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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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 CafĂ© 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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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 fricassĂ© 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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St. Joseph’s Diner

Hello ladies and gents,

Hope you are having a great day, if you are not, I have a great way for you to make it better. How? By helping others. I normally go to St. Joseph’s Diner on 613 W Simcoe St, Lafayette, LA 70501, and I want to tell you all about it. I go there once or twice a month. But I don’t go there to eat, I go there to serve food for the homeless. Don’t get me wrong, the food that chef Dorothy and Chef Amilcar cook is great, after you serve, if there is enough food left over, you get to eat also, and it is delicious sometimes.

When we go there, we help serve, and even cook. I already got to help cook eggs. We normally go during the breakfast time because it’s less busy, but you can go help during the lunchtime and also for the dinner time. The people are very thankful and happy to see us. I like that after a while I stop seeing some people, so that means they are no longer homeless.

When we finish serving, we clean the tables, wash dishes, and sometimes we even clean the floor. I like to go there and I’m sure you will like to go there also. Anyone can volunteer, check this link for availability. You can also donate food or donate money Please do help when you can and that’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day.

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Taco Festival

Hello ladies and gents, hope you are having a great day. I’m going to keep this short. So I’m judging the Taco Festival this Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 12pm to 6pm at the Horse Farm (that’s on Johnston street, across from Mel’s Diner).

I just wanted to tell you so you can come and enjoy yourself and of course see me. If you want more information go to The Taco Festival and that’s that ladies and gents, bye.

Check out this video my friend Ba in Adventure did for me for the Festival. I hope you like it.

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In No Brazilian House

Hello ladies and gents,

For my Mom’s birthday we went to Rodizio Grill located at 4243 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy #101, Lafayette, LA 70508. The place is like a meat buffet, with a salad section and desserts. There is a wooden block with a green and red part; to keep the meet coming turn the green part up, to stop it turn the red part up. The decoration and the atmosphere of the place looked good, but the service and the taste of the food compared to real Brazilian food was disappointing. The foamy lemonade didn’t taste good, mom’s drink, she said tasted horribly too. My sister spilled her lemonade and it got the table and the floor wet, but they didn’t clean it, we had to eat dessert with everything wet. After visiting Brazilian restaurants like Fogo de Chão and Chama Gaúcha, Rodizio Grill didn’t offer the typical Brazilian taste, not even the black beans, the farofa, or the fried plantain. For this reason they get 2.5 starts and that’s that ladies and gents, have a great day and Rodizio please don’t barbecue me.

  • The Kritic says:
    • 2 ½ starts
    • The food is good, but not truly typical Brazilian food.
    • Our server was great, but there was nothing for kids, no activity or a way for us to feel welcomed.
    • The decoration of the place was nice, but no Brazilians at the place and the birthday song with English accent didn’t sound too good.
    • Mom didn’t talk about the prices, but she was very disappointed she went there for her birthday.

 

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Dragos, Lafayette’s Seafood Home

Hello ladies and gents,

Long time no read. I am all caught up and ready to start letting you know where I’ve been, seen, and what I’ve tasted. Let’s start with the new spot in Lafayette, Louisiana. Located at 3151 Johnston Street, Dragos blindsides you from the outside and the inside. I was amazed at how clean, quick, and fun this place was. I ordered a lemonade, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Fried Gator Bites. It was my first time tasting alligator and it was delicious; tasted like chicken, but a little bit thicker. Mom had Lobster Marco, and my sister had Chicken Tenders with Fries. They are the kings of seafood, but guess what? If you don’t feel like eating seafood, they also have Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya, and other meat dishes. For their excellent service, tasty variety of food, and different atmosphere, I give Dragos 4.5 starts. The food was expensive but you got to pay for good food and that’s that ladies and gents have a great day.

  • The Kritic says:
    • 4 ½ starts
    • Incredible food and service.
    • Kids are welcome but no kids coloring sheet; but, the kid’s menu is great.
    • The place is very clean and the atmosphere is nice.
    • The prices are high, but much worthy.

 

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