Mac and Cheese

I am not one of those people who go crazy for mac and cheese…certainly not the kind from a blue box anyway. (Or any recipe that includes Velveeta, barf.) But there are 2 restaurants in town that make *killer* mac and cheese.

The first is Bourbon Street. Their mac and cheese is creamy and tasty with blue cheese and andouille sausage crumbled on top, with just a hint of cayenne. Oh yeah. It is fabulous!

The second is The Slidebar. Their mac and cheese is a lesson in richness. I believe it has 3 cheeses, including fontina. Topped with a crisp breadcrumb crust and so rich I usually can’t finish the appetizer portion (and I order it as my meal).

So there you have it. If you like mac and cheese, you know where to go.

I’m hungry now.

Wait just a minute, Waiter.

Sometimes I just don’t understand why waiters feel slighted if I don’t order the whole menu and then some. Sometimes I want to split a meal with someone else, I don’t want appetizers, I only want one drink, etc. I, like the rest of America, could stand to lose a few, so don’t make it so hard, Waiter. I mean, have you seen the portions they serve in most restaurants? What am I going to do with all of that?? There are starving children!

And here’s a hint if you are reading this, Waiter…don’t think that makes me cheap or a bad tipper. In fact, the hubby and I tend to over tip, unless the service is crap. I just don’t see a need to order more than I am going to eat. And less I spend on food, the more I tend to tip.

Tapas

We got a new restaurant in town. Lizarran Tapas Restaurant finally opened today. We have been waiting quite a while, watching them gut the building and turn a sweaty old gym into a classy new eatery. It is quite the unique experience. The cold tapas (or appetizers) are served buffet style and you go and choose from the bar. Then warm tapas are passed around on trays. Each little treat has a toothpick stuck thru ut which you are asked to collect in little cups on your table and that is how you are charged. They also have a full menu of regular dishes and a nice regional wine list.

A must-see in Fullerton.

Help Wanted

A bit of advice for those seeking employment as a waiter or waitress: Do not apply for a job at a restuarant where you have never eaten. At the very least, apply some effort to learning the menu items before your first day. If you have to ask the patrons, “Um…what is that?” while pointing to their plate, you have an uphill struggle ahead.

Food, Glorious Food!

We have been eating wonderfully well on this trip…yum! We hit Brazazz again and it was amazing as I had remembered. Then we tried out a Spanish Tapas restaurant called Emelio’s, it was also quite good, and our friendly waiter dropped off two sherries for us at the end of meal. We also ate a a Mediterranean restaurant called Amira. They great mezza platter with very good, garlicky hummus. Last night we ordered take out from the Fox and Obel cafe and picked up a few more desserts. It was wonderful!