I like Taco Bell. I like food by famous chefs, like Lorena Garcia of Top Chef Masters fame. I like fresh and healthy food. So, I should love Taco Bell’s new “Cantina Bell” menu, right? Wrong. Maybe the other options are better, but I found the vegetarian option sloppy, bland, and uninspiring. It’s not that I don’t think Taco Bell can “do gourmet” — I’m sure it’s possible in theory — it’s that this particular attempt was poorly executed. Continue reading
Today’s review takes us to Celsius, the restaurant by the Bryant Park ice-skating rink. As many of your probably know, you can go ice-skating during the winter months at “Citi Pond at Bryant Park“. Celsius is a pop-up restaurant just off of the ice-skating rink, where you can get lunch, dinner, or drinks in a nicely heated area while watching the much colder ice skaters below. The menu was surprisingly vegetarian-friendly, but the food itself was rather disappointing. Continue reading
I was in Austin, Texas this past weekend for a friend’s wedding. After the wedding and before my flight back to New York, I had a little time to explore the city. I visited the LBJ Library and Museum and then had lunch at El Chile Cafe & Cantina, which was recommended to me by my friend.
I didn’t have high hopes for vegetarian food in Texas, and I hadn’t checked El Chile’s menu ahead of time. (I just knew it was between the LBJ Library and the airport.) I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading