Mini-Review: Banana Leaf

I’m going to call this a mini-review because I had lunch here with a coworker and we both got the same thing, so not really a big, comprehensive review, but a review all the same. Do you remember Chokolat Morel? I actually went to a tasting for the Enquirer there in 2003 with Chuck Martin (remember him? Whatever happened to...

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Review: Sichuan Bistro

Whenever I’ve discussed authentic Chinese food– not the Americanized stuff that 90% of local restaurants produce– the universal response has been: “Go to Sichuan Bistro”– yet I never had.  When I discovered that it was but a few minutes from my office I felt pretty stupid– this supposedly...

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Review: Kyojin, Mason (Lunch)

It’s a well-known fact that I hate buffets.  I really don’t like Las Vegas-style buffets.  Indian buffets I tolerate, since they’re often the only Indian lunch option I have.  Breakfast buffets, unless it’s one like the one at Orchid’s, are really not my cup of tea.  Sushi just never seems like...

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Review: Wildflower Cafe, Mason

Three times in one week.  I suppose that if I was trying to be a professional restaurant reviewer, every restaurant I’d go to would be visited a minimum of twice before I wrote about it.  Sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn’t, but three four times is unprecedented.  It was entirely worth it. (Ed note– had...

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Mini-Review: Chick-Fil-A

OK, I know, I know, I don’t review chains. But this one I have nearly a personal interest in. Nearly. Outside my office, on Mason-Montgomery Road, I’ve watched the old Amor de Brasil be torn down and the lot rebuilt over the past few months. It’s actually been kind of cool to watch the daily process on building...

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