Olive Garden

Just last week I had the pleasure of dining at an Olive Garden following a day of sightseeing with a very good friend of mine. Given that we chose to dine at the end of what we assumed would have been the height of lunch rush, we were able to find parking considerably easier than expected. Usually when deciding to dine out, parking is one of the top concerns for me, and if I find myself having to circle a parking lot more than once in hopes of finding a decent space, I will more often than not decide to [...]

2018-06-07T17:26:27-05:00June 7th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Ruby Tuesday

This past week, I had the opportunity to dine at a Ruby Tuesday's. I wasn't too excited at first, because as with most franchises, you get the feeling that if you've dined at one, you've dined at them all. I myself had this same thought, along with the reminder of how everyone always raves about the salad bar, no matter which location they are at. This location did have ample parking much to my surprise, especially considering how busy Collinsville can be at times, and the fact that the exterior of the establishment was very well kept was a fact [...]

2018-05-29T01:37:51-05:00May 29th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Fresh Thyme

You know how you always want to eat better, and you finally get in the right mood set, clean out all of your junk food and head to the health store only to realize everything is too expensive and you’ll be lucky to afford a salad and a few bananas? If you aren’t familiar with this realization, just wait. I myself used to be this person. It always starts with all the ads on TV promoting weight loss using miracle cures or commercials promising blenders that can “blend away all the calories in your food and make it healthy”.  When [...]

2018-05-24T11:39:30-05:00May 4th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Mike Shannon’s 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Classy, friendly and full of die-hard Cardinals fans are the words that immediately come to mind when describing the wonderful 5 year Anniversary celebration that took place just this past weekend at Mike Shannon’s Grill located in Edwardsville, Illinois. Now as many of you know, Illinois is a state in which you are apt to experience a day that is reminiscent of summer followed by a day that might end in snow, and this has been especially true as of late. However, the weather for this event cooperated beautifully and as I arrived at the restaurant I was happy to [...]

2018-04-23T20:00:07-05:00April 23rd, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Who Dat’s

A few short days ago, I had the opportunity to dine at a restaurant that is by far one of the most original dining establishments I have ever had the chance to visit, over in Columbia, Illinois. One of the first things I noticed when looking at this restaurant was the sign hanging by the front entrance. The sign, at first glance, seemed to me to be a simple piece of orange paper enclosed in a black frame, but when I began reading it, I realized that it was the entire history of the place and it was such a [...]

2018-04-10T17:18:27-05:00April 10th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Bonefish Grill

This past week, I had the pleasure of reviewing a well known Brentwood, Missouri restaurant known as Bonefish Grill with a friend of mine. I chose this location because of its impressive seafood selection as well as its close proximity to the heart of the city. The journey to this location was a bit daunting due to road construction, but the meal made the journey quite worth it. This location in particular was easy to spot because it was so close to the main road, but I'd be lying if I said it looked like a location with as much [...]

2018-03-20T13:23:13-05:00March 20th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Hokkaido Seafood Buffet & Grill

If you're in the mood to try something new, but not sure what exactly you want, try Hokkaido's! They offer a wide selection of dishes that range from fresh sushi, piping hot soups, fresh entree's, and even a large dessert section that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! This along with their friendly staff will have you coming back for more and the best feature is the fact that their menu consistently offers new dishes all while keeping your tried and true favorites, meaning you'll never get bored by trying the same thing twice. But don't take my word [...]

2018-03-20T13:18:39-05:00February 28th, 2018|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Peacemaker Lobster & Crab

Are you tired of going to the same type of place to get a great seafood meal? Are you in the mood for something fresh and different? If so, then allow me to introduce you to Peacemaker Seafood. The name draws you in and the menu will make you want to stay until you’ve tried 2 of everything. Peacemaker is one location that is definitely not your typical “run of the mill” type of seafood restaurant. Located in Benton Park on Sydney Street, Peacemaker is most definitely in an area that encourages relaxation and maybe even a stroll either before [...]

2018-01-10T03:06:36-05:00September 11th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

1818 Chophouse

Just yesterday I had the privilege of dining at a truly amazing restaurant in Edwardsville. I had noticed 1818 Chophouse quite a few times before throughout my travels in Edwardsville, but due to time constraints, there never seemed to be a large enough window of opportunity to stop and try it out. Imagine my happiness when this restaurant was decided upon for a review this past week. 1818 Chophouse is located in the heart of Edwardsville and is easily accessible with ample parking. To a person like me, ease of access and extra parking are very important when visiting a [...]

2018-01-10T00:21:24-05:00August 18th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Wang Gang

Wang Gang is an Edwardsville’s restaurant that is easily accessible by way of Interstate 270 and Hwy 157. It holds true to the saying “don’t blink or you’ll miss it!” Situated within a small strip of stores, it truly is rather hard to spot. In fact, if I hadn’t been invited to dine at this location, I might never have known it was there, but I’m glad I tried it out. From the outside, this location looks like most other buildings you would find in a typical shopping plaza with a tan exterior and the location advertised at the top. [...]

2018-01-10T01:32:26-05:00July 26th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments