Archive for May, 2009

Buitoni’s Agnolotti – The Verdict Is Yum.

May 4th, 2009 No comments


Through Foodbuzz I was offered the opportunity to try Buitoni’s New Wild Mushroom Agnolotti — And as you can gauge from the headline, it’s really good.  To learn the “rest of the story” (Paul Harvey RIP), check out the links below.  Ciao.

Product Review Post on Foodbuzz:

Buitoni DIRECT:

What is Agnolotti?:

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant – The Jig.

May 3rd, 2009 1 comment


This Durty Nelly’s is an Irish Pub in Costa Mesa, unrelated to the other Durty Nelly’s at the top of the Google results — They’re in Mallorca, The Village of Bunratty Co Clare, Nova Scotia and Perth City, far away from this one — I’ll get around to those someday. 🙂

Until in Spain, Ireland, Canada and Australia respectively, we visited the Durty Nelly’s in California — They advertise a lot in The Clipper Magazine and I drive by it often.  I had to get the place out of my system — It sounds fun and its ads promote Live Music, Karaoke, Happy Hour, and 2 for 1 Lunch and Dinner. 


I like all that, but we only caught the Happy Hour, which has good prices.  It appears that Durty Nelly’s is pretty much a bar with bar food, but in fairness they’ve got a large pub menu and I’m not aware of their specialties.  We shared the Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites, a Hamburger & Fries and an Artichoke. 

The service was good, but overall I expected a little more from the place — I’m not sure why.  I was also hoping for a dart board, shuffle board, pool table, or games of some sort, but didn’t see any.  The appeal for me next time would be the Live Music, or a stiff Cadillac while watching people sing Karaoke, HA.

See what many others have to say about Durty Nelly’s on YELP:

Yup, They’re Gravy Fries Alright, From The Hat.

May 2nd, 2009 1 comment

misc-0021Gravy Fries aka Fries with Gravy is what these are.  In connection with Nibbles of Tidbits’ Chili Cheese Fries Comparison Post, I was told “you’ve got to try The Hat’s Gravy Fries too” which is what’s pictured.  I’m not sure why I expected more than just Gravy on Fries, since that’s its name — I think it’s my thoughts of Italian Sunday Gravy, which sometimes includes everything but the kitchen sink.  And seeing that they’re exactly as titled, they’re just okay.  We prefer Chili Cheese Fries, as you’ll see HERE:

The Hat: