines were also very long. But the food was great, they had Taco Sister and C’est Bon Manger food truck. I tasted the burger and the bang bang shrimp from C’est Bon and indeed it was good. That burger and that shrimp was so well seasoned I kept wanting more sno-balls. Perfect combination.

They also had fun jumps and a lot of activities for kids. I give this festival 4 starts overall. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day and keep tuning in for more blogs.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 Starts
    • Great spot. Downtown Lafayette, Parc Sans Souci with the fountain was awesome.
    • Music and a lot of activities for me and my sister. Fun jump, children’s museum, painting was also awesome idea.
    • Prices were okay but people had to wait too long to get tickets.
    • The sno-balls tasted great, but a lot of people didn’t get to taste it all because the lines were huge.
    • I know next year will be even better so mark your calendars for Sno-Ball Festival 2020

 

On Wednesday I will post a video to give you guys a better idea of how fun this was. So, stay on the look out and enjoy the rest of your week.

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