I believe that food like good music and a good book is a solace to a person's soul. Food is both a science and an art - a yin-yang balance to your body and also an appreciation of colors, textures and sensory experience.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Carl's Jr - Washington State

On our way to Seattle Premium outlet mall, we dropped by at Carl's Jr to have lunch. We ordered two orders of burgers and shared a packet of onion rings. What can I say? The burgers were BIG and a tad too dry for my liking.

We had Western Bacon Cheeseburger - it came with onion rings inside. The bacon was kinda nice.

The bacon kinda made everything taste so much better!

I wanted to order the original six dollar burger but due to a miscommunication, we ordered the super star burger (no cheese). It came with 2 beef patties. I did not really like this burger - kinda dry. 

Two beef patties with tons of lettuce
As you can tell, I like the pix of my meat. Don't understand why the bun looks so white!

A burger that potentially is bigger than my palm - gosh my hands are so dry :(

We shared an order of onion rings - yummy!!

What lies beneath the rings of fried bliss?
 And finally, we had a diet coke to end our meal -with refills, you can potentially share a cup of pop.

I love the tagline - An even better way to wash down a burger is with another burger :)
Overall, the food was kinda so-so. But hey - we had the big portions, the nice bacon and rings and everything that was standard sized seemed upsize to me. What I liked about Carl's Jr was that we had a wide range of sauce to choose - bbq, honey mustard etc. Think there were 4 or 5 options. I would like to explore other burger joints in the States next time.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Southside Diner, Whistler

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It was a relatively cold day when we took a drive down to Whistler and stumbled into Southside Diner for lunch. It was a nice cosy place and a great place to chill out.

The Reuben sandwich was really quite satisfying and there was a generous serving of the smoked meat. I ordered my sandwich with a salad - the salad dressing was pretty ordinary. But the meat was oh, so good.

Check out the juicy smoked meat!

I admit that I am more enamoured with the meat than by the actual sandwich!

Side view of the sandwich
Fresh serving of salad

The housemade beef burger was pretty ordinary - the portions for the fries were pretty generous as well.

Housemade beef patties

Beef patties from the top view
A bed of fries

The deco in the place was simple but it had this cabin feel to it. Gator totally approves!

The menu was pretty hilarious - check out the section on the Rules of the House- including the cartoon God Knows When You Don't Tip.

Play by their rules - or else eat outside :)
Little retro signage
Overall Experience:

Deco: 3.5/5 - nice and cosy
Quality of food: 3/5 - generous serving but the food was average
Value for $$: $$/5 - I find 12 bucks for a sandwich and 12 bucks for a burger (without tax) pricey. Guess that's because we are at Whistler.
Overall Experience: 3/5 - food was average but the service was warm and friendly.

I know I have been so late with updates. More soon...