Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday Dinner 3/14/2012

Good morning and happy Thursday!! Just 2 more full work days and the weekend will be here. Please be safe this weekend as we are expecting a heavy rain storm. Anyway let me get right into it! This weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was based on a text message I received. Not sure if you all are aware that when the Lakers win you can get 5 free boneless wings from "Wing Stop" ( , I believe you send a text to 525377 to sign up, I think. Anyway so I decided to give "Wing Stop" another try, I haven't had "Wing Stop" in 2 years! Yes that is correct 2 years. 2 years ago during the NBA Finals I placed an order with "Wing Stop" by phone and was told my order would be ready in 30 minutes, I actually waited 40 minutes before leaving my house to go pick the order up. Once I got there the place is packed, which is understandable. Wings, basketball, Lakers, OK I get it. However! Once we stood in line for another 20 minutes to be told our order would be ready in 15 more minutes, I started to get irritated. So we waited, then a checked on the order 20 minutes later, still not ready! So I asked to speak to the manager, needless to say she was RUDE, UNHELPFUL and told me to call corporate. OK cool! So we left with NO WINGS! I called corporate the next day, sent an email to the owner of that location and needless to say I not no response and after that I vowed that "Wing Stop" would never get a dime from me because they suck at customer service! So I have been getting text for the 5 free boneless wings for about a year now and I have never used it. SOOOOOO yesterday was the day I decided to take a leap of faith and give them another try! I went to the "Wing Stop" by my house on Vermont and 83rd, its a fairly new location so I figured it was worth trying, boy was I WRONG! So I walk in and the place wasn't that crowded, there were about 10 people eating through out the place. So I didn't have to wait long, so I placed my ordered and I had:

1 Small Fry
10 Boneless Wings (Mild & Hawaiian Flavored)
5 Lemon Pepper Wings (FREE)
2 Ranch Dressings

So I was told my order would be ready in 20 minutes, OK cool. So I took a seat. "Wing Stop" is so WACK for charging for ranch! You order wings at "Art's Wings & Things" and they give you a million and one ranch dressings! Anyway, do you know it took those RATCHETS 45 minutes to complete my order. I forgot to mention that the ratchet who took my order actually needed to put her hands on my phone and read my text message about the free wings! Anyway in 45 minutes my order was ready, so I checked my bag because it was looking a little light! I was like "did they put my wings AND fries in the same container"? HA! Naw they didn't! Them ratchets forgot my damn fries! OK, so now I had to wait another 10 minutes for fries, OK! So I looked at my wings and noticed that the 5 boneless wings that were free were actually bone in wings! OK whatever apparently the ratchet who took my order did not see the word BONELESS in the text message! So my total for everything came up to $10.18 not to bad! So I got home and went to work on my food, I must say that "Wing Stops" boneless wings are good and the bone in wings aren't too bad either. The fries are good too. The thing that throws me off is that they SUPER SUCK at customer service! And that is something that I strongly believe in! I know a lot of people love "Wing Stop" because its cheap and the wings are good but they really need to get their customer service in order! If you search them on you'll see they have horrible reviews based on their customer service which is sad! If you would like to be a "Wednesday Dinner" wing man drop me a line and follow me on Twitter . In closing I'd like to leave you with this "Let your story be your testimony, let your testimony be youe journey, let your journey be your triumph and your triumph be your glory"! Until next week-Ashley

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday Dinner 3/7/2012

Good morning, I hope you are blessed and doing well and looking forward to a fabulous weekend. Before I get into this weeks "Wednesday Dinner", I have to share with you the link for the "Invisible Children" ( Please watch the video and take a moment to listen and pray for these children! Also if possible make a donation and help raise awareness for the capture of Joseph Kony. Now this weeks "Wednesday Dinner" was homemade, YEP that's right! I decided to make soup! This is my 2nd attempt at soup making and I really enjoy it. So last night I made Santa Fe Chicken Enchilada Soup! Of course I added my own twist to it, here's the recipe:

To make it more flavorful, I did the following: 1. seasoned my chicken with pepper, garlic salt and seasoning salt. 2. added chopped onions to the mix and 3. added cheese to the bottom of my soup bowl. I have to say this soup was! And it took less that 45 minutes to make! Once the soup was done I added cheese to the bottom of my bowl, ladled the soup in the bowl and topped the soup with cilantro, tortilla strips and sour cream. I will definitely be making this soup again and if you like soups, I suggest you try making it too. If you'd like to join the "Wednesday Dinner" round table drop me a line and follow me on Twitter In closing, I would like to leave you with this "Each one teach one" until next week- Ashley

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wednesday Dinner 2/29/2012

Gooooood morning!!!! The weekend is almost here so cheers to that! So yesterday we got an additional day and it was officially LEAP day, ayyyeeee! Anyway last nights dinner was short and to the point. This place is one of my secret treasures and I absolutely love it!! Not sure if you guys are up on "CW & Chris Fish & Chicken" ( they are located on Western Ave, 1 block before Gage. This place has some of the best fried fish and chicken I have tasted and I personally think its one of the best fish places in Los Angeles. Because of the weather conditions yesterday, I so wanted something quick and take it home. So here is what I ordered:

3 Item Combo with 2 Sides- Catfish, Shrimp, Oysters, Coleslaw & French Fries
1 Side Order of Hushpuppies

The total for the 3 item combo was $11.70 and the hushpuupies where $1.25, not bad considering all the food I got. CW is a family owned business, its not the nicest looking place inside or outside however the customer service was great and my food was ready when I got there! The fish was very good, well seasoned and nicely fried. The shrimp was ok not my favorite! But the oysters were delish!! I enjoyed those a lot! That was my 1st time trying the shrimp and oysters from there! I probably won't have the shrimp again but the oysters I definitely will! If you are not familiar with CW check them OUT! If you would like to be a part of the "Wednesday Dinner" tribe drop me a line follow up on Twitter In closing I'd like to leave you with this "Don't murder someone who's already committing suicide" until next week -Ashley