Posts tagged “chipotle

Review: Hell’s Kitchen Chipotle Chocolate Hot Sauce

I received this hot sauce, Hell’s Kitchen Chipotle Chocolate Hot Sauce, as a gift and part of a gift pack with several hot sauces. I am a fan of the show, but not of this hot sauce. I don’t think that this has anything to do with the show outside of having some company slap a logo on it and sell it. Got to love merchandising. But since it is here, I went ahead and gave it a go. For full disclosure, I am a great lover of hot sauces, from super hot to full of flavor. This one did not make the grade. It is high on on acid content and the combination of flavors is just strange. Not because it is chocolate and chipotle, but there is some odd flavor in the background that tastes mechanical or chemical, not sure which yet. Nor will I be finding out. This is the only hot sauce I have ever thrown away right after trying it out. Right into the trash it went, where it belongs. Stay away from this hot sauce and stay away from the set. If it given to you, regift it to someone you don’t like.


Review: The Angry Marlin Restaurant and Coolwater Bar

The Angry Marlin and Coolwater Bar
15605 South Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Telephone: (210) 272-9973
E-mail: gmier@theangrymarlin.com

In recent years there has been an upswing in what I would describe as casual upscale dining on North Padre Island just across the JFK from Flour Bluff and the greater Corpus Christi metropolitan area.  Popular eateries like Dragonfly and Black Sheep Bistro have joined in with long time favorites like Island Italian to create a food scene that’s as varied and vibrant as any in the area.  They each tend to offer something a little more than just your standard dining experience, be it an outdoor area, distinct dining environment, culinary distinctiveness or infused liquors and unique beverages, each is little different and worthwhile to visit.  The Angry Marlin is a welcome addition to the Island dining scene and describes itself as:

“The Island’s newest restaurant experience, where fresh and local ingredients are always a must. Explore the ever evolving menu of seafood and Santa Fe flavors of chile, corn, and beans with a fusion of French and Italian cuisine.”

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