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Alan Burgess is a retired United States Air Force Medical Service Corps officer. He lived in the Philippines for a year, in Turkey for two years, and in Germany for three years. He has traveled extensively throughout the rest of the world as well as in all fifty U.S. states. This gives him a terrific frame of reference from which to evaluate the food and restaurants he rates. He does not use tobacco or alcohol so he doesn't desensitize his palate as the meal progresses, usually preferring to drink water with his meals. He also refrains from coffee or tea. He has a very sensitive and discriminating palate, but LOVES it hot and spicy as well. He enjoys cooking and baking, so when he goes out to eat, he is usually looking for a culinary treat. He makes his own marinara sauces from scratch, and makes his own pastas and presto, so he rarely eats out in Italian Restaurants. He likes a variety of foods, as demonstrated by his ample waist size, but usually eschews desserts.
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Restaurant Name City
Rating
Kelcy's Restaurant Tehachapi, CA
Kelcy's is a good family restaurant. Very popular with locals and the daily specials are usually worth asking for. The local Rotary Club meets here as well as other groups. Food and service are very good. Walls are decorated with hundreds of loca ... more
Zuni Grill San Antonio, TX
According to their website http://zunigrill.com , located at the foot of the historic Hugman Bridge, Zuni Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at the most picturesque bend in the Riverwalk, seven days a week. Inspired by the flavors of the Americ ... more
Apple Annie's Tulare, CA
The food was okay, but not spectacular. service was a little slow and not very attentive. It is really an old fashioned road-side diner (a little too far from the road side, but well hyped by the traditional road side signs). With 2 stars meaning poo ... more
Casa Rio San Antonio, TX
An average place for Tex Mex along the Riverwalk. Beautiful views, friendly and prompt service, but the food is only so-so and the prices may be reasonable for the Riverwalk, but are high for the food served. I ordered the Tortilla soup (4.50) and it ... more
Rusty Duck Sacramento, CA
Recommended by our hotel consierge, we decided to give the Rusty Duck a shot. It exceeded our expectations. Waitstaff was exceedingly friendly and helpful. We ordered the Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes appetizer and my wife ordered the regular cut Prime R ... more
La Casita Weaverville, CA
Their menu says: "The best Mexican food in Northern California." If it isn't THE best it is certainly ONE of the best. I tend to rate most Mexican restaruants by their Chile Relleno. La Casitas was amongst the best. Their obligatory tos ... more
Mountain Village Lodge Stanley, ID
The Mountain Village Restaurant in Stanley, Idaho is located in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains. The log building is rustic with an authentic mountain decor and atmosphere. The menu was somewhat limited and my wife ordered "steak fingers&quo ... more
Oliveti's Des Plaines, IL
I can hardly believe the disparity in the ratings on this restaurant. We had reservations for a party of sixteen and the place was clean, service a little slow (shortstaffed) but very accomodating. Tony was our waiter and he was pleasant and entertai ... more
Arceo's Family Mexican Restaruant Baker City, OR
A wonderful and unassuming diner, close to I-84. The dining room appears to be two old diner cars appended to an existing building. The waitstaff were extremely friendly and attentive. The menu is remarkably diverse, yet Mexican. I ordered the Tres A ... more
Los Mariachis Boise, ID
This is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. It is authentic and not a chain Mexican food wanna-be. The prices are reasonable, service is quick, atmosphere great, and the food is mouthwatering and fulfilling. I particularly recommend the lunch buf ... more
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  • Location Tehachapi, CA

  • Level Level 7

  • Points 868

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