Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Random Top Ten

Random Top Ten!

Top Ten Sit-Down Chain Restaurants

10. Pizzeria UNO
They used to have a deep-dish seafood pizza, with no red sauce, just a butter-garlic sauce, that was delicious. Long gone, alas.

9. Houlihan's
Decent steaks and such, and good sandwiches. And quiche, which most joints never have.

8. Charlie Browns
One of the few chains where you can get lamb chops. Not great lamb chops, but still. And I like a good salad bar.

Good appetizers and sandwiches. They had a Jack Daniels pork shank a year or so back that was wonderful, but when I went again a few months back it was nowhere to be found.

I love a good pancake, and damn it, IHOP makes good ones. Pumpkin pancakes in the fall are anxiously anticipated.

5. Cheesecake Factory
Very generous portions and a big, diverse menu.

4. Famous Dave's BBQ
Excellent ribs and pulled pork.

3. Olive Garden
They've got short ribs on the menu now that are actually quite good - tender and meaty.

2. Outback
They make a very good rack of lamb with a superb sauce.

1. Jose Tejas
Crawfish etouffe and blackened swordfish. Divine.

Until Whenever


Roger Owen Green said...

IHOP: my wife likes it when I say "rooty tooty fresh and fruity." Really.

bill said...

Harvest grain and nut pancakes with boysenberry syrup. mmmmmmmmm.

bill said...

I like the burgers at Fuddruckers. When they were on the menu, the ostrich burgers were excellent.

Tosy And Cosh said...

I always used to get the ostrich burgers at Fuddruckers! I thought about Fudds, but decided it fell into the fast food category, not the sit-down catgory.