Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Taco Bell Food Poisoning on Elizabeth!

What's with the Taco Bell on Elizabeth? I try not to go there because its become terrible food and terrible service - not to mention it took Taco Bell 5 years to fix the enormous pot hole out front (did you notice the city put up a sign saying its a private drive and not call the city to complain)? So I went yesterday afternoon about 5 and there was a huge line. I've gotten stuck in that line before so I decided to zip inside and get my food thinking it will be quicker. I was wrong, my receipt said 5:21 and I received my food at 5:40. I was not the only one with this idea as everyone was sitting around waiting. The store was dirty with napkins all over the place and food particles like cheese and lettuce all over the floor. They finally finally called my number and I grabbed my food and some sauce and went out the door. When I got home the food was thrown into the bag and was just thrown together. The hard shell taco shells were broken and looks like they had been sitting around for a long time because the grease from the meat had penetrated not only the shell but also the wrapper and grease was everywhere. Since these were special tacos they had sour cream on them which is what I believe may have made me sick. But overall the whole meal was greasy, the beans were hard and old, and was of poor quality. I'm a big boy and I was hungry after working in the yard all day so I did eat some of the food. I wish that I hadn't. So far today I've had the cold sweats, the chills, the shakes, the sh!ts, the runs (been through two double rolls of TP), had a consistent fever, and threw up a couple times projectile style through my mouth, nose, and tear ducts. I've called the store to complain only to be put on hold by a girl that had an "i don't give a sh!t attitude" that she clearly obtained while getting her GED in her twenties. I eventually hung up and called the corporate number to also be disconnected when leaving a voicemail for the manager. The only good thing I can say is that I'm feeling thinner today and have learned to never, ever go to the Taco Bell on Elizabeth regardless of how drunk, high, or hungry I am and suggest the same for everyone else!

Friday, March 09, 2007


Runza (March 9th)

(970) 669-2131

2204 N Lincoln Ave
Loveland, CO 80538


***3.5 out of 5***

A Nebraska favirote, Runza's are hard to find but worth the effort. They have the best Krautburgers around.

Located on the main drag in Loveland, Runza is tucked into the side and can be easy to miss. So be sure to Mapquest it before you go. You can also find one in Fort Collins in the Sunflower Marker Shopping Center.

Runza is known for its krautburgers which have cheese, hamburger, cabbage all wrapped up in a fresh baked pocket. If you have never had one - try one! They are much better than most people would guess. They also have a wide array of hamburgers and hot dogs, french fries and onion rings.

The staff was very friendly and the place was packed on a Friday. I would suggest Runza to anyone looking for a quick hot meal that is differnt and will provide a change of pace.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Rodizio Brazilian Grill (Feb. 17th)

(303) 294-9277
1801 Wynkoop
Denver, CO 80202


****5 out of 5 stars****

Located just south of Coors field in Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo as it's called), Rodizio Brazilian Grill is one not to miss. With a hip, urban atmosphere Rodizio is nothing you've ever seen before!

Rodizio is as unique as it is simple in its premise - skewered meat served at your table. Here's how it works. Once you are seated, you are told to visit the salad bar and wait for the staff to come around with skewered meat. At the salad bar, they have a bit of everything. They have traditional salads: Ceasar, crab salad, coleslaw, etc. They also have mashed potatoes, pastas, macaroni and cheese and other side dishes. The coolest thing that they have is boiled quail eggs. I couldn't imagine having to peel these tiny wonders. They tasted somewhat similar to a boiled chicken egg with the most notable difference being the lighter yellow color of the yolk. The salad bar is of good size, and you can visit as much as you like. But after the selection of meat they will bring you - I doubt you will go back for seconds.

After hitting up the salad bar, prepare yourself for a wave of roasted meats, veggies, and fruits all carved table side. You just say "yes or no" when they ask and they will give you a bit of detail about what meat they are serving. Part of your silverware set is a pair of tongs for which you pick off the meat they just sliced for you. I got a real kick out of being served this way. The meats we indulged in included: mahi-mahi, two kinds of chicken, two kinds of pork, and many, many varities of beef (rib, beef stew, top sirloin, beef and onions, etc.) We were also treated to some rattlesnake sausage. It was okay, but nothing special as far as flavor is concerned. They also had oven roasted veggies and grilled pineapple for dessert.

The staff was very friendly, and very prompt to respond to any need. You may have some trouble getting past the thick Brazilian accents - but the food will literally speak for itself. Don't let the cost scare you (apx. $32 per person) as this is a great place for a business lunch, a night on the town, or birthday celebration.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Maya Cove (Feb. 11th)

(970) 484-0181
2100 W Drake Rd #1
Fort Collins, CO 80521

**2 out of 5 stars**

A new Caribbean-American style restaurant, Maya Cove does not yet deliver up to its promises. Located in the Safeway Shopping Center on Taft Hill and Drake, the restaurant is small and cozy in nature.

When you enter the place, you notice the bar area that is decorated with bright colors and tropical themes. The bar looks to be full service; and they have many local micro-brews on tap. We decided to sit in the dinning area in the back, which was small and bland in nature. The menu seemed to be quite expensive for such a small place. Luckily, we has a 20% off the bill coupon from a mailer, and this prompted our visit. The menu consisted of chicken, seafood, and pork that was seasoned and prepared in a Carribean style. However, this menu could be confused with a Mexican restaurant - there was little that seemed truely tropical inspired. I had the fish tacos which were great. But the rice they served had a spice that I did not like. The salad was nothing special - an obvious bag mix that was poorly chopped. My date had the artichoke dip, and while it was good it was nothing memorable (especially considering it's price was similar to a main dish and it was listed as an appetizer).

The service was fair, but could have been better considering there was lots of employees staning around. The staff was very friendly, however my date complained that the girls were dressed inappropriately wearing short shirts and low cut tops. I'm sure it wouldn't have been too big of a deal if the girls weren't high school aged.

Overall, it was okay but I don't think I'll visit again. The service needs to be improved, and the food could be larger portions for the larger price. If you go, look for coupons. There have been lots of them circulating around lately.

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