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Le Chateau Fondue Restaurant

18 Nov

I need to get real serious with you all for a second here.

If you haven’t been to this place yet, your life is incomplete. This fancy find is located at 1040 15th St in the downtown area, and it’s every cheese-and-chocolate lover’s paradise.I had to roll myself down the street like the fat kid in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I guess I did that to myself since we ordered the four-course meal for two that is only meant for people with an extra cow stomach. We dined on salads; a fondue cheese course served with apples, breads, carrots and celery; a main course of shrimp, chicken, two types of steak and salmon; and just when we had enough the chocolate/marshmallow dip. While it was all amazing, I would have been happy with just the cheese and chocolate. What else could a girl need?

Le Chateau has a solid French menu as well, but I honestly didn’t even look at it. What can I say, I’m in it for the cheese. You can check them out at Le Chateau.

I told you this was serious.


Local Lunch: Organixx

16 Oct

Under normal circumstances, I throw away any and all junk mail that comes into my mailbox including pages of coupons. But in this time of recession and the lacking of personal funding that has resulted from it, I have taken a liking to checking out these money savers and using them A LOT. Yes, I have turned into a coupon clipper, but hell if that means I get to eat out every once in a while I will take it. A 50-percent-off coupon led me to Organixx, located at 1520 Blake St., just around the corner from the 16th Street Mall.

Organixx features “organic, natural, local, wild caught and traditional products” and a decent price, with sandwiches and salads running you around $8-9. We went for dinner, which is apparently not Organixx busiest time of day, given that we were the only people in the restaurant, but it was pretty good. While the food was fresh and “microwave-free,” there seemed to be something lacking in both of the meals we ordered. The steak dinner with a thick Asian-inspired ginger and wine sauce was savory, but the portion was teeny tiny, and the jerk chicken sandwich was lacking in any real “jerk” as far as I could tell.

Overall, if you are looking for a fresh alternative to McDonald’s and you’ve grown sick of Chipotle burritos then Organixx is definitely worth checking out. The restaurant also has a free-wine special during happy hour, and that my friends is worth looking into.