Friday, April 1, 2011

New Gaithersburg Heights: Chili's of the Day

As part of my continuing Chili's of the Day series, in which I check out all the local Chili's locations, I decided to go to the one in the shopping center with the nail salon and the arcade, next to the car wash. This one was a lot better than those jokers in the Rockville Chili's, that's for sure. Those guys didn't know authentic Mexican cuisine at all! They had something called "Menudo." What is that? That's a band, not Mexican food.

So anyway, how was it? I got the $20 dinner for two, but I ate it all myself. The fried cheese was delectable, much superior to the crap from the Germantown Chili's. For entrees I had the Quesadilla Explosion Salad, which was a little disappointing but still exploded a lot more than others I've had. Plus it's a salad so it's good for me. The Honey Chipotle Crispy Chicken Crispers® were probably the finest expression of Mexican cooking I've ever had. I felt like I was in Oaxaca, except for the Creed they were playing on the stereo. I also tried the Triple Dipper™ which is basically a cheeseburger -- a cheeseburger de Mexico!

The service was good, they smiled a lot, but they didn't refill my chips and Kicked Up Queso.

Drinks-wise I felt like being healthy so I got the Skinny Patron Margarita, and I even pronounced Patron correctly, like Pah-Trone. I wanted some more though so I also tried a Perfect Patron Reposado Margarita, a Blue Pacific Margarita® and finally a traditional Mexican beer called "Corona." It had a lime in it! The dessert, the Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie® was certainly paradiso! (That's Spanish.)

In all, I'd say this was one of the better Chili's of the Days I've been to. Certainly better than Montgomery Village, but not quite to the level of the Aspen Hill location.