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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Kitchenary

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. I am back in Louisiana after two months away. Yes! The posts you saw in June and May were old posts. But this one is fresh, a cool place I went last week, on Friday.

My mom suggested to go to a place called The kitchenary Cafe. When we entered I was kind of confuse because it was a store, but then I saw a small restaurant inside. It is located at 456 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70593, and you have to bring your kids to try the food there.

They don’t have lemonade, so I decided to have water and red beans and rice with cornbread. They gave me my food very quick. I first took a bite of the corn bread and instantly loved it because it incorporated cheese and it was soft and tasty. Then I tried the red beans and rice and it was delicious, I just wished it had more spice. Overall I liked the place and would go there again. I give this place a 4.5 starts. That’s that ladies and gentlemen hope you are enjoying your summer.

The Kritic says:

  • 4.5 Starts
    • Nice and different atmosphere. Bring only well behave kids so they don’t break the stuff in the store.
    • Service was quick.
    • The food was very good. That cornbread was unique and delicious.
    • Prices are good and the food portion is good too.
    • They don’t have lemonade but you can watch the chef prepare your plate right there, that’s cool.
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Panda Express

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. Me and my friend went out to eat at a glorious place… Panda Express. That’s located at 4531 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508 and it is delicious! You can pick what you want so I ate a bunch of chicken. I absolutely loved them all, but some were full of onions and the onions in the noodles overpowers it. But hey, the chicken was so good I wanted more. I give this place 4.0 starts, it is quick and it hits the spot. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4.0 Starts
    • Clean and nice buffet set up
    • The food is delicious
    • The prices are affordable
    • No kids activities but they have tons of TVs like a sports restaurant
    • Service is quick

 

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Papa Loca

Hello ladies and gentlemen. Hope you are having a great day. I went to a place called La Papa Loca. It is a very small place but clean, it stays on 3701 Cameron St, Lafayette, LA 70506. Here is the thing, they could fix their parking space, but until then let’s focus on the food.

Best tacos I ate in town. You read it right. Best tacos in Lafayette, Louisiana. I got quesadillas that were different than all the others I’ve eaten, and I also got a beef taco. The quesadilla had shredded chicken and of course melted cheese but, the chicken overtook the cheese though. The quesadilla tortilla was way better than the tortilla of the beef taco. But guys, the meat of the beef taco was something else. The beef of the taco was outstanding it was perfect I suggest you put lime on the beef, but the tortilla could have been better.

What made me so happy was they had passion fruit juice. I give this place a 3.0. That’s that ladies and gentlemen hope you have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 3.0 Starts
    • The place is very small and when is packed is not very comfortable, take the food to go.
    • The food is delicious.
    • Service takes time.
    • They don’t have any activities for kids.
    • Did I mentioned that the food is good? Those tacos!!!!!

 

 

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Royal Curry

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. I think everyone reading this knows about Masala, but what about Royal Curry? Royal Curry is located at 4510 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy Suite- J, Lafayette, LA 70508 and is my new Indian restaurant in town.

Their lemonade was bitter but I put some sugar and it tasted great. I had butter chicken, and garlic naan. My friend Rohan showed me how to eat naan with the butter chicken. You have to take a piece of the naan then fold it in half and scoop the sauce of the butter chicken and enjoy it.

The butter chicken was spicy but you can have mild. Oh my gosh that chicken was a chicken I haven’t had in a long time. The naan and the garlic bread together mixed gives you a great taste. I give this place a 4.5. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4.5 Starts
    • The place looks nice, very clean.
    • The service was quick and they had a card machine we could pay right there at the table.
    • The food was delicious.
    • No activities for kids.

 

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Cedar Grocery and Much More

Hello ladies and gentleman, Kritic here, enjoying my vacation and just passing by to let you know about a cool spot in Lafayette, Louisiana. It’s called Cedar Deli and Grocery, but it has way more than grocery. It has amazing food you can eat there and things you can buy to bring home. It’s located downtown on 1115 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501.

We made a video about it and I give you a little look at the behind the scenes pictures. You must go there and try the lamb sandwich, they also have baklava, and hummus like you never tasted before. The service is amazing, I love the owner. He is very nice and guys he draws very well.

Go check it out and let me know what you think of this 4 starts spot.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4 Starts
    • Service is quick
    • Delicious and unique food
    • The atmosphere at Cedar Deli is so relaxing
    • They don’t have activities for kids
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Mother’s Day

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great weekend. Mother’s Day is tomorrow , and I thought of doing this. The top five places I’d bring my mom to go eat.

Number five: I think I would bring her to Blu Basil it’s a nice place, the food is good… for her.

Number four: I’d say Olde Tyme Grocery because that was her go to place on her freshman year in school. It was a good place and then in a few more years she became my mom, but the food she says is still good.

Number three I would bring her to La Madeleine for breakfast. I think this because the food there is wonderful. I’m serious, it’s a nice place to go to.

Number two goes to Portugal I know it’s not in Louisiana or America but still that was where majority her life has been.

Number one goes to Patacón. I say this because the food is wonderful my mom likes it too. Okay, I like it more than she likes, but you get the point.

But to be honest, it would be better if it it was out the country.  But since it can’t be out of the country, we will try some international cuisine in Lafayette. Why don’t you do the same? Try something new with your mom and show her love not just tomorrow but everyday.

That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great Mother’s Day.  Let me know in the comments where you are planning to bring your mom to.

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