T.G.I. Friday’s

With 992 locations in the U.S.A., T.G.I. Friday’s is a restaurant that serves decent food and is for “casual dining.”

 

When I first heard about T.G.I Friday’s, someone said to me, “don’t go there for the steak.” And I did. Well, let’s be honest here. So, imagine a plate divided into four quarters. In one quarter is the 6-ounce steak. In another is some broccoli. The rest of the plate is mashed potatoes. After I was done with the mashed potatoes, I got so full that I didn’t want to eat the rest of the steak. The steak wasn’t that great anyway, but the mashed potatoes were pretty good. The items that were tasty were the appetizer and the dessert. We ordered a Pick-Three-For-All with barbeque boneless chicken wings, warm pretzels with Craft Beer cheese sauce, mozzarella sticks, and celery. I guess they sort of needed to throw in some vegetables. This dish is great to share with three other people. I had the Oreo Madness for dessert. It is Oreo ice cream sandwiched in between two pieces of chocolate cake to look like an Oreo cookie. There was also chocolate sauce and caramel next to it.

 

The decorations in the restaurants were awesome. There was everything from skis to old records. The service did not take too long, but we were having casual conversation, so it didn’t really matter. The waitresses were also pretty tolerant of us noisy middle schoolers.

To sum it up, they have decent food with good portions and good service.

 

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History of Food: Pasta

The first form of food similar to pasta was in the writings of Horace where thin strips of dough were fried and served with spices in the 1st century B.C.E. A few centuries later, we see an ancient ancestor of modern day lasagna come out in the form of lagana. It was described to be consisted of sheets of dough with meat filling in between. In the second century, the dough started to be made with flour and water instead of juice from lettuce. Later, Arabs adopted a similar form of noodle in the 5th century and lead to the Italians making thin strip noodle pasta.

 

If we jump to the 15th century, dried pasta was very valued because it could be stored for very long periods of time.That’s why many exploring ships brought dried pasta to the New World. Believe it or not, tomato sauce was only invented in the 18th century! Before this, people would just eat pasta with their hands. Now, people eat it with forks because the tomato would get too messy without it.

 

Today, the average Italian eats about sixty pounds of pasta per year, while the average American eats about twenty pounds of pasta per year. Writings suggest it originated in Italy, but why is it popular in North America? It’s because Italian immigration to the Americas that we love pasta so much. Italians have also had a mass immigration to South Africa, making spaghetti and meatballs a major part of Italian cuisine.

 

Do you like pasta? How do you eat yours? Comment, if you want, I guess.

 

Jaw Dropping Restaurant

 

Wanting to be casual but, you want superior food? I would suggest 2 Ovens and, it is located in White City Plaza, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Their food is just mouth watering. You can order pizza, salad, sandwiches, burgers, and you can get some snacks to nibble on before dinner. The atmosphere is fascinating, the food is so fresh, and the waiters are welcoming.

The atmosphere can grab your attention in a good way, but some things not in a great way. Right as you enter the restaurant, somebody is there to help seat you or let you know the wait times. Be careful, the waits can be long because it is a very popular and amazing restaurant, so you might want to call ahead of time. Temperature wise it is comfortably warm because of their hot brick oven where the cook the pizza in. When it is busy, it can be a little loud. That is the only reason I do not like it, but it is not always loud. You can see the kitchen and how they make all your meals right in front of your eyes. I thought that was really interesting.

from: http://www.2ovens.comthe restaurant website

from: http://www.2ovens.com
the restaurant website

The food is freshly made and delicious. The dough of the pizza is homemade and cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. Homemade is always so much more tastier in my aspect. Adding to that,  it makes it so much more appetizing that they do not just cook it in an electric oven, but they take the time to make it perfect in a brick oven. Two of my friends and I got a chopped salad and a large margherita pizza. The salad was fantastic! The lettuce was so green and crunchy, the tomatoes chopped up small and super fresh, the avocado was all chopped up nice and to perfection and was just so tasty, the cucumber just delicious like everything else, and the blue cheese was just right. We had passed on the wasabi dressing because we do not like wasabi but we had got Italian and it was delightful. Now, to the fresh crunchy, crisp, jaw dropping margherita pizza. It was a perfect amount for the three of us. The crust was thin and cooked to perfection, the tomato was juicy and fresh, and the mozzarella cheese was just scrumptious with nice warm and tasty taste.

Before you can get your food, you have to order, and by ordering you have to tell the waiters what you want. The waiters are very welcoming. They are polite and helpful. They do not rush you on your order and they can help you make tasty decisions. When you get your food, they do not just throw it down and say enjoy like they have a recording in them, they kindly place your food down and ask if you need anything. Also, they make sure the food is to the supreme and you are cared for.

Overall, 2 Ovens is an amazing restaurant to go to. The food is great and the people are lovely. You can just buzz down and not have to get all dressed up. Now, go and enjoy some delicious food.

 

from: http://www.2ovens.com
the restaurant website

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Photo Credit: Arjan Richter

Photo Credit: Arjan Richter

When you gobble down on the fantastic food at Kentucky Fried Chicken, you are taken to heaven. Kentucky Fried Chicken, also known as KFC, was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders over seventy years ago. An irresistible, amazing meal at KFC comes with its costs. This successful, well-known, fast-food chain has great food but is very unhealthy.

KFC offers many items on their menu and they all taste amazing. The food is prepared everyday by a cook, it is fresh, affordable, family friendly, and not to mention that they have the best food known to mankind. KFC’s food includes a lot of compelling chicken choices, superb sides, and much more. For chicken lovers who don’t like bones, they have a plentiful variety of boneless chicken too. Eating at KFC is as joyous as winning millions in the lottery.

KFC has a lot of good food, but the good food also has a lot of calories. Each piece of chicken is over one-hundred calories and the sides range from 100-280 calories. So all together, each meal has hundreds of calories and is very unhealthy. The fatty-goodness of the meals are what make them so good. Does the amazing food overweigh the hundreds of calories in it?

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