Review: Applebees

AKT Rating: 5 WOWS!

A few weeks ago, my family and I ate at Applebees. We aren’t the type of family that will usually take up a place like this to eat, but I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

My family didn’t order any appetizers. Instead, we just got right to the entree. For my meal, I got the Neighborhood Nachos with the carne asada, and as a drink I got a sweetened peach iced tea. The crunchy nachos with the perfectly melted cheese, along with the queso blanco, meat, and pico de gallo. These are highly reccommended. In addition to tasting great, the portion was right too! I can usually finish at MOST 2/3 of the pan, but this time, I was able to eat pretty much the whole thing, and get that satisfying feeling that you wasted basically no food.

My sister ordered from the kids’ menu of course. She got the Kids Cheesy Pizza with bacon on top. Though I didn’t try it, it looked like the perfect size for her.

Another factor that I thought was really awesome about this meal, was the fact that it looked so similar to the picture. After doing some research, I discovered that some people’s meal looked nothing like what they were promised. I, thankfully, didn’t run into that situation.

Though this restaurant reminded me a lot of T.G.I. Fridays, I definitely enjoyed their food, and would come back for sure.

https://www.applebees.com/en

Review: Against the Grain (Urban Tavern)

AKT Rating: 3 WOWS!!!

Before our plans to meet my aunt and cousin at Ripley’s Aquarium Downtown, Toronto, we ate at a tavern called Against the Grain. Though this elite tavern had food that was more than amazing, and music that was perfect for almost all occasions, there was a slight problem with my sister’s kids’ meal: a pan of nachos. I had ordered the adult plate of nachos, and was happily munching along, as I started to hear my sister crying. Confused, I looked at her, and she was complaining that hers was spicy. After popping one of her chips into my mouth, I realized that hers was spicy. My mom immediately took action and talked to the waitress about the spiciness of the nachos, and we discovered that there was some spicy powder that was put on her nachos! Aside from the disastrous kids’ meal nachos, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I had ordered the Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos without lettuce, jalapeno on the side, pico de gallo, black beans, pickled onion, an jalapeno lime crema. My grandma had ordered the Coconut Shrimp, and my mom ordered the Naan Chicken Club. I thoroughly enjoyed my food, and it looked as if so did my mom and grandmother. If you didn’t count my sister’s meal, the food was absolutely delicious, and I would definitely go back a second time.