Yesterday for dinner, my cousins and I went out to eat at a new ramen restaurant in Cascades Overlook. The restaurant is located in a very pretty setting. Once you step out of the restaurant, there are many places that you could go to for dessert. There is also a fire pit that you could sit by. The setting is very cute and decorative.
The waiters and waitresses are very kind and there is no wait time. We were given free seasoned peas and they were delicious!
Every ramen item on the menu is twelve dollars. However, it comes with a lot of ramen. I was very full when I finished my meal.
Braised Chicken Ramen
I ordered the Braised Chicken ramen which was good, but the chicken wasn’t my favorite. I would prefer the Vegetarian ramen.
Overall, I 10/10 recommend going to Manuramen for some delicious food that will keep you full!
Robeks is a store in Cascades that sells delicious and refreshing fruit and healthy smoothies, as well as acai bowls. The prices are also affordable if you get the larger sizes. For example, for the smoothies, the small is around 5 dollars and the medium is around 6. The medium is also a lot bigger than the small.
My favorite smoothie to get whenever I go to Robeks is the Mahalo Mango.
The workers are also very kind and helpful, and there is no wait time!!
Overall, I 10/10 recommend going for a smoothie or acai bowl at Robeks on a hot summer day.
On Valentine’s day, my family and I went to Burton’s to celebrate. I was surprised at how quickly we were seated. The waiter was also very kind and showed us everything on the menu. There was also a Valentine’s day special menu which we also got food from. I forget what it’s called but I got Salmon. It was very delicious.
The only negative thing about Burton’s, is that the price of the food is a little towards the higher end of the scale. I got an appetizer that was $14 dollars. It didn’t come with a lot of food, just a piece of Salmon. The main dish was $34 for some mashed potatoes and Salmon.
However, overall, the food at Burton’s is delicious, the wait time is not long at all, and the waiters are very kind. I would 8/10 recommend going to Burtons!
Thai by Thai has lots of choices of delicious foods that you can choose from. I like ordering the Drunken Noodles. My favorite thing to order is the Kana MooKrob, which has pork with Chinese broccoli, a side of rice for 11.95.
The service is also really good. The people there were all very nice and got me whatever I needed. There is also close to no wait time. They take your order right when you’re ready, so you just have to wait for the food, which comes out in about five minutes. The restaurant is next to Coco’s and is very small, but cute and cozy.
Overall I 10/10 recommend eating at Thai by Thai if you want to try something new or like Asian food.
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.
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.
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!!