Lunch at Gina’s

Filed Under (Review) by Lisa on 26-05-2008

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The other day I was in the mood for Mexican food, so I called up a friend who likes Mexican food and we went out for lunch.We went to an elaborate local restaurant called “Gina’s Restaurant”. The ambience of Gina’s is so upbeat, and fun.Below is an image of the inside of Gina’s.

I ordered a soft chicken taco. I was surprised at having the option of having a salad with it. The few Mexican restaurants I have been to, usually serve their main dishes with mexi-fries (also known as tator tots).

The salad that came with my taco was a green salad with a huge amount of tomato in it. There was almost as much tomato as there was lettuce. They didn’t say what dressing they put on it (although I think it tasted like ranch) but the dressing was very good. The one thing that the salad lacked was cheese. It would have been wonderful if they had put some cheese in it. Also a few less tomatoes would have also improved it.

The chicken taco was very yummy. I have no thoughts on how it could be improved.

After lunch we decided to order dessert. I decided to try something exotic. I had the New York Style Apple Cheesecake. I have tried many cheesecakes in my life but this one was certainly different. The apple was located within the cheesecake (for some reason I thought it might just be on top). Taste wise the apple flavor was not noticeable while eating the cake. The watermelon and honey dew melon made this dessert taste very fresh. I think the flavor of these melons may have also overpowered the subtle apple flavor (this was not a bad thing though).

I enjoyed this exotic version of cheesecake. Overall I would give it a rating of good to very good.

Overall I enjoyed the lunch greatly. The food was indeed yummy. On a scale of one to ten (one being low quality and ten being the highest quality) I would give the food at Gina’s a score of 7.5/10.

Below is an image of the cheesecake.


Boston Pizza Lunch

Filed Under (Review) by Lisa on 13-05-2008

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A few days ago a friend of mine called me wanting to go out for lunch. She said she was craving pizza. Since pizza is one of my favourite foods I accepted her invitation. We decided to go to the local Boston Pizza.

 I was in the mood for something different so I ordered the bacon double cheeseburger pizza. This was my first experience ordering this type of pizza. I expected the pizza to be very much like a burger but in pizza form. This is how the menu described the pizza: signature pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, lean ground beef, bacon, onion, and mushrooms. To me the description makes this entree sound like it should taste like a cheese burger in pizza form.

Below is an image of the pizza.

In reality the pizza tasted nothing like a cheese burger or a burger at all. The most noticeable thing about it was that it seemed to have little or no sauce on it. It was very dry. I expected the signature sauce to be something like what you would have on a burger a mayonnaise base type of sauce.
I also expected there to be more cheese on the pizza. The cheese you likely see in the image is the massive amount of parmesan I sprinkled on top after trying just a few bites.

My friend ordered the same pizza as me and her pizza turned out the same with little or no sauce and minimal cheese.

Overall, I would give the Bacon Double Cheeseburger Pizza from Boston Pizza a 3/10 score (ten being the highest possible score). It is one menu item I won’t be ordering again.