Long have I admired the beauty and taste of a good pina colada, and through my adventures I have discovered both wonderous, and also disastrous pinas. To help other pinas admirers, I have created this handy blog, giving my very own rating of pina coladas in various locations. The journey begins in Frankfurt...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chicago Meatpackers

Chicago Meatpackers - I only recently discovered this restaurant in central Bankfurt, near the giant euro! It's a pretty touristy American themed restuarant, and mega-busy, with cheesy decor but still a nice atmosphere. Reminded me very much of the Yours American bar in Bornheim, but less gloomy (I shall of course do a pina review there :) We were seated near the entrance though, providing entertainment for all the queue-dwellers, waiting to be seated...Very fancy looking bar, but was it a fancy pina colada?

Chicago Meatpackers - 7.20 euros (What? Why the 20 cents? How bizarre...)

Appearance - 4.5/5 - Now that's what I call a pretty pina colada! The typical shaped glass with a fair chunk of pineapple, complete with cherry and neon green straw! How a good pina should look - never subtle, always attention-grabbing. I spotted a high ice content though...

Taste - 3/5 - The tanginess hit me immediately - very pineappley, no doubt due to the pineapple slice. Couldn't really taste the cream so much (which is actually one of my fave things about coladas...)

Texture - 2.5/5 - Not bad, but rather 'bitty' if you follow me; they must have used pineapple juice with the 'bits' in, as we say in England. Also watery towards the end - oh ice, why do you ruin so many a good pina?

Finish - 3/5 - Good, I didn't really taste anything afterwards...hmmm...is this actually a good thing though? Is it not better to be reminded of a good pinas?

Overall - 3/5 - Spot-on with the presentation, just let down in other areas. I see potential though!


  1. It was indeed...I'm sure even better are to come. ;)