Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Johnny Carino's - Chicken Parmigana

MOMMA MIA. Tacographics at an italian restaurant chain?  You bet ya. I am not the biggest fan of italian food (even though I'm 1/4 italian) but took my parents here for a dinner out. While eating this I couldn't decide if it was great or simply mediocre.  I mean..I haven't eaten too many chicken parmigana meals out...but know that every time I've tried it at a place the chicken has sort of a weird deal...where it isn't string-y like chicken is suppose to be...

Other than that, I enjoyed it.  The sauce wasn't chunky but wasn't watery either, the chicken breast was pretty damn huge and fried golden brown.  There could have been a bigger helping of spahgetti but eh.

Fat rating: 6.5/10

Salt rating: 7.5/10

Taste rating: 6.5/10

Friday, April 6, 2012

In N Out - Double Double and Fries

Time for some good ol' fashion tacographics controversy.  For the non-west coasters, In N Out is a legendary burger chain with like 3 things on the menu - burgers, fries, and shakes.  Their shakes are really damn good, but I already felt bad after consuming this meal so I didn't get one.

I was starving, so taking the first bite of the burger was pretty damn awesome.  The second and third were too, but after that I sorta felt bad eating this greasy thing.  After a while the veggies got slimy and disgusting.  The burger tasted fine, the charbroiled patties are unbeatable in fast food, but still - the textures of the veggies made this burger gross after a while (welcome to burgers, tacos are superior always and FOREVER).  I know I could have gotten no veggies, but the first few bites w/ the veggies was sorta worth it.

The fries are fresh cut potatoes fried in clean vegetable oil - probably the best thin cut fries ever, they're perfect salted and/or with ketchup.

Fat rating: 8/10

Salt rating: 7.5/10

Taste rating: 7/10