Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tutti Frutti- Ellicott City

Have you noticed that there is a yogurt war happening on Route 40?  Three yogurt places: Tutti Frutti, Frostberry and Yogi Castle are vigorously fighting to be the #1 yogurt place in Ellicott City. That's why we are on a journey to find out which one gets our vote.

Charles was busy so I went to Tutti Frutti with a few people in my neighborhood. 

 The self-served machines were fantastic. It enabled me to take as much or as little as I pleased.

  Here is how it works. Before you walk up to the self-serve machines, you have to choose what cup size you want. I chose small. I decided to have two flavors - Tutti Frutti (peach and strawberry) and cookies n' cream topped off with strawberries, gummy bears, and hot fudge. We weighed our yogurt to determine the price, then we sat down.

 My neighbors said that it was " great stuff." I agree. The atmosphere was modern. The chairs, lights, walls, and  everything else looks as futuristic as it can get. When my friends and I were finished, we headed on out through the door with a great feeling of satisfaction. I definitely would classify this place as a "hangout."

This is a cool picture of our yogurts being weighed so we can pay for them. One of my friends ordered vanilla, another ordered cookies and n' cream topped with oreos and brownies, the last person got cookies n' cream with a boat-load of toppings. These all look great to me, and they tasted good too.

pros: Very stylish futuristic atmosphere, fantastic-filling yogurt, and

cons: toppings can make it weigh more and become expensive

recommendations: fun place...try it

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Burger Joint - Columbia

 The Burger Joint was excellent from the moment we walked in the door. We adored the 1980s themed atmosphere. The table tops where decorated with a Bart Simpson collage!

And the coolest was the revolutionary soda machine!

Even the bathroom doors were decorated like the 80's ....
Mr. and Mrs. Pacman stared me in my eyes.  Then when I walked in, I heard the Schoolhouse Rock songs playing.  Very cool!

We put our stuff down on the table then rushed to get in line. You can tell the Joint knows how to speak customer. From a veggie burger to a Greek burger, (made with lamb) anyone can tell this restaurant has style and eats.

Our family waited five minutes for the chow, then we dug in. My burger was customized with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and bacon. This was a one-of-a-kind burger. The taste of the juicy and succulent burger entered my mouth. And happiness filled my head.

My mom ordered sliders with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. She said it was great. She had me try a bite, i didn't want to put it down.

 She didn't want the side of french fries that came with the meal so she ordered the asparagus with shredded Parmesan cheese.  This is not your usual burger side....Very unexpected, of course, but that was not the only surprise.

 As it was time to leave, I requested to meet the manager. He politely came over to speak with me.  "This is a great place and has terrific food," I said.  Delighted to hear a compliment, he handed me a giant cookie.  I shouted thanks as I walked out the door. 

Pros: A VERY cool environment and big portions of food with big taste.

Cons: None that the human mind can see.

Recommendations: Its gggrreeeaatt!

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