Sunday, November 30, 2347

Introduction to my blog


I am The Great Cooker and this is my world of food. I am in the process of developing critiques of several different restaurants in the Cincinnati area. Bear with me for a little while. I have just created this blog. Once I have made some critiques of restaurants, they will probably appear weekly. This is because I am a college student and I am not made of cash. Just to show you that I am not just some random wakko writing about food, I will tell you a couple of my qualifications. I went to Sullivan University in their Culinary Arts program. I graduated magna cum laude and got an Associate's of Science Degree in Culinary Arts. I am a Certified Culinarian with the ACF(American Culinary Federation) and I am currently in the Culinology program at The University of Cincinnati. I hope you will all enjoy my blogs and find my advice helpful. Have a nice day!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Taco Casa es Su Casa

Taco Casa is a small place that is located at the corner of Victory Pkwy and E. McMillan St. in Cincinnati. The exterior of the restaurant does not look very appealing. However, as is the case with many restaurants, there is more to it than meets the eye. The interior has a cozy, clean and overall appealing atmosphere. The woman at the cash register was polite and the food came in a timely manner. One of the main things that drew me to Taco Casa was the fact that on their sign, they boast that they have the "best taco salad in Cincinnati." Naturally, I needed to try that taco salad. I ordered the large. I assumed that they would have the usual "large" taco salad that you feel you paid way too much for. I was mistaken. It came in a large to go container that was filled with chips and toppings. As I ate it, I realized that there was no way I would be able to finish it. My only concern with the taco salad was that there was a high salad to meat ratio. I would like to see a bit more meat for my buck. Other than that, I had a very pleasant experience. I give Taco Casa a 3.5 out of 5 stars.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

IHOP in The Anderson Towncenter

I know, not the most prestigious place to begin my blog, but I have to start somewhere. The IHOP in the Anderson Towncenter is a very nice place to have some breakfast. The food there is not half bad. I ordered steak and eggs with hash browns and buttermilk pancakes. The steak, to my suprise, was actually cooked the way I wanted it.(Medium) It is rare that this sort of establishment is able to cook the thin steaks they have to the appropriate temperature. The eggs were a nice over easy and the hash browns were crisp. Naturally, the pancakes were good. This is to be expected from the International House of Pancakes. The waitress was very competent and friendly and the restaurant itself seemed clean. The prices were also decent. I wouldn't say this is the best food I've ever had, but it is a good place to go if you don't feel like cooking yourself breakfast. I give this restaurant a 3 out of 5. Until next time, keep eating.