Best and worst restaurants from all over the world, featuring some of our favorite or worst dishes and desserts.
Brick Road Pizza
East Town, Grand Rapids is a 70-square block area of downtown, complete with restaurants, cafes, and shops, with its own aesthetic and charm. It is a diverse mecca where all people can come together and enjoy some ridiculously yummy food: Brick Road Pizza. With their rustic atmosphere and unique cuisine, it is a restaurant that fits that lifestyle to a T. It's a hidden gem located right in the heart of East Town. The service is remarkable and the food is definitely worth an extended wait period during their busy times! Brick Road Pizza has one of the most diverse menus in Grand Rapids, including vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options. The menu, full local ingredients, prepared fresh for every dish, is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Give Us More (And More) Fried and Fatty!
Do you watch the news with dread? Do you check your phone with trepidation for the next thing that Trump has done? Does the 24/7 news cycle make your days feel like "dog years?" Do you spend your off time arguing politics on Facebook with "friends" near and far? Are you in a divided household, where you watch Fox News and your significant other watches CNN? Do you dread Thanksgiving with the "red" part of the family arguing with the "blue" kinfolks?
Downtown Grand Rapids nightlife is hopping with bars, breweries, concert halls, and restaurants to satisfy any need a person could have during a night on the town! It is quickly becoming the big city that Grand Rapids needs! Though there are many awesome places Downtown that are amazing, there are a few places that stand out as being some of the best. Stella's Lounge is not only a bar for the late night, but is an amazing restaurant as well. Open later in the day it, serves as a place to eat a delicious dinner before going to your next stop on the itinerary for the night—or a place to stay and hangout with good food and drinks if you want to stick around for the night! With a waiting area lined with old arcade games, the wait time for one of the ever popular tables in the old-school Gothic Punk styled restaurant is so much more enjoyable!
Restaurant Reviews - Kabob and Curry
It was an unpleasant evening of rain and misery not unlike many others in which my conscious told me unexpectedly, “Get out of your dorm room, you’re a loser who has limited amounts of friends on campus.” I would have normally proceeded to have told my conscious out loud, possibly in front of my roommate, “Shut up conscious, you’re nothing but a little voice that lives in my head with limited amounts of friends, you’re the loser.” But in this case, whatever pronoun my conscious takes form in was beyond accurate. I did have limited amounts of campus friends and very much unlike my conscious, to live a life of fulfillment is much better if you have companions in any form. So I set out by myself alongside my iPhone 5s and a pair of 7/11 headphones to conquer whatever I was about to conquer. All the motivation from my conscious about life fulfillment and friend finding lasted for 300 feet or so and then I got hungry. Hungry has been a constant so far in college. The good old freshman 15, a mere fable tale along the lines of something like The Ugly Duckling, is real, and I’ve been experiencing what seems to be the everlasting effects. At this point, caring about your body weight seems so pretentious and current, I’m sick of it. Food labels and the daily value system that millions of Americans rely on don’t apply to me anymore after stepping foot in the collegiate setting. So I now scour the streets of Providence, alone, looking for food of any sort that I can put my mouth around to forget about my declining health. Eating excessively while trying to maintain some form of financial stability is hard, but perhaps even harder is finding food that fills the blank of being good. That unpleasant evening of rain and misery was also the evening I noticed I might have just blown through $1000 within the first month of school on jjigae and beef patties. As much as it was a shock, falling back on dining hall food was out of the option as eating canned beets with baby corn was so 12th grade. When such dire situations brew, Yelp is a reliant factor regarding de-escalation. With under four finger to screen clicks, my restaurant search for affordable but yet delicious in the vicinity of three miles was narrowed down to a selection of ten establishments. I was happy again. Kabob and Curry, located on Thayer Street, was what I settled for. Before I begin to describe the ambiance, I will make one thing clear. When reading the start of restaurant reviews in which the writer describes the ambiance of whatever ethnic eatery as “It felt like I was transported to a small street in Thailand” or “The decor made me feel as if I was taken to a market in Mexico City” makes me want to use physical action against the writer and I wear bandanas, so I’m clearly not a violent person. Kabob and Curry had relatively nice orange colored walls with the occasional Ganesh figurine but then again so does my house. So I guess Kabob and Curry did transport me with their ambiance, to my parent's house, in Newtown, Connecticut. The decor matched with the attitude of every staff member I encountered, warm, comforting, much to the likes of my mother and father. The sole deterrent, my parents are incredibly white. A menu was then handed, and this sense of solace continued. Appetizers under $7, entrees for under $17, India was everything all those other Yelp reviewers had put it out to be. If it wasn’t was for my fellow companions, I could have spent under $20. Wait, my fellow friends were my iPhone 5s and a pair of 7/11 headphones that are physical objects who can’t consume Indian food as they don’t have a proper digestive tract, I did spend under $20. After consulting the opinion of my father-like waiter, we concluded that a mango lassi was probably the best choice of beverage, to begin with. Indeed refreshing it was as I have been experiencing an increase in thirst definitely not associated at all with type 2 diabetes formed from unhealthy eating habits. The lassi, or as people on the internet call it, “The ancient smoothie,” is a yogurt based drink combined with either fruit or spices that are supposed to bring with it a calming effect for both the mind and stomach. It provided neither. What it did deliver was the notion that I could trust those at Kabob and Curry. The lassi, while undoubtedly worth it, was just a beverage. What I needed was some real sustenance. An order of sweet and spicy Cauliflower 65 somehow provided it. Coated in some form of batter in which my taste buds detected garam masala and pepper, I found myself 2,523 miles outside the comforts of India, somehow transported to China. Just kidding, I fooled all of you readers, unless you have a passport and a plane ticket, eating ethnic food can’t actually transport you to the region in where it is from. But this Cauliflower 65 or Gobi 65 put me in a bit of a predicament. I was unquestionably eating Indian food, but yet the fashion in which it was deep fried then tossed in a syrupy sauce similar to that of General Tsao made it so Chinese. It’s possible this was because I was not eating Gobi 65, instead what was before me was Gobi Manchurian, an Indo-Chinese dish. Little to my knowledge, Indo-Chinese food has been around for centuries and wasn’t made up by some Williamsburg eatery trying to profit from combining cultures in which nobody from the restaurant comes from. Indo-Chinese was developed by Chinese immigrants from Kolkata in the 18th century that began to work in ports such as Calcutta and Madras. The cuisine incorporates the use of Chinese spices while offering dishes that feature vegetables over meat. Putting aside the historical connotations, the dish, packed with a heap of cauliflower florets, was well worth $6. If I had limits and weren’t dealing with friend deprivation, the meal would have been over. But I don’t have limits or friends, so I continued. The success regarding the earlier encounter with mango was still lingering in my mouth, so the decision to order the mango chicken curry with mint and cilantro was not out of line. I wasn’t in the least bits hesitant as I usually am with ordering curry at an Indian restaurant as this was Kabob and Curry. Curry is their namesake. The chicken to sauce ratio of the dish was balanced. Floral, in the best ways, with the very notes of cilantro and mint apparent. What was most relieving was the absence of cream overabundance. To go on a rant about how heavy cream ruins curry dishes would be inappropriate, but I’ll say heavy cream ruins curry dishes. Paired with basmati rice, the dish was happily consumed in under five minutes. My expectations for Kabob and Curry were moderate. I left feeling full with little monetary regret. The parental similarities of my waiter, the brief introduction to Indo-Chinese food, a curry lacking cream overabundance, Kabob and Curry was worth the little money that I had invested upon it and is worth a revisit.
4 Epic Places to Enjoy Vegan Pizza in the UK
Like most people, I am a big fan of pizza! It was one of the first things I was able to eat out that was Becki Friendly and it has always been something I enjoy to make at home.
If an Awkward Dining Experience Is Your Kinda Thing – Here’s the Place for You
A butch Australian man sits at a bar overlooking the golden beach of Hong Kong’s Big Wave Bay. After taking another sip of Tsingtao beer, he explains to a couple of gormless students that the best place to eat Chinese food in the whole region is off the vibrant, bustling Nathan Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district. He’s been going there for twenty years.
The Most Sensational Tacos Around
When you walk through Torchy's Tacos double doors with pitchfork handles, you're greeted with a variety of things that make this restaurant different. The sound of hard rocks runs through your ears as you either enter the line trailing to the register or the bar side service. The walls are decorated with rustic signs and quotes that match their slogan, "Damn Good." Not only does the energy in this restaurant make it unique, but their menu raises it to a much higher level.
The Earl of Normanton
How many times have I driven past this place without stopping? Several times when passing early in the morning before it is open or later in the day when I am faced with two very clear choices. One choice is to break the journey home, get comfortable and then have to break out of the womb like warmth and security of a decent hostelry to drive home. The second choice is to keep battling along the road for another 20 miles until I reach the womb like warmth and security of my own home.
The Best Specialty Food Stores in Colorado
Known mainly for its ski towns and breathtaking views, Colorado is rarely touted as a culinary hotspot. Surprisingly enough, there are a number of high end restaurants and specialty food stores throughout the state that are worth visiting. (Foodie ski adventure, anyone?) some of the most delightful specialty foods in Colorado can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Read on for an insider’s list of where to find these treasures.
10 Rules You Should Follow When Going Out to Eat
Some of you may love going out to restaurants, some of you may hate it. Either way if you’ve never worked in the restaurant business, or it’s been a while, you’re probably lacking some manners. I know, it might seem like a stretch; why do you need manners if you’re the customer?!... the answer is simply to ensure YOU have the best experience by making life a little easier on your server to ensure they give you the best service possible.
Peli Peli Kitchen
"Welkom" to Houston's best Southern African-inspired restaurant that serves the best comfort foods. Everything in this restaurant is Instagram-worthy and here's why! When you walk in, you are greeted by young enthusiastic people who look like they're your average coffee shop drinkers. The place has an equal balance of light and vibrant colors, which for some people, like me, is really important. Nothing is more uncomfortable than eating in a dark, dull, and colorless restaurant. The way you order your food feels like Luby's with only a limited menu, but here's the thing: It's OK because their menu is quite tasty. Their prices are a bit high; they're not 50-dollars-a-plate high, but I did pay 18 dollars for just a plate and a side.
5 Best Fast Food Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken sandwiches should be an experience that you never forget, simply because you're going to always want to come back. Whether for lunch, dinner, or just a regular meal that's needed, if you're a chicken person like me, then you know it's important to know the rankings. This article is about the best chicken sandwiches, best to worst.