Although, I have eaten Peruvian cuisine I will not claim to be an expert on the authenticity of tastes. Luckily, on this venture to the Chios Peruvian Grill, my dining partner was the expert. We had a Peruvian chicken dish. I ordered the quarter chicken. It had great flavors and the two sides that I opted for were plantains and what they called a Peruvian bean which looked like Navy beans to me.
Monday, 21 July 2014 23:34

About the Desert King Watermelon

Written by Crystal Johnson

Last year at the Los Angeles Time The Taste, I had the opportunity to try a yellow watermelon. Yes, a watermelon that looks virtually the same on the outside but yellow instead on pink in the inside. It is called the Desert King Watermelon. This fruit grows well in dry conditions. 

Let me begin with saying almost perfection was Sunday brunch time a Shoo-Fly Diner. A friend of mine and I attended college together in Tanya orderingBaltimore but have since move to other state but on this Sunday afternoon get-together we drove past a familiar sight called the Belvedere Market. Twenty years ago there nothing much happening in the space but it looked like it screamed potential. Now the potential has grown into fruit with the Shoo-Fly diner nestled at this ideal location. The aesthetic of Shoo-Fly is eclectic and chic for a diner. They also fancy themselves as pub at night bar open some nights until 1AM. The restaurant has an upstairs, downstairs, patio and bar. In the downstairs area, you can view the chefs preparing the cuisine

It seems that everyone in the Tidewater Area of Virginia seems to know about the Founder's Inn. Now whether they have been or not is irrevelant. Located at Regent University which is also the headquarters for CBN(Christian Broadcasting Network). Now that we have talked about "location, location, location', let's talk food. I was invited to dine with my mother while visiting Virginia. She wanted the buffet but I am more of Dinner at Swan Terracean order straight from the menu gal. I think Chef's get to show off more. The menu was pretty safe s but it made some interesting twists like cheesy chipotle grits and sweet potato soup. I was also impressed with the cabbage mixed with kernels of corn. However, I did glance at the menu and it was definitely more exciting including of roasting pig for eight at $250. That comes with sides. Also there is a fairly priced afternoon tea on Saturday.
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