Sunday, September 29, 2013

McDonalds-Mighty Wings

So I have been seeing signs around the different McDonalds saying they have something called Mighty Wings.  If you know me, you know that I love wings.  I looked them up online and read a few sites that stated they were actual wings with bones, and not like the McRib which is just shaped like a slab of ribs.
McDonalds is banned from our house due to the factory farms and all the other bad stuff they do, but I had to try these wings.

For a Sunday night at 7:15pm, the drive through was pretty packed.  10 minutes later I was through the drive through with my wings and fries.  FYI, they are not cheap.  The come in 3/5/10 piece order for $3.29, $5.19, and $9something.  They did have a 5 piece meal with fries and a drink for $7.49.  I picked up a 5 piece, small fries and McDouble for $7.85.  No need for a drink when going home!

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was that they are breaded and look pretty crispy.  I live about five minutes away from McDs, so I was a bit worried they would be soggy when I had a chance to try them.

 First bite... CRUNCH!  Very surprised at the crunch and flavor.  I very nice spicy kick to them.  I think they are great.  Worth the price? I'm not sure.  I guess I do go to BWW for wing night and pay $0.75/wing,  so a buck a wing here is not tooo bad since they are almost 2x as big as a Buffalo Wild Wing- wing.

Breaded like a Hooters wing, but very  crunchy.  If you like you wings wet or naked, you will not like these wings.  They have the flavor in the breading, and you can still get the same sauces you can with the McNuggets.

Go out and try some Mighty Wings.  I think you will enjoy them.  I think next time we decide to eat some wings, I'll spend my money here and order a 10 piece.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Wendy's Natural Fries

They look good, they taste good, but are they as "natural" as they claim?   A blogger has poked a hole in Wendy's claims of the fries being "natural". A report shows the fries use a stew of exotic laboratory chemicals to improve the fries' appearance, flavor, and ease of cooking.

The fries do away with the steam skinning -- ironically, one of the most "natural" parts of the average fast food company's fry manufacturing process.  

Chopped, the fries begin their chemical journey with a dip in sodium acid pyrophosphate.  They're also powdered with slightly more natural D-glucose (crystallized from corn).  Together the two components prevent the fries from browning during their first fry at the factory and their second fry at the restaurant.

What do you think?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blanc Burgers and Bottles

On our way home from Chad's funeral, I decided to stop at McFosters for Carissa.  We drove right by Blanc, and remembered they had a vega burger, so I got lucky and was able to eat here.  The burger of the day, Brunch Burger which is a beef patty, crusted in coffee, yes, coffee, along with bacon and a fried egg on top.  This is probably the best burger I have had in Omaha.  I consider myself a burger connoisseur, so when you ask me about burgers, I know.  It was perfectly cooked medium and sprinkled with some green onions on the egg.  ($10)  My wife ordered the vegan burger, which is a lentil burger, had arugula and she opted out of the yogurt sauce since she is vegan and not a vegetarian.  We then ordered the onion rings ($5).  Pretty spendy since I think we only got 5 rings.  They had lots of different bottles of soda, as well as beers and beer on tap.  We didn't try any of the different bottles, but did have a good eating experience even though we both wanted more onion rings.  We will definitely be back, maybe with a bit more money to try the truffle fries, and a couple of different bottles.
Check them out.  More than I want to spend on a burger, but after the first bite, you don't mind.

Blanc Burgers+Bottles
3157 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131

Coffee crusted with fried egg

Perfectly cooked, medium with bacon, fried egg and green onions.

Onion Rings

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Carlos O'Kelly-Maple

This place sucked. I go out to eat for the experience. The waitress got my wife's order wrong, didn't even put the correct thing into the kitchen. My wife ordered a Navaho flat bread with beans, tomatoes, lettuce, instead got a taco salad (a salad shell) with beans and lettuce. I wanted a different dessert than what came with my meal-deal, and was told, "I can't". Didn't even try to ask if I could sub something, even when I said I would pay the difference. Waitress never came by to see how things were, and when we asked for hot sauce, took her a good 5 mins, just to bring it out.

Avoid this place... Plenty other "mexican" food out there.

Not going to even post the info.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Chad and I went to Charlston's for dinner last night. It is a fairly expensive restaurant here in Omaha. We ordered a creamed spinach artichoke dip to start, and it may have been the best spinach dip I have ever had, may have even been the best thing I ate last night. Chad then ordered the filet and I had prime rib, with fries (the girls at work said the fries are awesome, so I tried them) instead of the mashed. Each of our dinners came with salad and a croissant were both pretty full by the time the actual meal came out, but somehow managed to eat everything off each of our plates.  Dinners were $23 each, not too bad, but I guess compared to some other places in Omaha, that is a bit high.  Chad had a gift card for $75 that he had won at a work party, so dinner was free.  Can't beat free.

A couple of shots to make you drool...

Creamed Spinach/Artichoke Dip with Salsa and Sour Cream. Fresh chips on the side.

 A close up of the ooey, gooey, goodness......

My Prime Rib n Fries.

Charleston's Restaurant
3851 FNB pkwy
Omaha, NE 68154
(402) 431-0023

Friday, June 11, 2010


 Bistro Laurent Tourondel or BLTsteak is located in the Trump Tower in Waikiki.  This is the only luxury Hotel on Oahu.  My wife decided to take me to BLTsteak for my birthday.  The menu is on their website, so before we left for town, I already knew what I was going to order.  22oz Bone in ribeye.  More on that later.
We had reservations for 6pm.  Pulled up to the valet at the Trump Tower and step to the right, follow the hallway to the end about 30 or so yards, and you will be there.
We were joined by a few of my friends, brother and sister-in-law.  Six of us steak eaters, and my wife the vegan at a high scale steak house.  We were seated immediately at a sorta corner booth, with three people in chairs, and four of us on a nice comfy booth style bench.  They started us off with some drinks, then brought out a meat tray (compliments of the chef), some chicken pate and toast, as well as some cheese bread with bacon, and then the big popovers.  With that who needs the steak? I ordered my ribeye, with creamed spinach, and jalapeno mashed potatoes.  Others on the table ordered their steaks, and sides.  In all I think we got the sides covered, Kahuku bbq corn, grilled asparagus, potato and leek hash browns (my fave of the sides), scalloped potatoes.  The chef's wife is a friend of my mother in law, so he sent out many different things throughout the night.  One of the sides was the onion ring stack.  All the sides were $8 each.  Not bad, but they were pretty small.  The corn looked like less than a can!  Anyway, on to the steak.  Mine, the bone in ribeye was $45.  My brother ordered the porterhouse for 2-40oz, and his was $85.  Others were the filet and NY strip. $34 for the 8oz filet, $32 for the 12oz The NY strip went for $37, $43 and $49, 14, 16, and bone in 20oz.  All the desserts were $10, and very small portions, yet very sweet, and any more and it would be overkill.  An awesome looking sundae walked by and I asked a waitress what it was.  She replied, "it's a pineapple sundae, and very refreshing!"  No one at the table ordered that, yet our chef sent one out to us.  She was completely correct.  I don't think there is any other way to describe that sundae.  "Refreshing." It was great, with the pina colada sorbet.  He also sent out some brownies, and peach cobbler.
Stuffed.  Only thing to describe how we all felt at the end of the meal.
A HUGE thank you to Chef Johan Svensson for awesome steaks and wonderful service by the staff at BLTsteak.

Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk
223 Saratoga Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone: 808-683-7440
Sunday – Thursday
5:30PM – 10PM
Friday & Saturday
5:30PM – 11PM    .

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nico's @ Pier 38

So I watched the Triple D with Guy when he visited Hawaii. One of his stops was at Nico's on the Pier so I thought I better check them out. They have a counter inside where you order and pick up your food, then go outside under sorta a big patio and eat on the tables and chairs outside. It was a Monday lunch time, and was very crowded. I found parking, and walked into order. I had no idea what to get, so just picked the first thing on their menu, or their most sold "plate-lunch." THis was a Furikake Ahi. Cooked to order, just like a steak. I ordered medium rare, but got more medium well. Had brown rice and toss salad, instead of white and mac. Plate was good, but I was wanting more fish at the end of the meal. Brown rice, was well, brown not really dry like some places, but only about 1.5 scoops, verses other places that give you a hearty 2 scoops, and the toss salad was good mixed greens, with a house dressing. The fish since it was a bit over cooked was somewhat dry, so I used the tarter sauce, which I would normally never use on ahi, and it was boring. Not much too it, some mayo, and maybe pickle juice and some
I need to go back and try some of the other specials. The double cheeseburger sounds great, as well as the loco moco. Here are a couple of shots from my lunch. Looks good huh? Closed on Sundays-big bummer.

Zoomed in shot of the plate.

Nico's Pier 38
Monday - Friday
6:30am - 5:00pm

· Saturday ·
6:30am - 2:30pm

1133 N. Nimitz HWY
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: 540-1377
Fax: 540-1376
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