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Chili’s Grill & Bar

The new loaded boneless wings at Chili’s are outstanding! They are smothered in a white queso, 3-cheese blend, applewood smoked bacon & chopped green onions. Served with a side of house made ranch dressing. I usually prefer my chicken on a bone but these were outrageous good! Best part was not feeling like I had to take a shower after eating it!


Chili’s Grill & Bar

Outstanding Crispy Buffalo Bleu Crispers at Chili’s! Also one of the best fried cheese appetizers I’ve had. Crispy cheddar bites made with Wisconsin cheese curds.

Taco Bell

The so-called Naked Chicken Chips at Taco Bell were pretty tasty. Not sure about chicken with the squirt cheese though. I think I’d just rather have some McNuggets from Mc you-know-where with some spicy mustard sauce. I’ll stick with my beloved Beefy Frito Burrito at the Bell.

The Par Lounge

Outstanding dinner recently at The Par Lounge. Here’s the “Combo Platter” from the appetizer menu. It includes tater skins, fried mozzarella, onion rings and chicken tenders. Served with sides of ranch dressing, warm marinara and sour cream.

Comes with three skins which were great, crispy and hot with an ample amount of cheese. Could have used more bacon and green onions though. The fried cheese was a fairly conservative portion, but excellent nonetheless. Triangle shapes that yielded a perfect cheese pull. There was a very liberal amount of onion rings which is fine with me. For frozen, institutional rings, these are some of the best in town. Five crispy chicken tenders rounded it all out.

Now obviously this is a sea of fried brown goodness and not something you want to eat everyday! Occasionally though it’s a nice treat. The only other restaurant I eat at with this much brown on one plate would be Cracker Barrel. Good thing for my pants size there’s none close by. This whole platter is plenty for two hungry adults, or two average adults with picky child.


Outstanding Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sammich at Chick-fil-A. The cooling touch of mayonnaise is a must on this one! Boneless breast of juicy chicken, seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, on a toasted, buttered bun with pickles, lettuce, mater, and pepper jack cheese.


Tasty bowl thing with chicken at Rubio’s. I don’t remember everything that was in it, but it tasted outstanding. Very fresh and clean.


Unfortunately the Crispy Chicken Caesar Wrap is no longer on the menu at Wendy’s. The alternative was tasty enough but just not the same. This is the Homestyle Chicken Go Wrap. Made with crispy chicken breast, crisp lettuce, cheddar cheese and smoky honey mustard.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Outstanding order of chicken parm at Romano’s Macaroni Grill! Most of my visits here are hit and miss on the food. This dish however was excellent.

Taco Bell

Had lunch recently at the Bell and I was so excited to finally try this new Naked Chicken Chalupa thing! Turned out better than I was expecting. Only $2.99 each and it was perfect. Needed nothing else. No cheese roll-up; no crunch wrap; no cinnamon twists; no nothing. Just one Naked Chicken Chalupa. I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, I just like saying “Naked Chicken Chalupa”. Probably more than I like saying “Chicken DoubleDilla”.

This remarkable new chalupa reminds me of the invention of the wheel. Actually it was more like a fried chicken salad turned inside out. Taco Bell created a chalupa shell made of crispy, all white meat chicken and filled it with crisp lettuce, diced maters, cheese and an amazing avocado ranch sauce.

I have to say, it was pretty greasy in the hands. Felt like taking a shower when I was done. Might have been better with a warm flour tortilla adhered to the outside with some sort of cheese substance. Overall an outstanding specialty item on the Bell menu. Unfortunately, it’s limited time only, like all their best stuff. Get in and try one before it goes away for good.


Outstanding spicy chicken sammich at Chick-fil-A! My favorite thing to order every time I go. Love the added pickles and an extra squeeze of mayonnaise.

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