Overview: Luckily for Outta the Oven, the place I had originally planned on reviewing was closed for renovations and this all-natural bakery was in my sights as my lunch mate threw one of his famous I’m-so-freaking-hungry-get-me-food- now hissy fits. I’d heard rave reviews of their cakes and thumbprint cookies, but I had yet to hear anyone mention their menu items in their café. So, on a whim, I pulled in and stepped into an odd mix of aromas: freshly brewed coffee, sautéed onion, and cake frosting.
Menu: From panini and salads to quiche and muffins, Outta the Oven Café and Bakery offers a pretty nice range of breakfast and lunch items with some outstanding baked goods and pastries. They’re known for their elaborate and moist layered cakes but their petit fours are both adorable and delectable. I rarely have time for breakfast in the morning (aside from a banana or cup of yogurt), so the fact that they serve breakfast until 3PM makes it easy for people like me (read: not morning people) to get their toast or pancake fix in, even if it is later in the day!1 Comment »
Overview: For the past four years Hong Kong Royal Restaurant has captured the palates Carrollton diners with its oversized entrees and delicious dim sum. But my theory is that the true appeal of this place has nothing to do with their affordable aliments. Hong Kong Royal’s allure comes in the form of providing people with the oddest dining experiences of their lives–at least that’s what happened to me. From a slow-motioned waitress carting my meal through a maze of tables only to get turned around and head back to the kitchen as though she forgot what she was doing, fried jellyfish displayed in a glass cage, a large, ornately-velvet stage with no clear purpose (karaoke I hope?), to menu items that would make PETA protest, this place doesn’t just deal in the bizarre; it excels in it. The experience was well worth eight bucks, but the menu was a different story.
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