Foodie Reviews (Kentucky Fried Chicken, San Antonio, TX)


You all are weird as hell. You really loved the Chuck E Cheese post? Well here you go, share this with your friends. I’m all about keeping things honest and real just like my movie reviews.

Why review a fine dining experience at a 5 star restaurant when you can eat an American classic. Colonel Sanders would buy a new white suit if he could see how far and vast his little chicken empire has expanded. I mean, there are over 19 thousand KFC’s keeping that top secret recipe under close guard every day.

I don’t know what this means. I noticed some people in Lithuania are loving the Chuck E Cheese experience, so maybe there is some new fad where people in other countries enjoy reading about our dining establishments the way our travel bloggers go to food markets and take a shit load of pictures and video footage of street vendors. Next time you watch the travel channel, notice the looks the locals give. They are wondering why the hell we even care about their food.

Think about it. This blog is less weird than stuff on the travel channel (disclaimer: My blog only recently began, there is no telling what the future might bring)

In any case, I picked up the “Big Box” meal (#10 for you fast food junkies out there). I didn’t just go to just any KFC, but visited one that doubled as a Taco Bell too. It doesn’t get more American than that if you ask me. Plus the synergy  of combining a bonafide taco factory with a fried chicken emporium would’ve made Oppenheimer proud.

For $7.99 plus tax, I was able to pick up a box full of 3 pieces of fried chicken, cole slaw, mashed potatoes w/gravy and a drink. I picked up two of them, because I eat like Jabba (or I got one for the woman I was with, you decide the truth).

So what is in the box?


It was a “heart attack in a box” but tasty as hell, especially after a long day outside. We watched Game of Thrones and pigged out and I ate every damn thing inside.

The Colonel would be proud.

Foodie Rating: ?? (It doesn’t matter after a long day at the waterpark)

Book Reviews: Kitchen Confidential


Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

I honestly read the book before I knew he had a travel TV show on the travel channel. I read it cover to cover as it engaged me in a way I didn’t know a food book could. It felt as if he was giving me the inside scoop to New York City dining and I was thankful just to listen in to his secrets. He gives great maxims like don’t order the fish on Mondays and which stew is likely leftovers from the previous week.

A couple takeaways have stuck with me over a decade after reading it. I always suspect the bread brought to the table. If it’s warm, it’s generally ok. If it seems like a potpourri of bread samples, then there is no telling how many people have handled it. I also have a habit of checking out the Chef’s special. At higher end places, this is supposedly the Chef putting his or her heart and soul into something and much focus will be spent on the dish that night.

I also remember the story of his old boss who had some superpower and could summon people to repair anything he needed at 3 am. Bourdain makes New York City’s dining scene look like a cut throat business.  Only the most dedicated apprentices should apply.

Recently I watched The Big Short which you can read on another blog post. Anthony Bourdain made a cameo to explain the similarities between CDOs and left over halibut to make a soup. The only difference between the two, I would guess, is that left over halibut will only wreck you stomach.

It was funny seeing him in a Chef outfit knowing that he hasn’t been one in many years. He still writes about the industry, but wonder who today could write a book of the restaurant industry in 2016.

Book Rating: 8/10