November, 2012

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Cagney’s

Peach Pie Cagney

I’m in the splendid city of Norfolk.  It’s a cold Sunday and my best friend suggests we go to Cagney’s.  I remember the days when Cagney’s used to be a Chinese buffet.  Ooops, my mind wandered once again.  Well, the outside of the establishment looked like a typical Irish pub place.  As I enter inside, there was no host at the stand.  This inside of the place was quite reminiscent of a Bennigan’s.  I just hope the food is better!

The menu has breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, wraps, seafood and southern food.  The breakfast special had just ended at 11 am but there is all day breakfast as well.  Typically, I’m not a big dessert person but these sundaes sound amazing!  Boy, what to choose, what to choose.  I finally decided upon the Peach Pie Sundae.  The menu description and the actual sundae didn’t quite match but in my opinion, what came out was better.  It supposed had vanilla wafers but instead I had a broken waffle cone. Plenty of peaches, peaches for me.  Definitely share-able but being the food lover I am, I ate it all myself.  The price is a bit steep for a sundae but it was enjoyable as evidenced by the empty dish.

 

I cannot vouch for the quality of food here, but I think this is a great place for a sundae on a Sunday.

 
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http://www.cagneysnorfolk.com/

 

 

Sloppy Taco Palace

Sloppy Taco

A buddy of mines asked me if I wanted to go to STP.  STP?  Stone Temple Pilots?  uhhhh. no.   He tells me it’s some taco place that’s really good.  “Oh yea?”  Well, sounds like the Feisty Foodist is getting some tacos!  It’s in the shopping plaza where Agave Azul and Kim Wu are located.  It’s right over the bridge and to the left behind Chick-fil-A on Kirkman Road.  The parking lot has quite a bit of car for a Tuesday evening, which is good.

As I enter, it looks like a typical bar place.  But for the love of food, it’s freezing cold in here! WWHHHHHYYY?  I guess for the drunkards, you wouldn’t even notice the cold but for the sober chica (i.e. me) I am freezing.  Atmosphere is pretty ok, spacious on the inside, decent outdoor seating as well.  Beer selection is adequate.

The prices are fairly inexpensive, most being around 7 dollars.  A la cart items are available as well, so for those on a budget you can get a lot of food.  On Tuesdays, they have sloppy tacos (only beef or chicken) for 2 dollars each.  My server was Tiffany, she was nice although it took awhile before I was able to put my order in.  I’m just waiting….waiting…waiting….   I hope these tacos are pretty decent or else. argh.  Luckily, this place has free wifi and it’s keeping me entertained.

 

I come to the “Sloppy Taco Palace” so of course I’m going to see how amazing these “sloppy tacos” are.  I definitely recommend the beef.  The chicken was a “meh”.  The flour tortillas were slightly fried and it gave it another dimension which I appreciated.  I tend to favor more spicy food and I didn’t want to just throw some Crystal’s hot sauce on it.  That would be just wrong!  I asked the server what other sauces they had.  Surely, there’s some Cholula or something.  Unfortunately, no Cholula here but at least they had some Texas Pete Chipotle and Tapatío.  What a difference that makes!  The beef taco didn’t need any sauce but I found the chicken a bit on the bland side.  The sloppy tacos were quite satisfying and they weren’t too messy.

Another taco on the menu jumped out at me.  “Greek taco.”  Oh really?  Hm.. this could be quite tasty OR disgusting.  I’m willing to find out which.  Let’s see what we got here: chicken, romaine lettuce, onions, feta, tomatoes but no olives. NO OLIVES!  My taco could really have used some olives but they didn’t even have any in the kitchen.  It’s not a BIG deal but it definitely would have tasted even better.  Also, the tortilla was cold.  After having the slightly fried and fluffy tortilla from the sloppy tacos, I was a bit disappointed with the Greek taco tortilla.

All in all, this is a good place to go to if you want to drink and have some tasty food.  The service was a bit lackluster but aside from that note, I would return here.  With a jacket.
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Be forewarned if you go their website, turn your volume down.  I’ve just saved you from a screaming “AH-YEEEEHAAAAA” in your ear.  You’re welcome.

http://www.sloppytacopalace.com/index.html

Soda from the Bahamas

Goombay Punch

I recently went to the Bahamas and unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera with me.  Seriously?!  Seriously. *SIGH*  I was quite upset about it since I had nothing to show.  Fortunately, I brought back some soda I purchased while I was in Nassau.  I don’t drink soda that often but hey, how often do I go to the Bahamas?

Bahamas Goombay Punch (this soda had so much sugar, it was unreal.  And it wasn’t high fructose corn syrup either.)  Imagine if you will, an extra carbonated pineapple soda.  MMMMM.

 

 

I also picked up another soda.  Why not?  It’s a fruit champagne soda.  If you haven’t tried any champagne soda, you might be pleasantly surprised with the taste.  Slightly reminiscent of cream soda but even more sugary.  Is that even possible?  I don’t know but I do know both of these sodas tasted good.  I’m going to have to stock up on this stuff next time I go. :)