Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Whole Story

Today we went to Whole Foods in Bellevue, but they also have locations in Redmond and Seattle. I decided to taste the cupcake there since I realized kids always have to go the store. Why not have a little treat while you're there? Instead of the free cookie why not a cupcake? Well I had the treat, and here is the Whole story...

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 3. This was the hardest one to evaluate because hello, we are in a grocery store! There was an open kitchen so you could watch them make the pastries and desserts. The counter was too tall for me so I had to stand on my very tiptoes to see anything. The bakery was a small corner of the store and it had a very small working space. Also, remember that is a grocery store. For a grocery store the space was pretty normal.

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 4. The bakery lady smiled at me and seemed happy with her job. When she was done giving me my cupcake she asked me if I wanted a free cookie. Other than that when I left that area she said thank you and have a great day. Keep it up!

On service speed, I give it a 5! She carefully picked up my cupcake and graciously put it in a cute cupcake container and quickly put a sticker on it. She gave it to my mom who gave it to me because I couldn't reach.

On taste of food, I give it a 2. It was lemon cake with lemon curd and buttercream frosting and raspberry glaze with a fresh raspberry. The frosting was hard and you had to bite it. It was also sooooooo repulsive that I couldn't even eat it! It is called buttercream for a reason! It just tasted like butter and it made me gag! It was also not sweet at all! Otherwise, there was only about 1/4 of a teaspoon of lemon curd in the middle. The only bite that I had was very good and I wish there was more of it. On the cake hand it was good, not great just good. It tasted normal and it was nothing special. If I had an opportunity of going back there I wouldn't take it.

On appearance of food, I give it a 4. The frosting was beautifully piped and the glaze and raspberry was the perfect touch. The glaze had a beautiful red color and it looked very appetizing. The cake was sticky and had a shininess to it. It looked almost greasy. The decoration on top looked like they took the time to make it pretty. 

On price, I give it a 2. It was $3.00 for a normal and $1.50-$1.75 for a mini. I gave them a lower score than other places with a $3.00 cupcake, because for a grocery store you would expect them to be cheaper.

For a total score of 20/30. If you are having a party, they also have things like tarts, mousse cups, cookies and cakes. If you go to Whole Foods and you want something sweet, then I recommend a mousse cup instead of a cupcake because the cupcakes aren't the best. And that is the Whole story.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not The Winning Trophy

Today I went to Trophy Cupcakes in The Braven (Bellevue), but they also have a location in Seattle. 

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 4. They have a very pretty color scheme of dark brown and light blue. They were playing very depressing music and then they changed it to a strange song in Spanish? There was a white bar with light blue stools and right next to it was a lower bar with shorter stools and a shorter countertop for little kids. That is where I sat just for fun. The store looked a little old fashioned. They have a white counter and white shelves. Behind the counter were white shelves where the extra cupcakes are when they run out of space in the display case. I think that is rather gross! They seemed left out and dusty.

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 3. The person behind the counter seemed bored with her job and tired. She was not interested in any of the things that I had to say and when I asked a question she didn't even look me in the eyes. When we walked in she didn't greet us she just looked at us and walked away. She needs some friendliness help!

On service speed, I give it a 4. She grabbed the cupcake for me when I ordered, but it took her a minute to get a napkin and ring it up. Other than that it was good.

On taste of food, I give it a 4. I got a Triple Chocolate cupcake - that is dark chocolate frosting with dark chocolate cake and chocolate sprinkles. It was moist and a little gooey but I thought that it tasted good that way. It had very rich frosting, but it was a little too tart and it made my tummy hurt after awhile. Other than that it was just normal chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. There was nothing special about it. It was good, but average good. Not special good.

On appearance of food, I give it a 3. The cupcake top was hanging over the sides so far that it looked like a mushroom. The frosting was spread on top, not piped. After that it was rolled in chocolate sprinkles, but they were shaped like squares and not round like typical sprinkles. Every other cupcake had frosting piped on and garnished with a little somethin' somethin', but not mine. It was pretty average. Sometimes adults think simple is special, but I think simple is simple.

On price, I give it a 1. It was very expensive! They didn't have minis but for a normal one it was $3.50-$4.00. For a dozen it is $38.50! I would not recommend this place if you are having a party and need a lot!

For a total score of 19/30. They have great kid flavors like peanut butter and jelly, samoas (girl scout cookie) and s'mores with roasted marshmallow frosting. There was not a bathroom in there and it was very far away so don't drink a lot of water there. For some strange reason everybody who walked in was wearing black!? Good, but not the winning Trophy.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Royale With Cheese

Today I went to Cupcake Royale in downtown Bellevue. They also have locations in Seattle.

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 3. When I first walked in I noticed paper flowers hanging by clear strings that looked like they were floating in air, check it out...

It was very hot in there! I am sure that they didn't have any air conditioning and it was a hot summer day. There was no breeze and I was very uncomfortable. I noticed that all of the cupcakes are in a display case and it was so hot that the frosting on the cupcakes was melting! The store looked sort of run down. The floor looked like my floor in the garage, none of the furniture matched, and it was dirty. The door was wide open so there were bugs flying everywhere around our cupcakes!

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 2. They had very serious faces and they looked like they hated their jobs. They didn't smile and I felt like I was under pressure when I was choosing a cupcake. They looked very impatient and they were tapping their fingers waiting for me to make a decision.

On service speed, I give it a 5! When I asked for my cupcake they took it and put it on a plate immediately.

On taste of food, I give it a 4. I got a "Royale with Cheese." That is chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. That is also a famous line from an inappropriate movie called Pulp Fiction. Don't watch it if you don't believe me. Trust me I am not lying. The cupcake was a little dry on top but when you bit into it it was moist and rich. The frosting was not too sweet, it was perfect! It was also creamy and thick. The frosting was so good that I wish I could only eat the frosting and not the cake. But not as much as my friend, she was literally eating every last crumb...

On appearance of food, I give it a 4.  The frosting looked like it was piped on but then spread very neatly and pretty. Everything was garnished with a little something. Mine was garnished with milk chocolate shavings and so was my friend's. Not a lot of shavings, only about five. It was pretty but they didn't seem to go the extra mile.

On price, I give it a 3. It was the same price as New York Cupcakes! $1.50 for a mini, $3.00 for a normally sized one.

 When you are finished eating the cupcakes you can go out front and play a little ping pong, check it out...

The table looks all gross and old but it works just fine. Also, right next door is an old school barber shop and the guy who works there has a curly waxed mustache and I call him Mr.Mustachio:) If you have time, you have to check him out!

For a grand total of 21/30. Cupcake Royale, I am glad that I came and tried one of your cupcakes. If you go there, you will be glad too. As long as it is not hot out.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

I Believe In Pink!

Today I went to New York Cupcakes in Bellevue and I am so happy that I did! They only have one location right now but they are working on opening another one in Madison Valley.

When you enter the store there is an Audrey Hepburn quote on the wall that starts, "I believe in pink." New York Cupcakes definitely believes in pink!

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 5! When I walked in it smelled like buttercream frosting and it was pink city! There were pink walls, pink chandeliers, pink cupcake embroidered tablecloths, pink outdoor furniture, a pink phone, and just about everything else in the store was pink! I immediately fell in love with it! There were old fashion candy jars filled with classic candies like gumdrops, jaw breakers, candy necklaces and rainbow sprinkles. The store was all tied together with a classic black and white checkered floor.

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 5! The nice lady working there smiled at me and called me sweetie. She was also not annoyed when I asked what just about every cupcake was! And trust me, they have a lot of different cupcakes. It was very hot outside, so my sister and I were very thirsty. The nice lady happily continued to bring us water even though we asked 5 times! Keep it up staff!

On service speed, I give it a 5! When I asked for my cupcake, they took it out of the display case right away and handed it to me on a napkin.

I tried a red velvet mini cupcake with buttercream frosting. On taste of food, I give it a 5! The cupcake was very light and decadent and it had a very rich flavor. It was very moist cake baked to perfection. Even though it is common to do a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, the buttercream complimented the red velvet very nicely. The frosting was sweet but not too sweet. It was delicious!

On appearance of food, I give it a 5! All of the frosting on each of the cupcakes are piped beautifully and neatly on top. The frosting doesn't cover up the whole cupcake, only the center on the top. All of the cupcakes at New York Cupcakes are garnished with something. If it is a cookies and cream cupcake it is garnished with an Oreo. If it is a normal vanilla cupcake it is garnished with rainbow sprinkles and so on and so forth.

On price, I give it a 3:( It is expensive. It costs $1.50 for a mini and $3.00 for a normal sized cupcake. I was so sad because I wanted to give them a perfect score. I just can't deny the fact that it is expensive! $3.00 might seem like a lot for a cupcake, but it is worth every penny.

 If you are like my sister and just like the frosting, then frosting shots are just right for you...

For an overall score of 28/30!!! That is the best score so far in Eating With Emily history! New York Cupcakes take special orders and they deliver. New York Cupcakes is a must try! They have lots of really creative flavors like Broadway Banana Split and Candy Store Salted Caramel. They also have seasonal flavors that change. I believe in pink, I believe in New York Cupcakes, and if you go there you will too!!!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Have Your Dessert And Chew It Too!

Shout out to the Extra Dessert Delights! It is sugar free gum that tastes just like dessert! To all of the adults out there... If you don't want your kids to have dessert, go to your nearest store and get some of this! When your kids put the gum in their mouths and think about eating dessert, they will think they actually are. The mint chip ice cream one really tastes just like ice cream. It has the coldness, the smell and the taste! Sort of like on Willy Wonka when Violet chews the blueberry gum and turns into a blueberry. Except you won't actually turn into the flavor you are chewing. If you're in the mood for something sweet, then go buy yourself some Extra Dessert Delights!!! They come in mint chip ice cream, strawberry shortcake, key lime pie, and orange cream pop.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Emily's Smoothie Eat Of the Week

Congratulations to Jamba Juice! I am proud to say that Jamba Juice is Emily's Eat Of The Week! They are definitely the best smoothie place on the eastside! With a great overall score of 26/30! I wish that I had an award to give them but I guess that I will just have to tell them in person. My mom and I are making plaques this week to hand out. Jamba Juice, you are amazing and you should be thrilled that you are my favorite smoothie place on the eastside!

I'm Lovin It!

Today I went to McDonald's in Bellevue (there are locations everywhere, and I mean everywhere) and I'm lovin it! 

 On decor of restaurant, I give it a 4. It was a renovated McDonald's, it's not old school. It was very modern with stiff but nice red booths and peach wooden tables and egg like chairs. I was sitting at a bar with tall red stools and at the end of the bar there was a tv playing the news and the news today was not very appropriate for kids. Outside, it was a reddish brick restaurant but inside it was a nice modern chic resteraunt. I thought McDonald's was supposed to look like a fast food restaurant!

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 3. The girl who was working didn't really talk to me, and when I asked a question she said the words but she didn't seem like she really cared. Other than that, she didn't interact with us. She was like a girl Napolian Dynamite! Without the skills.

On service speed, I give it a 4. It took about 3-5 minutes to get one smoothie made.

I got a small pineapple and mango smoothie. On taste of food, I give it a 4. They were pretty darned good. It was tangy and fruity, and I could really taste both the pineapple and the mango. They say that it is fresh fruit and yogurt but it is pre-made off site and crushed with ice there. It really tasted like they just make it on the spot. It was very finely blended and there were no chunks of ice or fruit. It was sweet but it almost tasted sour. Maybe the fruit was a little too tangy afterall.

On appearance of food, I give it a 3. The yellow was so bright that it almost looked artificial. After you sipped it down there were frothy bubbles at the bottom of the cup. Other than that, it looked pretty average. 

On price, I give it a 5! It was $2.29 for a small 16 oz. smoothie. 

For a suprising total of 23/30!  They only had three smoothie flavors- wild berry, strawberry banana and mango pineapple. Is McDonald's really healthy afterall? I guess we will never know but to all you kids out there, if you go to McDonald's and you want a McFlurry, think twice because you might want a smoothie instead! 

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Monday, August 22, 2011

No Fruits In Froots

Today I went to Froots, in Evergreen Medical Plaza? In Kirkland.

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 3. It was very colorful with lime green, oranges, yellows and their logo Froots just isn't a smoothie place, it is half cafe too. They have pretty decent food like wraps, sandwiches, soups, salads and burgers. There also is a little place where you can watch the server make your smoothies...

If you need a boost of coffee, half of the shop is Froots and the other half is Tully's Coffee. If it is very crouded, never fear. There are lots of tables and chairs to sit at!

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 2. There was only one lady working there, and she was the first in Eating With Emily history to confront me in a snotty way about taking pictures. Other than that, she mumbled her words so I couldn't really hear her and she spoke very quietly. I think that girl has some improvements to make.

On service speed, I give it a 5. She was very, very fast. I was astounded! I didn't even know that she was making the smoothies and before I knew it I heard "Emily your order is up." Mine and my sister's smoothies both came out at the same time.

On taste of food, I give it a 5! I got an Oreo Madness smoothie (Oreos, fat free milk, fat free yogurt). It was the best because it tasted nothing like a smoothie and tasted like a great old school Oreo milk shake. It was creamy and rich and you got little clumps of Oreo in each sip! Writing this is making my mouth water! Every sip was like taking a bite of an Oreo! There is nothing much to say but yum! They don't just have smoothies like this, they also have very healthy fruit smoothies and they have Red Bull smoothies for all of the adults who need some extra energy.

On appearance of food, I give it a 3. They put the smoothie in a clear generic cup with no logo on it. It just looked like a normal Costco cup and you know what? probably was!!! The straws were way too tall, so while I was trying to take a sip I realized that it was helping me with my posture! You could see the Oreos in the smoothie and it looked fresh and just made. It was hard to hold myself back from drinking it while I was taking the picture!

On price, I give it a 4. For a 16 oz. it is $3.99 but they also take Prime cards so that would lower the price 20%.

Froots earned a total score of 22/30. Froots is in the Evergreen Medical Plaza which is sort of weird. If you are in the hospital to get your tonsils taken out, then I think Froots just may be right for you!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Pros and Cons

Today I went to the cafe in the Pro Sports Club in Bellevue. Even if you are not a member of the club, you can still eat at the bistro. The Pro Club is very kid friendly and I recommend it for all families.

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 4. It is suprisingly fancy for a little cafe. It is dim lit so if it is night time it would  probably be a little hard to see what you are eating. They have dark wooden tables and comfy padded chairs. They also have a bar with stools overlooking the parking lot. The place is also a snack bar with things from fruit leathers to bageldogs. There are two TV's, one is playing channel 4 news and the other is playing sports. There is a clear glass area where you can watch the staff make your smoothies.
Check it out...

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 4. When I walked into the cafe they greeted me very nicely and politely. Also, when I ordered my smoothie they smiled at me when I was talking to them. When they were making my smoothie they asked me what my name was and how old I was.

On service speed, I give it a 3. It took about 5-8 minutes to get my smoothie.

On taste of food, I give it a 3. I got a Rambuncious Raspberry smoothie. It's made with fresh fruit and it is very healthy for you, it also tasted healthy. It is full of protein. You can feel and taste the raspberry seeds in the smoothie and it was served a little warm and liquidy (not good). It was very sweet and tangy but there was nothing special about the smoothie.

On appearance of food, I give it a 3. It was a thin textured smoothie. It was a pretty hot pink color but it looked a little artificial even though it wasn't. Since the cup is clear you can see everything and you could see the raspberry seeds in the smoothie. Don't leave a half full smoothie on the table because after awhile it will start to separate!

On price, I give it a 2. It was really expensive. They only had 2 sizes, for a 16 oz it was $5.95 and for a 20 oz it was $6.65.

For a totaling score of 19/30. Sometimes when you want something healthy, things just are not what you want them to be. If you are at the Pro Club, you should get a smoothie. It won't be the best ever but it won't be the worst. For sure it will be healthy!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jumping For Jamba!

Today I went to Jamba Juice in Redmond and I am jumping for joy!

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 4. It was very colorful with pinks, greens and yellow.  There were peach wooden tables and chairs and there was also a peach bar with stools looking out to the parking lot and street. They also have a clear glass area where you can watch the people make your smoothies.  If you are hungry for a real meal than they have a refrigerator with salads, sandwiches, fruit and just snacks in it.

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 5! My sister accidentally spilled her smoothie all over herself, the counter and the floor. The staff ran and brought a mop right away and started to clean it up. They gave her a fresh new smoothie without even asking for it. They also gave her a large just to make her feel better. The staff greeted us when we walked in and they all have exclamation marks at the of their name tags to make the names seem happy:)

On service speed, it give a 4. We waited about 3 minutes for our smoothies and they all came out one at a time.

On taste of food, I give it a 5!!! I got a Razzmatazz smoothie (orange sherbet, raspberries, bananas, oranges). You could really taste the fresh and tangy fruit in it and you could tell that the juice was fresh squeezed. My mom got one that was ALL veggies (yuck) and my mom thought it tasted great. I thought that it tasted like seaweed. Check it out...

Yuck! They give you fat straws so you can really inhale the awesomeness of Jamba Juice. They are very sweet so that means that they are the total opposite of Emerald City Smoothie. I think Jamba Juice proves that healthy things don't have to taste bad. These are very healthy for you and they taste great! They have a full serving of fruit in each smoothie.

On appearance of food, I give it a 4. The Razzmatazz had a very bright hot pink color and I thought it looked really pretty. Recalling that pink is my favorite color of course. The color didn't look artificial at all. It was not too thick, not too thin. It was a just right texture.

On price, I give it a 4. All 16 oz smoothies are $3.65. The smallest size was 16 oz.

For a great totaling score of 26/30! If my family was on My Strange Addiction we would all be addicted to Jamba Juice!!! My mom likes me to eat healthy food and I want to eat what's yummy so it is a win win for everyone! I definitely recommend Jamba Juice for families everywhere. They have locations all over town so find the nearest one near you.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Nourish Your Body, Not Your Taste Buds!

Today I went to Emerald City Smoothie in a Bellevue gas station? Um...okay?

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 1. Hello, it's in a gas station! They have their own little space that almost takes up a quarter of the gas station for their shop. The furniture is metal like for a backyard. They have a little area next to the shop that sells protein bars, powder and ostrich jerky? Other shops may look better, and they are all over Seattle and the eastside. This one is in a gas station.

On friendliness of staff towards kids, I give it a 3. The woman working didn't really interact with me that much. She just did her own thing. When I asked her a question she answered me politely. Other than that, she did not talk to me.

On service speed, I give it a 4. It was really quick and she blended my smoothie on the spot.

On taste of food, I give it a 3. I got a mango mania with raspberries. It was a very thick smoothie. They added protein powder to my smoothie and I could really taste it. It tasted very healthy and by that, I mean not good. They made it with fresh fruit and you could really tell that there was no sugar added. It was a little bitter. The Emerald City smoothie is the exact opposite of a milk shake! Emerald City Smoothie is really healthy. Check out all of the healthy smoothies...

On appearance of food, I give it a 3. It looks more like a big mush of fruit...

You can tell that it is it's natural color. No artificial colors added!

On price, I give it a 4. They have a kids menu where every smoothie is 16 oz. and costs $3.95 each...

Emerald City Smoothie earned a final score of 18/30. It is more for adults and adults who like to be fit and work out. You can tell because their motto is "nourish your body." All of the people who I saw getting a smoothie were in workout clothes. I saw a TV show called My Strange Addiction and a guy there was addicted to spinning and personally I think he should come to Emerald City Smoothie!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Walk a mile in my shoes and you will NOT get smoothies. Sorry, tonight I walked 2 miles with my family to an Emerald City Smoothie and it was CLOSED! I am so bummed! Instead I got a blue raspberry and cherry Icee and it was yummy....
In my opinion, Icees are way better than Slurpees. Something about the carbonated-like taste makes it awesome. Sorry 7-11!

Emerald City Smoothie said it would be open at 7:00 am so tune in with me tomorrow to get a real report on Emerald City Smoothie! At least I got some exercise?

I am Back!

I am back from Arizona and the San Juan Islands and I am ready to get back on track with tasting the eastside's best! I had a blast in Arizona. I visited my family and I realized how grateful I am to have such a wonderful family who love me so much. I didn't want to leave Arizona but a few days later we went on a boating trip to Coupeville, Roche Harbor and Friday Harbor (all of those places are in the San Juan islands) and I also made fun family memories there. First, we went to Friday Harbor where a pirate fest was going on and everybody in the marina was dressed in pirate clothes! Second, we went beach combing and saw a family friend. We went sailing on her sailboat to a private island where we roasted marshmallows and had a great time. The next day we went to Coupeville where a HUGE street fair was going on and every tent was selling junk and random junk too. One tent was selling strollers, tents, infant carriers and bandanas all for dogs!!!! It was crazy!!! Right by the tent was a poodle totally dyed PURPLE! It was the ugliest thing I had ever seen! Finally, we went to Roche Harbor, but we just went there to pick up a cab. I ate so much junk food over the past few weeks that I am switching this week from lasagna to fruit smoothies. Follow me today to find out my opinions on the first fruit smoothie place! 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Emily's Sushi Eat Of The Week

Congratulations to Sushi Mojo! I am proud and confident to announce that you are the winner of sushi week! With an overall winning score of 24/30, you have the best sushi on the eastside. If you don't get a chance to go to Sushi Mojo, Sushi Me is also a good place to go this summer. I wish I had a plaque to give to Sushi Mojo but I guess that I will just have to tell them in person. 

Next week I will be going to Tucson, AZ so I won't be able to continue lasagna week that week.  Follow me the following week for lasgana week! 

AA Sushi stands for Awfully Atrocious Sushi

Today I went to AA Sushi in Juanita and I am sorry I did!

On decor of restaurant, I give it a 3. They had plain dark colors like dark red, black and dark brown. They also had small decorations everywhere. They had gorgeous Japanese pictures and paintings everywhere. The counter top was very high so I had to sit on my knees and I am 4'5. The height is not good for kids. The space was pretty but it was mostly just average.

On friendlinesss of staff towards kids, I give it a 2. The waiter did not even recognize I was there and HELLO, I am hard to miss! He did not look at me or talk to me. He gave all of the drinks to my mom and not to me even though I was sitting right there.

On service speed, I give it a 3. Of course the conveyor belt was there so the food was right there but it took about 15 minutes to get our check. Also it took awhile to get our water.

I ordered my usual, a california hand roll...

On taste of food, I give it a 2. The seaweed was crisp and this handroll was decent, but everything else was horrible. I also had edamame, a cucumber sunomono, and shrimp sushi. I could tell that the veggies and the sushi had been on the belt for a long time because they were all warm and mushy and totally unappetizing. It was not good. The california hand roll was only good because it was made it on the spot. 

On appearance of food, I give it a 1. The sushi was made with absolutly no pride. The food portions were the smallest it can get. My mom ordered salmon sashimi and look what they gave her...

There were just tiny amounts of sashimi pieces (more like shreds) and look how it was plated! The grossest part was that you could clearly see the dirtiness of the plates and covers. You could see the fingerprints and it looked like they reused their plates. There was dirt on the plates and it looked like residue of other sushi left on the plate! EWWW! Everything was absolutely filthy.

On price I give it a 5. Weekdays from 11:30am-2:30pm everything on the belt is $1.50. Here are the prices during other times...

An overall score for Awfully Atrocious Sushi is a 15/30. I was so grossed out by the plates and the food that I really didn't want to eat anything. Afterwards, I was looking forward to going to the mall so I could eat lunch! I think the prices are so low because they can't sell any of their sushi (because it is so bad). I definitely do not recommend this restaurant to anyone!


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Portland was Awesome!

 I'm back from Portland and I had the best time ever!!! My fashion design camp was amazing. I designed my own clothes (street style and evening), made them, and wore them while I walked down this runway...

I totally rocked it. I was the first person who went out in the show and Tony Dimitri (famous fashion designer) was at the end of the runway taking pictures of me. There was a professional makeup artist who did my makeup and a professional hair stylist who did my hair. 

While I was in Portland I also went to a very cool, very kid friendly breakfast place called Slappy Cakes where you make your own pancakes at the table ...

If you visit Portland, and if you are a kid, this is where you want to be. You can choose from 5 different batters and lots of toppings like chocolate chips and even bacon! They serve the batter in those squeeze bottles so you can make any shape pancake you want. I made the letter E! I love this place.

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