I could only eat a couple of the chicken nuggets but they were good, too. Just not as good as the sandwich.
Well... okay, sure.
I started with their chicken salad, which is my favorite Chinese chicken salad anywhere, due to the delicious dressing and sweet red ginger.
There were plenty of leftovers, though I ate the shrimp (cold) after a couple of hours.
JACK'S SPICY CHICKEN
FAST FOOD REVIEW: JACK IN THE BOX CHICKEN NUGGETS
The potstickers were great as always.
Often I find the pork buns too sweet, but this time they were the best I have ever had at Empress - not too sweet at all, and full of tender pork.
"No," the girl said, "anything you want, we will make fresh."
FAST FOOD REVIEW: DEL TACO SHREDDED BEEF TACO
FAST FOOD REVIEW: CARL'S JR. SWEET POTATO FRIES
BACK TO HOOK BURGER
We started with paper-wrapped chicken. It was pretty straight-forward... which isn't a bad thing. Ground chicken meat with hot mustard and sweet-and-sour sauce is always good in my book.
I love the Sweet & Pungent chicken at Fu Shing, and the $9 lunch special, which includes the soup, salad, and rice, comes with a generous portion of the chicken. I couldn't finish it but, like the slippery shrimp, I ate them cold a few hours later.
MURPH'S DAILY BAR CELONA FLATBREAD
DEL TACO MACHO TACO
"HIS COUNT OF ENCHANTED OBJECTS HAD DIMINISHED BY ONE"
If you've been reading for more than a year or so, you are aware how special Hutch's BBQ is to me. I have said more than once that while I do not believe it is amongst the top 100 restaurants in Pasadena, it is the restaurant I love most, and my favorite hamburger in the world. I have been eating there my whole life; my mom has been eating there her whole life.
I had not only read (in several places) but heard from people I trust that Hutch's has gone way downhill, that we might be hearing the death rattle. So I avoided the place. I didn't need to see that. On my last night in town, however, my brother was over and we were planning on meeting up with my dad - who works just a few blocks away - for dinner. We decided on Hutch's.
We were the only customers in the restaurant for the duration of our meal.
My brother had the BBQ chicken, and he said it was fine, although not all that good.
I always knew this day would come. But it doesn't make it any easier.