January 29, 2013

Apple A Day Keeps The Dr. Away????

Sure, we've all heard the ol' adage, an apple a day will keep the doctor away and it better be a Honey Crisp, Fuji or some other delicious apple because there's an apple out there that is not enjoyable at all! Is there really an apple out there that isn't delicious? There sure is and I prefer to refer to it as Crapplebee's!

Okay, so maybe it's actually called Applebee's, but I'm sorry, the food that is served there isn't worth eating unless it was the last place to eat at because there was a mass genocide of all the other restaurants... You won't find me eating at this place, but each year, my wife and I are given a gift card to Crapplebee's and we look at each other as if we were just given a plastic card with the plague all over it! So why do we still end up eating here? We're hoping maybe, just maybe they've made their food better.

Okay fine, there is one thing there worth eating and it's their new Wanton Chicken Tacos which are an appetizer and they're actually pretty darn good! The best part about our trips to Crapplebee's is when my wife and I look at each other and start rambling off menu items and ask the question... "You think it's worth eating?" I like this question too - "They can't screw up shrimp can they?" I usually respond with telling my wife, "remember, it's Crapplebee's!" To sum it up, the answer is usually a very quick no or I wouldn't eat that.

Is it really that difficult to prepare delicious food? I don't think it is, but the one-time yearly visit, I see people scarfing down their meals like it was the greatest meal they've ever had and I just don't get it. Also, for the price that you pay at Crapplebee's, you could be getting an even better meal at a local, non-chain restaurant like Lone Oak Grill, Casper's Cherokee Sirloin Room in Eagan, The Tavern, Lakes Tavern & Grill, Manitou Station, Lucky's 13 plus plenty of others and if it's a burger you're after, check out all the places I recommend for Juicy's in my Juicy Challenge where the establishments burgers are just as tasty!

Stop wasting your money on crap and start enjoying food! There are some chains out there that serve great tasting food, but Crapplebee's is not one of them. Another place you'll never catch me dining at, unless someone buys it for me and forces me to go is a place called the Outback Steakhouse! You want a good steak? My wife and I will make you one that is 10 times better with our very own secret marinade...

It's true... I'm not a doctor, nor do I even know if eating an apple a day WILL keep the doctor away, but I thnk you should still eat your fruits and veggies just to be safe.

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