Author: Johnnie Does

Cable Watchers Awaken

October 11, 2019

PG&E was able to accomplish something in the last 24 hours that has not happened since the Loma Prieto Earthquake. They shook all of NorCal to the core. PG&E announced they were going to shut off power to 600-800k homes in Northern California, in 34 different counties. This has been going on, albeit on a […]

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Johnnie Does: Dickey’s BBQ

October 6, 2019

Dickey’s BBQ is a franchised BBQ concept headquartered in Dallas, Texas. They spend a ton of money advertising on cable calling themselves “real, Texas, BBQ.” They had a store in my town….it shut down, re-opened as a Side Burn BBQ, which I aided and abetted in their shut down (RIP). Now they have found a […]

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Johnnie Does Pizza Hut “Stuffed Cheez It Pizza”

September 22, 2019

So, I saw a wild window advertisement at a Pizza Hut around the corner from my office…new Cheez It pizza. Yeah, my neck almost broke it snapped so quick. I entered the store and inquired, because well…like who wouldn’t? The counter guy said it’s actually a stuffed Cheez It pizza…like that makes it better???? He […]

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Johnnie Does: Ariana’s Revisited

September 16, 2019

Ok, so I have gotten a reputation as being both very complementary and also very ruthless. You cannot and will not pull a fast one on Johnnie Does. In my short time as a food critic, I have shut down a restaurant (Side Burn BBQ) as well as provided people with key lunch advice like […]

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Johnnie Does Old Spaghetti Factory

September 12, 2019

By Johnnie Does Spaghetti is a very heavy food and not usually a lunch option, but since the Old Spaghetti Factory is right by my office I decided to take the plunge, as usual we tried it twice. (OSF) is a small family owned business that has grown to 45 stores from its humble beginnings […]

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Conversations with the Naïve: 90 Day Guy

September 6, 2019

By Johnnie Does Greetings folks, I’m taking a break from food reviews as my sodium content has put me almost into “Johnnie Does the ER” levels. So we wanted to report on a conversation with the naïve we had over the past couple weeks with our old friend 90-Day Calendar Guy. Here are the conversations […]

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Burger King VS Jack in the Box TACO SMACKDOWN!

September 3, 2019

By Johnnie Does A passerby on the street approached me saying, “You review food for that website…. I need to know who has better tacos, Burger King or Jack in the Box.” I have never been to either establishment, nor could I believe tacos would possibly be on the menu, so I declined. This person […]

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Johnnie Does: L&L Hawaiian

August 12, 2019

Johnnie is not a big Hawaiian food guy, but he stumbled upon this little joint, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, right near my office and I figured why not. I’ve actually been there several times over the past 2 months, so this is an all-encompassing review. Ambiance: This place is cozy and very small, call it 8-10 […]

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Chevy’s is Broken

July 3, 2019

Johnnie Does had a coupon for a free appetizer if he bought an adult entrée so he decided to visit a Chevy’s location near his office for some good ole American Tex-Mex cuisine. Chevy’s is a chain that has been in and out of bankruptcy for what seems like the last decade. They have a […]

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Johnnie Does: A Meal Kit

June 26, 2019

Meal kits are becoming very popular, with all kinds of players entering this space: Sun Basket, Home Chef, Blue Apron to name few. Recently Albertson’s parent of Safeway bought Plated, and I was offered a free kit with my club card. Johnnie Does loves free stuff, so I had to check this out. The selection […]

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