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Food Porn – Part 2

   So mom/dad’s first destination was for dinner at a place called Pappasito’s Cantina located in Marietta, Georgia.  They had been here once before a very long time ago and absolutely loved it.  They talk about it all of the time so I thought it would bring back some wonderful memories for them to reminisce over.

This is a picture of mom/dad once they got sat at one of the tables.  The wait staff is wonderful and so very friendly.  They offered to take this picture for mom/dad for their anniversary album.  It looks like they are happy with my dining decision, you think?

One of mom’s favorite drinks at the moment is anything with mango.  She told the waiter that she wanted something mango, frozen and delicious.  He brought back this delightfully frozen concoction.  Mommy said it was one of the bestest drinks that she has *ever* had.  It had an ultimate mango taste to it – which is something you usually don’t find flavor wise when you order a mango drink.  Sometimes you just can’t taste what you order, you know?  But this was a Mango Margarita and was right up mom’s alley saying it was awesome.  And it was garnished with chunks of strawberries and mango.  How lovely huh?  Even daddy drunk some and he even loved it too.

During this time while they were enjoying the drinks, they also enjoyed this appetizer with nacho chips.  Score one for the piggy because I had a coupon for mom/dad for this free appetizer – a $11.00 value – snorts.  They choose a is yellow cheese dip garnished with jalapeno’s, tomatoes, onions and ground beef.

Now both mom/dad totally flipped over these cheese dip.  It was spicy but yet not so much that you couldn’t enjoy it.  It did have heat though and both mom/dad said that it opened up their sinuses – snorts.

And daddy totally LOVED the nacho chips.  They were thin with just enough salt with the heat of the cheese dip and delicious!  He couldn’t stay out of the bag and from what mom said, I don’t blame him.  I love a crispy hot chip myself!

Then angels started to sing and mom/dad knew their main course have floated to their table from the kitchen.  Oh my piggy heaven above!  Talk about hog heaven indeed.  Let me break it down for you because my mouth was so watering when mommy showed me the pictures.  I just wanted to lick the screen so bad!

They ordered filet mignon and Jumbo Shrimp fajitas.  It came with rice, frijoles a la charra, pico de gallo and guacamole.  Just look at all of that food!  Now the shrimp that you see to the left, that is Pappasitos famous shrimp brochette.  The shrimp it mesquite-grilled and then stuffed with cheese & fresh jalapenos and if that wasn’t enough – they wrap it with bacon.  What bacon?!  I can give mom/dad a bone on this one since it was a special occasion.   The sauce is a avocado lime butter.  Mom said it was heavenly!  The dinner also came with fresh flour tortillas.  Mom and dad ate to their delight.  Daddy told me that there was more groaning going on at the table than what he has heard in such a long time… I’m not sure what that meant.

   Can you believe that there was room for an anniversary dessert?  There was.  And I admit it that I was shocked because mom/dad said they couldn’t finish it all.  Amateurs!

They order Cajetas which is coconut pecan crusted vanilla ice cream that was drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with sopapillas – those big puffy things.  And do you see the Honey Bear in the picture to the right.  He also came served with the dessert so they could pour honey over whatever they wanted to.  I asked daddy if Mr. Honey Bear traveled with them to the second destination but he refrained from answering me saying something about me being to young to ask that kind of question.  This dessert was as wonderful as the appetizer and meal.  Mom said she hasn’t eaten this well in some time and whatever weight she has lost lately probably found it’s way back to her butt and hips – snorts.

So now I leave you with video 2 – enjoy my friends.  P.S.  Come back Wednesday for more information on the anniversary kidnapping – there is more that you don’t want to miss!

 
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Mom’s Birthday Lunch – WOW!

Today was a great and wonderful day for mom with her birthday.  Daddy took her to one of their favorite restaurants called Fogo de Chão (pronounced fo-go dèe shoun) for lunch downtown Atlanta, Georgia.  This place is superdelicious even from this oinker’s point of view… not that *I* would know first hand.  For some reason, I don’t think they would be too accommodating for me to walk in and order lunch.  Then again.. they might if *I* was lunch but that’s not going to happen okay! Snorts – I’ll just live vicariously through mom and dad with their fantastic lunch date.

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When you first get seated at your table, there is this round disc that is next to each plate.  Just like a stop light – flip it to green for “Come on Gauchos bring me some meat” or flip it to red for “Hold back cowboys – I need a moment” – snort. 

But, I’m getting way ahead of myself.

 

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After you get settled and order your drinks, you can go visit their magnificent salad bar.  And trust me, I say salad bar but mom and dad said it was a culinary experience.  There’s everything on that bar!  Aged parmesan, aged manchego cheese, artichokes, fresh mozzarella, smoked salmon, shiitake mushrooms, all kinds of different breads, potato salad, apple salad, tomato/cucumber salad and huge green and black olives.  Mom said they even had fried bacon strips on the salad bar. I admit that this scared me for just a few minutes and had me shaking in my hooves.  Fried bacon – that would be me?!  But, mom calmed me down and explained that it wasn’t this type of piggy.  You know, the loveable, snuggable, huggable miniature pot bellied pig.  I’m not for eating – just loving 🙂 winks

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After you get your fill of the ‘salad bar’, the wonderful gauchos will bring some awesome side dishes to your table.  They include crispy polenta, garlic mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas.  They also bring these delectable little cheesy rolls they call pão de queijo to the table in little baskets.  Mom says they are heavenly.  She and dad went through THREE baskets of them.  I was shocked!  But, I told mom that it was her birthday and we *all* know that there are absolutely no calories on one’s birthday, right?!  And I must admit, these rolls are out of this world.  Someone – looking around – brought this oinker back one.  Now I understand why they had three baskets – oohh yummy!

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Now it’s time to flip that little card to green and bring on the meat!  Gauchos start flocking to your table to carve meat right in front of you.  It’s amazing!  This is daddy getting one of his favorites called Picanha (pronounced pea-CAN-ya).  Picanha is top sirloin, so juicy that it literally almost melts in your mouth!  Daddy says it’s even better when there is a some ‘fat’ on the edges that are caramelized from the heat of cooking over the fire.  They have all kinds of meat that are served.  They are:

  • Filet Mignon which dad says is THUD delicious – either bacon wrapped or without bacon
  • Beef Ancho (pronounced beef AN-cho) which is rib eye
  • Alcatra (pronounced al-CAT-ra) which is top sirloin
  • Fraldinha (pronounced fral-DIN-ya) which is bottom sirloin
  • Cordeiro (pronounced cor-DAY-roo) which is lamb.  You can get lamb chops or leg of lamb  Either way is succulent with a little bit of mint marinade on the side!
  • Frango (pronounced FRAHN-go) which is chicken.  You can get chicken legs or bacon wrapped chicken breasts.
  • Costela de Porco (pronounced co-STELL-a gee PO-co) which is pork ribs.
  • Lombo (pronounced LOM-bo) which is pork loin.  This is encrusted with parmesan cheese coating before roasting over an open flame.
  • Linguica (pronounced lin-GWEE-sa) which is sausage.

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And mom’s favorite is Costela (pronounced co-STELL-a) which is beef ribs.  Mommy says this gaucho has the hardest job of all of the gauchos at the restaurant.  Not only does he have to carve the meat, he has to hold the cutting board as well.  That is some job – right?!  But mommy says it’s all worth it because the meat just melts in your mouth.  And, she loves the beef ribs with a side of horseradish sauce.  Yummy!

 

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And then to top off the meal – they brought mommy birthday flan with happy birthday written on the plate.  So sweet, huh?  Mommy and daddy said it was so great – not too sweet.

So you see, mommy had a terrific birthday lunch.  I’m glad I could share the pictures and fun with you.  Mommy would be for some reason she is sleeping.  She said she ate too much – snorts.  The amateur – double snorts.

 
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