Restaurant Review: El Molcajete

By Damien Knight

Hello everyone, Damien here and this past Sunday I ate out at a Mexican restaurant in the small town of Russellville, Ky. Now I love good Mexican food and I am really picky about it. I entered the place after having heard rumours of its greatness.

First out was chips. Standard fare, the tortilla chips had a wonderful crunch to them, but the salsa lacked the kick I expect in a Mexican restaurant.

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We ate a basket and a half of chips by time the food arrived. We had ordered the burrito verde, a chicken burrito with green salsa. It came with rice and a salad. I did not care for the salad and requested an order for a side of refried beans. The burrito was average. It wasn’t overly spicy. The food overall was about a 7 out of 10.

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The restaurant itself was well maintained with clean bathrooms. The service was consistent in checking on us. They made sure we had plenty chips and salsa. Over all the place had a good feel and I would likely go again. A total of 8 out of 10 is my rating. If you live in the area or just craving Mexican food El Molcajete is a good spot to eat.

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Majestic Steakhouse Princeton Review

By Damien Knight

 

In Princeton Kentucky, there is a small local steakhouse called Majestic Steakhouse. It is a family owned and operated restaurant with a lunch buffet. I was staying in Princeton during the week of the eclipse and stopped by and give the food a try.
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I took my kids to eat for the lunch buffet. The lunch was baked chicken with mashed potatoes and rolls. It was good and cooked thoroughly. The service was slow at first but attentive.


After the lunch, we grabbed dessert. This comprised cake and banana pudding. I grabbed banana pudding. It was very much a homemade style pudding heavy with bananas, wafers and whipped crème.
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After eating we paid at the counter. The meal was average priced. I would recommend if you find yourself in Princeton, Kentucky to try Majestic Steakhouse. Feel free to check out their facebook page. Majestic Steakhouse

The Great American Donut Shop

by Damien Knight

In Bowling Green, Kentucky just off the bypass is a quaint 24/7 Donut shop, known locally as GADs. On November 21st, 2016 I decided to drop by for donuts and coffee with my children.

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My son got a cinnamon roll, his sister a chocolate donut and I a White Chocolate cappuccino and a coconut donut. The shop was ran by a polite young Asian woman. She greeted my kids and served us quickly. The shop was very clean.

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The donuts were delicious. The cappuccino was warm and outside very cold. I recommend that if ever in Bowling Green make the Great American Donut a stop.

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Carolina Ale House Review

By Aaron Knapp

 

We were headed out for evening dinning and decided to go to the Carolina Ale House. It is a local place with an emphasis on local athletics. We went due to the fact the establishment usually has lots of people parked outside. That day it was close to a four-day holiday and the place was empty. Once we sat down and we put our orders in, a look around showed this was a sports themed bar and restaurant. After a long wait, we received our food. I got boneless wings and sweet potato fries, and a sprite. I am not a big alcohol drinker, so the “ALE” was out of the question, as was the bar area. My wings were BBQ flavored and had a decent amount of sauce on them. The wings were average, but the sweet potato fries were good. Another patronage person on their way out gave our children an Augusta Rock we thanked them and continued our meal. We had other arrangements for the evening, making deserts off limits, and the fact the salad, and meal were plenty for the time being.
In all the restaurant, food, and service were good. If you’re in the area Carolina Ale House may be a viable option for you.

The Crab Shack on Tybee

On July 8th, 2017 my spouse and I headed to one of our favourite Tybee beach restaurants. I say favourite but we had only been twice, this being our second time. The Crab Shack is a bayou style restaurant that serves seafood. Its main offering being crab.
We arrived at approximately 6 in the evening. We Approached the hostess station and was seated immediately.

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Crab Shack

 

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Hostess station

 

 

It had been a long day on Tybee beach and I was starving. The menu had several crabs, shrimp and fish options but I was determined to order a “Captains Platter.” This platter was a ‘sample’ platter of boiled shrimp, rock crab, king crab, mussels, crawdads, corn, sausage and potatoes. We ended up ordering a platter for 2 people. My spouse does not eat mussels, so we substituted more potatoes for those.

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Captains Platter!

 
We were there with our two kids who ordered off the kid’s menu. My son ordered boiled shrimp and my daughter a hot dog. We all got drinks as well. I ordered coke and my partner, he ordered ginger ale. We were parched after drinking salt water all day. I went through 2 cokes before the food arrived. Our server was nice and brought the kid’s food first. When our food came out, we looked at it in astonishment. It was a lot of food.

 

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Cera’s Food

 

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Jay’s

 
After eating what we could of our food, it came time to pay. The bill was just over 70 dollars, so not cheap. When we paid we asked for a small bag of gator food. These bags are 3 dollars apiece and have four pieces of gator ‘bait’ to ‘fish’ for gators with. The children were thrilled for the chance to feed gators. Cera went first, then Jayson, and finally Aaron.

 

 

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Mor

 

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Hungry Gators

 
Now Aaron’s gator was a tiny one. He targeted it because all the bigger guys kept taking the food and we felt bad for the little guy. The little one bit on and he would not let go. Aaron and I both had to pull the cane pole but this guy death rolled as if we would steal back the food. It was pretty cool. I tried to feed a gator too, but my gator was crafty and knocked the food right off the pole.

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More Hungry Gators

 

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Fed Gator

 

 

 
Out of a five-star system I give The Crab Shack five stars. It is a great place with good seafood and a fun Bayou atmosphere. They have cool lunch specials and great seafood platters. If you stay in Tybee and are hungry, The Crab Shack is a must.

Lighthouse Pizza North: Tybee Island

By Damien Knight

On July 8th, 2017 my family had the privilege of spending the weekend at Tybee Island. Spending the day at a beach with two young children has a way of making men hungry. My spouse and I debated 30 minutes in fact over food. I, of course, the hangry type told him.

“Throw a rock and pick one.”

His response was “Wendy’s.”

Yeah no, I was not about to be in such a unique place and go to Wendy’s. Sorry sassy twitter red head, I wanted something unique. We drove past Lighthouse Pizza, and I knew that’s where I wanted lunch.

If I were to rate them on a five-star scale, I would say it was four stars. The only reason it’s not five is, the pizza is a bit greasy, and the price is a tad high. When we entered, we went to the register, and they seated us at a booth. From there our waitress came and took our order. We ordered a Hawaiian Pizza and four drinks. For my readers who are unfamiliar with the Hawaiian, it is a ham and pineapple pizza.

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Our Pizza, The dolls want a bite.

 

The drinks were self-serve, our waitress handed us four Styrofoam cups, and we got our drinks from a drink fountain. I had a coke, which was well about how you expect a coke to taste. The pizza itself was good. We each ate two slices. It was sweet and salty, and a bit greasy. I used a napkin to dry the grease off mine. Over all, I highly recommend stopping in if hungry after a day on the beach.

 

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Also the plates were metal, and they gave out forks.