Unless you just really need to fill a Mexican food craving, El Tap isn't the greatest idea. The cheese dip wasn't melted all the way, the salsa was way too thin and just overall not a very good tasting salsa. My steak nachos weren't too bad, but even for as cheap as it was, I'm not going back unless I'm just really having a craving for this kind of stuff. Also, I wasn't impressed with the service. My family waited forever for our waitress to bring the check, when we had been ready to leave for a while. It was pretty rude that our waitress barely came to our table and wouldn't help us, even after my sister got up and told one of the waitresses that we needed something.
This restaurant was put in the Galleria sometime this past year, and is has been loved by all since. I love ordering a Philly Cheesesteak, I'm never let down because the food is always cooked right in front of a customer, so the short wait is also worth it. The fries are great, also, but adding cheese wasn't the best option. I don't eat a lot, so the portions appear to be too big for me, but I get so excited every time I get to visit at this mall. This is overall a great restaurant, with locations popping up everywhere! (p.s. Don't forget to ask for punch cards, you have to request these, but they have a buy 7 get the 8th free" deal.)
Henpeck is small grocery store with restaurant at a gas station. I've visited a few times, the first was to buy fried chicken for my family, which was nothing but average and priced too high. The second visit was for lunch on a school day, and I had a great philly cheesesteak sandwich. Again, it was a little pricey for what I got, but it's the ONLY place to eat because it is in a residential area with few businesses nearby. (It's on the corner of Henpeck and 431, so you know I'm serious when I say it's the only place for a bite to eat unless you want to go closer to the interstate and visit the truckstop for a meal!) The location is really good because it appeals to nearby subdivisions who don't want to go into town for a bite, and prefer a quite takeout.
I'm usually nervous about ordering chicken-salad sandwiches, but this place did not let me down. I really enjoyed the food, and even though the dining room isn't very big, the atmosphere was very cute and I would love to go back! It's really a great place to visit for lunch in the Brentwood area.
The bill from this place is always too high, and the food is satisfactory. For a similar country breakfast experience, Cracker Barrel is always a good option. The only thing this place has going for it are the biscuits. Those will never let you down. And, expect to wait no less than fifteen minutes for a table (sometimes forty-five) even though waiting isn't too bad because there are nearby shops to explore. Overall, it's a great place to try once, but won't be worth it to come back to.
I visited just for lunch one Saturday this winter, and I loved the cute atmostphere of this restaurant. I had a brisket and potatoes, which was a great combination, as well as a good value. The place was busy, though, so my three friends and I were seated at a bar, but we still felt really comfortable in this place. There is another Puckett's in Leiper's Fork that we visited this summer that was also a great experience. I recommend trying both!
I visited recently expecting an awesome blossom, but the restaurant has discontinued them. Instead, I ordered fajitas, which were terrible, lacked flavor, and gave me a tiny portion. One of the first times I visited, three years ago, one of the plants above my seat fell on my shoulder and we suggested that they be removed from the restaurant to prevent anyone from being hurt, and the manager didn't seem to care what happened to me and the problem has yet to be fixed. I was shocked how unapologetic he was, after an entire pot of dirt had fallen into my seat! I have visited since, but I don't think I'll come back now that I can't have my onion.
The last time I visited was only because Pancho's was full, so I expected to be able to order the same thing. I was shocked to find terrible salsa, no one in my family enjoyed this at all. Our fajita portions were not only small, but they weren't as generous as Pancho's. Overall, not worth the money and definitely not a great experience.
Comparable to Mellow Mushroom, Pie in the Sky has outstanding pizza and similar dishes. I prefer Mellow Mushroom's calzone over the one here, only because I didn't understand why they put ricotta on it, I usually don't eat that in a calzone. Their carnivore pizza is a great pizza covered in multiple pieces of meat, this is definitely my favorite from the restaurant. I don't come often because it is a bit of a drive from Spring Hill, but the few times I have visited or taken home pizza were worth the price. (Which is a little expensive, but what else would one expect from this great chain?!)
I tried a calzone the first time I visited and there was so much cheese I nearly choked! (Yes, that is a compliment.) I can't review any of the salads or other foods, but the calzones are great, they likely can be split with a friend. The pizza is always good, I enjoy it even heated up in a microwave the next day. I don't know what these people do when they make their pizza, not only is it different, but it is some of the best I've ever had. The only thing is that it stays pretty busy so you might have trouble getting in on a busy Saturday night.