Monthly Archives: September 2012

Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken

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When we had gone to Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken (I’m pretty sure the “original” doesn’t apply to their name) it had just opened back in July and there was a lot of buzz. Lets just say that there’s a reason why sometimes “buzz” doesn’t last long.


“Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken” doesn’t say good anywhere in there, so maybe it’s more accurate than it seems.  With a little more space than The Burger’s Priest  this is definitely not designed to be a sit down restaurant.  Although I liked that they didn’t have loud music blaring like a lot of other places.

Since chicken is the main course, I’ll start with Paulette’s chicken box.  When compared to the size of any decent Jamaican place or the delicious New Town Family’s  it is hard to believe that Paulette uses adult chickens, unless they get the runts of every litter.  Another problem is the breading seems to be solely composed of burnt grease crumbs scraped from the bottom of some rusty fryer.  Several others also agree with me in that it was too crispy.

you too can have this abomination for the fantastically high price of $14.95.

As for the macaroni and cheese, it was good but not special enough to change any opinion about this place, for better or for worse.

Clockwise from top left: Their display case, The Banana Coconut Cream Pie, The Vanilla Bean Nutmeg, The Rootbeer Float

Are the donuts saving this restaurant from failure?  Are gas companies saving the Earth and your wallets?  Your donuts have a problem when Coffee Time and Tim Horton’s make better donuts than these so-called premium donuts.  The only thing ‘premium’ about these sugar-crashes is the price.  Your money would be better spent on a creature feature at the video store, if you want real art.

Look at it! Look at its hideous dryness!

If you have any five-year-olds that get hyper easily because of sugar than avoid this like Chernobyl, for reasons you can probably guess.  The only other complaint is that Nana’s Banana Coconut Cream Pie had no cream and the ‘banana’ was flavouring.  I thought the closest thing it tasted like was bubble gum, if that tells you anything.

Service was average, so there’s nothing really important to say about it, and as for if I recommend it, didn’t you notice how I compared it to gas companies and Chernobyl?

Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken 913 Queen Street E
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New Food from Orlando

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Again I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting in a while.  We couldn’t sit at our hot computer desk, under a hot light, in a hot  house with no A/C.  Now that everything is back to normal we shall endeavor to post much, much more frequently.

So here’s a quick video post… everything you need to know is explained in my interview.

Wish

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I wanted to say that we haven’t posted for a while, so Wish is actually the last restaurant we went to when Summerlicioius was on.


We were seated outside by the staff and even though we usually don’t eat on patios, in this case I was happy as it was too crowded on the inside.

A montage of the inner decor and a glimpse of the tight seating

Is it me, or is it weird that they a deer head in this restaurant?


Their Prix-fixe menu for Summerlicious.

Our appetizers

First of I’ll start with the best thing; my shrimp.  Even though you could go without it, the sauce was quite lovely and the shrimp tasted very fresh.  However it was luke warm.  I’m pretty sure “sautéed” is different from room temperature.  Mom’s soup was probably the worst of the bunch as it was bland and with very little apple taste.  It was described as an Apple/Corn gazepacho and tasted mostly of corn and potato.  As for Nana’s salad, she said it could have used more salt but the goat cheese was excellent.

Sliders from left to right: Angus, Turkey, Salmon

Again, starting with the best, I introduce my three sliders.  I think by far the weirdest of the bunch was the turkey slider.  That’s because it tasted like they stole the meat filling recipe from a dumpling house and used it for burgers.  I’m not saying it tasted bad, it was actually the best of the three.  Which does not look to good for the other two sliders.  The laziest one by far was the Angus burger.  I’m pretty sure the mentality behind the making of this – if we use a more expensive meat, we won’t have to come up with a recipe that is above mediocre.  I thought there was too much dill in the salmon slider and while I will admit I m not a huge dill fan; it would have been nice to have another condiment or spice as well.  Even thought the dill critique is unfairly biased, the fact remains that this burger was also very dry.

Nana’s Fish & Chips

The fish and chips were definitely a pro and a con.  The pro being that they were not cheap with the portion of fish and it was pleasant tasting.  The con being that the batter was so greasily horrible that I actually threw my sample back to Nana’s plate. And consumed large amounts of Coca-cola to get the taste out of my mouth.

Mom’s pasta

In her own words..my Mom’s pasta was “atrocious and poorly executed”.  The rapini was so badly cooked as to infuse the entire dish with an overwhelming bitterness. It was inedible.  So basically, avoid this like you would a broken vial of smallpox.

I think I picked the best dishes from the prix-fixe menu, out of the three of us, so we’ll start with my dessert first.

My dessert – Molten Chocolate Cake

Even though it is decidedly easy to make a molten brownie, they still did a good job.  It was reasonably moist, and tasted mostly of chocolate as opposed to sugar.

Nana’s apple tart

Much like the Molten Cake, Wish picked another dessert recipe that is hard to mess up but unlike the cake this tart does have some flaws.  Nana said that she thought that it was too sweet and that the apples were mushy.  She prefers her apples in pieces, not like applesauce.

Mom’s Key Lime Tart

In short, the Key Lime Tart was awful. Too much dry chocolate crust and not nearly enough Key Lime. Seemed like a good idea but was bad, much like this restaurant. Also reflecting the fare at Wish; all three desserts were clearly pre-made frozen products.

Maybe the service is frozen too, because it didn’t take a long time to eat our food but we spent an hour and half here.  The waiter was not rude but he seemed bored and a bit snooty.  It could be that it took a long time to prepare our dishes, but considering it came to the table barely warm one can assume that it sat around for a while before being brought to our table.  The last atrocity which deserves a special place in my post are the fries.  As shown in the previous pictures, they were so cheap with the portions it would probably make most customers wonder why they even bothered to serve fries at all.  They appeared scraped from the bottom of a better batch as they were stuck together in greasy cold lumps.  For my closing, which will undoubtably show the quality of Wish,  I will end with one more picture.


They should use the Wish in their name to dream up a better restaurant.

Wish 3 Charles Street E
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