Pineberry: The Pineapple Strawberry

29 Sep 2010  9 Comments

Is it a new fruit? Actually, no its not. As a matter of fact the Pineberry is an almost extinct fruit brought back to the masses by the UK supermarket chain Waitrose. They look like white strawberries with red seeds. The Pineberry has the flavor that most say is reminiscent of pineapple while retaining the texture and feel of a strawberry……. so they say.

I would really love to try those but because they are already hard to find in Europe I doubt I will any time soon.

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There Can Only Be One

1 Sep 2010  2 Comments

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Have you ever done this?

Whenever I get a package of plain M&M’s, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I make them have M&M duels. Taking two candies between my forefinger and thumb, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the ‘loser’ and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner get to go to the next round. I have found that, in general, brown and red M&Ms are tougher, while the blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense ring of competition and cracks under the pressure of being in the modern candy and snack food world. Occasionally I will come across a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, pointier or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this seems to be a weakness but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the candy continues to adapt in it’s environment. When I finish the package, I am left with one M&M. The strongest of the herd. Since it wouldn’t make any sense to eat this one as well, I package it up with a letter that says "Please use this M&M for breeding purposes" and send it back to M&M Mars, A division of Mars INC in Hackettstown, NJ They wrote back this week thanking me and gave me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of M&MS. This weekend there will be a tournament of epic proportions. There can only be one champion.

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B+F Open Flame Kitchen

5 Aug 2010  5 Comments

Since I’ve been out of the country for 3 months, when the guys decided to have dinner yesterday I thought I might as well let them pick the place. My only request was it should be a good place to eat as I didn’t have lunch, so I didn’t want to experiment with new places.

The guys picked B+F Open Flame Kitchen, from the same guys who brought you Burger Boutique and Slider Station which are both a personal favorite restaurants so experimenting was back on the table.

At 7:30pm 2 of the guys were already at 360 Mall and put their names in for a table, waiting time was 45mins to 1 hour. We arrived 15 mins later and sat at “Life With Cacao” as our table becomes available. We waited the full 1 hour for the table and went in at 8:30pm. By then the place was packed and the waiting time jumped to an astonishing 3 hours. It was crazy.

When we got seated it took a while for us to be attended to, I didn’t mind that since it was my first time there and I wasn’t familiar with the menu. They had a good selection of their burgers, sliders and fries from their other restaurants and also some pizzas and steaks. So they cover all the bases and have a good variety of food fore all tastes.

We ordered a few dishes, for starters we got the Chopped Salad (very light dressing – not exactly my taste) the Lobster Tail Tempura (very good) and El Diablo Pizza (Also was very good). My main course was 2 pieces of the Wildfire slider which was excellent. The guys had some more kinds of sliders and pizzas that I had no interest in trying them because by the time I finished my sliders I was beyond full.

Overall it was a very good experience, good food and semi-hectic service as they they forgot a main course but I wont hold it against them due to the unbelievable number of people and it being just a soft opening. Hope everything gets sorted out by Eid time and I thing it will. And I’m definitely going there again next week.

B+F Open Flame Kitchen is located at 360 Mall under The Meat Co. and opposite to Life with Cacao. Operating ours at the moment are 7pm-11pm Tel: 25309990

Ronnie’s Burgers

14 Jul 2010  2 Comments

After asking around the locals here in Wichita Falls, Texas for the best burger place around. I always got the same answer, Ronnie’s Burger.

Me and he guys went there before going to Dallas the other day to have a go at it. We were told also that the place is packed during lunch and dinner time (there is just one place its not a chain) so we thought we might as well go at an odd time like just after work which tuned out to be great.

We got a medium sized cheeseburger each which was the best burger we might have tasted so far on this trip. Its similar to Johnny Rockets burgers but much lighter.
This place is highly recommended IF you are in Wichita Falls

Some Familiar Food

13 Jul 2010  2 Comments

Being in the US for over 10 weeks now, we had a craving for arabian food, and since we were in Dallas, we decided to try out Fadi’s as it was also in Houston but me and Zidaneoo didn’t have time to try it out.
The place is like an open bar, you pick up your plate and start filling it with all types of appetizers. When you get to the meat section you have a single choice if you decided to go with the $13 order, and every extra order of meat (Kebab, grilled chicken, lamp chops…) is for an additional $4. The food was decent and the prices were more than reasonable, the staff were super friendly.

Red Lobster

1 Jul 2010  8 Comments


I’ve been here in the states for over 2 months now and haven’t even once been to red lobster. Its not that I was busy or anything but I am more of a burger guy.
And for people who don’t know what Red Lobster is; its a seafood restaurant chain thats not too fancy and not so bad either. Its more of a Friday’s/Chilis level place.

We order some stuffed mushrooms and shrimp bruschetta’s for starters and the Admiral’s Feast to share and a lobster tail each.

The starters were good and the tails were very nice but the Admirals Feast wasn’t that great , I would recommend staying away from that.

Dining At 10,000 Feet: High Finance Restaurant

19 Jun 2010  6 Comments

I mentioned in a previous post that we went to Sandia Peak and rode on the world longest tramway. We wanted to grab a bite to eat at the restaurant at the top of the peak but the waiting time was 2 hours.

So today a group of 18 guys went there armed with a reservation. After the 15 minutes tram ride we were at 10,378ft and we went to the restaurant directly. It was pretty crowded. The view was great but the food wasn’t. I wouldn’t think of dining there other than for the experience.

After dinner we had a photo session and managed to get a couple of nice photos. The weather wasn’t as cold as the last time today but rather a little windy. I wouldn’t recommend it but it was a nice experience. I wasn’t that hungry maybe thats why I wasn’t into their food.

Burger Bar: Las Vegas

31 May 2010  6 Comments

I’m a burger freak, ask anyone that knows me and they’ll tell you how much I love my burgers. But after trying like a thousand different burger places you come across a lot of good ones, it gets hard to differentiate the burger at that high level. I mean I can dismiss a burger for really minor stuff like not having enough mustered or ketchup.

The point that I’m trying to make is that we don’t have to compare two burger placed head-to-head, we can just say that its great and recommended. especially not all people’s taste is alike.


Back to the main subject, Burger Bar located in Mandalay Bay is considered to have the best burgers in Las Vegas. so it was a no-brainer. I went there yesterday just before The Lion King Show – that was awesome by the way. it was a 45 min wait for a table or I can sit immediately on the bar. The bar it was, after a quick read through the menu I decided to go with the American Classic, it had beef patty American cheese, crispy bacon, tomato, onion, on sesame bun ($13). I also ordered a Nutella shake, which seemed like a good idea at the time.

The burger was very good, and definitely recommended for anyone in Vegas. But don’t get out of your way just to try it.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

P.S. no burger pics, I was hungry and ate it before realizing that I didn’t take any pictures.

I Think I Just Had The Best Slider Ever!!

29 May 2010  2 Comments


We went to a place called Fix, its a restaurant/Bar within the Bellagio. After reading the menu and coming across some sliders I just had to try them.

Well, we are in a dispute a here, as one of my friends disagrees. but I think that the sliders are the best that I’ve tasted so far. just look at that juicy patty, YUM!!

The 3 sliders have cheese, tomatoes and pickles. And come with fries too. the order will cost you $30.

Sorry for the bad pic quality, they were taken with the Nexus One in a really dark place.

Went For Some Nutella, And This is What I Find!!!

2 Apr 2010  7 Comments

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And if you think that’s because it has hazelnuts you are mistaken, they also had pure chocolate too.

This was in Surra Co-Op

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