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Pinnacle Caramel Apple

3 Feb

Caramel Apple

Now this is a tasty fucking treat! A delicious caramel flavor with a slight hint of almost sour apple underneath. It lives up to the name and unlike some liquors I feel that I could figure out the inspiration from just tasting. It’s also smooth as shit, which is always a plus. This is a CHUG fo sho.

Pinnacle Pecan Pie

20 Dec

Pinnacle Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie is probably my favorite type of pie. I don’t know if that biased me for or against this flavoring, but it probably had some sort of an effect. I bought this after yet another fruitless trip to the alphabet store to learn that they still don’t have Burnett’s Pumpkin Spice. But if I had known there was a pecan pie flavored vodka, it probably would’ve been even higher on my list.

I think this vodka is drinkable, and even likeable. But it does not taste like pecan pie. Pecan pie has the distinct nuttiness of pecans blended with the beautifully sweet flavors of brown sugar and a hint of vanilla and whiskey. This tasted like goddamn Frangelico. That’s not a bad thing, but pecan pie it ain’t. So I guess if you want a cheaper version of Frangelico this is a good thing, but otherwise don’t get your hopes up. If it’s even cheaper than Frangelico. Has anyone besides a bar actually ever bought that crap? It’ll get a CHUG from me, but barely.

A Taste of the Town

14 Oct

Phun Seafood Bar

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“Fish Larb” – This reminded me of an Asian tuna salad, even though this was tilapia. Very delicious though I found myself wishing the ginger was a bit more prominent. A lot of fish sauce in this one, which luckily I love. The inside of Phun was incredibly tiny but with a nice asian-esque feel. Phun Seafood Bar

Wild Turkey Spiced Whiskey / Red Stag Honey Tea

13 Oct

Wild Turkey Spiced and Red Stag Honey Tea

Wild Turkey Spiced Whiskey (86prf) – The spices were very mild. I was expecting a more Captian Morgan-esque spicing but some find that overpowering so I guess I may understand the decision to take a lighter hand. If you like straight whiskey, this may be something you love. If you don’t the spices won’t be enough to win you over. CHUG for whiskey lovers.

Jim Beam Red Stag Honey Tea (80prf) – This whiskey was very sweet and syrupy but I won’t hold that against it. The honey and whiskey came through much more so than the tea, but everything meshed well together and was a much better offering from Red Stag than I had previously reviewed. CHUG

McDonald’s Bacon Habanero Quarter Pounder

4 Oct

MCD QPI have an obsession with spicy food that digestive tract does not share. When I hear there is a habanero flavored ranch I will come running. Though it took me a while I finally got around to trying one of McDonald’s new quarter pound options. To keep things short and sweet, the bun was crap. The toppings though great seemed to only highlight the mcdonald’s burger patty. It was as if they tried to make a real restaurant burger with mcds ingredients. The sauce was spicy and smokey and I would love it on a regular burger. I wouldn’t buy one again, but I would request that sauce on the side with a normal burger. I’m going with a NO on this one.

Kyoto Asian Grille

1 Oct

Rating: GO

outside kyoto

I’m pretty sure we arrived before the staff themselves. We walked in to Kyoto and not shockingly to me, no one else seemed to be there. We were told to seat ourselves and promptly did at the nearest booth. As we looked over the menu it struck us that the $4 lunch bowl we had come to sample weren’t mentioned anywhere. After asking our server were were shown the items that feel into that category of special. I got the Thom Yum soup to start with and the honey chicken after my companion ordered the sesame chicken before I could.

Thom YumThe Thom Yum soup was the shit! I was told by the server to be careful of the peppers which of course meant that I had to eat them. They were spicy and flavorful and the soup was fantastically acidic thanks to the lime. I finished the whole bowl and for $3.95 the portion size wasn’t bad.

Chicken shitThe two chicken dishes were also delicious and the chicken itself was perfectly cooked. Not just crispy on the outside but also moist on the inside. The sesame chicken had a hint of smokiness that really took it to another level and my honey chicken which may have been overly sweet on it’s own was the perfect accompaniment to my soup. A squirt of sriracha would have been amazing but that’s probably like asking for ketchup at a steak house in Thai places.

The price on these bowls are a steal and there was at least a second meal from the leftovers. I am obsessed with the soup and can’t wait to go back. Rating this place a cheap GO!

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