Sep 30, 2007

Edwards frozen creme pie, Key lime pie

Edwards frozen pies.

This creme pie using Nestle Crunch was good. I love Crunch. But I think it was just too much chocolate, a really heavy piece of pie. I don't know about you, but this pie made me feel sick, too rich for me.

Key lime pie was just Key lime pie, it was good but nothing special. Just good.


Sep 29, 2007

Sushimi - Valencia, CA

OK, this place is probably gonna go out of business soon. When we were there, there were almost no customers, and the waitress was playing with a customer's baby. Some nigiri sushi pieces were not so expensive compared to other sushi restaurants, but they serve very tiny slices of non fresh sushi. Taste was below average.


Gyoza $5.95
I'm not sure if I can eat this as gyoza. They need to change it from gyoza to deep-fried wontons.

Albacore and eggs

Spicy tuna rolls $3.95 and spicy shrimp crab roll $4.25

Tempura appetizer $6.95

Dynamite $6.95

From left: white tuna $3.75, albacore $2.95, egg $2.75

Ichi roll $9.95
Sushi shrimp on top of shrimp tempura, cucumber and avocado roll
makes me sick - sorry, MADE me sick

Sushi combination A (lunch $10.95, dinner $13.95)
Tuna, salmon, albacore, white fish, shrimp, egg and California roll (6 pc)
Yes, I know, there are 8 pieces, not 6 pieces. I don't know why

Look how small the sushi pieces are. Not only small, but also very thin, and not fresh.

28267 Newhall Ranch Road
Valencia, CA
(661) 775-7736

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Sep 27, 2007

Vegas offers 9.26.07 - Hooters

Vegas offers from Hooters.

Free all-you-can-eat baby back rib dinner at Dan Marino's

4 free tickets to see Bobby Slayton

4 free tickets to see The Mentalist Gerry McCambridge

Sep 25, 2007

California Pasta Productions - Valencia (CLOSED)

California Pasta Productions in Valencia, CA.
Everything tasted so-so. They made our order wrong. They cut pizza not evenly, and also topping was not even. As you can see in the pictures below of the first pizza, some of the slices don't have any olives, and some have too many. Also the crust was bended. Their pizza crust is very thin and crispy, like crackers.

Bread was good.

Garlic Prawns & Basil $13.99
Mushrooms & Roma tomatoes sauteed in an olive oil wine sauce. Served with linguine.

It was a pretty big portion.

This is the pizza that they made so wrong.

Below is the correct pizza, it was free since they made our order wrong.

Italian Sausage Pizza $10.99
Mild sausage, marinara sauce, red bell peppers, onions, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese.


Copper Hill and Seco Canyon
Valencia, CA 91354

(661) 297-9991

Sep 24, 2007

Blimpie - 12" club sub

Blimpie 12" club sandwich, which is ham, turkey and cheese. We got with no cheese, and half ham, half turkey. I don't like turkey and my husband doesn't like deli ham. It's $6.89, we had a $2 off coupon so it was $4.89 for 12 inches. We got this inside Walmart, and the menu seems to be smaller than the regular store. Taste was OK. But I prefer Subway. The difference between Subway and Blimpie is that Blimpie has roasted peppers!
I just can't believe how fast food is getting more expensive. I was watching a Food Network show last night, and they said when Domino's just opened their first store, a whole Domino's pizza was $1.10. Now one sub costs $7.

Sep 22, 2007

Francesco's - Treasure Island

Francesco's Italian restaurant at Treasure Island casino.Portion: small (which I like so I can try different things)
Price: some reasonable, some not
Taste: average
Service: OK
Do I go back to Francesco's?: no


Veal-stuffed fried olives $5
It was very tiny pieces. Taste was pretty bad.

Fresh sheep's milk ricotta, warm beets, parsley salad $12
Taste was good.

Daily special: seafood appetizer sampler $30
Crab cake tasted like frozen pre-made, not delicious at all, scallops and shrimp had no taste. You probably can't tell from just seeing the picture but it was a very small plate. $30? You must be kidding me.

Daily special $34
Chicken, purple mashed potato, veggies.
Inside the restaurant is very dark, you can't see the color of the food you are eating. You'll finally see the color of the food when you take pictures.

Chicken was very salty, there were 2 pieces, I gave 1 1/2 pieces to my husband. This saltiness is killing me. Potato and veggie was fine.

Dessert was $13 for all 4. Each plate is very small portion, I'm sure you'll have enough room for them after all. Crepe, tiramisu, creme brulee was good, but chocolate cake, that's not for me.
Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

Warm Orange Chocolate Crepe


Classic Creme Brulee



Open Saturday - Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 866-286-3809

Sep 21, 2007

Vegas offers 9.21.07

Comedy Festival
Includes 2 complimentary tickets to two featured shows of your choice, complimentary accommodations for 3 nights.

Treasure Island:
Billy Joel live in concert
Includes complimentary accommodations and concert tickets.

Sep 20, 2007

Cooking at home - pork chops with salad and mashed potatoes

Cooking at home. For pork chops, we used Oven Fry Pork Chop mix. Mashed potatoes were Yukon Gold. The salad recipe is by Nathan Lyon from "A Lyon in the Kitchen" (we TIVO it). This was our first time using Nathan Lyon's recipe, and we liked our salad a lot. Very tasty. The pork chops were pretty bad.

CLICK HERE and watch "A Lyon in the Kitchen"

Sep 19, 2007

Vegas offers - 9.18.07

Here's the offers we got in the mail yesterday.

The Orleans:
Disco Nights invitational slot tournament (1st place $10,000, based on 300 entrants)
Includes 3 complimentary nights

Four Queens:
$12,500 Free 3 card poker and slot tournaments (Nov. 9-11)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, special gift

$15,000 TurkeyTalk Bingo (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) (based on 500 entrants)
Includes 2 complimentary nights at your choice of Harrah's property hotels

Sep 18, 2007

Cooking at home - linguine ai frutti di mare

Fast & easy. Tastes not amazing but good.
For the recipe, CLICK HERE.

Linguine ai frutti di mare
4 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced
Red pepper flakes
1/2 cup dry white wine
12 Manila or littleneck clams
10 ounces linguine
3/4 cup tomato sauce
12 black mussels
8 shrimp, shelled (tail intact) and deveined
4 sea scallops, quartered
5 ounces calamari, cut into thin rings
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

Boil water in a large pot. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook garlic until it sizzles. Add red pepper flakes to taste; cook 1 minute. Add wine and clams; cover.

Raise heat to medium-high; cook 5 minutes. Add linguine to boiling water. Cook until al dente.

Uncover sauté pan; simmer 1 minute more. Add tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Add rest of seafood. Cook, stirring, until clams and mussels open, about 3 minutes. Toss with linguine. Add parsley; toss. Divide among 4 bowls.

Sep 16, 2007

Mesa Grill - Caesars Palace 2007

Lunch at Mesa Grill, Caesars Palace. Overall, everything was great. Bread was good, fried green tomato was delicious, parfait was soooo good. Burger took about 20 minutes, and tamale tasted different from when we ate before. CLICK HERE for pics from 2006. Tamale was the only thing that disappointed. It wasn't as good as before.

corn bread

Fried Green Tomato + Blue Crab Salad $16
with Chipotle Vinaigrette

Tiger Shrimp + Roasted Garlic Corn Tamale $14

Pressed Cuban Burger $16
with smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, dijon + roasted garlic mayonnaise, served with adobo fries

Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Cream Parfait $11
If you love strawberry, you must try this parfait. It's really good.

Cappuccino $5

Mesa Grill Lunch Menu

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