Sunday, May 31, 2009

HC Seafood (Oxnard, CA) May 2009

HC Seafood
3920 W Channel Island Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93032
(805) 382-8171

Ok, I have been to this place several times. I was supposed to eat lunch with a friend today but I was late leaving church...well, you know how church can be! Ha ha! I ordered the usual here which is the grilled salmon meal. It comes with two nice sized fillets of grilled, piping hot salmon spiced with pepper and other seasonings, french fries, cole slaw, garlic bread and a bowl of clam chowder. The meal costs $10.50 which is 55 cents more than it was 2 years ago. At the current price, it's still a great meal. I ordered some extra garlic bread for a total of $11.70 which is a steal in reality!

I really love the salmon here. You can get grilled halibut or shark if you'd like. They also have the traditional favorites such as fish and chips. The fish here is breaded in panko bread crumbs. I don't like the tartar sauce here. Use ketchup instead..they should really look into making their own sauce instead of the generic bottle trash you can get at any large warehouse store! Yep, I said it..the tartar sauce SUCKS! But..the fish is delicious! I'm just used to original homemade tartar sauce!

The clam chowder leaves much to be desired...a bit watery but edible!

I've been eating here for years and plan to eat here for more years! This restaurant has outdoor seating so don't wear your best sure to slap the fool who is feeding the birds while you are there!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Picanha Churrascaria (Burbank, CA) May 2009

Pichanha Churrascarria

269 East Palm Avenue

Burbank, CA 91502

Phone: 818-972-2100

Ok, I just drove about an hour to eat at this place today. I wanted to go to Fogo de Chao in Bevelry Hills with some coworkers but we changed our plans to go another weekend. Anyway, I hopped in my shopping cart (Scion) and hit highway 101. I arrived a little after 5:30 PM I was very hungry since all I had previously today was a little potpie and a handfull of wheat thins...not exactly the lunch of champions!

I enter the facility and the hostess seats me. My waitress Anna comes over and asks me if I've been there and my answer is no. Well, she explains the concept and off I go to the buffet to fill up on salads and side dishes. This salad bar is fairly decent. They have the typical romaine mix, iceberg mix and side salads like pasta salad, tuna salad, cucumber and tomato salad and shockingly tabouleh which I actually ate. They also a hot food side with some Brazilian and American side dishes like black beans, mashed potatoes, rice, sauteed zucchini and other stuff including curry chicken soup.

I ordered the traditional Brazilian capirinha drink...this drink is not for a "social" drinker..leave it alone at all costs....just kidding, it's made with cachaca which is basically sugarcane rum. It's good and it quickly becoming one of my favorite "spirits"...heehee! A bit on the strong side so be careful!

The gauchos start coming around with the meat. You have to put up this small item if you want meat or not. I'm not much of a beef eater so I had a small slice of the tri tip which was very delicious. Also had lamb (sorry PETA!!!), spicy chicken, parmesean chicken, linguica and another type of sausage. They serve 15 types of meat but I was too full to try anything else...even being full, I had dessert. Brazilian was ok..a bit too browned on the bottom but otherwise ok.

I spent a total of $48 which wasn't bad at all considering you can literally eat until you pass out if you so desire. The cost for the dinner is $29.95 I will be coming back here again and bringing out of time guests.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May a quick post

I have totally been neglecting my blog and people are complaining that I am not giving them their I look like a street pharmacist?? This is work...not some quick fix production here! Just kidding!

I've been a lot of places this month so I will just list them and come back and comment on them later.


May 1st-4th Jamaica
Royal Decameron dining hall in Montego Bay (buffet meals all the time, great callaloo and steamed vegetables here)
Jerk Chicken from Wayne off the street-Gloucester Street Montego Bay (I can't say enough but to eat this chicken if you can!
Rick's Cafe-Negril (great view of the sunset, food not worth the at your hotel, better deal than rick's)
Beef Patties from the guy on the beach-Negril
Peanut brittle from some guy on the beach-Negril

May 10th Encino, CA
Stevie's (delicious grits and catfish, hey, I am a southern girl you know!)

May 15th-18th Saint Louis, MO
Cheesecake Factory (they're all the same...good salisbury steak and potatoes!)
Coco Louco Brasil-Central West End (capirinhas and pastels here are wondering, see Sarkan if you dine here)

May 18th-???? Houston, TX
Lupe's Tortilla (TexMex restaurant....umm, I'll stick with the Mexican food in's so much better)
East Star Chinese Buffet (probably one of the best Chinese buffets...they had catfish on the buffet..I was in heaven!)
Chabuca's International (woowah...loved the ambiance of this place, food is great as well. It's a brazilian restaurant)
Pappas Seafood House (great crawfish, not sure what kind of seasoning they use but it's a bit spicy) !
Saltgrass (margarita pie...enough said!!)

I've got my work cut out for me but I am going to go ahead and name Chabuca's as the restaurant of the month....delish but you don't know that yet!