Saturday, March 22, 2014

A1 Super Buffet

We enjoy trying Chinese buffets.  We have had some really good ones and some bad ones.  This one was a disappointment to us.  When we walked in, I thought it was going to be good.  It is decorated nicely.

The host told us that they have recently changed their menu.  Many Chinese restaurant let you choose your food from the buffet and it is cooked for you.  This place allows you to cook the food yourself or you can choose the cooked food.  The cooked food is $12.99 and the uncooked is $17.99.  We chose the cooked food because the food that is normally on the buffet that is uncooked is not what we like.  We expected to have a nice selection of cooked foods to choose from, but we were wrong.  We had very limited food.  The food sat on a plate under a heat lamp.  It was quite disappointing.  Since I am allergic to shellfish, I was very limited to what I could eat here.  There were just a few chicken dishes and some spring rolls.  The food was not labeled well which is also a problem for patrons who are allergic to shellfish.

Each table comes with a fire pit for patrons to cook their food.
 If we had chosen to cook our own food, I may have a totally different review to write.  We will not be going back to give them another try though.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Razzoo's Cajun Cafe

We ate here on a Saturday afternoon.  We arrived around 2:30 p.m. and the place was packed.  We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.  We ate at this chain in Houston and then we had to wait about an hour on a Sunday night.  I really didn't expect to have to wait on a Saturday afternoon.

This place is somewhat loud with music and people, but it is not extreme.

We started our meal out with an appetizer of fried pickles.  The fried pickles were very good.

Fried pickles.  I think the red on the dipping sauce is red pepper.
I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to eat.  I considered a cajun pasta.  I decided to try their cajun fried steak.  The steak was okay.  I didn't care much for the breading. It was rather boring.  The gravy was good and it also had the red pepper.  The corn had peppers and it was good.

Cajun fried steak with mashed potatoes and corn
 Jeff ordered the Seafood Combo, but the waitress thought he said Seafood Gumbo.  She brought him gumbo first, but quickly corrected the error.  He enjoyed his plate which had shrimp, catfish, fries, corn and hush puppies.

Seafood Combo
 We enjoyed eating here. The service was good even though there was a mistake with the order.  We definitely would eat here again.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Johnny Carino's Country Italian

We ate here for dinner on a Sunday. The place was almost empty.  This is a chain restaurant which we tried in Missouri City, TX and the business there was also slow and that location has closed.  I am not sure why business is slow because the food and service are both good.

View of the kitchen from our table.

Bread is served with oil and roasted garlic.  It is very good

Bread with roasted garlic

 We started our meal off with an appetizer of fried mozzarella sticks.  The mozzarella sticks were very good.
Fried Mozzarella Sticks
 Our meals came with a salad.  I had mine with a creamy garlic dressing.  The salad was a little light on the dressing.
Side salad

I ordered chicken marsala which was served over fettuccine noodles.  It was good.  I have had better, but it was good.
Chicken Marsala

 Jeff ordered the seafood pasta.  He said it was good.  It was light on shrimp but had other seafood. 

Seafood Pasta
We enjoyed eating here.  They have a nice variety on the menu and the prices are good.  I really don't know why the business is so slow here.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

We ate here for lunch on a Saturday.  There are no photos because it was too dark inside and I only had my cell phone and not my camera.  I wish I could have taken photos because the inside was really fun.  It is decorated like a small town with various business along the walls like a barber shop, bike shop, etc.  When we walked in, it took a little while for our eyes to adjust.  It was that dark.

I looked at the website before we went to check prices.  There are no prices on the website.  I was a little hesitant because the website says the waitresses do the Hokey Pokey and they encourage patrons to do the same.  I definitely didn't want to do that, but I can see where it could be fun to watch.  There was no Hokey Pokey while we were there.

There are no menus at this restaurant. They have fried chicken, chicken fried steak, chicken tenders and fried catfish.  You choose one of the four and then all the sides are served family style.  The sides are salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn and biscuits.

I ordered fried chicken.  I was brought half a chicken.  I really liked it.  Jeff ordered the fried catfish.  He said it was good.  The sides were all good and they were all you can eat.

The chicken was $12.99 and I think the fish was $13.99.

We enjoyed eating here.  I thought it was a fun place and the food was good.

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