Silver Spring Mining Co.

I went to Silver Spring Mining Co. for Father's Day with my family. When I got there, I saw that their name fit them very well, because the restaurant looked like a saloon from wild west movies, only not dusty and dirty and more electronics. At our table, I saw that they had TVs everywhere, which meant great entertainment. I also saw they had a activity sheet on their kid's menu, and they had a lot of choices, like Henrietta's Hamburger, Chet's Chicken Breast, Nancy's Nachos, and Gabby's Grilled Cheese. On the adult menu they had items like their Crab Pretzel on the appetizer menu, their Crab Cake Sandwich, and sour beef and dumplings, which my dad got.

I got Slim's 6oz. Sirloin Steak, which I asked to be medium rare. Then I realized how expensive it was for an item on the kid's menu. The sirloin steak that I got cost 8.99! I also realized that on the activity sheet, if you drew a picture on it and you gave it to your waiter/waitress, you could get a coupon for $3.00 off any item on the Little Miner's Menu but that is for the next visit.

It took a long while, and I'm sad to say that it wasn't worth it. First of all, they got my side item wrong. I asked for White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, but instead they gave me french fries. They also brought out macaroni and cheese for my brother, but he ordered grilled cheese, so we had to wait for them to bring out the right thing. Second, my steak was overcooked. It was not very juicy and it was also very bland.

I give * star for food and ** stars for kid friendliness. I wouldn't want to go there again, unless I got the Crab Pretzel, since I've heard they're delicious. But, they do have 11 items on the kid's menu. Well, that's all. Bye!

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Chick-fil-A Dessert Tasting with Adventures in Baltimore Restaurants

My aunt Sarah took me to try some new desserts at Chick-fil-A. She was invited by Jessica Lemmo at Adventures in Baltimore Restaurants. Here is the review on the Adventures in Baltimore Restaurants blog including what I had to say about the desserts:

“I thought it was delicious! The chocolate chunk cookie was chocolaty, the brownie was fudgy and very rich, the mini sundae was creamy, and the cookie and brownie sundae were like a mixture of the things that I have described up top. I am happy they have more desserts because I used to only get the ice dream ice cream and now there is more to choose from. Well, that's all. Bye!”


Joe's Crab Shack

We went to Joe's Crab Shack for Mother's Day dinner. When I got there, I realized two things: they had a boat playground outside and inside they had giant sharks hanging up. We had to wait for a table, so my mom took Owen and I to their playground, which was tons of fun! When we came inside, I noticed another thing: they had a gift shop. 

When we got seated, I saw they had utensils in a bucket on the table. When I looked at the menu, I saw lot's of things on it like The Get Stuffed Snapper, Crawfish Half & Half, and, of course, Buckets of Crab! They also had a kids menu, that consisted of things like fish sticks, grilled shrimp, and hotdog. Though what caught my eye was the New England Clam Chowder, so I ordered that. 

While we waited, we saw that every hour or so they have the people who work at the shack dance in front of the dinners, which was entertaining and really fun to watch, while I did the activities on the kid's menu. It took a really long time to get the food out, but it was worth the wait! The Clam Chowder was excellent! It was creamy, kind of chewy, and, with the oyster crackers, crunchy! I also had some of my dad's snow crab, which was fantastic! It was chewy, not to spicy, and had a good amount of seafood flavor.

I give ***** stars for food and ***** stars for kid friendly. I would love to go back there so I can get my own bucket of snow crabs. They were really good, and for the soup, too, since I thought it was delicious. Well, that's all. Bye!

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Mission BBQ

I went to a place called Mission BBQ for dinner. When I first looked outside, I saw they had a Mission BBQ Military Vehicle in the parking lot, which was AWESOME! Though when I got inside, it was a total different theme. Inside, it looked like the inside of a wild west saloon, only with TVs and a soda fountain.

When I looked at the menu, I saw they had a Brisket Sandwich, Spare Ribs, and Baby-B-Back Ribs. They also had Chicken, Sausage, and Turkey. The kids menu had Jr Ribs, a Slider, and a Kid Mac & Cheese. Sides were Green Beans & Bacon (I should have gotten that since I love bacon), Creamed Corn (which my mom got), and Fresh Cut Fries. I got the Jr Ribs, since I love ribs, with fries.

When I got to our table (I ordered first because you order your meal before you go sit), I could see the TVs clearly, but I also saw something else. They had a lot of different BBQ sauces, but the one I was interested in was the Mission BBQ Sauce, which I tried after I got my ribs. Speaking of waiting, it took a very short time for our food to come. When I got my ribs and put the BBQ sauce on, it tasted delicious! The ribs were juicy, and with the BBQ sauce, it was zesty and spicy as well! But the BBQ sauce was too powerful, and eliminated most of the flavor from the ribs. I give **** stars for food and **** 1/2 stars for kid friendly. The reason I give 4 1/2 stars instead of 5 stars is because it is more of an adult type of theme restaurant. Well, that's all. Bye!

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