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  1. Pat & Oscar’s Carmel Mountain Ranch: Tasty, Tasty Value

    March 30, 2011 by Jill

    Reviewed by Jill Harness on March 29, 2011

    Whether feeding a family or grabbing a quick lunch by yourself, Pat & Oscar’s is always a great value for the price, but the one in Carmel Mountain Ranch puts the other locations to shame. Their breadsticks taste fresher and are covered in even more buttery garlic than those at other places and their lemon chicken tastes even fresher and more flavorful.

    The prices (while the same at all locations) are unbeatable as well. For only $6.50 you can get a quarter of a chicken, fries, salad and breadsticks. I personally prefer the lemon chicken and Greek salad (with their delicious house dressing), but the barbecue chicken and Caesar salad are also tasty. For $3 more, you can also have meaty, juicy ribs with the meal. Or, step up to the family meals and enjoy half a chicken, a massive bowl of pasta, eight breadsticks and a large salad for only $19.


    Whatever you get, you’re certain to enjoy amazing food for an unbeatable price.
    I would certainly give Pat & Oscars a 5 out of five.

  2. Fast French Food For About the Same As A Carl’s Jr. Meal

    June 10, 2008 by Jill

    Reviewed by Jill Harness on March 20, 2011.

    I like Mimi’s. While many of the reviews in this blog will be based in one local area or another, Mimi’s is all over the USA. Best of all, if you’re a poor sucker like me, it’s one of the best semi-French places you can afford to eat at.

    They have great to go options. Their food is inexpensive and you get a good quantity. So it’s awesome to run over and pick up some Mimi’s on the run rather than hitting a drive thru and it’s way healthier.

    The muffins, French onion soup and fruity bread are fantastic. They are all exceptionally rich and flavorful.

    My favorite dinner dish is the scallop ratatouille ravioli. It has a few huge scallops, salmon, multi-colored ravioli with an excellent ratatouille filling of tomatoes, eggplant and other yumminess.

    For breakfast, they have a mind-blowingly awesome stuffed French toast with a cream cheese and orange marmalade filling. The whole thing is covered in a selection of fresh berries and powdered sugar.

    Considering most of items are under $15 a person, this is a good safe bet for lunch or dinner whatever metropolitan city you are in.

    I’d happily give Mimi’s a 4.5 out of 5.
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