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A Quick Restaurant Review

I don’t know if I would call this a restaurant review so much as a “I had 1 entree that I’m absolutely in love with” review. But I did, and I need to tell you about it.

The place: Panchos Place in Spring Hill, TN

The entree: Lunch Fajitas

The verdict: Is it bad to eat the same thing for lunch everyday? Because I want to.

These fajitas are so good, I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s start with the price: $7.05. A little on the high side for a lunch item. But now let’s talk about the portion size: Gigantic. Dave and I split it and still took some home. And we didn’t go in with small appetites.

So for around $10 (including tax and tip), we got a huge sizzling platter of fajita filling, 6 tortillas, a dinner size plate of refried beans, rice, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Not to mention the endless chips and salsa on the table. And the chips were h-o-t and fresh. The fajitas were delicious.

So there you have it. The best feeds 2 people and only costs $10 lunch in the world. No, I didn’t get a picture. But I will tomorrow.

Panchos Place

120 Kedron Parkway
Spring Hill, TN 37174-4404
(931) 486-0004

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Restaurant Review: Wong’s Kitchen

 

Price: Ok

Food: Meh. What’s the opposite of stellar?

Quantity: Pretty good.

Let me break it down for you.  We ordered 3 pretty standard Chinese take out dishes: Mapo Tofu, Chicken with Black Bean Sauce, and Chicken Lo Mein (extra spicy).  Cost about $15. Not bad.

Unfortunately, the quality just wasn’t where it should be. The Mapo Tofu was very bland and sweet, same with the Chicken with Black Bean Sauce. I wouldn’t have been able to guess that there was black bean in it if I didn’t know what we ordered. The Lo Mein wasn’t bad, at least it was spicy (as we ordered) although the chicken was scarce and overall it was pretty bland and greasy.

I wish I had something better to say about the food at this new establishment, but……I don’t. Sorry.

Wong’s Kitchen

5541 Main St. Suite 8

Spring Hill, TN 37174

Restaurant Review: Sitar Indian Cuisine, Nashville

Dave and I love food.  And while I wouldn’t consider us gourmet, I might consider us foodies, or at least food appreciators.  Dave is especially passionate about food; I blame this on his upbringing. With an extended Chinese family (including his Chinese dad who grew up in Cuba!) Dave was introduced to varied foods at a young age.  In short, Dave’s love affair with food began early and shows no signs of waning.

Today we went to our favorite Indian place, Sitar Indian Cuisine, for lunch.  We love their $7 $8 lunch buffet which is available every day.  We rolled in at 12:15 on a Wednesday and the place was packed. I love a good rush at a buffet because it means fresh food keeps on coming out of the kitchen.  We were seated near a Robert Plant look-alike (a Sitar specialty) pretty immediately.

On the buffet today there were 2 types of rice (basmati and pullao) 4 vegetarian dishes (allo gobhi, shahi paneer, chana masala, and saag paneer), 2 chicken dishes (chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken), 1 lamb dish (lamb rogan josh), pakora, salad, sauces, and 2 desserts. Oh, and naan. Beautiful, chewy naan.

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Between the 2 of us, we tried everything. Except the salad; who wastes valuable room on salad where there is real Indian food to eat?

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My favorite is always saag paneer. It’s green, so I chalk it up as a good for you dish. The shahi paneer was new for us, but very tasty with that nice creaminess that paneers have. I noticed that the chicken tikka masala was mostly white meat for a change, which I really appreciated. The tandoori chicken was moist and tender – Dave had 2 pieces. I’m not really sure what is in pakora, but I love it dipped in the mint sauce. According to Sitar’s website, pakora is “mixed vegetable fritters, fried and delicately spiced.” When I went through the line the bowl had just been refilled and the pakora were super hot and crispy, a good representation of the food today.

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Overall, we ate way too much and loved every bite.  It’s been 6 hours since we ate and I’m not hungry yet! Next time you’re in the area, give Sitar a try and let us know what you think.

Sitar Indian Cuisine,

116 21st Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37203

PS – I know these pictures are worse than bad, but I took them on my cell phone, ok? Be grateful.