Thursday, January 16, 2014

Best food in a mall....?

So last weekend, we took a trip to West County Mall, to walk around and try to get over all of this cold weather and snow.  When we finished shopping, we had to think about what we were going to do for dinner. We avoid the Elephant Bar outside because of the lack of seating space and the dim atmosphere.  While California Pizza Kitchen has good pizzas and a good kid's menu, it is near impossible to get a seat within 30 minutes, around dinner time.  So, anyways, we start looking around and end up walking into the Food Court.

Generally, we try to avoid the Food Court like the plague for two main reasons:

A: Teen girls
B: Food quality is bad chains or just bad.

When the Asian food restaurant of randomness has their bowl of noodles and meats where the second ingredient is MSG and 3rd ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, we tend to avoid those for their unhealthy foods.  The kids don't want Subway every day and so we looked around.  I was looking around until I saw this:

This place is like a breath of fresh air in a dimly lit mall food court.  This place is great and the food is delicious.  Taco's & More does have tacos and all sorts of things and out of everything there, I order the gyro and the falafel.  The gyro platter was huge:
It was also deconstructed to allow for the buyer to make their own sandwich.  Every part of this, everything on the plate tasted great, like I had gone to a Greek restaurant and ordered it or went to that cool Greek food truck, in St. Louis.  Everything was really good.  I liked it all.  I'd say a good 3 out of 5 stars on this one.

The falafel plate was good as well.  They were properly sized, seasoned and cooked.  Sometimes when you get falafel at other places, it can be dried out on the inside and basically taste like sawdust.  This was the complete opposite.  These were moist on the inside and the moistness was not oil from the frying.  These were good, and definitely better than any food I had expected in a food court.  I'd give them a 3 out of 5.

Now, if you are in the mall and want to try it, then go visit them.  They are a local company, they are just now getting ready to open some locations in the city and will get more of their shops out there in the area.

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