Today I dined on the Glorious. When I first placed the order I thought it was called the Glamorous. My 3rd grade reading level let me down here. I had visions of singing Fergie’s Glamorous throughout my entire meal. Oh well, maybe one day. The Glorious was lovely. I’m not a big vegan guy but this wrap was delightful. The avocado was fresh, the greens were crisp/leafy and the tomatoes had a nice flavorful pop. Never knew coconut bacon was a thing but yeah… pass. Straight up, you throw some chicken and bacon in this bad boy we’re talkin’ about a 4.7. Meal: 4.3. Experience: A2 placement. Assisted a fellow Co-Worker retrieving her meal in the A1 slot. Destroyed my confidence for a good 45 seconds. 4.1.
Today I dined on the Clam Chowder Bread Bowl. Honestly, I felt bad indulging in a dish that’s so deeply rooted to the New England area. I’ve been intensely rooting against the Bruins the last two weeks of the Stanley Cup. Needless to say, keeping a level head throughout this meal was a challenge. Hard not to see the faces of Marchand, Chara and McAvoy sprinkled throughout my dish. With that being said, the meal was solid. The bread bowl cut was all but perfect, the entire cup of chowder nestled beautifully in the edible bowl. The chowder was creamy, semi-chunky and had a temperature of 97 degrees. Soup Comparison: Campbells. New England Athlete Comparison: Al Horford. Solid. Fundamental. Get’s the job done. Meal: 3.9. Experience: 4.1 (+.2 A1 Placement).
Today I dined on the Fra’Mani Chefs Salad. I carried on my Eat Club tradition of ordering a dish that I do not know how to pronounce. My salad shake was a little suspect which led to a number of #saladproblems. The chic peas hunkered down at the bottom leaving them the last ingredient left standing. The blue cheese never spread which led to a good ole fashioned blue cheese surprise. You know… the classic, “Oh my god did someone poison me oh wait it’s just a big ole clump of blue cheese” bite. Other than showing a lack of athletic ability my lunch was very enjoyable. The ham and turkey, fresh. The lettuce, cool/crispy. The dressing, jusssstt enough mustard pop. Meal: 4.2 Experience: A7 placement. (Lowest drawer. -.2.) 4.0. Salad Shake: 1.8.
Today I dined on the Mexi-Asian Spicy Pork Burrito. Now… Before my meal, Eat Club surprised me with a number of branded gifts: pens, sunglasses, a traveler bag, a football and a nice branded cup. What a great move. Love these guys. Side Note: I will be reviewing the products separately via my Twitter account. They also decked out my Eat Club box with a medal that says, “Most Epic Reviewer”. Honestly my taste buds went numb. I scarfed down the burrito without any food related thoughts. My only thoughts were, “Can’t wait to wear these shades at Splash House!” “This medal… Wow. Now I know what Michael Phelps feels like!” “These pens are so orange!” (My favorite color. Go Orioles!) I ate the whole thing so my subconscious must’ve enjoyed the dish. Meal: 4.1 Experience: 4.8 (-.2 A3 placement).
Today I dined on the Watermelon Feta Salad. This dish was delightful, it screamed summer. The fresh ingredients and mouth watering flavors paired together beautifully in this 4 by 6″ plastic container. The side of feta cheese and peach basil vinaigrette were packed right to the brim. The chunks of watermelon were ever present (7-8 big ole chunks). The pecans (also packed separately) were glossy, crunchy and just straight up beautiful. The arugula was a nice lil’ change-up, the sweetness of the other ingredients helped dampen the usual strong/overpowering zest arugula usually brings to the table. Not sure if this is on Eat Club or a nod to my underrated athletic ability but the salad shake was absolutely flawless; one of the best of my life. Each bite contained the perfect amount of dressing. Fantastic meal. Would recommend to a friend. Meal: 4.4 Experience: 4.2 (A5 placement. A friend of mine bragged about his A1 placement. We are no longer friends).
Today I dined on the BBQ Boneless Ribs Plate. I’ve been craving ribs for quite sometime and this meal most definitely scratched my rib itch. The meal came with baked beans, cornbread, spinach and a nice cup of BBQ sauce. I did not eat the spinach or even look at it…. When I’m eating ribs no vegetable will be consumed unless it’s Momma Bierly’s Kentucky Sweet Corn. WOOO WIII!!! The sweet/tangy BBQ sauce was lovely. I was most definitely, “Lost in the sauce.” As the Instagram kids say. I finished up my meal with a good ole’ fashioned opened face baked bean, cornbread sandwich. Momma Bierly taught me that one. Solid Meal: 4.1 Experience: A5 placement. (-.1) 4.0.
Today I dined on the Lemongrass Pork. Eat Club describes this meal as “traditional” and I could not agree more. This dish is the Tim Duncan of Eat Club meals. Unassuming, solid, fundamental. The Lemongrass Pork is a hard hat and shovel experience. It’s not going to razzle-dazzla ya with some flashy alley-oop and mock the opposing team. No. This meal blocks shots, this meal sets hard screens, this meal grabs offensive boards, Athlete Comparison: PJ Tucker, Patrice Bergeron, David Eckstein. Meal: 4.1. Experience: A2 placement 4.0.