The food abides…

Archive for February, 2013

Road Trip – Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie @ Prime Time Cafe

We headed up to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this weekend and for dinner we decided to eat at the Prime Time Cafe. Prime Time is a 50’s theme restaurant famous for their comfort food, black and white TVs on every table and servers who yell at you to get your elbows like your mother would.

Aforementioned comfort foods included classic staples like meatloaf, macaroni and cheese and pot roast amoung other choices. I opted for the Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie:

Inside-Out Chicken Pot Pie

Disney is not known for cheap meals, especially at most of the sit-down restaurants, but this was well worth the price. There was at least 1 and 1/2 chicken breasts worth of meat in this dish which was cooked perfectly in a creamy sauce filled with carrots, peas, celery and mushrooms. See that giant flaky pastry on top? Well there was another one on the bottom of the bowl sopping up all the liquid. The chefs there knew what they were doing when they came up with this.

For desert I had a Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake and yes it was as good as it sounds. It was served in a gigantic milkshake tin which unfortunately made a photo quite moot.

Prime Time is an interesting little restaurant so if you’re ever up in Walt Disney World, give it a shot…

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Ciao Revisted

In November I reviewed the Ciao Bistro in Wiregrass Plaza and if you recall, even though I had a major problem with the portion sizes, I still resolved to give them another shot. Well I did so last night. Tried another shrimp dish, the Shrimp Provencal and as last time, it wasn’t bad at all.

Ciao Revisited

Portion sizes were still a little bit less than what I would consider appropriate for the price but they’ve earned a stay of execution. I’ll give it a try one more time before passing final judgement. Hopefully they will continue to refine.

Want to judge for yourself? Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments!

And remember… the food abides…


Boar’s Head Kosher Dill Pickles…

Hopefully talking about pickles doesn’t come across as trite, but I maintain that Boar’s Head makes the best Kosher Dill pickles you can buy outside of a New York deli. Vlassic may advertise their signature crunch but they’re still soft pickles, which is typically a result of mass-production.

As most readers know, I don’t have too much of a sweet-tooth but I am somewhat of a salt-fiend. Thus, I totally dig a good kosher dill. In my opinion, a good dill pickle should be crisp and snappy and you should be able to taste the garlic.

Kosher Pickles

These bad boys from Boar’s Head are made exactly how they should be. Crunchy, not soft or soggy and full of flavor without being overpowering on the spice side of the equation. If you’re making a sandwich at home, trust me, this is the pickle you want to eat with it. These can be purchased at Publix in the Deli section rather than in the section with all the rest of the pickles. They’re a littl bit pricier, but totally worth the money.

If you give em a shot, let me know what you think in the comments section!

And remember… the food abides…


Super Bowl Sunday – Hickory Marinated Barbeque Chicken Nachos

Last night was the Super Bowl and while I had very little interest in either of the teams playing, I always enjoy the game mostly because of the commercials, the socialization and especially the food. My contribution to the evening’s festivities was a giant batch of Hickory Marinated Barbeque Chicken Nachos.

Super Bowl - BBQ Chicken Nachos

These started with a layer of tortilla chips then and then some shredded chicken that was marinated in a little Moore’s Hickory marinade. I topped that with some sliced pickled okra and then some shredded smoked gouda cheese. Added another layer of chips and repeated about four times. After the final layer I liberally poured some hickory barbeque sauce over the entire platter. These went into a 400 degree oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese was melted.

Super Bowl - BBQ Chicken Nachos 2

Wouldn’t recommend that the health conscious consume these on a regular basis, but it’s definitely some good man food for game day. And that’s what the Super Bowl is all about. 

Hope everyone out there enjoyed the game no matter what team you were rooting for.

And remember… the food abides…