What do you call a platter that is not yours.....Nacho Platter!
Here is a submission from an old college roommate of mine, Mr. Timothy A. Swift. Mr. Swift has been making nacho platters and breaking hearts since 1982. It seems like he has stepped his game up since college though, ditching the standard ground beef nacho platter and upping the ante with jerk rubbed New York strip steak, with grilled peppers and onions. It is nice to see he stuck to his roots though with keeping the standard Swift like toppings of black beans, some fresh pico, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese. I would also like to point out the precision placement of the sour cream and gauc globs. Great nachos start with the proper and even distribution of toppings.
Rumor has it that the beloved McRib sandwich will be back for a limited time starting November 2nd. Nothing screams delicious more than a molded boneless rib patty smothered in BBQ sauce and topped with raw onions and pickles. I remember back in the day, when the Flintstones movie with my my John Goodman in it, was released, I would crush a McRib every time I had the chance at Mickey's. The McRib to this day, still remains my all time favorite McDonald's sandwich. Hopefully it is still as good as it was back in '94.
Like General Jensen's, General Haresh is a spin on the classic General Tso's. I have never eaten curry prior to dating my fiance, but since then, it has become a favorite of mine and I figure I would try to incorporate a new favorite of mine, with a classic chinese dish that I have been crushing for years. General Haresh's Chicken is General Tso's style chicken, but with curry sauce and onions. The curry sauce is much spicier than the standard Tso's sauce and the onions are a great addition. The fine folks at Young's Chinese Kitchen, who operate the cleanest Chinese take out restaurant I have ever stepped foot in, were able to make my General Haresh idea into a reality.
If you are looking to eat a good curry dish outside of an Indian or Thai restaurant, give General Harsesh's Chicken a try.
I was recently sent a case of Snow Natural Soda and was asked if I would sample it and write up a review about it in the blog.
Snow Soda is a natural soda with loaded with vitamin C and the B's. It is sweetened with natural cane sugar. Currently Snow comes in three flavors, Cola, Lemon Line, and Cranberry PomRazz, with a diet lemon lime, sweetened with Stevia, soon on the way. Snow soda can be found in most supermarkets in CT and is sold by the can (12oz) for $1.25 - $1.50 or by the 12-pack on Amazon for $12.99.
Personally prefer seltzer over soda, but I figured I would give it a try. All three were sweet and tasted just like regular soda, except they seemed to be less carbonated (the ingredient list states, "lightly carbonated water"). Personally I am a fan of carbonation because it results in some good burps. Of the three flavors, my fiance and I preferred the lemon lime. The cola seemed very sweet and the Cranberry was not too enjoyable. It might taste better mixed with some vodka and cranberry juice.
If you are a soda drinker, give it a shot. 12 ounces of Snow soda and a fistful of Flintstone vitamins is a great defense against the upcoming flu season.