When you are hungry and it's late and you are too tired to whip up dinner, try Firestone Grill. They have great burgers, bbq chicken, tri-tip, salads and even chicken tacos. There is something for everyone. Great food at affordable prices.
I used Chiminello Catering for my wedding a while back, 10+ years ago.
I will never recommend them because I was not impressed. I was warned but I chose not to listen because I fell in love with the facility. I ordered and paid for 100 meals. 30 people did not show up. Although this was not Chiminello's fault, my guests should have been offered an extra plate. I requested on my menu asparagus but was told it was not in season. The owner then said he could julienne carrots, peppers and zucchine and tie them with a green onion strand but instead I got frozen cheap mixed veggies (overcooked). The owners explanation was they didn't have enough time. Well that's your job, make time!
At the end of the reception I saw the workers taking left over food and wine home (that I had bought at Costco and paid cork fees for) During my reception the owner took over the microphone while wearing a dirty and stained apron. I was so inexperienced and should have spoken up but I didn't.
Make sure you demand the food you are paying for. If there are left overs because people don't show up make sure your guests can have seconds if they want. I did not pay for the workers to take home $30 (a plate) worth of food home and when questioned about it give me attitude. Hopefully things have changed.
If I could I would buy Utopia's croissant with almond
paste everyday. It's deceiving because it looks very simple- but oh does it taste good with a cup of coffee.
This DiCicco's makes the best calzones, Italian dressing and Italian bread. If I were in Fresno right now, I'd be eating this meal. They also make great meatball sandwiches, eggplant parmigiana, and other typical pasta meals as well as pizzas. One of my favorites besides the greatest calzones, is the lasagna al forno. Lucky for me I'm only 2+ hours away. Did I mention how great the calzones are? :)
The long waits are indicative of how popular this restaurant is. I've yet to have a bad experience with any of the food I have ordered. The service on the other hand is hit or miss; however, I will admit it has been better lately.
One try and your hooked! The dipping sauces are outstanding and the fries come sprinkled with a delicious gremolata.
CONS: Too pricey for the amount you get.
This is a buffet; therefore you serve yourself. The food is always fresh and delicious. You do not have to be a vegetarian to eat here. S.T. offers chicken in some of their salads, chicken soup and so much more. I have never left on an empty or unsatisfied stomach. As for the workers, they are young but always helpful and clean up after your plate looks empty.
Like all Ross stores this one is no exception, it's a mess. I guess all stores have low expectations of their employees. It's hard to find friendly help when you need it. Also a clean bathroom would be nice.
I can't even rate this place 0 stars because that isn't an option. The last time I was there I was so disgusted by one of the cooks. He literally was coughing all over the mushrooms he was chopping without turning away or covering his mouth. He also coughed all over the grilled cheese sandwich he was preparing for my little girl. I should have known by the way he looked that he wasn't the cleanest person. The sad part is that none of the other workers seemed to mind what he was doing. Unfortunately I paid before the food was prepared and did not feel like making a big stink. $30 worth of food went right into the trash. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
I love this place. I'm there every Thursday and I don't get tired of eating the same thing. You can load up on proteins, they offer chicken, beef and pork. But if you are a vegetarian they offer mushrooms, bamboo, water chestnuts, spinach, onions, baby corn, carrots, zucchini, tofu and much more. You can also choose between noodles and rice or both and the different sauces are from mild to HOT. I have never been able to finish all my food because the portions are big!