Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A side adventure to Crozet Pizza - by the old man

Rating- Crozet Pizza on Urbanspoon

So I took a road trip with the wife this weekend. Food Network Magazine claims the best "the best pizza in Virginia" is in this little town called Crozet. Well, we actually were right by it so we decided to hop in there for lunch.

The place is very small and dated. Everything is all dark stained wood form the floor to the walls to the tables and the uncomfortable as heck booths. I would classify this place pretty much as a dive (what is it with me going to dives). They had a pretty good selection of beers. Since it was the middle of the day and we were going to go wine tasting I passed on the beers, but the selection did seem pretty good. We ordered sodas and they came in plastic throw away cups (I guess they don't like doing dishes).

We went ahead and ordered. One thing I noticed was the prices seemed slightly higher then I was used to for pizza. I mean its pizza so it was not super expensive (but a medium was the price I normally pay for a large). With a wide variety of toppings we decided to go with a classic - pepperoni, sausage, and garlic (my wife loves garlic).

The pizza came and the first thing we noticed was it was a little black on the sides. I guess some people consider that "smoky", I consider it overcooked. I took my first bite. They definitely brought it right out of the oven. It was very hot. I really had to think about what I thought of this pizza. As we continued to eat there were a few things I noticed. First, the crust was not the not the best I ever had and I thought it was just a little overcooked. They were very generous with the toppings and the flavor was starting to grow on me. I did like it. As far as greasiness goes I would say I it was a little on the greasier side but wasn’t overly greasy.

In the end this is what I decided. Had we drove up on the place and ate there; I would have thought it was an awesome find, but sometimes things just don't live up to their expectation. I was expecting the best and although it was good. I have had better pizza in Virginia.

I would suggest if you are in the area to give this a try. I hear they get very crowded with very long wait times, so I suggest going there for a lunch rather than dinner.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thai Diner Restaurant

Since this is our first review I will go over the rating system. Since I love bacon we will be rating it by strips of bacon. Strips will be awarded by taste,decorations,service,and popularity.
The pot stickers were REALLY GOOD!
Rating -  Thai Diner on Urbanspoon
When I walked in to the Thai restaurant I was a little disappointed, the lights were dim the walls looked dated and their was like 20 tables but only 2 were filled. When we received our menus it looked liked colored construction paper with words on it. So our appetizer was pot stickers which I loved. I thought maybe the food would turn out to be pretty good, but my pad thai came and I thought it was too spicy and I didn't like how they didn't take the tails off of the shrimp. They made me some more but then it was way too sweet.

Not a fan of the Pad Thai

The Old Man's Thoughts


So I think Ty is right as far as the decor. It is pretty much a dive and could use some updating. I noticed my menu was sort of sticky (gross). As far as the food goes though I have to disagree. I had the Noodle of the Drunk. They allow you to choose the level of spice from Mild-Thai Hot. I ordered mine American Hot and it was darn good. As far as for kids and teens I would avoid this place and if you are looking for a fancy date I'd go elsewhere. But if you want some darn good Thai food I would recommend this place. I give it 3 slices of bacon. Food wise higher, but the decor is so dated, they should spruce it up a bit.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hey Guys

Ty - Hey guys how's it going. I'm Ty and me and my old man will be taking a monthly trips around Richmond,Va  to exotic restaurants and will be doing reviews about it and posting them to this blog.

Trey- (a.k.a "old" man) REALLY? OLD MAN. come on be nice. Okay so here is the deal. My son and I are really willing to try anything once, but my my other family members think grilled cheese and chicken nuggets are exotic. We came up with the idea where Ty and I would go out to dinner once a month by ourselves. Then we thought it would be a neat idea to post the opinions of what a teenager thinks of the place.  So we our off to our first adventure tomorrow. We'll keep you posted.