Last Review of the Year: Scratch

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. As I am writing this there are less than four hours till the new year. For my last review I have chosen Scratch Farm Kitchen. Why? Because this is one of the best restaurants in Lafayette. Plus it is something we need for the new year – eat healthier. Scratch is located at 406 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501 and you should check it out.

When we arrived it was a very cozy place and really clean. Everything is farmed by them or locally purchase, and prices are okay. Really, not too expensive. I ordered grapefruit juice and a scratch burger with bacon. The grapefruit juice was sour but if you put some sugar it tastes like you swallowed sugar cane and a lemon at the same time… I know you haven’t done that before.

The burger was juicy the bacon was crispy but not too crispy it was wonderful. I rate the place 4 stars. It’s a new year, new me, no more starts. I give it a 4 only because the other drinks were really sour, but they make vegetables delicious. So, that’s that ladies and gentlemen happy new year.

P.S the other dink’s were orange juice and lavender lemonade.

The Kritic Says:

  • 4 Stars
    • The place has a very cozy atmosphere.
    • They don’t have activities for kids.
    • The food is great. Organic. Grown locally.
    • Prices are okay.
    • Service was also okay.



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

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



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



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.



Farmers Market

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day.  I’m having a blast because there is no school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and yes I have no school for a week. So it’s time to enjoy and check out new places. Today I went to LFAM? What is that? Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market. It’s located at 2913 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70506.

There is a lot of stuff at the Farmers Market, but this week Chef Bourque’s Beignets caught my attention. Those beignets were delicious. They melted in my mouth and as expected the sugar flew around, so guys you must try it. That’s a 4.5 starts right there!!!

To match my yummy beignets I drank a frozen lavender lemonade from Magnolia Moon. Yes, you read it well. Lavender lemonade. And guess what? It tasted good. I suggest you try it. But do not, I repeat do not get the frozen chai coffee. That tasted worse than boiled carrots, broccoli, and dirt mixed together. The frozen lavender lemonade however, deserves 3.5 starts. My sister even ate the flowers used for the decoration.

So, if you are looking for something to do on a Saturday morning, want to try new things, and support local farmers and artisans, make sure to check LFAM, you won’t be disappointed. You can run, play around, pet dogs, eat, listen to music…I always like going there.

That’s that ladies and gents, have a good one, enjoy your weekend and stay tuned, more post coming soon.




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.



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.