Welcome to my Blog

Hello. I am a 11 year old boy who loves good food. I love to cook and I love to eat at restaurants. This blog will give me a chance to post my restaurants, recipes, and store bought food reviews. I hope you will try my recommendations and post your own comments. Happy eating!

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Picolo’s Pizza

I don’t know about you, but I like thick pizza. If you like that kind of pizza, Picolo’s is the place to go. When we drove into the parking lot and saw only one car there I was kind of scared that it wouldn’t be good. But, boy I was wrong! They use a special folded-over technique to create the crust of the pizza. I haven’t seen this anywhere else in Savannah. Really it’s the crust that is thick not the entire pizza. My pizza was cooked perfectly with lots of seasonings which made it tasty. It was fast and hot. If you are not a pizza person, they have sandwiches, and lots more. You can eat it there, or they deliver.

They are a new restaurant so definitely give them some support. For lunch try the $7.49 all-you-can-eat pizza bar which includes a drink. Go there and try it your self, and like them on Facebook.

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I give Picolo’s Pizza: 5 out of 5 chefs

My Trip to Europe

My family and I went on a three week trip to Europe. It was my first time going to Europe. We started off in Italy, first Rome, then Sant’Antonio Abate (a town outside of Naples), and Parghelia (a town outside of Tropea) . Rome has beautiful architecture, but this is a food blog so I will talk mostly about the food.

If you go to a restaurant in Italy you can stay there until you ask for the check. In the U.S. they give you the check without you asking. Some restaurants have different prices depending if you eat inside or outside. When you pay the check, the tip is often included. You can leave some extra change on the table when you leave.

Of course we have to talk about the pizza. The pizza in Italy is not like pizza in the U.S. In Italy you get a whole pizza instead of a slice. But the whole pizzas aren’t huge, they can be eaten in one sitting and you wouldn’t feel too full. Also, if you ask for peperoni on your pizza, you will get peppers (They do not have the meat pepperoni. In Italian, pepperoni means peppers). Pizza was invented in Naples so you can get some of the greatest pizzas around there.  Some restaurants have mozzarella de buffalo (which is mozzarella made from Italian buffalo milk) on their pizza. In my opinion it makes a pizza taste better.

Although, Italy is known for their pasta and pizza, but they have a lot of other great food, too.  I really liked capicola (an Italian cold-cut that is like salami). I don’t think I’ll ever forget the gelato, the prune (pronounced pru-neh, are little plums), the bread, and the arancini (fried rice balls). The food was almost always very fresh.

After Italy we traveled to Brussels, Belgium and stayed with my cousin, aunt, and uncle in a place called Dilbeek, which is outside of Brussels. Again, really good food!

French fries were invented in Belgium. And they are called frites. You can find really good frites at places called fritures. At a friture, they give you fries with a lot of salt and mayonnaise. I usually don’t eat mayo, but I love it in Belgium. The frites make  you feel like your in heaven.

Another Belgian food is vol-au-vent. Vol-au-vent is a flaky pastry with a delicious creamy sauce with brown mushrooms and tender chicken, kind of like a really good chicken pot pie. They serve it with frites, so what more can you ask for?

We took an overnight trip to Paris, France. Besides seeing the Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower), we had croissants, pan chocolat (a rectangle croissant with chocolate in it), and other delicious pastries. For dinner I had beef bourguignon which is a wine based stew with vegetables (of course the alcohol was cooked out so I could eat it). And you can’t go to France and leave with out having a crepe. I had one with chocolate. It was so good.

I loved the trip, and the food that came with it.

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Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen

My family was looking for a restaurant to eat dinner, so we stopped at Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen. They have a farm by the parking lot where they get lots of their produce. When you walk in you enter a little market. It is has a ton of different stuff from fresh produce to bacon cheddar cheese. Then when you are done looking at the things in the market, you can seat yourself and wait for a waiter. When you first look at the menu, you can already tell that it is going to be hard to choose what you want. They have tons of things. Every day they change the menu. So you will want to try different things the next time you come. Except the fried chicken is there every day. I got the kid’s fried chicken which has two chicken legs and two sides. For my sides I got butter beans and red rice. They are so good. Cahill’s has so many sides! It is really hard to choose from. Luckily, you can get four sides as your meal. That is what my mom got.

For dessert they have homemade ice cream, cobbler, and more! My sister and brother got the cookies and cream ice cream and my dad, mother, and I got the apple cobbler. It comes out warm and is served with ice cream on top. It was so delicious. Probably the best cobbler I’ve ever had.

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I give Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen: 5 out of 5 chefs

Pie Society

Have you ever been to Britain and tried their pie? Not the dessert pie, pies like pot pies, or in this case Britain pie. Well, you don’t have to go to England to have them. You can just go to Pie Society!

Pie Society serves pie, the British way, pastry items, and desserts. I had the beef and potato pie. To start it off, the warm crust is heavenly. The beef is so tender and juicy. The potatoes are great. The only thing that would have made this better was a dessert. Well my family did get a dessert, (to eat for later) the apple pie. It is very good (even if it is cold, but I prefer it warm). It tastes like normal apple pie with an upgrade of greatness.

There is one problem though. Pie Society  has limited seating. The restaurant only holds around 10 people so don’t bring all your friends at once. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend it!

I give Pie Society: 5 out of 5 chefs

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Flat Iron Steak with Tre Colore Pesto

This dish is awesome! To start, the steak is tender, juicy, and well seasoned. When you take your first bite, you know that you are going to have a great meal. The sauce, makes the meal really. It has different flavors, and they are all so good. You can even use the leftover sauce (if you have any left and you will because the recipe makes a lot) for pasta or something like that. The bread is heavenly. It has that garlic taste that you will crave after you finish the bread. This is a really good meal.
I got this recipe from Rachael Ray: my years in meals.
Ingredients:Four 7 to-8-ounce flat-iron steaks or filet steaks
1 bulb garlic
3/4 cup EVOO, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 head Belgian endive, sliced
1/2 head radicchio, chopped
A handful of fresh thyme sprigs, leaves stripped
Juice of 1 lemon
2 small handfuls grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Ciabatta bread, grilled or warmed in the oven, split and charred or warmedDirections:

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (or the highest setting).

Bring the steaks to room temperature.

Meanwhile, pull apart the garlic cloves. Roast the garlic until soft. Then rub the garlic on the slices of Ciabatta.Lightly toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat, then remove to a plate to cool.Combine the parsley, basil, endive, radicchio, thyme, pine nuts, lemon juice and cheese in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse until chopped. With the motor running, drizzle in the remaining 1/2 cup EVOO in a slow stream until blended. Transfer the pesto to a serving dish. (Any leftover pesto is delicious on sandwiches or tossed with hot pasta and starchy cooking water.)

Heat a grill pan or heavy griddle over medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill.

Drizzle the steaks with EVOO and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook 3 more minutes for medium-rare. Remove to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Place the steaks on serving plates and drizzle with the pesto. Serve the garlic and bread on the side.

I give the Flat Iron Steak with Tre Colore Pesto: 5 out of 5 chefs.

Brick House

If you feel like eating something crazy, you should eat at Brick House! This new restaurant has everything from Collard Green/peanut butter cheesecake with candied bacon crust to a MoonPie burger with candied bacon! Those are just some of the strange dishes. When I went there, I got the bulldog burger. It has fried caramelized  onions on it, homemade hot sauce, and cheese. If that doesn’t sound good to you then I don’t know what does! My brother and sister both got the MoonPie burger. It uses MoonPies as buns and it has candied bacon on it.

You might think this restaurants has really unhealthy dishes, and you are right. But, there are some healthier options. Like you can substitute chicken for a burger. Or you could order the veggie burger or a salad.

The Brick House also has sauces at your table. Our waiter was very helpful and described them to me. I tried six, from the creamy sauces to the barbecue sauces to the vinegar based sauces. The heat of the different sauces got me in different ways- as soon as it touched my mouth, during the whole bite, or my favorite (the Kansas City style barbecue sauce) with the spice way at the end. Don’t miss that sauce!

Also, if you are a big eater, you can try their challenge! You have to eat a burger in 45 minutes and the burger contains:

  • 1 lb. beef pattie
  • 1 smoked sausage
  • 1 lb pulled pork
  • scoop coleslaw
  • 1 pint mac ‘n’ cheese
  • stacked between two hoecakes

If you don’t finish it, you owe them $25.

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I give the brick house: 5 out of 5 chefs

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