Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6/5/10-Thai Food Express, Wallingford, CT

I don't typically like to write 2 reviews for a place but this is warranted. We've been patronizing this establishment for about 6 moths now and we've had our ups and downs with it. Saturday night after a long day of work, I came home hungry and tired. We decided to get Thai because it was getting late and its close and quick. I think we've discovered the secret--when the older woman is there, the food is phenomenal. I had my usual, drunken noodles and Tom had South Sea noodles and they were both unbelievably good. Also, to our surprise, they have expanded their menu! Everything is still reasonably priced and after the great experience we had Saturday night, this may work its way back into our Saturday night routine! We feel so lucky to have such good food so close to our home!

6/5/10-New Haven Taco Trucks, New Haven, CT

It is no secret that I love Mexican food. I was so lucky that my partner for today is also a fan and happens to like the food on the taco trucks down on Long Wharf! So, it was like a dream come true when we actually got time today to stop and enjoy some lunch.

We both got 3 tacos at $1.50 each--I had chorizo, carnitas and adobada--all topped with fresh chopped onions, cilantro and a bit of tomatillo sauce. I was stuffed after that! A nice filling lunch for under $5? You betcha.

My tip? Watch how they package it up for ya. Our 6 tacos came on one paper plate so they were all over on top of eachother. Also, I missed getting the red sauce like I can get off the Stamford taco truck! Maybe it is something you need to ask for? Either way, you can't go wrong. Head down to Long Wharf drive and dig in!

6/4/10-Wilson's Barbeque, Fairfield, CT

If you think posting has gotten a bit far and few in between, you would be right. Our lives have gone through quite the transformation in the past few weeks and we're still adjusting. If we have gone out, it has been to some of our old favorites. Tonight, on the other hand, was a different story. Tom said he wanted to each a bunch of things, not just one dish. What better to do that with than BBQ? Off to Fairfield to try Wilson's. This place has been featured on the Food Network, so it's gotta be good.....right?

Tom and I both decide to get mixed platters so we can try a bit of everything. Tom get the pulled pork, brisket and the St. Louis style ribs, with collard greens, mac and cheese and cornbread. I get the brisket and the baby back ribs with mac and cheese, french fries and cornbread. First off, let me explain--this isn't much of a sit-down restaurant. You walk up to the register, place your order, then if you're lucky, find a seat inside or outside. There aren't many tables, but the wait isn't terrible. We got a table outside and the staff brings you the order on a large metal baking sheet.

The verdict? Although the pulled pork was very tender, it was also pretty bland. Thankfully, on the table are Wilson's 3 signature sauces and the vinegar sauce really helped the pork. The brisket was perfect, especially with the sweet tomato-based sauce. The baby back ribs had an overpowering taste of smoke but Tom enjoyed them (I didn't care for them) and the St. Louis ribs had more flavor from the dry rub and were quite good. The mac and cheese sides were cold, but decent. The collard greens were fresh and spicy and delicious. The fries were hand cut and very nicely done. The cornbread was moist, slightly sweet and absolutely amazing. So overall, a pretty decent dinner--a bit on the pricey side but you do get great quality.