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EL POLLO LOCO -CHICKEN TACO AL CARBON

1 Feb

UntitledTwo corn tortillas, fire-grilled chicken, onion and cilantro.

Now I look at that and think “Street Taco”.   But I guess Street Taco doesn’t sound as cool as “Chicken Taco Al Carbon” (said in my Antonio Banderas voice..seriously…I sound just like him).

Anyway El Pollo Loco is new at this location of 360 in Arlington.  They offer “fire-citrus-chicken” and it’s quite tasty.   These tacos were very light and fresh tasting.

The only drawback is I asked for salsa and I got pico.  I bet with salsa, these  could easily be a favorite thing of mine.   Guess I have an excuse to go back.

Very very reasonable prices and fresh taste???  Win. Win.   Go Try’em.

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BURGER KING CHEETOS CHICKEN FRIES

7 Oct

UntitledBurger King has been known for a couple of years now for their “chicken fries”.   Cheetos has been known for being “Dangerously cheesy” with their snack chips.   Well they have teamed up to take two great ideas and make one incredibly mediocre mashup.

These taste like regular chicken fries with the FAINTEST hint of cheese flavor. They are BARELY orange.  Everything these things COULD have been….they are NOT.

This should have been a MONSTER.   They should have had so much cheddar powder on them that your fingers were permanently stained.    Dangerously cheesy.  Indeed.  What a let-down.

PANDA EXPRESS GENERAL TSO CHICKEN

6 Oct

UntitledGeneral TSO. General TSO.  GENERAL TSO.  That’s all I hear about Chinese food.  Try the General TSO chicken.

Well I am at the PANDA, and I did….and it’s OVER-HYPED.   It’s not a BAD dish.  Just hyped to the moon.  It’s a mild mix of chicken and veggies….and in my opinion…doesn’t hold a candle to PANDA’s SWEET FIRE CHICKEN… I LOVE THAT SWEET FIRE CHICKEN FROM PANDA EXPRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHICKEN EXPRESS

2 Sep

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For as long as I can remember, I have heard people all over the DFW sing the praises of Chicken Express. The fries, the chicken, the rolls…oh the rolls…and the sweet tea.   It is an orgy of deliciousness and it’s absolutely ridiculous that I have lived here this long and NEVER had it.

Well, fans and friends, I have not had it and it’s —-well—- I found it kinda “meh”. I had your basic chicken strip box.  The fries were pretty generic and greasy.  The chicken wasn’t very flavorful and the breading kept falling off.   The ROLLS???  HOLY JESUS them some good rolls!!!!  I would return just for a box of rolls!!!!!!    The sweet tea is pretty damn tasty too but it’s not a place I would have on my go-to list.   It’s just kinda generic.   Tell me what I am missing in the comments below.  Did I order the wrong thing?

 

 

ARBY’S BUFFALO CHICKEN SLIDER

9 Aug

UntitledArby’s “Has the meats” or so they keep telling me.  Honestly I don’t live near one so I don’t eat there much….but… now I got a reason to…. Buffalo.  Chicken.  Slider.  woo.

You know I loves me chicken.  Loves me spicy/buffalo chicken more so.

Currently at Arby’s you can get a buffalo chicken slider for $1.00.   It’s basically a chicken strip on a bun with a “parmesan peppercorn ranch” sauce (that I politely declined) smeared in there for added flavor.

What I received was a super-soft mini-hoagie-like bun with a chicken strip absolutely dripping in buffalo sauce – a very good-but-wish-it-was-hotter-buffalo sauce.

I only got one and it was gone in a couple of minutes and I wished I had ordered about six of them.  I enjoyed them that much…..and of course they are only around for a limited time.

OLIVE GARDEN – Grilled Chicken Piadina

2 May

UntitledI hate the name but I LOVE the dish.

It’s essentially an Italian Quesadilla and I thought it was going to be pretty lame but I was totally surprised by how well the ingredients came together.   Chicken, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and an Italian cheese sauce….with a side of marinara for dipping.   Loved it!!!!   Olive Garden is back on my good side for a little while.

JFC MOBILE SERIES: Episode 202

29 Apr

Awww yeah….It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another episode of Junk Food Critic Mobile Series:  Season Two.  Today Ricky takes on the cheese battle of Cheese Nips VS. Cheez-its.   Ricky also stumbles into a dilemma that we all face on Sundays….at just about 12:38 pm.   Enjoy.