jadewarlock - you do have a point, my son will eat anything that is weird or different. If it looks strange or he is told it is "spicy"? Then he wants to try it. He likes to out "weird" and out "spice" his dad. They definitely could have played up to that more since I think it's a common trait in a lot of kids.
I don't think my son would be into meatballs. He's not a spaghetti kind of kid, he actually prefers whole wheat noodles with olive oil and seasoning. He would consider meatballs as part and parcel of spaghetti.
I was sure that Grillbillies would go far since they are serving Bobby type food. At this point, I'm not really sure who will win. I suspect that the Soul Daddy guy may come out of nowhere and surprise us all since we are all focused on the Spice Coast guy winning. It's who I want to win, for sure. Chicken and waffles just doesn't appeal to me. I see his cooking? And I think grease, fat, there goes my diet! I am trying to change our eating styles and choosing places that serve healthy food without crazy large portions, I would avoid Soul Daddy like it was the plague.
Lynne - "Welcome to Moes!" LOL that is our favorite fast casual Mexican. They do a great job on the kid's menu too. They pack a ton of flavor in their food, unlike that bland Chiptole's.
Cilantro lime rice - how is that Mexican?