The Ways of Critiquing

Hello ladies and gents,

I am still enjoying New Jersey. Vacation mode 95%, the other 5% is just to let you know about an awesome program I did few months ago. I was invited to the Main Public Library, on 301 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70501, to teach other kids how to do a critique on their own. That was awesome! A major thank you to the people who came out, and thank you to the librarians who invited me.

We had 5 foods to critique: Two apple fritters from different Meche’s locations, two apples (one🍎 one 🍏), and the newest cereal that is called Donuts Shop (which by the way it’s artificially flavored). In my opinion, the first apple fritter was better than the second. But the other critics preferred the second one. The green apple was better than the red, but again the majority of the critics liked the red apple more. The Donut Shop was pretty good, most people enjoyed the cereal.

By the way, did I tell you that I had to do my presentation in english and French? It was a challenge, but it was fun. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that’s that. This was my experience at the Public Library and I loved it. Have a great day and enjoy the pictures.

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Healthy Mediterranean

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Kritic here! I’m on vacation, but I’m passing by to tell you about a place I went few weeks ago – Zoës Kitchen. This restaurant is located at 201 Settlers Trace Blvd Suite 2014, Lafayette, LA 70508. That’s in the River Ranch area.  So, the food is Mediterranean, but is not like Zeus or Athena. It’s different and they try to make it fresh and healthier. I had a ham and cheese piadina, my mom had chicken and cauliflower rice bowl, my mom’s friend had hummus and kabob, and my sister had chicken and fruits.

They had many drinks to pick from and everybody was very nice. The place looked nice, but the food did not taste good. The rice had no taste, the limeade was okay, but the panini had too much lettuce and the cheese wasn’t tastier. My mom loved her cauliflower rice bowl, but my sister didn’t like her chicken either. The hummus was also okay. So, for me Zoës Kitchen is a 2.5 starts, but maybe adults like it because its very healthy. But back to my vacation, that’s that ladies and gentleman don’t go to Zoës Kitchen if you love meat.

The Kritic Says:

  • 2.5 Starts
    • The people were very nice.
    • The place looks nice.
    • But the food doesn’t taste too good.
    • Is not expensive but I was mad for the money we spend on my food.
    • No activities for kids.
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IHop or IHob?

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great summer. Mine is going great. So I want to talk to you about IHop, or is it IHob? You must know now that it’s IHop, but because they serve breakfast and awesome burgers they had this publicity to make people talk more and check them out. The publicity worked because a lot of people started talking, going there, and that includes me.

I went there for a late breakfast and the place is still the same, new menus, but same service and deals. My sister and I had a silver five, the bacon was crispy, the eggs were a little buttery, and the pancakes were the best. But here is the best, from 4PM to 10PM, kids eat for free at IHop, more ways for me to eat pancakes while your mom tries the burgers and all the other stuff they have in the menu. Knowing my mom, not. She is not about that pancake life.

I give IHOP 5 starts and thats that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 5 Starts
    • Great service when they are not packed
    • Kids are welcome and feel good at IHOP
    • They have activities for kids.
    • The prices are also okay. I can pay for my own food if I want to.
    • The food is so good. I could eat pancakes everyday.
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A Sea of Food

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

Hope you are having a great day. I’m having an okay day. On Tuesday, March 19, 2018, I went to A Taste of Eat Lafayette, an event with many restaurants here in Lafayette giving you a taste of what they cook. It was great! I loved it because I could taste food from so many places in one place. But the food ran out soon, and they didn’t have juices. Also, around 7 PM they also ran out of water. They only had drinks for adults and soft drinks. I don’t drink soft drinks. But I liked that they had a Coca-Cola Machine that you hugged and it gave you a drink, but everybody I know that tasted that Coke didn’t like it. It came in a green can. It had a bad taste. But back to the food guys.

Some food tasted good, some not so much. They had huge lines, so I didn’t get to taste much, but the grilled fish from Delcambre Seafood Market was great, Veronica’s Café chicken fricassé was also good. Emerge Kitchen had nice little tasty bars and Bj’s chicken was also very delicious. I ate Tribe Collective’s roasted garlic chicken two times, but I didn’t like their balsamic chicken. I also didn’t like a spinach dip, and other food that was salty. I met many chefs and talked about food with them.

I give this event 4 starts and a half, and definitely recommend you attend it next year. It was fun and made me aware of more restaurants and their delicious food! That’s that ladies and gentleman, have a good one.

The Kritic Says:

  •  4 1/2 Starts
    • The event was in the Cajundome Convention Center, the place was clean, not too crowded, and it was well organized.
    • My mom and I didn’t have to pay for the tickets, but if we had to it was okay. They had so many restaurants that it would have made it okay.
    • They had a seafood competition and they crowned the winner, that was cool to watch. Plus I like Blue Dog’s food, so I agree. They also had a coke machine that you could hug. That was fun to do.
    • They didn’t have juices, ran out of water and food. Also, they had so many restaurants that they need big signs to label it. Many times I tasted food and didn’t know exactly from what restaurant because they were all together and very close.
    • Everybody was nice and I got to know more places, taste more food and now bug my mom to take me to many places so I can see the menu and see if I really like it.

       

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FIL 2018

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. It’s been a while, but it’s summer and I’m back. So I wanted to tell you about the stuff I’ve been up to.

First, let’s talk about Festival International. I went there to introduce two bands, Ladama and Casa Samba, but of course I tasted the food also. Mom gave me $20 dollars and told me to see if I could “festival” with that amount. But the pin that helps keep festival free was $10, so I was left with $10 to get a drink and food. It was enough but I wanted to try more foods and I was hungry, so mom just paid for the other restaurants.

I ate paella from Pamplona, hummus from Poseidon’s, and fried shrimp with fries from Norbert’s. It all tasted great, but the paella rice was mushy. It was fun presenting at festival and being there with my mom and my sister, but I didn’t like that people smoked a lot, although they had signs that they weren’t supposed to smoke. I also saw drunk people sleeping on the sidewalk. That’s not nice. My bracelet for the drinks wouldn’t loosen up, so I had to cut it off and next day it was awkward to use it. Mom also said that the merchandise was very expensive, but the music was good and we had a great time.

Well that’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day and come back tomorrow for my next post on my talk at the Lafayette Public Library.

 

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Acadiana Po-Boy Festival

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. Do you know what event is going on tomorrow? Something fun, something cool, something that you can’t miss. Do you know what? The Acadiana Po-Boy Festival. It will take place downtown, in Parc Sans Souci, that’s in 201 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.

Last year I got to judge this event and it was a blast. Here are some pictures but also my five reasons why you should go to the Acadiana Po-Boy Festival.

  1. It is free!!!!! The po-boys cost money, but you can go check it out for free.
  2. Po-boys are a must when you visit Louisiana, now imagine having more than one po-boy to taste?
  3. The variety of po-boys is huge, and they all taste so good.
  4. They will have music and is good to have music while you play.
  5. This event is for the family. Kids get to jump and have fun with their family.

That’s that ladies and gents. Make sure to check it out and try not to eat as many po-boys like I did last year.

 

 

 

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Aussie Land In Acadiana

Hello ladies and gents,

I hope you are having a great day. So I went to Outback Steakhouse located at 1600 West Pinhook Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508 and it was tremendously good. I ordered the ribs and Aussie fries with lemonade. Mom ordered lobster tails, and my sister ordered chicken tenders. I also ordered the Joey Sirloin, well done of course. It was all delicious, but the lemonade was a little watery. The fries were crispy which I loved. But what I really loved was the bread and butter. My sister and I decided to time them, to see how long it would take them to cook our food, and guys it literally took less than twelve minutes from the time we ordered to the time we got our food.

Their children’s menu was also fun. We got to know more information about Australian animals, we played games, and we googled facts about biggest fish and reptile in the world.

In my book I give outback 4.5 starts ladies and gentlemen, and that’s that. Have a great day.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4 1/2 Starts
    • The place had a relaxing feeling, I liked it.
    • They had a menu for kids with a lot to chose from, took me a minute to pick. I ended up picking two things.
    • The food tasted great and it was prepared fast.
    • Our server kept forgetting few things, but the service was nice and when I asked him a question he answered me, not my mom.
    • Prices were okay mom said.

 

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