The Block is a building in Annandale, Virginia. Inside the building, there are multiple vendors that sell different types of food in Asia. One of their vendors is Snocream. Snocream is famous for their bubble tea and ice cream. I got the Passion Fruit Boba Tea and the Matcha Oreo ice cream. The ice cream was delicious.
Passion Fruit Boba Tea
Garlic Noodles with Shrimp
The Block sells food from places like Vietnam and Thailand. I ordered the Garlic Noodles with shrimp from the Thai vendor there and it was very good and tastes a lot like Lo Mein.
There are usually a lot of people at The Block so it may be hard to find seats, especially if you are going with a large group of people. In addition to that, the wait time is a little long but definitely not the worst, compared to Cracker Barrel or Sweetwater.
Overall, I 9/10 recommend you going to the block because the different types of food that they sell there is definitely worth your time if you are going to a smaller group of people.
Cafesano is a beautiful restaurant with affordable food. It allows indoor and outdoor dining. The outside dining area is decorated with beautiful fairy lights. My favorite thing to order is the Chicken Alfredo which is $11.79. It is so delicious. It is Penne pasta with grilled chicken, broccoli and homemade Alfredo sauce. I’ve also tried the Penne with Basil Pesto which is $9.69 and is also one of my favorites.
The wait time is not long at all. Once you enter the restaurant, you choose what you want to order and then you pay at the front. After you pay, the waiter gives you a buzzer. Cafesano is a great restaurant to go to when you’re really hungry. The food comes out about 10 to 15 minutes after you order. Super fast compared to other restaurants like Sweetwater.
Overall, I 10/10 recommend you go to Cafesano for their delicious and affordable food.
Everyone knows what Chick-fil-A is. It is a very affordable fast food restaurant with great food choices, and is most commonly known for their chicken. My favorite thing to get is the eight count nugget meal. The meal consists of the nuggets, fries, and a drink. My favorite thing to get in the morning is the four count Chick-n-Minis meal. The meal consists of the nuggets with bread, hash browns, and a drink.
Overall, Chick-fil-A is a great fast food restaurant with delicious food, and is very budget friendly.
Sweetwater is a somewhat fancy restaurant that has delicious food. Since the restaurant is kind of fancy, the prices for the food is a little pricier than the food at IHop, or Zoup. It has a wide variety of foods like salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken, pasta, beef and ribs, and of course, desserts. My favorite item on the menu is the Short Smoked Salmon Filet, which is $21.00. It comes with marinated and smoked salmon, hickory with broccoli, mashed potatoes with dijon cream on the side. It is so tasty and filling.
Short Smoked Salmon Filet
Even though the food is marvelous, the wait time can be very long so I highly recommend making a reservation beforehand. If not, you might have to wait at least an hour before you get seated. When you are seated, the server brings out a bowl of Ozzie rolls with butter. The Ozzie rolls are so delicious. If you have a chance to try them, you should, and will want more. Besides the wait and price, Sweetwater Tavern is a great restaurant that serves delicious food!
IHop is a great restaurant and has delicious food. There is one that is located in Cezar Plaza where Coco’s Food and Music and Arts is. They are famous for their delicious pancakes. They also sell other foods like chicken tenders and french toast. In addition to that, they started to sell burgers. Their food is also very cheap and affordable. For example, the Original Full Stack Buttermilk Pancakes costs only $5.79. There is also a deal for cheaper pancakes when you go to eat there early in the morning. My favorite thing to order on the menu is the 2 x 2 x 2 which includes two pancakes, eggs, and bacon or sausage for only $6.59. My cousin’s favorite item to order is the Original French Toast which is $6.59. (The french toast is pictured on the left).
The wait time however differs. But, this is common for all restaurants, and at IHop, it isn’t that bad. Overall, I 10/10 recommend going to IHop for it’s tasty and budget friendly food!!
Cracker Barrel is a restaurant that has a southern vibe and serves breakfast lunch and dinner. The food is very tasty and the servers are very kind. My favorite breakfast item on the menu is the “Momma’s Pancake Breakfast”, which comes with three buttermilk pancakes, two eggs, and bacon or sausage for $8.59.
Momma’s Pancake Breakfast
Even though the food and service is delicious, the wait is very long. When I went on Sunday morning, the lady told me that I would only have to wait twenty to thirty minutes. I ended up having to wait an hour and fifteen minutes to be seated. After I was seated, I had to wait for an additional thirty minutes before I got my food. Overall, the food is delicious, but the wait time is very long.