The only relation is….

Posted in Uncategorized on June 27, 2011 by bestranch

You know what goes great with ranch dressing? Free stuff. This is out of character for this blog but today blockbuster express machines are giving away free rentals.


The codes available for free one night rentals are:

At any Blockbuster Express kiosk, get a 1-night DVD rental for free via coupon code “93JBHS6”. That’s tied with last week’s mention as one of the best deals we’ve seen for this service, which is similar to redbox. This coupon is only valid on $1 titles. Some newer releases cost $2.99 for the first night and are excluded from this offer. Click hereto find a Blockbuster Express kiosk location near you. Coupon ends July 1.

Of note, you can qualify for seven additional one night rentals via codes “94RRAP7” “92CMEA2”, “73MLBJ6”, “35AEMR4”, “46MDEB9”, “86ZGDB4”, and “56EHJR7”. (Note you can only redeem one code at a time.)


Good things never come in small packages

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2011 by bestranch

Especially Ranch Dressing.  Its actually pretty simple math.  If something is good, more of it is better. If i order “lots of ranch” then why the hell would a waitress think its ok to give me a tiny shallow warm cup of ranch. Not cup in a good way either. An appropriate cup of ranch for me would be…..Ranch Dressing, adventures in ranch Dressing, restaurant ranch dressing, ranch dressing blog This picture was actually me when i was 3 years old drinking ranch. Look at how happy i was. This was one of the best moments of my life. Ok truth in advertising, this wasnt me, but had i been served this amount of ranch at The Score Bar and Grill in Grand Rapids, MI.

Now i will give them points for having food that goes well with ranch. But in all honesty the food isnt great. To be fair it is typical, they have burgers, fries, pizza, etc. But if you are in Grand Rapids, MI and need a good sport bar for ranch dressing i recommend Peppinos or Uccellos both of which are reasonably priced, have great ranch, and good sports bar food.

Lastly the waitress violated the cardinal rule of food, she brought my fries out 20minutes before my food without my ranch dressing. WTF what am i supposed to do with fries without ranch? Look at them? No thanks.

Freakily similar

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 10, 2011 by bestranch

This is not a typical post, but it made me laugh, and will make you laugh so screw it!

The following link is to a hillarious post about Sriracha Rooster Sauce. But my followers, when you read it please use the word ranch every time you read the word sriracha. It will make you smile.

The link is below.

Insert Ranch when you hear Sriracha!

Fancy Ranch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 7, 2011 by bestranch

Ususually the fancy expensive restaurants do not specialize in ranch. Their usual argument is that their food is so good it doesnt need sauce. BS!. All food needs sauce. Well creme brule doesn’t need sauce but it is pure sugar. Anyways i went to Fleming’s Steakhouse this weekend with some family for a special occassion and dang, they have great ranch. Usually if the food costs over $40 a plate i wouldnt even bother with ranch but i got it with some fancy potatoes and steak and it was out of this world great.

Not only was it good but they give you three different sauces, one of which is crazy spicy and mixes great with the ranch. Yea, i dipped the main course prime rib in ranch, i may have looked dumb but NAM NAM NAM it was so good. I especially also recommend their fancy onion rings in the ranch.

To top it off at restaurants like that you get two waiters which kicks butt because it means you wont run out of ranch. That and its balling.

All that said i don’t know how i can go back to having one waiter and cheap wine at normal restaurants. Oh wait, I’m not rich yet. Crap.

Connors! Small Place, Big Personality, Great Ranch

Posted in Uncategorized on June 3, 2011 by bestranch

The smaller family restaurants always have better ranch dressing than the big chains. One place that i usually go to 2-4 times a week is Connors Family Dining at 5 mile and Haggerty (they also have a Dearborn heights location).

No matter how busy it is, you are always seated in 10 minutes or less. No matter when you go, for what meal, the prices are always low and the food is always great.


The best part is they will serve you whatever meal you want whenever you want it. I often go for breakfast at 10am and decide i want fries and ranch. They accommodate.

Lets get to the best part (for me). The ranch. Not only do they serve it to you in pottery type containers or bowls that keep it cool, its of the perfect consistency. This allows you to get a good amount on your fries or chicken without it just dripping off. Additionally the waitresses are always great and will offer you more if it looks like you are running low (usually should result in 5% extra tip for extraordinary service). Finally almost all the food served goes great with ranch. It also stands alone well on its own (and to be honest i haven’t had their breakfasts with ranch yet).

Overall its a great place, with great ranch.

Double Stuffed

Posted in Uncategorized on May 28, 2011 by bestranch

The best types of food are those you can double up on. You dip things in sauce so that you can make it taste better right? Why not just batter the food in the sauce then dip again. Go for the gold!

I say this because today i went to Mennas. If you aren’t familiar its basically like burritos stuffed with coney island type food. Sooooo good. I order the Chicken Tender CT dub and the best part? You can choose as many sauces as you want for them to put inside the “dub” and then you can request soufle cups of ranch to dip the sandwich in. I personally recommend getting BBQ and Ranch inside the dub and then dipping in more ranch. Honestly the ranch isnt anything special, it tastes like it should and doesnt really stand out in my mind but it just so perfectly complements the food they serve. I highly recommend the “fries” which are like baby tater tots of goodness.

Usually Mennas is only on select college campuses but if you are ever at Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, or Grand Valley State go get a dub. They especially complement drunken and raucous nights of debauchery.

Choosers CAN be Beggars

Posted in Uncategorized on May 18, 2011 by bestranch

I am not picky about many things in life. Ok thats a complete lie, i am picky. But i deserve to be because i am pretty awesome and have worked hard in life to afford myself the opportunity to be picky.

They say beggars cant be choosers, but choosers can definitely be beggars. I for instance choose to go to restaurants that have good ranch and food that will go well with ranch. I only beg that my ranch will be refilled once, twice, or three times during my meal. I’ve never been a waitress, (or a woman for that matter….) or a waiter, but when nobodies in the restaurant you may as well top off my ranch or bring my a new one.

I went to the Box Bar Grill in Plymouth, MI the other day and had a mixed ranch experience.

bbg The food was delicious, i had the pulled pork sandwich and fries which i dipped in ranch. However the ranch was watery (but still good, it stuck to the fries well). Due to the watery nature of the ranch and the speed at which i sopped up the fries it was consumed in like ten seconds. The waitress however was nowhere to be seen. She finally came and asked if we needed anything and i said “yes please i’ll take another ranch”. What does senora stupid do? NOT EVER BRING ME A RANCH REFILL. DAMNIT. I had to eat my remaining 11 french fries without dipping sauce, and the second half of my bbq sandwhich with no cool ranch to cool off the tangy bbq. I WAS NOT HAPPY. The food at the box bar is always wonderful, the drink selection kicks ass, the prices are great, but honestly the service is always awful.

The ranch gets a rating of 6. I would give it an 8 on a pure ranch scale but if there isnt enough of it available for half a portion there’s honestly no point. I wish this was something you could complain about and get a gift card for free food but some people are stupid and dont take ranch as seriously.

I want to build an army, a ranch army. Any takers?

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