Chiquitos at Metrocentre


Visited on Friday 19th July 2013

Five years had passed since I last visited Chiquitos the Mexican Restaurant and Bar at Metrocentre.

Chiquitos has always been good and has an amazing atmosphere when you enter the doors and hear the Mexican tunes being played. I really did miss this restaurant and had totally forgot the tasty food, drinks and unique atmosphere it provides.

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I entered the restaurant and was greeted by a friendly waiter who took me to a nice table and recommended what I should try. The first thing I did was open the drinks menu and look for any mocktails they did.

Mocktails Menu

Mocktails Menu

The number of mocktails they do are amazing and my aim is to try all them before 2014. I looked through the list and the ‘Mock-Jito’ caught my eye but there were so many others that looked interesting and will have to be tried in the future.

Mock-Jito

Mock-Jito

The waiter came to the table and gave me some free popcorn and I ordered the drink. Forgot to mention that I had also chosen what I wanted to eat and it was a quick choice because I wanted to eat something healthy. Hot baked wrap was my choice and it was a ‘Goats’ Cheese & Roasted Veg’ with skin on fries, coleslaw and side salad. The assumption was that it would be a small dish with small portions but how wrong was I.

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Drink was amazing and refreshing in the hot weather and the food was tasty but healthy at the same time. I liked how the dish looked and tasted so healthy and the drink had fresh lime and mint leaves mixed into the big glass.

I really recommend this place to anyone who hasn’t tried Chiquitos in Metrocentre (Blue Mall) opposite Pizza Hut. Great Mexican food for all and if you assume it might be spicy place for you to visit then just order something like I did which had no spice at all. Anyways drinks can be tasty and fun to have without alcohol being added so try the mocktails on the drinks menu. I do wish I had some desert but I will next time.

The Walking Dead: Merle Turns Into A Walker


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There is only one more episode to go before Season 3 of The Walking Dead comes to an end. I am sure we have all come to hate and love Merle Dixon in the series. I remember him in the first season where I am certain the audience did not like who he was, American guy who was just racist and thought of himself superior to everyone else.

Well Season 3 has been kind of funny but we have seen that he cares a lot about his brother and it effects Merle how Daryl perceives him. In the episode that aired on the 24th-25th we see that Merle does have emotions and cares what others think of him, he states to his brother that the whole group see him as some sort of devil because he is someone in the World who has to do the dirty work that others won’t.

That is the last scene between the brothers where they are both emotional and trying to patch up. After Daryl says he just wants his brother back and walks out the room we see Merle pack a bag with a rifle and a telephone. There is a lot that happens afterwards with Merle in the centre of it but I won’t go into detail, watch it yourself it’s a good episode of The Walking Dead.

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I loved Merle in this episode sitting in the car outside some booze store drinking away with the music on which suited his bad ass attitude. Was just amazing. The car is surrounded by ‘walkers’ while he is drinking and you can see he doesn’t care and isn’t worried. You can see he has a final stage of redemption planned. I loved the idea of him turning up the music and slowly driving and stopping to make sure the ‘walkers’ kept up with the car. Merle then leads the pack of ‘walkers’ to the Governor’s town and jumps out the car to hide in a building. Merle picks off men one by one without the Governor’s people knowing they are being shot at, they all just assume it’s the ‘walkers’ that came close bit them. Merle has a clear shot at the Governor but a ‘walker’ approaches Merle just after he shoots one of the Governor’s man who was blocking the shot. I wish he had caused total destruction and killed the Governor.

Merle is exposed into the open when he kills the ‘walker’ and falls out of the building door. I felt really sad when I saw the Governor beat up Merle and shoot him. The screen when black after it and Rick and the prison were the next segment. What was heartbreaking was Daryl seeing his brother turned into a ‘walker’ when he died from the shot.

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Daryl sees Merle eating some dead bodies meat and you see Daryl burst out in tears. There is something different to the other ‘walkers’ before, Merle’s eyes are shown in a realistic way and seeing his whole face makes you feel a lot of emotions because you see what he has turned into.

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I think he had good in him and he proved it with what he did in this episode because he was trying to be the good guy for once and take out the threat. Daryl pushes Merle away many times while crying but finally in anger of what his brother has become he stabs him many times in the face and it becomes disfigured. I don’t think anyone would wish that on their worst enemy.

Now I know it’s just a show but it makes you think like no other show ever has on TV that “What would you do in them circumstances”. What I mean is what would you do if the world had become like The Walking Dead and it was hard to trust survivors because they want to survive and could kill the people you are protecting or steal your supplies. There are many emotional effects you would have to suffer when deciding who to save and basically where to stay and survive. Making these choices is the worst thing ever when I thought about it. Some of us are good people but in events even we could be forced to not care about others except the people we trying to protect, might ignore others and let them die for instance.

I like how even in a World like that there are a group of people who are good people. Rick Grimes and his group of people believe in good.

I realised what someone would go through and what Rick Grimes goes through in The Walking Dead when I played the 5 episodes of The Walking Dead game from Telltale Games. Decision you make in that game directly affect your feelings because you see the aftermath.

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Just think though what you would do to survive!

I Cooked & Ate Amazing Pasta


I was in the mood for some pasta today and thought I’d make the extra effort of taking my time and using some nice ingredients to make it taste like heaven.

Poured some water into the little pot and added some salt and pepper, waited for water to boil. Once the water was boiling I added the pasta and stirred every 4-5 minutes to keep it from sticking together.

After about 10-15 minutes the pasta was softer and bigger. I drained all the water out of the pasta and then added some Dolmio Original. Once the sauce started to heat up and mix with the pasta I stirred it a few times and added some corriander.

Pasta in the pot.

I put the lid on the pot to let it steam up while I grated some cheese. After pouring the pasta onto a plate I added the cheese on top.

Pasta with Mature Chedder Cheese. (Delicious Food)

Every mouthful was very nice and just heaven. This was another level of feeling while eating this delicious dish.

My Love For Kettle Chips


I enjoyed munching the Kettle Chips shown below. I usually love the lightly salted Kettle Chips but the local Tesco is actually a garage and does not have a variety of products. I settled for the these ones and they were really nice. (Really good photo with the iPhone 4S)

Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar