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Review: Taco Shack New Smyrna Beach

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I've been to Taco Shack in New Smyrna Beach many times, but I realized I've never done a review on here yet. So today is the day! 

We went to Taco Shack last night for dinner. Kids eat free on Wednesday's after 5 pm, so we took advantage of that last night. They offer several kids meals to choose from, including a quesadilla, taco, burrito, etc. They come with rice or chips, cookies, a drink, and an ice pop. Even not on kids eat free night, their kids meals are affordably priced at $2.99. My favorite dish there are the gnarly nachos. They are great! My husband also likes the sunset quesadilla. I also need to try their taco salad (minus the meat), because I saw someone eating it last night and it looks great.

Taco Shack is a small family owned restaurant. You walk up to the window, order your food, take a seat, and they bring it out to you. It's all outdoor seating and the seating is limited. It's a neat place where the food is tasty, reasonably priced, and you always get good customer service.

My only issue with Taco Shack, which makes me cringe every time I'm there, is the over-use of non-reusable resources. Everything is served on styrofoam plates/bowls, there's plastic utensils, and they offer no recycling for all the soda cans. So there's a ton of non-biodegradable plastic being trashed there each day, and just about everyone throws their soda cans in the trash (which take about 80  years to break down, yet are easily recycled). We always take our soda cans and little plastic cups home to recycle, but I'd love, love, love it, if they would take a step to be more eco-friendly, by using corn-based plates/utensils, which are better for the environment when being made and they biodegrade in the landfill, and if they offered a bin for recycling the soda cans. 

My environmental concerns aside, I'm a fan of Taco Shack and so is my family. We go there a couple of times per month and have told many people to check it out! If go, please take your soda can home to recycle! ;)

- Jacqueline

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Review: MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza in Daytona Beach

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I've been wanting to try MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza at One Daytona for a while. Ever since someone mentioned to me that they offer vegan pizza I wanted to go try it. Last night, I met up with friends from Volusia County Bloggers there. I was finally getting my chance at trying the pizza.

I had a coupon for a free margherita pizza, but since I was ordering it with vegan cheese they said couldn't use the coupon. I ordered the vegan pizza with vegan cheese and added the vegan sausage. Two of the other ladies in our group also ordered pizzas and one ordered a salad. All three pizzas had vegan cheese. I was the only person in the group who hadn't been there before. The other ladies had and all like it.

My pizza arrived and it looked good. It looked better than it tasted, unfortunately. The  menu said that there was garlic on the pizza, but there was such an abundance of garlic that it was the only thing I could taste. It was overkill on the garlic and it choked out any other flavors. And I like garlic! But there were slices of garlic covering the pizza and it honestly tasted like a garlic pizza, it was just way too much. I brought leftover slices home to my husband and kids, who proceeded to say the same thing. It only had a very strong garlic taste. The other ladies seemed to like their pizzas and the one with the salad said "it's not bad."

The waiter surprised us at the end with a complimentary dessert to share, which was a nutella calzone. That was really good! It was far better than the pizza, and I don't even usually eat nutella, but it looked good, I tried it, and I liked it.

I liked the atmosphere at MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza, but was not a fan of the pizza that I tried. I would be willing to go back and try the non-vegan pizza to see if it's better, or order the vegan one again and leave off the garlic since way too much was put on this time around. I will give the place a second chance so that I can take the kids and use my coupon for the free margherita pizza. 

Pictured: Me (Jacqueline), with bloggers from Volley Mom, All Natural Savings, and Finding Happy in Healthy.

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