Anime Review: Saga of Tanya the Evil (also known as Yojo Senki)

Details: Aired in 2017. Twelve episodes at twenty-four minutes each in this first season. You can watch it on crunchyroll.com

Saga of Tanya the Evil is a fantasy war anime that centers on the character of Tanya von Degurechaff. It’s an entertaining concept that is animated well, paced well, and kept my attention.

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Restaurant Review: Red Lobster

Details: Located at 211-217 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514, among other locations. Official site is redlobster.com.

Not too long ago I went to a Red Lobster and found that every single thing I ordered was some of the shittiest food I’d ever had. Truly, Red Lobster is one of the shittiest places to eat in America. I can see the appeal if you live inland and have no access to seafood. However, if you don’t, there is almost no reason to ever visit this den of shitty food.

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Restaurant Review: Bengal Tiger Indian Food

Details: Located at 58 W 56th St. Fl. 2, New York, NY 10019. The official site is http://www.bengaltigerindianfood.com/

Bengal Tiger Indian Food is an Indian restaurant in midtown Manhattan. They have a pretty good lunch deal, which is what I got.

The lunch deal they have includes two choice of dishes, rice and naan bread for around ten dollars. They have vegetarian options for those who are into that sort of thing. I had the chicken tikka masala and the aloo gobi matar (stir fried potatoes, cauliflower and peas).

The dining area is up a flight of shady looking stairs. It’s a dimly lit, kind of shady looking space. The people working there were fine though and I got the food to go.

Overall, Bengal Tiger Indian Food is a decent place to get Indian food takeout in midtown Manhattan at a decent price. I’d recommend it for lunch during a work day.

Score: 6/10

Restaurant Review: Maki Maki

Details: Located at 1369 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019. The official site is http://makimaki.nyc/

Maki Maki is a relatively new takeout only sushi place in midtown Manhattan. What differentiates this place from other sushi places in the area is the higher than average quality of the sushi, prices which match lower quality sushi options in the area, and their focus on hand rolls.

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Anime Review: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (also known as Kobayashi-san Chi no Meidoragon)

Details: Released in 2017. This is the first season so far. There are thirteen episodes with each episode around twenty-four minutes long. You can watch it on crunchyroll.com.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a slice of life anime with a twist. It’s similar to The Devil is a Part-Timer in that they take a down to earth idea and add the twist of fantasy. It’s a funny, fun anime with a lot of jokes and some fan service.

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Restaurant Review: Dim Sum Palace

Details: Located at 334 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036. The official site is  https://www.dimsumpalace.com/

I didn’t come here for the dim sum, I came here for the takeout. Had the general tso’s chicken lunch special where, as at most place, you get a soup (got corn soup) and rice (got vegetable fried rice) with the chicken. Cost around ten dollars. Overall, it was okay. The vegetable fried rice wasn’t great.

Score: 5/10

Food Cart Review: The Halal Guys

Details: There a number of carts here that are Halal Guys and a number that are imitators. The one cart that is undoubtedly a genuine Halal Guys cart is on the southwest corner of 6th Avenue and 53rd Street, New York, NY. The official site is http://thehalalguys.com/

A number of years ago I came here once under the pretense that this was the best halal cart in New York City. To my recollection, I paid around five dollars for what was arguably the best halal in the city, though not by a wide margin. Fast forward to the present day, and while I can say the food is about the same as it was the last time I had it, the price isn’t.

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