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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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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Back to Patacón

Ladies and gentlemen, I went back to Patacón, in matter a fact, I have been going to Patacón. It stays on 308 Betrand Drive, Lafayette, LA -70506 and I want to increase their ratings from three starts to four starts. The service was great, we did not wait long and the food was less greasy. But more important, the juice machine was working and it was refreshing to drink freshly squeezed sweet orange juice. They still didn’t have things for kids, and the guy there told mommy that since it’s fast food they don’t have things for kids, but I was thinking that even McDonalds that is faster has things for kids, they could also have something for kids. But the juice and my tequeños were so delicious that I forgot about activities to entertain my sister and enjoyed my food.

Because of the juice, new menu, food and service improvement, Patacón in my book is now four starts.

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Not Chillin at Chillis

Location, Location! Last time we went to Chilli’s it was the location on Pinhook, and I gave them 5 starts, but this time we went to the location on Ambassador Caffery and it was not like the one on Pinhook. The service was horrible, the food and the overall restaurant wasn’t as fun as the one on Pinhook. So I’m taking two starts away, one for the service, one for the overall atmosphere.

  • The Kritic Says:
    • 3 Starts
    • The food tasted good
    • The service was horrible, we waited very long, the waitress wasn’t happy, and did not check on our table.
    • The prices were good
    • The place was clean and had entertainment for kids
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