Persona Pizza!

Week 17. As my other classmates give up on their blogs, I persist! I was going to see the new Wonder Woman with my father, and I thought that there could be no better way to satisfy my hunger than to check out Persona! Persona is a local pizza place known for their delicious thin crust pizza. Additionally, they are sort of the “subway” for pizza, in the sense that you can order a completely customized and “Persona”l pizza!

Originally, my father and I had planned on splitting a pizza as not to eat too much. That didn’t exactly pan out. After some mildly heated debate over what type of pizza we’d get, we ultimately decided to go with one Chipotle Chicken pizza and one Carne pizza. The staff there was quite nice, and even went as far as to inform my dad about an opportunity for him to get free pizza on the spot, and we were able to get one pizza free! The actual seating area was pretty decent as well too – It’s on busy State Street, so it is without a doubt not a quiet dining experience, however the noise really detracts little from the experience. My pizza, the Chipotle Chicken, was spicy with a nice sauce and strong flavor.  My father’s pizza, the Carne, had multiple types of meat and also had a bit of a kick to it. Both were quite delicious, and were quite filling. I “won” in some senses, as I finished the whole pizza! My dad got close, but gave up near the end as he planned to eat popcorn at the theater.

Overall, i’d say that the food itself looked good, and the actual interior looked just as good. It’s a clean place, and they clearly care about the presentation of their food. Additionally, the flavor is excellent. As far as thin crust pizzas go, they are my new go to in most cases. The price as well wasn’t even that bad. They offer plenty of deals if you have an Axxess Card, so there is even the possibility of a free pizza!

 


Aesthetics: 7/10

Flavor: 5/10

Price: 7/10

Overall: 6.33/10


I invite you to go check out Persona pizza and let me know what you think of i! Leave a comment letting me know what you want to see next week – a recipe or a review? See you guys next week!

– Jack

The Crazy Chicken

Week 16 and I founded myself near an El Pollo Loco. I have a craving for Mexican food, and I wanted it fast- So I decided to take a stroll on over! I’ve had a bite to eat at El Pollo Loco before, however it was nothing serious and was normally just for a taco or two. This time, I was with my family, so we found ourselves getting a larger meal. Since we were going to be getting the food to go, it’s safe to say that the interior design and decor wasn’t a huge thing, however I do think it is worthwhile to mention. Geographically, they have a pretty good store position. It’s right next to the Verizon store, so after people set up their phone plan, they can get a bite to eat. Not only that, but there are plenty of other stores in the nearby area, and i’m sure they get plenty of hungry shoppers who find their way in. Inside, the place is pretty spacious. There is quite a bit of seating space, which seems a bit unnecessary as I don’t really see them getting full anytime soon. (I’d have to check them out during lunch, perhaps they bring in more customers than I think!) The chairs aren’t much to brag about either, being relatively average and lacking much, if any, comfort. They had an open salsa bar, which was pretty awesome as I love my salsa, and I don’t like to be restricted in my salsa eating habits. They also had a soda machine which they allowed you to get refills with, which is a nice courtesy. Too often restaurants get greedy and don’t allow refills, which in the long run costs them next to nothing. In conclusion, the interior was average. Nothing too special, however it did have some nice things about it.

El Pollo Loco has a rather straightforward menu. Their key selling point is chicken, which makes sense considering that their name literally translates to “The Crazy Chicken”. You are allowed to select how much chicken you want, and then whatever appetizers you might find yourself wanting with your chicken. (Whether that’s items to put in your taco, or to eat on the side.) They have a few other main courses on the side, but frankly the main thing worth mentioning is indeed their chicken.

Wait time was quick, and I was able to sit at a table while waiting. (Beats standing awkwardly wondering where my food is!) It took just about 5 minutes, and we were presented with our bounty. A large amount of chicken, along with corn, mashed potatoes, broccoli, chips and flour tortillas. I wasn’t in charge of ordering, mind you, or I would of got us beans as well. (I mean, seriously. Who makes a taco without beans or even rice?)

Nonetheless, the food was well done. The chicken was interesting, and seemed to be more skin than meat. The mashed potatoes were fairly average, but for sure were nothing excellent. The corn, truthfully, was excellent. The corn was well done, possibly being my favorite part of the meal in it’s entirety.  I didn’t try the broccoli, as I’ve never been big on most vegetables. From what I heard, they were nothing special.

Now, for the overall review. The food looked alright, and frankly I expected little effort for presentation, considering I had it takeout. The actual storefront wasn’t honestly that great, however it’s location is fairly decent and does have room for many people, which makes up for what it lacks in beauty. The chicken tasted alright, however as  I said before, it seemed to be more skin than meat. The corn was delicious, and enhanced the taco which I loosely assembled. Pricing was alright, as we got a decent amount of food for a relatively low price. All and all, it was average. It wasn’t excellent, just alright.


Aesthetics: 7/10

Flavor: 5/10

Price: 7/10

Overall: 6.33/10


Would I recommend it? Maybe. Are you on a budget? If so, this is the place for you. Looking for a finer dining experience, with higher quality food? Then this place is not for you. All and all, my suggestion is that you decide. Take what I’ve said into consideration, then come to the conclusion of whether you will go there or not. I personally will probably go there again, but it is not at the top of my list. Tell me your thoughts on El Pollo Loco in the comments. Do you like it? Also, let me know what you want next week. Do you want a recipe, or a review? Let me know!

– Jack

A Little Trip to Little Alex’s

Week 15. It recently was final’s week, and I was still recovering. What better way to recover than to take a trip down to get some delicious tacos?! I was also getting a haircut at the time, and this place happened to be close – and it was well known for it’s high quality Mexican food! So, I went down to Little Alex’s. It’s a cozy restaurant, with adequate room for seating and it had a nice atmosphere to it.

After ordering food – with some minor confusion on our end – my mother and I sat down. We were getting it to go, to bring it back home to the rest of my hungry family. We went with with two orders of two Carne Asada tacos, the Ensalada and the Taco Salad. Additionally, we got some chips and salsa, to add some extra to the meal. There was minimal wait time, barely having to wait over 10 minutes. Once we got our food, we headed off in order to get to the delicious feast that awaited us.

We arrived home, and I was greeted with somewhat of a disappointment With the tacos, I was promised rice and beans… I did not receive that. Thankfully, the tacos were quite large in size so I still had a rather filling meal, and was able to snack on the chips and salsa to make up for it. Having spoken to my family members, it sounded as if the Ensalada and the Taco Salad were both quite good. The only one with complaints was my father, which was mainly because we didn’t order exactly what he wanted, so I don’t really think much blame can be placed on the restaurant; if anything, it should be placed on myself.

So, for the review. The flavor of the food was quite good. It didn’t feel as if they overdid any part of the taco, and serving sizes were adequate. Normally I’ve found tacos are not the most filling, however in this case, they were quite filling. The restaurant, along with the food, really wasn’t anything special to look at. Mind you, none of it was hideous, it just wasn’t worth any sort of special praise of mentions. The price was what really stood out, if anything. The whole meal was about 30 dollars, and considering that it was for a family of 4, including sides, i’d say it is a pretty fair price. Without a doubt, the price alone is enough to make me want to go back.

 


Aesthetics: 7/10

Flavor: 7/10

Price: 9/10

Overall: 7.66/10


A 7.66. My final verdict is that you should, without a doubt, give Little Alex’s a try. However, I urge you to make your own opinions on it instead of taking mine as fact, as having been there, I can defiantly see how this could be someone’s favorite after trying it. No real complaints either, so if you are in the area, do go give it a chance! Let me know what you think about Little Alex’s in the comments. Also, would you like to see a recipe or a review next week? Let me know!

– Jack

The Lark

Week 14. Over the weekend, it was both my father and my sister’s birthday. In order to celebrate, we decided that we’d be go down to the well known restaurant, the Lark. The Lark is an interesting restaurant. The wait time to get it in incredible, and the food is unique. As a family, we sat outside. They immediately get some bonus points for the fact that they have such good outside seating areas with a very good amount of heating. The people who were serving us were also very nice, making sure to detail out each dish before we got it, and working to make sure each meal comes out at a good pace. Note that all things we ordered was shared among the family, as the Lark opts to do a sort of family-style meal.

 

I started out with a Mocktail. It was an interesting drink, with a neat surprise to it. Unlike your average drink, it had a spicy twist. There was actually a jalapeno put in it, with a variety of other fruit juices to sweeten it up as well. It was a nice blend between sweet and spicy, that forced me to slow down how quickly I drank it in fear of burning myself.

Next, we ordered cornbread. It had some brown sugar in it, and a very interesting taste from your typical cornbread. It even had rosemary in it, and a nice honey butter on the side. All of this built up to create a very nice flavor that was a good appetizer for the meals to come.

After that, we got oysters with grapefruit. I’m not a super fan of oysters, but these oysters were quite good. The twist with the grapefruit was a nice twist from your typical raw oyster, and covered up some of the less-pleasant tastes of a raw oyster.

Now this one was a nice surprise- brussel sprouts. The brussel sprouts were crisped to perfection, with a nice bit of lime on top to add the sort of fruity flavor. Just like the oysters, i’m not a big fan of brussel sprouts. These, like the oysters, were absolutely delicious and would recommend to anyone.

Then, we got the artichoke and the diver scallops. Both were absolutely delicious, and not much more can be said beyond that. The only interesting thing to note was that the artichoke had an egg in it, which I didn’t personally try but my dad said it tasted good.

Our main courses were the steak and the octopus were our main courses. The steak was very good, cooked to perfection and full of juicy flavor. The octopus was, in some ways, better than the steak. It was delicious, tender and not spongy like you might find with other octopus.

The meal was ended with a fudge cheesecake. It had a nice papaya ice cream, and a blueberry crisp. There was also an almond butter spread, which the fudge cheesecake could be dipped in. It was incredibly rich, and was just enough to fill me up.


Aesthetics: 10/10

Flavor: 10/10

Price: 8/10

Overall: 9.33/10


The actual storefront was great. The flavor was just as great, and was full of unique tastes that you normally wouldn’t find at your average restaurant. My biggest complaint was the price, as certain things I felt were a bit too expensive for what you were getting. The Lark overall is a very good place to go to, and if you’re looking for very fine dining and have some money to blow, i’d recommend booking your reservation now! What do you think of the Lark? Leave a comment telling me what you want to see next week- a recipe or a review.

– Jack

 

The Lure

Week 13, and I have a treat for you guys! With a flash of genius, I had an idea! What better way to not study for a biology final than to go eat at the Lure? I went with my mother, and we had the fun time of getting to order a wide variety of delicious appetizers and entrees. The overall feel of the Lure is amazing. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, with excellent seating options. In fact, they have a self-seat area and a more formal dining area- tonight, we opted for the formal dining area. We were greeted by a waiter who was exceptional. He was kind, good at his job and was very good at helping us with the time constraints we had. First impressions were good!

I started my meal off with a calamari. This calamari came with two sauces, and both were delicious. One had a sort of fruity flavor to it, while the other was more creamy and strong. The actual calamari itself was perfectly cooked. They didn’t go too crazy on the crispiness- which in many cases is a good thing. Also, they seasoned it ever so lightly, in a way that could be noticed but defiantly did not detract from the quality of the calamari as an appetizer. Overall, the calamari was filling and a must try if you get the chance.

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You thought I was done with just calamari? Wrong. I also ordered a set of charbroiled oysters, which promised to be a real treat. Personally, I am not a very big oyster fan, but it’s too hard to pass up oysters at a place known for it’s oysters. The charbroiled oysters were delicious, having that slightly fishy flavors that oysters have, but at the same time having the perfect amount of seasoning to mask any of the less-pleasant tastes. They used some sort of a cheese on it, or so it seemed, and it made the oysters so much the better. Just like the calamari, a must try!

And now, the entrees. I personally went with the seared Ono, while my mother went with some other variety of fish- one I can’t really name off the top of my head. The seared Ono was excellent. It came with a wasabi and a soy sauce, and on the side had a potato cake and a pineapple coleslaw. The pineapple coleslaw was excellent, with the perfect amount of sweetness. The potato cake was alright, however I only could finish half due to how full I was at the time. The fish itself was excellent. The sauces added an incredible amount of flavor. (Mind you, the fish has a ton of flavor on it’s own anyway!) They had covered the Ono in some slightly-spicy seasoning, and I must admit it was delicious. My favorite entree I’ve had at the Lure… excellent!

Now, for the part that you were all waiting for… the review! As far as aesthetics go, the food and the restaurant both looked equally excellent. The restaurant is furnished nicely, with, as I said before, an awesome atmosphere. It was evident in the preparation that the chef had taken good care to make the food look at presentable as possible- and it paid off. The flavor was excellent, with the sauces only adding onto a flavor that was excellent on it’s own. The price was affordable, by all means, considering what we got. While it may be on the more costly side, I think you get every pennies worth over at the Lure.


Aesthetics: 10/10

Flavor: 10/10

Price: 10/10

Overall: 10/10


There we have it. Yes, you saw that correctly. I have just given my first solid 10! Honestly, the Lure is an amazing restaurant. I cannot really think of any other restaurant that is more deserving of my first perfect score besides the Lure. I highly recommend going to the Lure yourself, to try out the wide variety of delicious food that they have! So go, check it out, and leave me a comment on how it is! Also, let me know if you’d like to see a recipe or a review next week in the comments!

– Jack

Peanut Butter Cookies!

Week 12, and I had a hankering for some peanut butter cookies! It was a pretty spontaneous decision, really. I saw a jar of peanut butter. And I had a small, spark of genius. I quickly rushed on over to grab my handy dandy Better Homes New Cookbook and got to work.

 


 

This recipe is a simple one. I am sure that all of you will have quite an easy time completing it, as long as you persist and follow the instructions very carefully! Here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • 1/2 cup maragine or butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 egg (just kidding, use a whole egg.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Once you’ve gathered all the essentials, you are nearly halfway there! Also, word of advice: Make sure to double check the measurements that I provided you. Re-read them a few times and make sure you get them exactly correct, as I remember trying this recipe before and, being unskilled at the art of peanut butter cookies, added 1 cup of baking soda. They were, to say the least, disgusting.

With a mixing bowl (such as the one shown above), beat the butter and the peanut butter at a high speed for ~30 seconds. Shortly after, throw in the 1/2 cup of flour, sugar, egg, baking soda, baking powder and your vanilla. Easy.

You’ve got yourself a delicious dough, that I should technically advise you against eating, but then again, I would be lying to say I didn’t sample my cookie dough. So you do you. Take this delicious dough and shape it into 1-inch balls. Place these balls of goodness 2 inches apart from each other on a flat cookie pan. If you want to get some style points, flatten them using the prongs of a fork to get the signature criss-cross shape that I have on mine.

Once you’ve got something resembling what I have above, pop it into the oven. You’re going to want to bake it in the oven at about 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes, or till the bottoms of the cookies are lightly browned. Once you’ve done that, cool the cookies for a bit to let them harden. You’re done!

 


 

You’ve made your cookies. Hopefully, you perfectly nailed the recipe and have come out with something delicious. I personally found that this recipe was one that was fairly easy to follow, and despite small errors on my end, I was able to come out with something that was, without a doubt, a peanut butter cookie. I call that a victory! What did you think of this recipe? Was it helpful and was it instructional? Let me know in the comments! Also, let me know what you want me to do next week, whether it’s another recipe or a review! See you guys next week.

– Jack

The Nugget

Week 11. It was recently my mother’s birthday, and my dad decided he’d be taking her out for a play. My sister and I had the good fortune of getting to tag along for the dinner beforehand, at a local restaurant that happened to be nearby. The place we settled on going to was called The Nugget, after being recommended to it by one of the people who worked at the theater.

Initially, I had a good impression of the place. It was close by to where we wanted to go, so required little walking on my end. That’s always a bonus. Also, the outside seating area was excellent. It was a bit crowded, and “under-chaired” if you catch my drift. I had to ask to borrow a chair, but ultimately wasn’t a big deal in the long run. We made our orders rather quickly, as we all had places to be.

I personally opted for the calamari strips and the Tri Tip Dip. (If you know anything about me, you know i’m a huge fan of calamari when it’s done correctly. As a table, we got some chips, accompanied by guacamole and salsa. Overall, it was relatively quick service which we were obviously grateful for due to the time constraints we had.

The atmosphere was nice. We were able to enjoy our meal in relative peace. We didn’t officially celebrate my mothers birthday there, but she did in fact mention that it was, indeed, just recently her birthday. My food was excellent. The calamari strips were a nice change, as typically i’m just used to your average fried calamari. This was different, having been arranged in what I could only describe as a “calamari tender” that had been cut into pieces.

My main dish, the Tri Tip Dip, was excellent. It was just what I needed. It was relatively light of a meal, and it was clear that they used a very high quality meat in the making of this sandwich. The dip was incredible was well, complementing the preexisting flavors. They went a bit heavy on the fries, but who am I to complain? Overall, a good entree.

Alright, lets get down to the numbers. The feel of the restaurant was pretty good. At times it felt cramped, however overall it wasn’t anything bad and I can safely say I had an above average experience. The food itself was excellent, being very flavorful and at the same time looking just as delicious as it was. Price was alright. For what we were getting, it defiantly was a fair price. Overall, not many complaints. The only thing I can say is that I would of liked slightly faster service on the drinks, but beyond that it was fairly flawless.


Aesthetics: 8/10

Flavor: 9/10

Price: 8/10

Overall: 8.33/10


 

So there you have it, this weeks review. In conclusion, i’d recommend taking a visit to The Nugget. Perhaps don’t go out of your way, but if you are in the area, do give it a chance- i’m sure it’ll be good! Let me know what you want to see next week in the comments. Do you want to see a recipe, or a review? Let me know!

– Jack

Taco Tuesday

Week 10- a milestone, i’d say. To commemorate, I decided to make tacos for my family. My sister had a friend over, and both my parents were busy, so I figured it was the least I could do to give back to them.  I took a look at what we had on hand, and it only made sense that I make tacos. So, here it goes.

To start this recipe, you’re going to need a few things. You will need taco seasoning, beef and/or fish (I used rockfish), tortillas, beans, salsa and cheese. Feel free to grab sour cream or chips, depending on how much you feel like eating at the time. In this case, I decided to spice it up and create guacamole for my family beforehand. Frankly, it is really straightforward to make- Just get your avocados, remove the pits, add your guacamole mix, and mash it up. Grab your chips and you’re good to go! Easy, simple, and takes less than 5 minutes if done correctly.

For the actual tacos, you are going to want to start by removing the beans from their cans. Place them in a pot and set them to a medium heat, so you can be warming them as you cook the rest of your meal.


I hope I am not the only one grossed out by this picture.


After you’ve taken care of the beans, pull out your meat. You are going to want to use either beef or fish, depending on the type of taco you want to construct. I will detail both, starting with the beef.

To prepare the meat, simply place it in a pan at a medium heat. Add a small amount of water, and some taco seasoning. Adding water will help the seasoning mix in with the meat, and prevent some burning as well. As you cook the beef, break it up with a spatula. If you want to add a bit of extra flavor, add any others seasonings you feel necessary- in my case, I simply added a lime and lemon to the pan to add that flavor.

Then, to prepare the fish: First, filet it, if it is not already filleted. After this is done, add lemon and cilantro. Then, similar to the taco recipe, place it in a pan and cook it thoroughly. Once cooked, place it into a bowl for easy serving later on.

Once all that is done, the recipe is basically complete. Prepare the table with all condiments, from salsa to sour cream. I personally lightly heated the flour tortillas in order to get them slightly toasted, as I find that to be quite tasty. My family thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and I had a fun time making it! Go ahead and try it and tell me what you think. Did it turn out as you expected? Also, what do you want to see next week- a recipe or a review? Leave a comment letting me know. See you all next week!

– Jack

The International House of Pancakes

Week 9, and we near double digits! I actually ate this meal during spring break, however the flavor is hard to forget! I was taking a trip up to visit a house my neighbor, who is an interior designer, had been working on for a good while now. We decided that as a family, we would stop and have a quick bite at the International House of Pancakes. Unlike McConnell’s, which I reviewed last week, the actual storefront was beyond spacious. It had plenty of room, with a bright blue sign at the entrance reading “IHOP” and a large waiting area, as they were quite crowded. It seems that even in the middle of the week, they are constantly packed. (Which frankly comes to little surprise.) Luckily for us, they had a table open that could accommodate us, and we quickly were able to sit down and order. The seats themselves were cushioned, and quite comfortable. Our waiter was friendly, and quickly took our order for our drinks. I decided i’d go with a hot chocolate, and my sister ordered a lemonade.

When the drinks arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. More often than not, many restaurants cut corners when it comes to hot chocolate. They either us too little milk, or no milk at all (and substitute with water), or use some odd whip cream that takes away from any good flavors that drink might of originally had. However, this was not the case here. The hot chocolate was the perfect balance of chocolate, milk and whip cream. The whip cream itself stood out, as it was incredibly delicious, however I know for a fact it was by no means good for me. Upon arriving with the drinks, she also took down our order. I decided i’d be going with what was known as the Colorado Omelette- a meal that promised large amounts of steak and sausage. My sister went with a meal of french toast, which she tends to order most times we are at IHOP. I was quite excited, as I’ve always been a fan of the omelettes that they have at IHOP.

The wait time was minimal. We got our meal, and we began to dig in. My omelette, personally, was massive. While they say there is no such thing as too much of a good thing, I do think there might of simply been too much here. While I do enjoy my omelettes, I do think they went a bit over the top with this one. However, besides that, it is and was my only criticism. The meat was excellent, perfectly  blending with the rest of the meal. I like how they added the shredded cheese on top, as it for sure raised the quality of the meal as a whole. My sister mentioned how much she liked her french toast, which came to no surprise. From what I could tell, they perfectly put the right amount of powdered sugar on it, and it appeared to be cooked to relative perfection. All and all, it made for a very hearty breakfast, one which I actually couldn’t finish in it’s entirety.


The Cheeseburger Omelette… something I have and had no interest in trying.


And now, we enter the review portion of this blog post. As far as flavor goes, they nailed it pretty well. The only thing that I might say is that they could possibly improve the steak a little bit, as it stuck out a bit compared to the flavor of the omelette. They could also reduce the portion size a little bit, as it is nice to get quite a bit of food for the price you pay, however too much is never appreciated, as you might end up just eating too much. Something i’d like to note is their wide variety of syrups. I like when places like this give you quite a bit of variety in your sauces, and IHOP did just that. Price was relatively average, however. Overall it wasn’t too bad, however I for sure think they could of charged just a little bit less, as it was only the slightly pricey side near the end. And aesthetically, the actual interior looked great. It was roomy, cushioned and had a nice atmosphere. Not much more can be said there.


Aesthetics: 8/10

Flavor: 9/10

Price: 7.5/10

Overall: 8.16/10


I would recommend going to IHOP any day of the week. Whether it’s for a quick bite, or a long relaxing meal, this is the place to go. I actually would recommend going against the norm a bit, and trying their omelettes. While most people just go straight for their pancakes, their omelettes for sure are excellent, and are absolutely packed with flavor. Have you been to IHOP before? If so, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments. Also, would you like to see a recipe or a review next week? Let me know! See you all next week.

– Jack

Marvelous McConnell’s

Week 8! It’s spring break for me currently, so I have all the time in the world. I decided what better way to celebrate spring break with a delicious scoop or two of McConnell’s icecream? That being said, I began my adventure down to the famed icecream place, known for it’s delicious icecream and variety of flavors. When I arrived, there was a few things I noticed. Parking was a bit of a challenge, as they had a relatively small parking lot. We were able to find a spot on the side of the street just up the road, however, so it all worked out. They have an outdoor seating area, that has shade and is relatively comfortable. They do have inside seating, however I would recommend the outside seating any day, due to the fact that the inside seating is  bit cramped, due to the stores relatively small size. Beyond that, though, there are few criticisms you can make. The atmosphere in the place is nice, and the staff is very friendly.

Speaking of the staff, I was greeted by a very nice man upon approaching the counter. I had made up my mind, and decided that i’d be going with the cookies and creams, and the mint chip. (So much for my diet!) I chose to go with a large, fresh waffle cone that was beautiful just to look at. My mother ordered as well, opting to get her icecream in a cup. Smart choice, I would soon learn.

The flavor of the icecream was great. It wasn’t too overpowering, and the individual flavors alone were excellent. Also, they didn’t blend too much, which is good in this case. The biggest fear when getting a double scoop is that the flavors overlap to create something disgusting- this was not the case here. The cone was perfectly cooked, only adding to the flavor. I could tell that it wasn’t stale, which is a big problem for many icecream places. I finished up my cone while chatting with my mom. We both agreed it tasted excellent, and headed off, satisfied with your midday snack.

Now, for the official review. The flavor was good. Not much can be said there. They had perfected the flavor of the icecream, and it was just as creamy as anyone could hope. The waffle cone was, as said before, perfect. Aesthetically, the place looked fairly decent. It was a bit cramped, however it ultimately didn’t take away too much from the experience. The icecream itself looked very nice- they seemed to really care about the presentation of their icecream. Price was alright. It was a bit on the pricey side, however looking back, I for sure would pay that price again.


Aesthetics: 8/10

Flavor: 9/10

Price: 7/10

Overall: 8/10


I would recommend you taking a trip to McConnell’s. Their staff does for sure seem to care about the customers, and they make the experience quite enjoyable. My only advice would be that you go park on the street nearby, as i’m sure the parking lot has caused many, many rear-ends and scratches.  So go, check out McConnell’s. Let me know what you think of it. Do you like it, or do you not? Let me know in the comments! Also, let me know what I should do next week. Should I do a recipe, or a review? I’ll see you all next week!

– Jack