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chairmenmeow47
09-13-2010, 04:12 PM
since dylan is too lazy to make his own thread, i will be his secretary. he would like to discuss awesome places to eat and drink in arizona. GO!

leo01g
09-13-2010, 04:21 PM
Thee Pitts Again. Sophmore year of college my roommates and I decided to go on a late night friday after just watching it on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. 5 blunts later we had amazing barbeque.

locachica73
09-13-2010, 05:14 PM
Wild Tuna sushi on 7th Street and Thunderbird is my favorite sushi, they have a 20% off your entire ticket for happy hour before 6 and they have this arachnophobia roll that is FABULOUS!!!

gaypalmsprings
09-13-2010, 05:15 PM
In-N-Out

westcoastpirate
09-13-2010, 05:17 PM
Where's the cheapest place to buy 4 Loko in the Greater Phoenix Area?

locachica73
09-13-2010, 05:18 PM
My son says the drive through liquor store on Greenway and 32nd street. Such a proud mamma moment.

leo01g
09-13-2010, 05:18 PM
Your nearest liquor store?

shakermaker113
09-13-2010, 06:37 PM
for a moment I thought dylan was opening a restaurant.

westcoastpirate
09-13-2010, 08:01 PM
My son says the drive through liquor store on Greenway and 32nd street. Such a proud mamma moment.

Brown pride!

captncrzy
09-13-2010, 08:33 PM
Chelsea's Kitchen is one of my favs. It's a special occasion place though.


Mi Nidito in Tucson
Bobo's in Tucson
Postino's Wine Bar (worth it for the bruchetta alone)
Cibo's
Los Dos Molinos
The original Garcias
Med Fresh

Mr. Fuzz
09-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Panchos on South Central and Ah-So's.

TomAz
09-14-2010, 06:15 AM
pricey:
Binkley's
Zinc
Cowboy Ciao
Lon's
Eddie V's

less pricey:
The Persian Room
Havana Cafe
Arriba's
Indian Paradise
Flo's

dirt cheap:
Five Guys
most of the non-chain, somewhat seedy looking mexican places.

chairmenmeow47
09-14-2010, 08:43 AM
LOVE mi niditos. los dos molinos is WAY too spicy for me.

faxman75
09-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Love los dos because of the spice but I haven't been there in over 5 years.

As a fatty I would like to recommend the best buffet I have been to in the valley.

Crazy Buffet on Elliot and Priest
Dinner and weekends it's $12.99 and they have just added a mongolian bbq. They also have a sushi bar, crab legs, and your standard buffet selections. Another reason they are not your typical buffet is the food always tastes fresh and they are constantly replenishing, nothing sitting under lights for 4 hours at a time. The place is clean and consistantly busy. Easily the best quality of any other buffet I have been to in the state.

chairmenmeow47
09-14-2010, 08:54 AM
that's right by my work, but i don't trust buffets. i only want minimal kitchen staff viewing my food before i eat it, thankyouverymuch.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 09:04 AM
I might have to check that out Fax, I am with Ivy on the buffet worries but I love crab legs and can't stand the idea of spending $30 for 2 legs. Nick and I hit the buffet out at Fort McDowell Casino at least once a month. We have tried to go when it is $9.99 but the wait is ridiculous so we wait till Sunday, it is $5 more but there is no wait and they have prime rib on the buffet. I only eat the crab legs and prime rib though, I leave the rest for other people to touch.

FoxeyLady
09-14-2010, 09:05 AM
Pizza Bianco!!

http://revivephx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/bianco-rosa.jpg

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 09:10 AM
Love los dos because of the spice but I haven't been there in over 5 years.

As a fatty I would like to recommend the best buffet I have been to in the valley.

Crazy Buffet on Elliot and Priest
Dinner and weekends it's $12.99 and they have just added a mongolian bbq. They also have a sushi bar, crab legs, and your standard buffet selections. Another reason they are not your typical buffet is the food always tastes fresh and they are constantly replenishing, nothing sitting under lights for 4 hours at a time. The place is clean and consistantly busy. Easily the best quality of any other buffet I have been to in the state.

I've actually been there for lunch before; it's really close to our office. Maybe I have a weak stomach but I got a minor case of food poisoning.

chairmenmeow47
09-14-2010, 09:11 AM
i still haven't been to pizzeria bianco; i was talking about it the other night. i need to just get a group together and go. i see they re-open today after their summer break. maybe i'll call in a reservation and find people to go later. i also need to use my morton's gift card. i don't have enough to cover a meal for two though, so first i need money to do all these things lol.

faxman75
09-14-2010, 09:18 AM
I've actually been there for lunch before; it's really close to our office. Maybe I have a weak stomach but I got a minor case of food poisoning.

Ouch that sucks. Me and Cesar my roommate hit this place up very very regularly. I'm talking like every two weeks at a minimum. lol. We swear by it and want to buy stock.

faxman75
09-14-2010, 09:21 AM
that's right by my work, but i don't trust buffets. i only want minimal kitchen staff viewing my food before i eat it, thankyouverymuch.

I will say to their credit that the cooks stay in the back and cook. They have one person who works the sushi bar and another who works the mongolian bbq station and maybe a 2 in the back cooking up the rest at most. This place is at the very least above average and we don't bother with any other buffets ever.

faxman75
09-14-2010, 09:25 AM
I have never been to Bianco either.

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 09:26 AM
Golden Budha in the Chinese Cultural Center is great for Chinese food.

chairmenmeow47
09-14-2010, 09:26 AM
i think i lost one of my favourite sweaters there.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 09:30 AM
Pizzeria Bianco was on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on food network the other day. I really want to try it. We should make a plan.

amyzzz
09-14-2010, 09:33 AM
La Pinata at 19th Ave and Osborn.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Has anyone ever heard if they are rebuilding Richardsons? That use to be my all time favorite restaurant until it burnt down.

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 10:39 AM
Richardson's is being rebuilt and I think they are reopening soon.

My 2 favorite lunch places downtown:
Carolina's on Mojave
Tammie Coe Bakery on Roosevelt (for the superb MJ Bread Sandwiches)

Starting to dig the Main Ingredient as well.

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Mary Coyle is pretty goddamn great for homemade ice cream. On 7th Ave between Bethany and Camelback.

Mr. Dylanja
09-14-2010, 10:50 AM
Chino Bandido

Chinese-Mexican fusion, phenomnomnomenal.

There's one in north Phoenix and a newer one in Chandler. The spicy stuff is spicy so be careful, but the cool thing is you can taste test any and everything on the menu (http://www.chinobandido.com/) before ordering. The jerk fried rice and black beans are great and I truly haven't had anything bad there yet.

http://http.cdnlayer.com/smoola/00/00/d8/e91f971dbb5d214a_m.jpg
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2T8KYI94O70/SpstsCU_f7I/AAAAAAAAAXM/9CteLDDGF5E/s720/029.JPG

Mr. Dylanja
09-14-2010, 10:50 AM
More reviews/mini write ups, less listing plz.


Also, great thread Ivysaur :thu

locachica73
09-14-2010, 10:55 AM
I hit the chino bandino place with Ally and Tommy, I concur, it is quite tasty. I didn't know you could sample though. I might have to take Nick there this weekend.

Here is my review for Richardsons, when they reopen. The house margaritas are Prickly Pear which are fantastic. The place is pretty small so getting a table can be difficult but I am a fan of just bellying up to the bar and ordering drinks and food. The bacon wrapped shrimp are quite tasty, not quite as good as the ones in Venice, CA but still good. They have awesome food though, I have never had anything there that wasn't amazing.

Mr. Dylanja
09-14-2010, 11:58 AM
Has anybody been to the Duck & Decanter? I've heard some people swear by it and some people say it's awful or should I say awfowl? Anyways, it's right by my new place and the outside seating area looks like it could be great for the cooler months.

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 12:00 PM
I think it's overrated and overpriced, personally.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 12:02 PM
We use to get lunches catered by them regularly when I worked at Weitz. They have great sandwiches and salads. I have never had anything else from there though.

Have you had Ajo Al's yet? I use to go there for lunch quite a bit too, 16th Street and Camelback. They always had a tasty lunch menu, I always wanted to go back for dinner and margaritas but never quite made it.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 12:03 PM
D, not sure if you like sushi or not but Zen 32 at 32nd Street and Camelback has great sushi and a great happy hour. I haven't been there in awhile but it was another regular spot I use to hit. This thread is making me hungry.

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 12:14 PM
Mary Coyle is pretty goddamn great for homemade ice cream. On 7th Ave between Bethany and Camelback.

I had multiple friends in high school who worked at Mary Coyle's.

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 12:15 PM
D, not sure if you like sushi or not but Zen 32 at 32nd Street and Camelback has great sushi and a great happy hour. I haven't been there in awhile but it was another regular spot I use to hit. This thread is making me hungry.

Zen 32 closed in late August. It was the best sushi place in Phoenix.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 12:16 PM
That makes me sad... I also use to like Stingrays in Scottsdale. Haven't been there in quite some time either. It is probably closed too.

Mr. Dylanja
09-14-2010, 12:16 PM
Delux Burger (http://www.deluxburger.com/)

32nd St. and Camelback.

I'm going to go ahead and say the best burgers in town, at least that I know of.

http://nmgastronome.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/delux04-1023x773.jpg
http://nmgastronome.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/delux03-976x1024.jpg

Definitely a little on the pricey side, a burger and fries will run around $15, but worth the occasional splurge. Awesome selection of draught beer. Heard the happy hour is good but haven't been. Open until 2am seven days a week.

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 12:18 PM
Has anybody been to the Duck & Decanter? I've heard some people swear by it and some people say it's awful or should I say awfowl? Anyways, it's right by my new place and the outside seating area looks like it could be great for the cooler months.

I love the Duck. It'll be around $10 for a sandwich, chips, and a drink. They also serve beer and wine.

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 12:19 PM
You shoud hit up Zoe's Kitchen for lunch. A lot of twists on chicken dishes with a Greek touch, and all lunches come with chips and 1 side (pasta salad, coleslaw, etc...). They also have bomb chocolate cake.

EDIT-I also totally dig Deluxe, good call.

chairmenmeow47
09-14-2010, 12:42 PM
who DOESN'T love a mini-shopping cart full of fries!?!

la perla cafe
5912 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: 623-939-7561

http://www.laperlacafe.net/images/sign.jpg

probably my favourite place to get mexican in the valley. part of that is probably nostalgia, but i love the place. i recommend burritos & enchiladas and not tacos. they do a lot of live music, but you can sit far enough away that you can still talk.

i think it's time for a bad review...

the place
flagstaff, glendale & phoenix

don't ever, EVER let someone talk you into eating here. it's fucking disgusting and has horrible service. it may be cheap, but it's not worth it. they run out of stuff a lot too.

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 12:56 PM
who DOESN'T love a mini-shopping cart full of fries!?!

la perla cafe
5912 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: 623-939-7561

http://www.laperlacafe.net/images/sign.jpg

probably my favourite place to get mexican in the valley. part of that is probably nostalgia, but i love the place. i recommend burritos & enchiladas and not tacos. they do a lot of live music, but you can sit far enough away that you can still talk.
...

The family of one of the guys I graduated high school with owns La Perla. Sundays are the best day to hit up their lounge.

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 01:00 PM
Yum, we used to go to La Perla all the time; I grew up a couple of miles from there.

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 01:03 PM
If you are in any way a fan of Chicken Fried Steak, I HIGHLY recommend this place:

Texaz Grill
6003 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016
www.texazgrill.com

Best Chicken Fried Steak I've ever had, hands down. Better than my grandmas. You'll have to be rolled out and you'll be pretty sure your arteries are clogging, but it's fucking worth it. We used to go there for lunch; for $5.95, you get a giant plate sized slab of steak, mashed potatoes, canned corn, a homemade biscuit covered in gravy.

locachica73
09-14-2010, 01:09 PM
If you like italian food I recommend Tutti Santis, they have 3 locations but I have only been to the one on 16th Street and Morton. I use to go there every year for my birthday, they are great at handling large parties, the waiters have always been hot italian guys, the food is great and they always brought the whole table a flaming shot of ouzo at the end of the meal in celebration.

www.tuttisantiristorante.com

westcoastpirate
09-14-2010, 01:23 PM
If you are in any way a fan of Chicken Fried Steak, I HIGHLY recommend this place:

Texaz Grill
6003 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016
www.texazgrill.com

Best Chicken Fried Steak I've ever had, hands down. Better than my grandmas. You'll have to be rolled out and you'll be pretty sure your arteries are clogging, but it's fucking worth it. We used to go there for lunch; for $5.95, you get a giant plate sized slab of steak, mashed potatoes, canned corn, a homemade biscuit covered in gravy.

The intersection where Texaz is located (16th St and Bethany Home Rd) is great, now with the new Vig, CJ O'Talley's, Richardson's coming back soon, and the Swizzle Inn. And the Rockerij is right up the road. Great location to eat/drink/be merry.

Does anyone have a good review or feedback on St. Francis near 1st St and Camelback?
http://www.stfrancisaz.com/

captncrzy
09-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Also noteworthy; the space that the TexAZ Grill resides in was once upon a time the original Carlos O'Brien's.

I.F.A.
09-14-2010, 02:03 PM
You shoud hit up Zoe's Kitchen for lunch. A lot of twists on chicken dishes with a Greek touch, and all lunches come with chips and 1 side (pasta salad, coleslaw, etc...). They also have bomb chocolate cake.

EDIT-I also totally dig Deluxe, good call.

I'm not exactly sure why, but Zoe's Kitchen makes me gag. Like, literally gag. Every now and again I'll go on a whim thinking, hey, maybe I'm just remembering wrong... but no, I usually can't even finish whatever I order.

Deluxe has the best burgers in town by far. Since I don't eat meat anymore, however, that does me no good. Now I go to Fez for their black bean burger, which is DELICIOUS. I'll still go to Deluxe every now and again for their sweet potato fries though. I love the Aioli they serve with them!

NachoCat
09-14-2010, 04:29 PM
This may not be a popular choice for many reasons but Z-Tejas. I love this place. The Margs are great and the food is even better. yeahhh buddy

Edit: Delux burger is good. Especially the sweet potato fries. Also check out Mojo's frozen yogurt right down the street from there. yummm

mountmccabe
09-14-2010, 04:57 PM
My 2 favorite lunch places downtown:
Carolina's on Mojave

I haven't been to the original location but the North location (Cave Creek and Cactus) keeps me coming back.

Rito's (14th St and Roosevelt,) El Norteno (7th av and Roosevelt) and Asadero (further West and maybe a bit North? I forget) are all top notch Mexican dives.


Mary Coyle is pretty goddamn great for homemade ice cream. On 7th Ave between Bethany and Camelback.

Damn straight.



Chino Bandido

Chinese-Mexican fusion, phenomnomnomenal.

Ehh.

Or maybe I need to go back. They seemed alright but nothing to write home about. Nothing I would crave.



Delux Burger (http://www.deluxburger.com/)

32nd St. and Camelback.

[...]

Open until 2am seven days a week.

Now this I can get behind. I love Delux and love that they're open until 2 am.

mountmccabe
09-14-2010, 04:59 PM
I'm not exactly sure why, but Zoe's Kitchen makes me gag. Like, literally gag. Every now and again I'll go on a whim thinking, hey, maybe I'm just remembering wrong... but no, I usually can't even finish whatever I order.

Deluxe has the best burgers in town by far. Since I don't eat meat anymore, however, that does me no good. Now I go to Fez for their black bean burger, which is DELICIOUS. I'll still go to Deluxe every now and again for their sweet potato fries though. I love the Aioli they serve with them!

I don't think I had quite the same reaction to my meal at Zoe's Kitchen but it def did not make me want any more. Everything was tasteless.

Fez is a great place, too, and their sweet potato fries are quite something as well.

amyzzz
09-14-2010, 05:04 PM
There used to be a Mary Coyle's near Chris-town Mall. Memories. I can't remember the goddamn cross-streets because it ws such a long time ago, but I can picture it in my mind -- 19th Ave and Bethany? God, I'm old.

Mr. Dylanja
09-14-2010, 05:22 PM
That's the one we're talking about, Alzzzheimers.

amyzzz
09-14-2010, 07:14 PM
No it's not, D. The one I'm talking about closed over 20 years ago.

chairmenmeow47
09-14-2010, 07:22 PM
This may not be a popular choice for many reasons but Z-Tejas. I love this place. The Margs are great and the food is even better. yeahhh buddy

they are dead to me. they got rid of the only item on the menu i liked, their black bean & pork nachos.

i really like keegans on ray & 48th street. it's close to my house and they have a pretty good ceaser salad. i just wish you could get the dinner food all day.

daxton
09-14-2010, 07:43 PM
I have no idea why I just read this whole thread.

Mr. Dylanja
09-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Clearly you want me to take you out to dinner.

SoulDischarge
09-14-2010, 11:38 PM
Shouldn't the title be "Dylan! Dillon! Dyllun!'s AZ Restaurant Thread"?

nine day brawl
09-15-2010, 08:24 AM
Oo, have to disagree with The Place, at least for the Flagstaff location. It's delicious and priced well too, portions are always generous.

Little Thai Kitchen in Flag has the best Thai food I've ever had. As the name of the restaurant suggests, the place is tiny. Prices are pretty good too. If you're ordering food and like your food spicy, they have the rating system 1-5, or you could just ask for Little Thai Hot.

Bigfoot BBQ in downtown Flag below Blackhound Galleries has some delicious BBQ that's reasonably priced as well. I believe this place gets a lot of awards for best BBQ in Flag.

Thai Rama (19th Ave and Camelback & Rural and University [?]) has delicious Thai Food as well.

I'm in agreement with Chino Bandido, Thee Pitts, and Ah-So (especially the location west of 59th Ave & Bell).

locachica73
09-15-2010, 08:34 AM
Ray's Pizza (I go to the one at Bell & 3rd Street) has the best pizza by the slice. I love the white pizza and you get 2 slices for $4 with a free drink. I know they also have one up off of Happy Valley and I17. I am pretty sure they have other locations as well. I have always wanted to try some of their other food but can never get past the white pizza, yum.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 09:04 AM
I haven't been to the original location but the North location (Cave Creek and Cactus) keeps me coming back.

Rito's (14th St and Roosevelt,) El Norteno (7th av and Roosevelt) and Asadero (further West and maybe a bit North? I forget) are all top notch Mexican dives.


Rito's is great, as well as El Norteno. I'll have to check out Asadero some time. My co-workers also like La Tolteca and the Ranch Market restaurant.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 09:21 AM
i really like keegans on ray & 48th street. it's close to my house and they have a pretty good ceaser salad. i just wish you could get the dinner food all day.

I hit up the Sweet Tomatoes next door to Keegans.

A couple place you need to try in the Took (Ahwatukee) and report back:

Secreto
4232 E. Chandler Blvd
http://www.secretophoenix.com/
-New restaurant from the ex-wife of the owner of Richardson's. New Mexico cuisine, and has received glowing reviews.

Hillside Spot Cafe
4740 E Warner
http://hillsidespot.com/index.html
-I have been told this is a great place by the guys that run La Grand Orange.

My wife and I like Star of India at 40th St and Chandler Rd (4025 E Chandler Blvd) in the corner of the plaza with Trader Joes and Safeway. Their chiken tikka masala rocks.

Mr. Dylanja
09-15-2010, 09:24 AM
Ray's Pizza (I go to the one at Bell & 3rd Street) has the best pizza by the slice. I love the white pizza and you get 2 slices for $4 with a free drink.

Didn't I suggest this to you once way back when? I love Ray's.

locachica73
09-15-2010, 09:27 AM
Yes, it was way back when I was broken and they didn't deliver so I went with Streets of New York... BLEH. Have you had anything else at ray's besides pizza? I keep wanting to try some of their other dishes. I love when the old lady yells at her kids in what I am assuming is Sicilian.

amyzzz
09-15-2010, 09:38 AM
Ray's is really greasy, so you have to be in the mood for extra greasy pizza.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 09:39 AM
Ray's is really greasy, so you have to be in the mood for extra greasy pizza.

I'm always in the mood for greezy pizza.

locachica73
09-15-2010, 09:44 AM
I don't find it any greasier than any other pizza you get. Especially the white pizza, it is hardly greasy at all.

I.F.A.
09-15-2010, 09:46 AM
The Arcadia Farms cafe at the Phoenix Art Museum. When Lisa G's closed, I was super bummed because they had my favorite sandwich (do you know how hard it is to find a decent vegetarian sandwich in this town that doesn't consist solely of sprouts, mealy tomatoes, and cucumbers? let alone a hot one...), but the Croque Provencal at PAM has definitely made up for its loss. I'm almost obsessed with it. If I were a sandwich, I would marry it. They're a little pricey, so it's definitely not an every day thing. I am, however, going tonight after work. The anticipation. It kills.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/aaeichsteadt/CroqueProvencal.jpg
This is what yum is made of.

Also, since I'm talking about sandwiches, Switch has a pretty good vegetarian sandwich too (even though it's a cold sandwich). Their hummus and salads are also pretty good, and they give you huge portions.

Also, also, on the subject of pizza - Zpizza is the best. That is all.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 10:22 AM
I need to try Z Pizza. I don't know how people feel about the place, but I really like Sauce for pizza and salads. Really thin crust, a variety of unique pizzas (the chicken caesar salad pizza is one of my favorites), and great salad options (caprese salad rules).

Mr. Dylanja
09-15-2010, 10:37 AM
Have you had anything else at ray's besides pizza? I keep wanting to try some of their other dishes.

I admit I definitely do the napkin dab with the pizza there to get some of the grease off. I also request they make the slices crispy. A thin, crispy crust means everything to me in the world of pizza, fuck flimsiness.

The only other things I've had are most of the sandwhiches, wings and salad. Love the salad with their homemade dressing, it's delish. The wings, imo, are just meh. Not bad at all, but not the best by any means. Sandwhiches I'd recommend the submarine if you like Italian, or the steak and cheese with a side of hot wing sauce if that's more your style.

locachica73
09-15-2010, 10:43 AM
Nick gets the cheese pizza and does the napkin dab as well. We have gotten a whole pizza from there and I have noticed the cheese pizza being a little more greasy than the white. I think we have tried the wings there as well and they weren't crispy enough, I hate when the skin on the wings is still chewy. Gross.

Best wings in phoenix area for me... It's a toss up, on the east side of town I recommend Uncle Bears. North side either Santisi Brothers on Bell and I17 or Red Devil on Bell and 28th Street. I always order mine extra crispy. They do the honey hot. Fuck, now I am hungry again.

chairmenmeow47
09-15-2010, 10:45 AM
arcadia farms is fabulous.

went to breakfast at the hillside spot over labour day. the new boy is all about yelp. the food was good, but the iced-tea was abysmal. it's like they shipped in bathwater from somalia to make it.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 10:47 AM
What's the best place to get a slice downtown? I have a couple options within walking distance, but they are nothing special.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 10:48 AM
went to breakfast at the hillside spot over labour day. the new boy is all about yelp. the food was good, but the iced-tea was abysmal. it's like they shipped in bathwater from somalia to make it.

I'm going to have to hit Hillside Spot soon, it looks good. And I'll remember to ask for a Coke instead of iced tea.

I.F.A.
09-15-2010, 10:52 AM
I believe that there's a ZPizza downtown. ;)

captncrzy
09-15-2010, 12:19 PM
I personally think the Arcadia Farms in Old Town is way better than the one at the museum. I suspect it's because of the "ladies lunching" atmosphere, and their patio is awesome to sit on at brunch time. Also, killer breakfasts.

One of my fav breakfast haunts is the Morning Glory Cafe at the Farm at South Mountain. Just reopened for the fall. They use fresh local ingredients. Plus, you're eating on a farm.

faxman75
09-15-2010, 12:34 PM
As far as sports bars go I love Zipps in Scottsdale on Camelback and Via de Ventura. Their Focaccias are really damn tasty. I swear by the Buffalo Focaccia. They are one of the more lively sports bars and by lively I don't mean obnoxious or a bunch of frat boys but more of a white collar, enthusiastic crowd. Good food and good environment.

http://www.zipps-sportscafe.com/

Also for football on Sundays I have been going to the Half Moon at 288 E. Greenway for the past 5 years or so. They have first come first serve private rooms with a few couches and a big screen and a couple of tables. They have hot waitresses and above average Sunday football menu with a reasonably priced half sandwich and cup of soup for about $8. They have a full menu with wings, burgers and salads as well. Very passionate football fans and all the ladies wear football jerseys as well. I highly recommend.

http://www.halfmoonsportsgrill.com/

captncrzy
09-15-2010, 12:36 PM
Oooh, and Butterfields for pancakes.

They used to have Mudslide pancakes but they're not on the menu anymore =(.

PagodasPinkPants
09-15-2010, 12:58 PM
For those of you who hang out on the East Side:

- Lee's Sandwiches (S/E corner of Dobson and Warner): Best banh mi in the Valley. They make their own bread which is super crunchy and delicious. I normally get the #6 (BBQ Pork) it's this neon red delicious pork with jalapenos, cilantro and pickled daicon and carrot. Plus most of their sandwiches are less than 4 bucks! Cash only. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hvw9-KZor-g/SZjxSwFQ3FI/AAAAAAAAAi8/ADowfjlSxeI/s400/Lee%27s+Sandwich.jpg

- Byblos (on the west side of Mill just south of Southern: Great Lebanese food. This is my favorite middle eastern place in town. Great chicken (Shish-Taouk) and lamb (the lamb special - leg of lamb stuffed with a blend of rice, pine nuts, and almond slivers roasted for 5-7 hours until it's falling off the bone SOOO Good) recipes along with the best tomato soup I've had and their Honey Pudding desert (it's hard to explain but it's almost like orange blossom flavored custard with honey and crushed pistachios on top). The owner/waiter is hilarious although some have thought he can be pushy. I've been coming here for years and can't recommend it enough.http://byblostempe.com/kebab.jpg

- Joe's Real BBQ (Gilbert Rd north of Elliot): Awesome BBQ. From the same people as Joe's Farm Grill. Go for the pulled pork. http://www.feastinginphoenix.com/images/joesrealbbqsamplerplate.jpg

- China Magic Noodle (N/E corner of Dobson and Warner in the Lee Lee's): I have only been here once but it was great. They only make dishes using hand pulled noodles. I had the oxtail noodle soup, the noodles were perfect and the broth was rich with out being too salty. Plus they have a window into the kitchen so you can see the cooks making the noodles. http://media1.px.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/Gd2zLmcndMfAtf3fSrUeJQ/l

- Buono's Pizza (S/W corner of Dobson and Guadalupe): I've been going to this place since I was in high school. I've yet to find better pizza in town. There's a 75% chance you'll have to place your order with a 14 year old kid or a bitchy lady from New York, but that's part of the charm. [no pics available]

- Cornish Pasty Co (2 locations: Tempe (University and Hardy) & Mesa (Dobson and Guadalupe)): Like a grown up hot pocket. It's a pastry filled with different meats and fillings. They have everything from traditional (Shepherds Pie: ground lamb with mashed potatoes, carrots, peas and caramelized onions) to adventurous (Chicken tiki-masala) to desert (PB&J). At the mesa location they serve Dogfish 90 min IPA in 30 oz glasses and have Ween and the Pixies on the jute box. http://thedish.freedomblogging.com/files/2009/02/corn2.jpg

- Filibertos (too many locations to list): 24 hr Mexican food. Best consumed when drunk. I recommend: the Arizona burrito, rolled tacos, carne asada fries, super nacho (it's HUGE) and horchata (if you're thirsty)http://atrevetenow.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/filibertos1.jpg?w=297&h=224

That's all I've got for now. I might post some more if they hit me.

I.F.A.
09-15-2010, 01:36 PM
Mmm Cornish Pasties.

westcoastpirate
09-15-2010, 01:47 PM
Dig Lee's and Byblos (stumbling distance from Yucca Tap Room). Will definitely have to check the other places out.

amyzzz
09-15-2010, 02:15 PM
The Original Pancake House on Camelback and Goldwater in Scottsdale (west of Fashion Square Mall) has really awesome crepes. Bring cash because that is all they accept.

faxman75
09-15-2010, 03:22 PM
- Filibertos (too many locations to list): 24 hr Mexican food. Best consumed when drunk. I recommend: the Arizona burrito, rolled tacos, carne asada fries, super nacho (it's HUGE) and horchata (if you're thirsty)http://atrevetenow.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/filibertos1.jpg?w=297&h=224

That's all I've got for now. I might post some more if they hit me.

Good call. They just put one near 32nd st and Baseline in the Gallaghers center. I got the carne asada fries and they were superb. I discovered that the one on Broadway in Tempe was no longer as good as it used to be and started going to Polibertos on Baseline in Tempe which is fantastic by the way.

faxman75
09-15-2010, 03:22 PM
Dig Lee's and Byblos (stumbling distance from Yucca Tap Room). Will definitely have to check the other places out.

I only went to Byblos once and it was very good so I would second that for good Greek food!

Mr. Dylanja
09-15-2010, 03:25 PM
Let's just call 'em all Berto's.


I would be interested in hearing everybody's favorite wing's for those that eat them. I looooove me some chick'n wangs.

HunterGather
09-15-2010, 03:28 PM
mmm...wings...

http://i34.tinypic.com/29fcbhz.jpg

sin213
09-15-2010, 04:50 PM
definitely agree with the Pasty's...it's actually been a while, but used to go there once a week for their Lamb & Mint pasty. mmmmm

and FiliB's is a regular for me. who the hell would anyone go to taco bell with FiliB's representing all thru AZ?

and i shop at Lee's Lee's at least once a month...but usually there just to grab stuff and go. i'll have to try that noodle shop. i love me some good ramen!

and its nice to see all the love for Los Dos Molinos on the first page...i've been going there for over 15 years! love it! started out as a place that would serve us beer while still in high school, but found out the food was amazing and LOVE how spicy, yet flavorful it all was. been going back ever since.

my add to this thread:
"That's A Wrap" (now) on Camelback and 7th St. GREAT WRAPS. can't go wrong with any of the items on their menu.
http://www.thatsawrapphx.com/

I.F.A.
09-15-2010, 05:07 PM
Lee Lee's is amazing!! I used to shop their regularly, but I haven't been in ages. Thanks for reminding me that I need to make a visit. I've eaten at the noodle shop in there, and it's delicious. Highly recommended.

PagodasPinkPants
09-15-2010, 05:39 PM
I would be interested in hearing everybody's favorite wing's for those that eat them. I looooove me some chick'n wangs.

I love wings but haven't fallen in love with any one place. I do like The Vine and Zips (I like the golden wings) tho. Anyone else know where to get good wings?

With all this talk abut chicken I can't neglect Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles. It's exactly what it says: awesome fried chicken and waffles. They also have the sweetest Kool-Aid you've ever drank and outstanding red velvet cake too. Not quite as good as it's cousin in LA Roscoes but pretty damn close. I've only been to the one in PHX but I hear the one in Scottsdale is just as good.
http://loloschickenandwaffles.com/

downingthief
09-15-2010, 08:27 PM
I can attest that the Scottsdale location of Lo-Lo's is fabulous. Leave your arteries at the door.

I will also echo John on Rito's. The best green chile I have had in town, period.

Pizzeria Bianco is a must for everyone. One of the best meals I have ever had.

The "new" Cafe Boa is a fave, too. For those that aren't familiar with it, they brought in Payton Curry to be the executive chef, and Payton is a true talent (and just a really cool guy. I guess I can consider him somewhat of a friend these days). He used to run Digestif in Scottsdale. He's big on everything fresh...veggies (locally grown), meats, everything. He cuts all the meat in house, and also makes some of the BEST fresh mozzarella.

Let's see...other faves:

Tandoori Times
Kyoto
Carolina's
DeFalco's
The Estate House
Cowboy Ciao
El Zocalo
Sassi
Cien Agaves

Wheres the beef?
09-15-2010, 09:36 PM
For those of you who hang out on the East Side:

- Lee's Sandwiches (S/E corner of Dobson and Warner): Best banh mi in the Valley. They make their own bread which is super crunchy and delicious. I normally get the #6 (BBQ Pork) it's this neon red delicious pork with jalapenos, cilantro and pickled daicon and carrot. Plus most of their sandwiches are less than 4 bucks! Cash only. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hvw9-KZor-g/SZjxSwFQ3FI/AAAAAAAAAi8/ADowfjlSxeI/s400/Lee%27s+Sandwich.jpg


All I see is two slices of bread.

seandigi
09-15-2010, 10:41 PM
La Fontanella is an amazing Italian joint off 42nd st. and Indian School. It can be a bit pricey, but well worth the expense. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 07:35 AM
I pass by That's A Wrap everyday on my way to and from work, I always wondered about it, I will have to try it out. I have also had La Fontanella, very good Italian food.

For the wing lovers, try Santisi Brothers, I think they are probably my favorite in town. I have also heard they do a pretty good king crab leg dinner on Saturday nights, I believe I was told you can split 3 lbs of crab with 2 sides each for $30. They also have a great beer selection and about 30 tvs for sporting events.

faxman75
09-16-2010, 07:43 AM
I love wings but haven't fallen in love with any one place. I do like The Vine and Zips (I like the golden wings) tho.

I would second the golden wings at Zips they are quite good a bit sweet and tangy!

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 08:19 AM
...Let's see...other faves:

Tandoori Times
Kyoto
Carolina's
DeFalco's
The Estate House
Cowboy Ciao
El Zocalo
Sassi
Cien Agaves

Tandoori Times?! I'm going to check that out, I love Indian food. And I hope Kyoto is in reference to the sushi place in Scottsdale and not Kyoto bowl. I had Kyoto bowl about a month ago for the 1st time in 10 years and it was gnarly.

faxman75
09-16-2010, 08:28 AM
Kyoto Bowl lol I think it's safe to say that Sean did in fact mean Kyoto in scottsdale. Though I never got sushi there, I had their stir fry where the chef prepares it at the table for you. I assume they do the same with the sushi. I was only there once but it was memorable and very good.

I actually like Garduno's Margarita Factory on Scottsdale Rd./Doubletree Ranch Rd. in Paradise Valley. I think they are a chain but they are really good. They tend to offer the "new mexican" cuisine and are very reasonably priced.

For more traditional mexican I have always liked Tres Margarita's in Tempe. Definitely better than most other mexican restaurants in the valley. Both of these have multiple locations but I wouldn't count on the other locations being as good. I've been to the Tres in Glendale and it was not as great as the one in Tempe.

captncrzy
09-16-2010, 08:44 AM
I can attest that the Scottsdale location of Lo-Lo's is fabulous. Leave your arteries at the door.

I will also echo John on Rito's. The best green chile I have had in town, period.

Pizzeria Bianco is a must for everyone. One of the best meals I have ever had.

The "new" Cafe Boa is a fave, too. For those that aren't familiar with it, they brought in Payton Curry to be the executive chef, and Payton is a true talent (and just a really cool guy. I guess I can consider him somewhat of a friend these days). He used to run Digestif in Scottsdale. He's big on everything fresh...veggies (locally grown), meats, everything. He cuts all the meat in house, and also makes some of the BEST fresh mozzarella.

Let's see...other faves:

Tandoori Times
Kyoto
Carolina's
DeFalco's
The Estate House
Cowboy Ciao
El Zocalo
Sassi
Cien Agaves


I echo Kyoto in Scottsdale. They have great sushi (never tried the teppenyaki).

The Estate House is one of the best meals I've ever had in town. Damn, just great food. It's another "special occasion, dress up place" but the service was fantastic. Great drinks too. I had the pork belly starter and it just made my whole night.

I went to Sassi for a wedding and the food was awesome. Best caprese I've ever had, hands down.

Also, the only place I like to eat chicken wings at is Native New Yorker.

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 10:03 AM
Tandoori Times


I think I've eaten at the one on Bell, and I remember thinking it wasn't the greatest. That was years ago though, and I haven't been back there since.

For Indian, I'll usually go to Flavors of India, on 16th st. south of Camelback, Delhi Palace (if I feel like spending a little bit more - it's probably my favorite for northern style Indian food) on McDowell near Papago Park, or Udupi Cafe, which is a vegetarian southern style Indian place on Scottsdale road (and one of my favorite restaurants - you can tell it's good because Indians actually eat there). They have curries on the menu, but the focus is on dosa, which are these giant lentil crepes stuffed with deliciousness.

Also, for a quick, cheap lunch there's a Chaat deli on 7th st. and Virginia that has these huge samosas for a buck a piece (there is a small selection of other snacks, like bhajis and fried vegetables, but the samosas are where it's at). It's nothing to look at from the street, and non-Indians tend to get a strange look going in (in my experience), but they're the best samosas I've had. They have a large selection of spices and ingredients and ready made foods in their grocery, and they also have a big case of homemade Indian sweets.

sin213
09-16-2010, 10:29 AM
Kyoto Bowl lol I think it's safe to say that Sean did in fact mean Kyoto in scottsdale. Though I never got sushi there, I had their stir fry where the chef prepares it at the table for you. I assume they do the same with the sushi. I was only there once but it was memorable and very good.

I actually like Garduno's Margarita Factory on Scottsdale Rd./Doubletree Ranch Rd. in Paradise Valley. I think they are a chain but they are really good. They tend to offer the "new mexican" cuisine and are very reasonably priced.

For more traditional mexican I have always liked Tres Margarita's in Tempe. Definitely better than most other mexican restaurants in the valley. Both of these have multiple locations but I wouldn't count on the other locations being as good. I've been to the Tres in Glendale and it was not as great as the one in Tempe.

for great New Mexican cuisine, i love to go to the Blue Adobe. i've only been to the location in Mesa, but i'm sure they are all pretty good. some of the best chipotle and wood-smoked flavors you'll ever have.

http://www.blueadobegrille.com/

locachica73
09-16-2010, 10:33 AM
OK anyone got any hole in the wall, quick lunch spots close to downtown? I work at 19th Ave in between McDowell and Van Buren. I only get a half an hour lunch so anything I get has to be something I can get quickly to go. The only places I have found around here are La Canasta, which isn't bad mexican food for a quicky lunch and then Arby's and Jack in the Box. Maybe somewhere I can get a good salad or decent lunch.

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 11:03 AM
Thai Hut on Central and McDowell is good, and I think you can order in and get it to go. El Norteņo is amazing (I think someone else mentioned it in this thread) on 7th ave and Roosevelt. There's a fish & chips place on 15th and Roosevelt (don't know the name), next to the boxing gym. McGurkee's sub shop on 15th ave and Thomas, across from Hamburger works has AWESOME subs - you can also order in ahead for pickup, which is a good idea because there's usually a long line. Fair Trade Cafe, on Central and Roosevelt has pretty good sandwiches, and I think they do salads as well. Old Station Subs is also pretty good - on 13th ave and Jefferson. A new cafe just opened up next to the Lost Leaf, which I've heard good things about but haven't tried yet, off of 5th st and Roosevelt, and Conspire (same street as Lost Leaf) has amazing homemade burritos for $6 that this guy named Alex supplies. Usually. I think he makes them on Tuesdays, so they're a sure bet in the beginning of the week, but sometimes gone by the weekend.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 11:13 AM
I have driven past Thai Hut several times and wanted to check it out but was nervous. I will definitely check it out now. I will see if any of those have online menus. I am sick of mexican food. :)

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 11:15 AM
They have really great pad thai! You should definitely check it out.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 11:20 AM
I am calling in my order now. :)

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 11:47 AM
...McGurkee's sub shop on 15th ave and Thomas, across from Hamburger works has AWESOME subs - you can also order in ahead for pickup, which is a good idea because there's usually a long line...

Nice to see some respect for McGurkee's! Sesame seed buns are where it's at!

PagodasPinkPants
09-16-2010, 12:05 PM
All I see is two slices of bread.

Traditionally bread makes up the bulk of the sandwich. It should be hard and crusty and make up from the majority of the texture of the sandwich. Luckily for you, for an extra 75 cents you can double your meat.

I can't believe I forgot Ted's Hot Dogs on McClintock and Broadway! They use non cased dogs and charcoal broil them to smokey perfection and also have great onion rings. Apparently there's a few of them in the Buffalo area, but the Tempe one is the only shop outside of NY.http://www.roadfood.com/photos/mini_x169.jpg

captncrzy
09-16-2010, 12:14 PM
I forgot about In Season Deli. It's on Mill sort of buried back where the Underground Shop is. They have, hands down, the best chicken salad and the best bow tie pasta salad I've ever had.

downingthief
09-16-2010, 12:37 PM
I think I've eaten at the one on Bell, and I remember thinking it wasn't the greatest. That was years ago though, and I haven't been back there since.

For Indian, I'll usually go to Flavors of India, on 16th st. south of Camelback, Delhi Palace (if I feel like spending a little bit more - it's probably my favorite for northern style Indian food) on McDowell near Papago Park, or Udupi Cafe, which is a vegetarian southern style Indian place on Scottsdale road (and one of my favorite restaurants - you can tell it's good because Indians actually eat there). They have curries on the menu, but the focus is on dosa, which are these giant lentil crepes stuffed with deliciousness.



I've only gone to the Tandoori Times in Scottsdale. I did hear the other one was not nearly as good.

Ummm...I will never, ever eat at Delhi Palace again. Went there some time last year...first, my kid got sick, then my wife, then me. All in a span of about 4 hours. NOT pretty.

downingthief
09-16-2010, 12:47 PM
Tandoori Times?! I'm going to check that out, I love Indian food. And I hope Kyoto is in reference to the sushi place in Scottsdale and not Kyoto bowl. I had Kyoto bowl about a month ago for the 1st time in 10 years and it was gnarly.

Ha! Yes, meant the one in Scottsdale. I like it because the sushi is good, and not overly expensive. The Teppan grill is a great deal too, especially if you split one of the meals. They are plenty big enough to do so.

downingthief
09-16-2010, 12:48 PM
Best Italian Beef sandwich can be found at Luke's on Camelback and 16th st. Deeeeelic!

locachica73
09-16-2010, 12:49 PM
Thank you Amy for the recommendation, I just got done eating my Pad Thai and it was very tasty. I am excited to try a couple other things off the menu as well as some of the other places you recommended. :)

faxman75
09-16-2010, 12:50 PM
I also second Ted's. Forgot about that.

On to Italian Deli's and places to get a good gryos.

Hands down the best Italian Deli in the valley has to be Romanelli's on 35th Ave./Dunlap. I used to make meatballs with their imported from NY sauce from Vincent's and their fresh bread crumbs. I've also purchased their pre made gnocci's, just boil and add some of Vincent's sauce. Yum. Plenty of good italian meats as well.

http://www.romanellisitaliandeli.com/Romanellis/Welcome.html

As far as dining at an italian deli I have to endorse Chicago's own "Guido's" in Scottsdale in the shopping center at Scottsdale Rd and Shea (I think it's an Albertson's shopping center). They have fantastic Italian Beef and the place is also a deli. Always fantastic food and fresh!

http://guidosofchicago.com/

Speaking of Italian Beef sandwiches, this place is a little pricey but it's a real chicago italian beef loaded with your choice of peppers and cheese. I mean loaded! It's the best i've had in the valley and it's a fairly popular place around lunch time.

Luke's. 16th St. and Indian School.
yes this is another Chicago place.

http://www.lukesofchicago.com/

Finally, a couple of Gyros places. One in Ahwatukee and one in Scottsdale both are fantastic and the best i've had in the valley.

Gyros Express is just off of Scottsdale Rd. and Shea
Address in the link below.

http://foursquare.com/venue/606732

Finally, another Illinois joint (though not Chicago). I admit i'm biased.

SW Corner of 48th. St and Elliot

http://nirosgyros.com/

faxman75
09-16-2010, 12:51 PM
Best Italian Beef sandwich can be found at Luke's on Camelback and 16th st. Deeeeelic!

Ha, just posted that!

downingthief
09-16-2010, 12:54 PM
I will see your Romanelli's and raise you a DeFalco's:

http://www.defalcosdeli.com/

faxman75
09-16-2010, 01:02 PM
Nice! I'll have to try that.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 01:14 PM
Can anyone recommend a good mongolian bbq place on the north and/or west side of town? Nick and I want to go but are scared to just pick a place off google search.

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 01:15 PM
I've only gone to the Tandoori Times in Scottsdale. I did hear the other one was not nearly as good.

Ummm...I will never, ever eat at Delhi Palace again. Went there some time last year...first, my kid got sick, then my wife, then me. All in a span of about 4 hours. NOT pretty.

Ooh, that sucks. I'd imagine that getting sick from Indian food is about as bad as it can get... though luckily I've never had any problems with it. Though I did once order a "hot" curry, and they brought me Indian hot instead of white person hot, and I could barely eat it. It was almost painful. learned from that mistake.


Thank you Amy for the recommendation, I just got done eating my Pad Thai and it was very tasty. I am excited to try a couple other things off the menu as well as some of the other places you recommended. :)

I'm glad you liked it!!

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 01:25 PM
Oh, I just thought of another one for you Loca - Athenian Express, just south of Roosevelt, on Central (I think, it's right after the split between Central and 1st ave, so you have to be going northbound to hit it). Their gyros are amazing (how I miss them), and they've got this really great house dressing they use on their salads. You can call ahead there as well.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 01:30 PM
I will give it a try for the salad at least. I have never quite gotten the gyro thing, although the only one I ever tried was in a mall food court. Now that I am a grown up I might have to try it again. I just creep out a little at the thought of lamb meat. But as a grown up I want to at least try it before i poopoo it.

miscorrections
09-16-2010, 01:31 PM
Gyros don't have to be lamb.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 01:32 PM
I thought that was the meat they use. I must be confused with something else. Maybe greek food uses a lot of lamb?

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 01:35 PM
They also have a ton of other options if you're not into the lamb thing - they have a lot of chicken and beef options as well. As I recall the chicken shwarma was pretty good, though I always went for the gyro. It's definitely worth giving it a try again just to make sure. :)

Edit: Traditionally they're ground and spiced lamb, but a lot of places will use a lamb/beef combo, or even all beef. And yes, Greek food uses a lot of lamb in general - mostly because the Mediterranean isn't exactly made up of wide-open pastures, so that's a more accessible protein source than beef. Well, that and fish.

Mr. Dylanja
09-16-2010, 01:51 PM
I'm glad this thread is going so well. Who else wants to go on a weeklong gluttony binge?

mountmccabe
09-16-2010, 01:54 PM
My favorite Indian restaurant was Pasand - mmm, Southern Indian food - out in Mesa but I got rather ill after eating Indian food in Tempe (there was a good deal of wine involved too) and I have more or less avoided it since. Which is a shame. I should, at some point, try to work back into it by focusing on the less saucy options.

I am pretty sure someone repped for Thairama at 12th av on Camelback; I will also push for Sala Thai on 32nd St just North of Shea. Malee's in Old Town Scottsdale has treated me quite well, though Malee's Bistro at Desert Ridge is only worth considering as an OK lunch spot. Passable but unremarkable is Pink Pepper on Bell at 3rd St.

For Vietnamese my favorite right now is Viet Kitchen at Cave Creek just south of the 101 (near the Costco) because it is around the corner from me at work but more because they have amazingly delicious pho. Pho Bang at 17th Av and Camelback used to be right up there but it is now closed. Da Veng on 19th Av just south of Camelback is high on my list but I haven't made it down there.

mountmccabe
09-16-2010, 01:57 PM
I'm glad this thread is going so well. Who else wants to go on a weeklong gluttony binge?

We should pick a type of food and do a crawl. Get tacos or curries at several different places over a long afternoon.

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 02:00 PM
Finally, another Illinois joint (though not Chicago). I admit i'm biased.

SW Corner of 48th. St and Elliot

http://nirosgyros.com/

Niro's is walking distance from my house.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 02:01 PM
I have never had Vietnamese food but would like to try it. I also want to give Indian and Greek food a second try. I have tried both but wasn't all that impressed. I have learned though that it is probably because I went to the wrong spot or tried the wrong things. I just remember the Greek food using a lot of cinnamon and cloves in their meat which I didn't really care for. But I love a Greek salad and Feta cheese is probably my favorite cheese.

Dylan, good work on the thread. I am actually looking forward to food again. I am not much of a cook anymore and have gotten tired of eating at the same restaurants all the time. It will be nice to try several of these places out.

faxman75
09-16-2010, 02:02 PM
I thought that was the meat they use. I must be confused with something else. Maybe greek food uses a lot of lamb?

Gyros commonly use lamb but some places have beef, chicken and other alternatives for your gyros. I <3 lamb.

D$, i've been on a 6+ year gluttony binge. I used to look like this.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs086.snc1/4605_88119091283_666671283_1973901_1617170_n.jpg

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 02:06 PM
Oh, I just thought of another one for you Loca - Athenian Express, just south of Roosevelt, on Central (I think, it's right after the split between Central and 1st ave, so you have to be going northbound to hit it). Their gyros are amazing (how I miss them), and they've got this really great house dressing they use on their salads. You can call ahead there as well.

Not that Athenian Express is bad, but I was disappointed by the portion size of their traditional lamb/beef gyro. If I'm in the mood for a gyro, and this is going to sound lame, I hit My Big Fat Greek Restaurant. For $7 you get a gyro with a huge heaping of meat, and your choice of salad or fries as the side. Athenian Express is around the same price (or more) and they skimp on the meat.

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 02:26 PM
I haven't been there in a while, but their portions used to be huge. (Like, I had a hard time finishing it huge.) That could have changed though - I probably haven't been there in like a year. I hope that you just hit them on an off day and that's not the case!

I liked Athenian's gyros better than MBFGR, but I don't think MBFGR is all that bad in general. Kitschy, yeah, and slightly shameful to admit to liking, but the food is decent.Their lamb souvlaki is amazing, and I love the roasted lemon potatoes (though after I found out how much oil they use while roasting them, I was turned off a bit). They also have this zucchini cake appetizer thing that I really like. I used to have a friend who was a bartender at the location on Scottsdale, so I was there a lot because she'd hook me up when she was working (Then we'd stay after she got off and keep drinking. Good times). Their sangria is the best - and mostly hard liquor.

locachica73
09-16-2010, 02:33 PM
I think I am ok with the less meat version, I hate when a sandwich is overloaded with meat. There needs to be a good meat/bread ratio.

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 02:50 PM
I haven't been there in a while, but their portions used to be huge. (Like, I had a hard time finishing it huge.) That could have changed though - I probably haven't been there in like a year. I hope that you just hit them on an off day and that's not the case!

I liked Athenian's gyros better than MBFGR, but I don't think MBFGR is all that bad in general. Kitschy, yeah, and slightly shameful to admit to liking, but the food is decent.Their lamb souvlaki is amazing, and I love the roasted lemon potatoes (though after I found out how much oil they use while roasting them, I was turned off a bit). They also have this zucchini cake appetizer thing that I really like. I used to have a friend who was a bartender at the location on Scottsdale, so I was there a lot because she'd hook me up when she was working (Then we'd stay after she got off and keep drinking. Good times). Their sangria is the best - and mostly hard liquor.

MBFGR is totally cheesy but they do have a good happy hour. There's a new place at the AZ Center called Brick. They took over the spot where Uno's used to be. I walked over there and the hostess was way too eager to get me seated when all I wanted to do was look over the menu they had posted in the window. It seemed kind of pricey from what I recall. They were blasting some good electronic music though. And I read that they are hosting Cheap Thrills the last Saturday of September.

captncrzy
09-16-2010, 03:00 PM
With all this talk of med food, I'd like to restate the superiority of Med Fresh Turkish Grill on Mill. Their kabobs are superb, they have the best rice and hummus I've ever had, and their chicken plate with rice, greek salad, and garlic sauce is the cat's pajamas.
http://www.medfreshgrill.com/images/large-images/chicken-doner.jpg


Also, for deep dish pizza with homemade sausage and fresh mushrooms, I don't think Nello's can be beat. They also have a killer house salad dressing that you can buy in a bottle. We can't walk out of there without one.

Cibo and Grazie in Scottsdale both have these Nutella crepe thingies with fresh bananas and vanilla ice cream. Pretty much a must-have.

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 03:29 PM
There's a Nello's near our house at 48th St and Warner. I do like their pizza.

EDIT-I just realized this will probably be the thread that gets me to 2,000 posts.

downingthief
09-16-2010, 03:42 PM
I still love Haji Baba in Tempe. Another one of my best "bang for your buck" places. Best thing to get there is the chicken schwerma plate. You get a nice portion of the chicken, plus hummos, tabouli, rice, and a pita for around $7. It is VERY tasty.

westcoastpirate
09-16-2010, 04:04 PM
My wife and I love Lemon Grass Thai Cafe near the intersection of Hardy and Broadway in Tempe. A very nice, small, family run Thai food restaurant that is never more than 1/2 full. Everything we have tried is excellent. Totally dig the Lemongrass Basil.

http://www.lemongrassthaicafe.net/

PagodasPinkPants
09-16-2010, 04:17 PM
Anyone know if there's a place that serves poutine (or at least gravy fries)? That shit is so good and from what I can tell absent from the food landscape. And while I'm requesting things, anyone know where to get good perogies too?

I.F.A.
09-16-2010, 04:21 PM
My wife and I love Lemon Grass Thai Cafe near the intersection of Hardy and Broadway in Tempe. A very nice, small, family run Thai food restaurant that is never more than 1/2 full. Everything we have tried is excellent. Totally dig the Lemongrass Basil.

http://www.lemongrassthaicafe.net/

Lemongrass is awesome!


You can get "wet" (i.e. smothered in white gravy) fries w/ cheese at 5 & Diner. It's not exactly poutine, but it's in the spirit

For the pierogi - there's a Polish deli way out on the Westside, but other than that I don't know.

sin213
09-16-2010, 05:09 PM
a real gyro only has lamb

mmmmmm.....lamb. baaaa

chairmenmeow47
09-16-2010, 06:23 PM
Anyone know if there's a place that serves poutine (or at least gravy fries)? That shit is so good and from what I can tell absent from the food landscape. And while I'm requesting things, anyone know where to get good perogies too?

i think d'arcy something or other's at tempe markeplace sells it, i was there saturday for a fark party.

sassi is amazing, i second that. i went on a date there years ago and LOVED it.

i think i got sick from either dunkin donuts or yc's mongolian grill today. i feel gross.

chairmenmeow47
09-16-2010, 06:24 PM
I'm glad this thread is going so well. Who else wants to go on a weeklong gluttony binge?

i think your week has enough to flake on already :p

westcoastpirate
09-17-2010, 08:06 AM
i think i got sick from either dunkin donuts or yc's mongolian grill today. i feel gross.

I bet is was YC's.

If you're right there for lunch Gandolfo's makes good sandwiches.

M Sparks
09-17-2010, 08:24 AM
Oo, have to disagree with The Place, at least for the Flagstaff location. It's delicious and priced well too, portions are always generous.

I don't see that anyone mentioned it, so I don't know who you are disagreeing with. Maybe I missed it.

But I lived there 20 years and I never understood the appeal. It's actually called Mike & Rhonda's- when they opened the second location, they put up that weird "The Place" sign, but no one in Flagstaff actually calls it that.

They are notable because when Flagstaff established a smoking ban in the early 90's, they declared themselves a "private club" and you had to "join" to eat there, so the ban didn't apply. (It didn't last long)

sin213
09-17-2010, 09:30 AM
I bet is was YC's.

If you're right there for lunch Gandolfo's makes good sandwiches.

is gandolfo's still around?? i used to eat at one in the little strip mall on Univ/Hardy? something like that...amazing subs. but then it just disappeared one day.

downingthief
09-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Really? I thought that place was awful. I've been spoiled by DeFalco's.

chairmenmeow47
09-17-2010, 11:46 AM
i mentioned the place. it fucking blows. one of the few places i've just walked out of do to horrendeous service. don't bring my shit out piecemeal over large increments of time only to tell me you don't have what the fuck i ordered.

gandolfos is eh.

westcoastpirate
09-17-2010, 11:56 AM
is gandolfo's still around?? i used to eat at one in the little strip mall on Univ/Hardy? something like that...amazing subs. but then it just disappeared one day.

They closed the Gandolfo's near Hardy and University but they have another location near Kyrene and Elliot that is still open.

For straight up lunch in the Took/Chandler, we hit up Jason's Deli near I-10 and Ray. I ususally order the California Club and my wife gets the salad bar (all organic stuff which is cool). Free soft serve ice cream for dessert too.

LooseAtTheZoo
09-18-2010, 02:10 PM
I've said it before, but best Mexican food in Phoenix is Reyes de las Torta. Cheap, expensive, lowbrow, highbrow - it demolishes them all.

westcoastpirate
09-20-2010, 12:07 PM
AZ Restaurant Week is happening right now, whatever that means:

http://www.arizonarestaurantweek.com/

captncrzy
09-21-2010, 03:05 PM
Ok, so this BRICK pizza/italian place is about to open or has just opened downtown (they're restarting Cheap Thrillz there--yay!). Look at this effing menu:

http://www.brickphx.com/html/menu.html

Grilled Cheese with Fried Green Tomatoes and Pork Belly?
Short rib, sweet potato, and banana pepper pizza?
White spinach pizza with bacon, mozz, and garlic feta sauce?
Hand cut pasta?
BANANA CHURROS with chocolate?

I'm totally in.


I smell a First Friday or Cheap Thrillz meetup extremely soon.

westcoastpirate
09-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Brick is right across the street from my work, and they have been open for about 1.5 weeks.


...There's a new place at the AZ Center called Brick. They took over the spot where Uno's used to be. I walked over there and the hostess was way too eager to get me seated when all I wanted to do was look over the menu they had posted in the window. It seemed kind of pricey from what I recall. They were blasting some good electronic music though. And I read that they are hosting Cheap Thrills the last Saturday of September.

TheClares
09-25-2010, 06:49 AM
Don't know why I haven't participated in this thread yet, but now is as good a time as any...

I agree with several choices so far, so forgive the redundancy.

Best Mexican restaurant in the state for me so far is "Mi Nidito" in Tuscon. I don't pass through without stopping there.

Best Mexican in the valley for me, the original Los Olivos in Oldtown Scottsdale. Been there with loads of people and everyone always seems pleased with what they get, and I can't get enough of their Carne Asada. The one in N. Scottsdale is good, but something just isn't quite the same, besides the modern furnishings.

Best Pizza is definitely Pizza Bianco. Its almost not fair to consider it a Pizza place, it is gourmet eating, such fresh ingredients. Hate that they don't take reservations and its always a two hour wait, but their Bar next door is a good place to hang if you can get a seat. The Cafe Bianco (only open for lunch, and located further north in Central PHX) makes some awesome sandwiches on the freshest bread.

Best NY Pizza is definitely Ray's, and this is coming from someone who grew up in NJ and loves his Pizza. I spent 8 years in Atlanta and couldn't find anything I'd consider better than mediocre, and Phoenix has several places that are worthy. NYPD Pizza rates pretty well too. Patsy Grimaldi's makes some good Brick Oven pizzas.

Best Pizzeria Italian Food is Redendo's (in Fountain Hills and Scottsdale). Their food overall is as good as any Italian restaurant, their Pizza is really good, but their pastas and sandwiches (hot and cold) are awesome.

Best Chinese food I've had is from Jade Palace in Scottsdale on Shea (they have some other locations I can't vouch for), but again, NY/NJ people take their chinese food seriously, and friends from back east agree that this is as close as they've had outside the metro NY area.

Some other recommended restaurants for me are Earl's Tin Roof and Village Pub Tavern, both in Scottsdale.

NachoCat
09-28-2010, 07:45 PM
Blue Coyote Grill (at talking stick casino)


While the Wandering horse Buffet was over priced and mediocre at best, the Blue Coyote Grill downstairs is a gem! I first went there about 2 months ago for breakfast and it was so good I have been back 6 or 7 times since then. Simple classic breakfast dishes, nothing to fancy. The quality though is top notch. The "2 eggs your way" breakfast is my personal favorite. Scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon and some DELICOUS crispy hash browns. Add a mimosa and a coffee and you have one of the best breakfast dishes ive ever had. I don’t know what they do back in the kitchen... maybe they cook everything in butter, maybe they have the baby Jesus back there blessing each dish as it leaves the grill. Who knows? All I know is it is quite fantastic. The service is also very good. Highly recommended!!!
http://i921.photobucket.com/albums/ad53/nachocat/59043_160486290628505_100000014059203_517708_11618 21_n.jpg

chairmenmeow47
10-06-2010, 02:53 PM
BISCUITS! (http://www.yelp.com/biz/biscuits-phoenix)
4623 E Elliott Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044

(480) 209-1850

this place is new, within the past month or so. dustin & i discovered this after we found that los taquitos wasn't open one night (killer breafast burritos) a bit west on the corner of elliott and 48th street. so we went back in the morning and it is AWESOME. they serve traditional breakfast food with all sorts of biscuit concoctions. the biscuits are amazing. they will thank you about 80 million times because they want to stay in business. they also serve lunch, but close at 3pm. they have signs about some sort of fish fry on friday & saturdays or something.

don't listen to the comments on yelp. i have been several times now and we have always had friendly service, the entrance may be in a weird spot but christ, it's not like you have to do a rock climb to get in or something and the biscuits are stellar. they were not thin at all. the only complaint dustin had was that the hollendaise (sp?) sauce was a bit lemony. the bacon is excellent though, the country ham was good too. i also liked the bite i had of his SOS biscuit concoction. i want to go back after typing all this lol.

westcoastpirate
10-06-2010, 04:51 PM
BISCUITS! (http://www.yelp.com/biz/biscuits-phoenix)
4623 E Elliott Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044

(480) 209-1850

this place is new, within the past month or so. dustin & i discovered this after we found that los taquitos wasn't open one night (killer breafast burritos) a bit west on the corner of elliott and 48th street. so we went back in the morning and it is AWESOME. they serve traditional breakfast food with all sorts of biscuit concoctions. the biscuits are amazing. they will thank you about 80 million times because they want to stay in business. they also serve lunch, but close at 3pm. they have signs about some sort of fish fry on friday & saturdays or something.

don't listen to the comments on yelp. i have been several times now and we have always had friendly service, the entrance may be in a weird spot but christ, it's not like you have to do a rock climb to get in or something and the biscuits are stellar. they were not thin at all. the only complaint dustin had was that the hollendaise (sp?) sauce was a bit lemony. the bacon is excellent though, the country ham was good too. i also liked the bite i had of his SOS biscuit concoction. i want to go back after typing all this lol.

This is good reassurance because my wife and I were planning on walking down there for breakfast with our daughter, but I saw the reviews on Yelp and decided against it.

Totes down with Los Taquitos as well.

captncrzy
10-07-2010, 08:48 AM
We went to Matt's Big Breakfast after we got home from the Arcade Fire show on Saturday. Totally worth the 30 min wait.

Rick and Taylor got pancakes. I got the special--scrambled eggs with hatch green chilies, jack cheese, and pork tenderloin, served with tortillas. It was soooo good.

Mr. Dylanja
10-11-2010, 12:37 PM
I've said it before, but best Mexican food in Phoenix is Reyes de las Torta. Cheap, expensive, lowbrow, highbrow - it demolishes them all.

I went this weekend, and it definitely lived up to the hype. I got the Nortena Torta which had grilled steak, avacado, melted cheese, chipolte sauce and tomato. It was amazing. I also had some of a shrimp taco which was delicious and only cost a dollar. Both their red and green salsa's were good which is a big factor for me (you're only as good as your salsa, imo).

Highly recommended.


Also, you can never go wrong with a glass bottle of Coca-cola!

sin213
10-11-2010, 12:42 PM
mmmmm....real cane sugar.

and i agree. a mexican food joint is only as good as their salsa.

westcoastpirate
10-11-2010, 12:48 PM
My friend and I went to a Mexican restaurant a while back and he asked for a taste of their salsa before he would sit down and eat. They gave him one of those small paper cups full of salsa and he swallowed the cup like a shot of tequila. He then looked at me and said, "Oh yeah, we can eat here." It was a taqueria near 43rd Ave and Glendale, but I forget the name.

sin213
10-11-2010, 12:53 PM
yeah, some places taste like ketchup with chili flakes in it. yuck. i also like places that have a "HOT" salsa that also has flavor and doesn't just burn to burn.

which is why i LOVE los dos molinos.

westcoastpirate
10-11-2010, 02:12 PM
Anyone recommend some good brunch spots?

locachica73
10-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Has anyone had food from that two hippies and a shack place... I have heard good things and they even made the top 25 taco places in the valley. There is one on Dunlap and 7th street and one downtown somewhere as well. Just curious.

I had a good brunch at one of the hilton restaraunts, I just can't remember which one. I want to say either the point tapatio or the point at south mountain, it was many years ago though.

I keep wanting to try this place called Scramble on 7th Street and like Mountain Veiw, I heard they have great breakfasts. Has anyone tried it?

downingthief
10-11-2010, 02:48 PM
Anyone recommend some good brunch spots?

The old El Chorro Lodge used to have a great brunch...not sure about it now since it re-opened.

Arcadia Farms in Scottsdale has tasty stuff for brunch.

downingthief
10-11-2010, 02:50 PM
BISCUITS! (http://www.yelp.com/biz/biscuits-phoenix)
4623 E Elliott Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044

(480) 209-1850

this place is new, within the past month or so. dustin & i discovered this after we found that los taquitos wasn't open one night (killer breafast burritos) a bit west on the corner of elliott and 48th street. so we went back in the morning and it is AWESOME. they serve traditional breakfast food with all sorts of biscuit concoctions. the biscuits are amazing. they will thank you about 80 million times because they want to stay in business. they also serve lunch, but close at 3pm. they have signs about some sort of fish fry on friday & saturdays or something.

don't listen to the comments on yelp. i have been several times now and we have always had friendly service, the entrance may be in a weird spot but christ, it's not like you have to do a rock climb to get in or something and the biscuits are stellar. they were not thin at all. the only complaint dustin had was that the hollendaise (sp?) sauce was a bit lemony. the bacon is excellent though, the country ham was good too. i also liked the bite i had of his SOS biscuit concoction. i want to go back after typing all this lol.

At my old job, we used to refer to Los Taquitos as the "Salty Sisters". Sometimes "Los Boobies".

downingthief
10-11-2010, 02:54 PM
My friend and I went to a Mexican restaurant a while back and he asked for a taste of their salsa before he would sit down and eat. They gave him one of those small paper cups full of salsa and he swallowed the cup like a shot of tequila. He then looked at me and said, "Oh yeah, we can eat here." It was a taqueria near 43rd Ave and Glendale, but I forget the name.

I can officially recommend Padre's in Phoenix. Had the Pollo Relleno. It was quite tasty. Also tried the salmon enchiladas, and it was just as good, if not better.

http://www.padresmexican.com/

captncrzy
10-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Arcadia Farms in Scottsdale has tasty stuff for brunch.

Yesh

Mr. Dylanja
10-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Has anyone had food from that two hippies and a shack place... I have heard good things and they even made the top 25 taco places in the valley. There is one on Dunlap and 7th street and one downtown somewhere as well. Just curious.

I keep wanting to try this place called Scramble on 7th Street and like Mountain Veiw, I heard they have great breakfasts. Has anyone tried it?

There's quite a few Two Hippie's locations and each have a different menu. 7th St and Camelback is a taco location. I've had cactus, ground beef, carne asada and chicken tacos. While they consist of several ingredients, they're pretty basic and don't have all that much flavor to be honest. I have to douse mine in hot sauce to make up for the lack of seasoning.

On the bright side, all the ingredients are fresh, the food's relatively healthy and it's cheap. One $2 taco is all I need for lunch, they're pretty big, or you can get 3 for $5.

There's also a Two Hippie's Magic Mushroom burger place on 7th St and Indian School and a Two Hippie's Pizza Shop on 7th Ave and Maryland.


Several of my friends have eaten at Scramble and none of them have said anything bad about it. I think most breakfast places are good, it's hard to screw up breakfast, imo.

I.F.A.
10-11-2010, 03:47 PM
I've had cactus...

They have nopales? I haven't exactly been avoiding the place, but I haven't been all that keen to try it either. Now I will have to.

westcoastpirate
10-11-2010, 04:08 PM
I can officially recommend Padre's in Phoenix. Had the Pollo Relleno. It was quite tasty. Also tried the salmon enchiladas, and it was just as good, if not better.

http://www.padresmexican.com/

Padre's is my old hangout, I love that place. They have one of the best happy hours in town. And they have cute servers. Fuck it, I'm throwing it out there, next board meetup at Padre's.

westcoastpirate
10-11-2010, 04:10 PM
...There's also a Two Hippie's Magic Mushroom burger place on 7th St and Indian School...

I've only been to 2 Hippies Magic Mushroom Burger due to the hype surrounding it, and it was pretty good. I'd like to go back.

All this talk about salsa and taquerias makes me want to go get wasted and get some late night carne asada french fries.

Mr. Dylanja
10-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Padre's is my old hangout, I love that place. They have one of the best happy hours in town. And they have cute servers. Fuck it, I'm throwing it out there, next board meetup at Padre's.

*noted

I.F.A.
10-11-2010, 04:21 PM
One of Padres' servers drunkenly tried to start a fight with me in another bar. After first trying to pick up on me. He was wasted. Yes, he.

LooseAtTheZoo
10-11-2010, 04:50 PM
I went this weekend, and it definitely lived up to the hype. I got the Nortena Torta which had grilled steak, avacado, melted cheese, chipolte sauce and tomato. It was amazing. I also had some of a shrimp taco which was delicious and only cost a dollar. Both their red and green salsa's were good which is a big factor for me (you're only as good as your salsa, imo).

Highly recommended.


Also, you can never go wrong with a glass bottle of Coca-cola!

Next time man up and go for the Torta Del Rey.

One time, I had the Del Rey and then immediately went and played a torturous game of Ultimate Frisbee. I made a similar mistake when I went to LoLo's Chicken and Waffles before competing in a decathlon.

mountmccabe
10-11-2010, 05:39 PM
Padre's is my old hangout, I love that place. They have one of the best happy hours in town. And they have cute servers. Fuck it, I'm throwing it out there, next board meetup at Padre's.

They also have a large Tequila selection so I'm always happy.

westcoastpirate
10-11-2010, 06:54 PM
If anyone is going to Holy Fuck at the Rhythm Room Monday night I say preparty at Padres.

captncrzy
10-12-2010, 11:04 AM
I wouldn't be adverse to grabbing dinner there.

I.F.A.
10-12-2010, 11:24 AM
I'm not going to the show, but I'd be up for coming by for a drink. The Sunburn is delicious.

westcoastpirate
10-12-2010, 01:13 PM
So a board meetup Monday October 18th at Padres?

captncrzy
10-12-2010, 01:34 PM
What time?

I.F.A.
10-12-2010, 02:05 PM
I get off of work at 5:30, and am only a couple miles away, so I can be there shortly after that. I have a drum lesson at 7:00, so I'll only be able to stick around for an hour or so.

westcoastpirate
10-13-2010, 11:24 AM
I get out of work at 5pm. If I go straight to Padre's from work I'll be there before 5:30pm, but I may have to go home first.

downingthief
10-13-2010, 11:45 AM
Bummer. Will have to miss this one. Daddy duties. :)

locachica73
10-13-2010, 11:47 AM
I have to miss out as well. I am on a no spending money kick until I get my car paid off... But come December we will have to have an Audra's car is paid off happy hour. :)

chairmenmeow47
10-13-2010, 11:48 AM
i prolly won't make it since i'm going out of town on thursday and need to have a day to myself at some point lol.

also, went to haji baba's on apache yesterday for gyros. i have no idea if that's how it's spelled because the sign is in arabic. it was reaaaaaaally good and affordable.

locachica73
10-13-2010, 11:53 AM
Has anyone tried some all you can eat sushi joint down in Mesa? I believe they said it was at Arizona Avenue and Elliott maybe? Someone was talking about it last night and they said it was good and they make all the sushi right there in front of you. I think he said it was only $10/person but apparently if you leave any sushi on your plate you then have to pay for every roll you ate or something. Nick and I love sushi but usually drop $60 or more so it sounds like a great deal if it is actually good.

downingthief
10-13-2010, 11:54 AM
i prolly won't make it since i'm going out of town on thursday and need to have a day to myself at some point lol.

also, went to haji baba's on apache yesterday for gyros. i have no idea if that's how it's spelled because the sign is in arabic. it was reaaaaaaally good and affordable.

LOVE the Haji!

locachica73
10-29-2010, 11:37 AM
I am thinking about ordering Thai Hut for lunch. I am thinking I need to try some curry since I have never had it. Any recommendations? I can choose between red, green, yellow or panang curry which is Thick paste of panang curry with coconut milk, green beans and bell pepper topped with basil. Less spicy would be my choice but I am not sure which of these would be the less spicy variety.

Mr. Dylanja
12-14-2010, 10:50 AM
No new restaurants? My mom told me there's a pizza joint in Glendale that's supposed to be, "the west side version of Bianco." I think it's called Pizzario or something along those lines, ring a bell for anyone? If they drag me to Glendale Glitters I think we're going to try it.

NachoCat
12-14-2010, 11:08 AM
I have not been but a co-worker was raving about this place. From the looks of the pics and menu ill def be checking this place out in the next few weeks.

She said you definitly have to go to the new one off carefree highway

http://www.elencantorestaurant.com/restaurant.htm

I.F.A.
12-14-2010, 11:49 AM
I don't think Hula's Modern Tiki (http://www.hulasmoderntiki.com/) has been posted in here yet. I went last night after work, for their $3 "tiki time" (aka happy hour) spicy tofu tacos, and it's a great place. The tacos are awesome (they also have a variety of fish tacos and entrees), the wakame salad is super good - if you're in to seaweed - and I've also had their black bean burger, which was excellent and big enough to share. It has a great indoor/outdoor vibe, and the patio is very chic and urban. They also have a nice cocktail list.

I nominate it for the next meet-up dinner.

westcoastpirate
12-14-2010, 02:47 PM
I don't think Hula's Modern Tiki (http://www.hulasmoderntiki.com/) has been posted in here yet. I went last night after work, for their $3 "tiki time" (aka happy hour) spicy tofu tacos, and it's a great place. The tacos are awesome (they also have a variety of fish tacos and entrees), the wakame salad is super good - if you're in to seaweed - and I've also had their black bean burger, which was excellent and big enough to share. It has a great indoor/outdoor vibe, and the patio is very chic and urban. They also have a nice cocktail list.

I nominate it for the next meet-up dinner.

Hulu's looks radical!

westcoastpirate
12-14-2010, 02:49 PM
No new restaurants? My mom told me there's a pizza joint in Glendale that's supposed to be, "the west side version of Bianco." I think it's called Pizzario or something along those lines, ring a bell for anyone? If they drag me to Glendale Glitters I think we're going to try it.

Is this it?

http://www.lapiazzaalforno.com/

I.F.A.
12-14-2010, 02:53 PM
Hulu's looks radical!

Srsly. It's awesome. I'm kind of considering going again tonight after yoga.

Mr. Dylanja
12-14-2010, 02:57 PM
Is this it?

http://www.lapiazzaalforno.com/

That has to be it, and damn it looks good.

sikiboy
12-14-2010, 08:29 PM
I would recommend you guys a little place that's called velvet elvis in Patagonia Az.
The food is pretty good and haven't heard any bad reviews from this place, ask for this pizza:


The Inca Quinoa Pizza
Crust prepared w/ quinoa flour and baked in a deep iron skillet with
layers of various vegetables and cheeses
(Requires 24-hour notice because it takes our Specialty Chefs
two hours to prepare one of these succulent pizzas)

http://www.velvetelvispizza.com/

Oh and it's only open thursday thru sunday...

I.F.A.
12-17-2010, 08:54 AM
My boss took me out to Christo's (http://www.christos1.com/index.asp)for dinner last night. A little pricey, but the food was quality and the service was excellent. (Also, there was a table of old men behind us speaking Italian - I figure if the real Italians go there, that must be a good sign).

We had the bruschetta, which was some of the best I've had, and I ordered the fantasea pasta (calamari, baby octopus, and scallops in a red sauce), because I am a bad vegetarian. Also, tiramasu for dessert.

It's a nice place. I would definitely recommend it for any fancy dinner needs.

NachoCat
12-17-2010, 09:12 AM
Went to California Pizza kitchen last night.... I wouldnt normally post a place like this because i figure most of you have been but their Pepperoni Supremo is Delicious!

sin213
12-17-2010, 06:38 PM
My boss took me out to Christo's (http://www.christos1.com/index.asp)for dinner last night. A little pricey, but the food was quality and the service was excellent. (Also, there was a table of old men behind us speaking Italian - I figure if the real Italians go there, that must be a good sign).

We had the bruschetta, which was some of the best I've had, and I ordered the fantasea pasta (calamari, baby octopus, and scallops in a red sauce), because I am a bad vegetarian. Also, tiramasu for dessert.

It's a nice place. I would definitely recommend it for any fancy dinner needs.

nice. i need to check this place out. that fantasea pasta sounds super-yummy!!

westcoastpirate
01-06-2011, 03:14 PM
For Dylan:
http://www.pitajungle.com/pdf/menu.pdf

sin213
01-06-2011, 04:24 PM
as far as whats good at pita jungle....?

EVERYTHING

i haven't had one thing from there yet that i didn't love.

I.F.A.
01-06-2011, 04:26 PM
The potato garlic puree is fucking awesome (on the menu as "garlic dip").

EmLeaux
02-22-2011, 05:39 PM
That has to be it, and damn it looks good.

I have longed to try La Piazza Al Forno, yet I don't find myself in Glendale very often - at least not on a Sunday. Imagine my anticipation, then, when my girlfriend and I were headed to a Coyotes game on a Saturday a few weeks ago - it was $1 beer night and the first 10,000 fans got a free "wearable blanket." We finally got to Glendale Ave. in the heart of Glendale, a few blocks away from the restaurant itself, only to find that there was some sort of fair or block party happening that day. There was absolutely no parking and traffic was beyond ridiculous.

I swear I will never get to eat at La Piazza Al Forno. Glendale has this way of kicking you when you are down. If it's not scheduling two - not one, but two - Mannheim Steamroller concerts at Jobing.com Arena on the same day the defending world champion New York Giants are in town playing the Cardinals (read: parking/traffic nightmare), then it's taking a hot, block-party/craft fair dump on any plans you have on spending a nice Saturday trying to eat at one of its more celebrated pizza joints.

Mr. Dylanja
02-22-2011, 10:09 PM
Tell us how you really feel!

Would you mind recommending/reviewing a restaurant that fate doesn't stop you from dining in?

EmLeaux
02-23-2011, 08:05 AM
Tell us how you really feel!

Would you mind recommending/reviewing a restaurant that fate doesn't stop you from dining in?

I know, I know...Glendale just irks me sometimes.

Guiseppe's on 28th makes some delicious Italian food. That new America's Taco Shop in Tempe on University & Rural is fantastic, too - I'm glad they opened one up in that area so I could finally enjoy their food.

I tried Beaver Choice in Tempe this weekend based on the fact that they offered poutine. That wasn't really the case, however, as they just dumped gravy and I think mozzarella cheese on whatever lame fries they had. Twice-fried dutch fritz? I think not.

I will say that Jamburritos (http://www.jamburritos.com/) cajun food truck has been consistently good whenever I have gone down to Food Truck Friday at the Phoenix Public Market on Central and McKinley. I've had some great jambalaya, gumbo, catfish and hush puppies from their lovely truck. Their specials are usually pretty awesome and their gigantic burritos are only $5.

Oh, how I wish more food trucks populated the streets of Phoenix...

westcoastpirate
02-23-2011, 08:17 AM
I dig Short Leash hot dogs, and I'll actually be heading down to Food Truck Friday this week!

I still want to try Truckin' Good Food and Torched Goodness.

EmLeaux
02-23-2011, 08:37 AM
I dig Short Leash hot dogs, and I'll actually be heading down to Food Truck Friday this week!

I still want to try Truckin' Good Food and Torched Goodness.

I have seen some people eating some very tasty looking pita-esque sandwiches from that Short Leash truck. I should definitely try it soon - perhaps this Friday, as well. My girlfriend also got a pretty tasty pulled beef sandwich from the Riteway Catering truck.

Mr. Dylanja
02-23-2011, 09:22 AM
Tomas, where did you post that info on food truck Friday?

captncrzy
02-23-2011, 09:32 AM
I don't think he did, but they do it at the Phoenix Public Market on Central/McKinley. I'm seriously thinking about hopping on the light rail and heading over there myself on Friday. That sounds sooo good.

westcoastpirate
02-23-2011, 09:35 AM
I don't remember, but here is the website with more info. Basically you just follow the trucks on Twitter and they tell you where they will be. About 6-7 trucks line up from 11am-1pm on Fridays outside the Phoenix Public Market at Central and McKinley, across the street from where Circles used to be located. They set up tables and chairs and it's almost like a huge picnic.

http://phxstreetfood.wordpress.com/

westcoastpirate
02-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Follow the Phoenix Street Food Coalition members on Twitter and you are good to go;

http://phxstreetfood.wordpress.com/members/

NachoCat
02-23-2011, 09:39 AM
Yc's Monollian BBQ

AWESOME

Didnt think I would like it. Im a fairly picky eater, but it was great! You choose what goes in your bowl. And then they cook it right in front of you. DEEEE LICIOUS !!! I made a beef/ noodle/ veggie /orange /garlic sauce concoction.



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/79/Mongolianbbq.jpg/300px-Mongolianbbq.jpg

http://www.foodrevu.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/line.jpg

Mr. Dylanja
04-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Where's YC's?


Has anybody tried anything new recently?

NachoCat
04-06-2011, 12:57 PM
The one I went to is in Tempe. Looks like there is 6 locations valley wide though.

chairmenmeow47
04-06-2011, 01:02 PM
there's one by my work on elliot.

HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT STOCKYARDS?!

http://www.stockyardssteakhouse.com/

my dad used to go to this place as a kid when there were actual stockyards. if you're looking for a decent steak without getting too fancy, this is the place.

I.F.A.
04-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Ivy and I finally tried Bliss/Rebar a couple of weeks ago. Their veggie sandwich (fried eggplant, goat cheese and some kind of aioli on a pretzel bun) is amazing, and I've gone back for it twice. It's seriously worth getting a sandwich there just for the bun it comes on. The veggie tempura is also pretty good, and comes with a sriracha aioli, I think. Ivy's friends had the pork chops, which looked awesome.

westcoastpirate
04-06-2011, 02:28 PM
I may be going to Bliss/reBar in a couple Fridays.

chairmenmeow47
04-06-2011, 04:01 PM
i ordered soup, but the porkchops looked so good, i ate what jill couldn't :)

sin213
04-06-2011, 05:57 PM
Where's YC's?


Has anybody tried anything new recently?

mmmm....YC's is awesome. it's been around forever. i've been going there off and on for at least 10 years. the tempe location is one of the older locations.

i've tried a few places new to me in downtown phx (since i work on central/thomas now).

Blue Fin (http://www.phxbluefin.com/) - japanese food (teriyaki, sushi, i think they have some curry plates)
i've had the teriyaki and various sushi there and it is excellent. i highly recommend the beef teriyaki w/ some inari on the side. also, they sell Ramune (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramune), which is hard to find...and its very yummy. located at central/willetta (just south of mcdowell)

ZPizza (http://www.zpizza.com/) - good pizza, but the thing i like about it is they have weird combos. had the BOT (Bacon, Onion, Tomato w/ parmesean) pizza the other day and it was really good.

Park Central Deli (http://www.parkcentraldeli.com/) - NY-style deli sandwiches, hoagies, and hot entrees. the pastrami/rye sandwich i had was excellent...its at the south end of the Park Central Mall.

anyone know of other really good places to eat right around Central/Thomas? i'm always looking for new places to try...

westcoastpirate
04-06-2011, 07:01 PM
The Main Ingredient is on 7th St & Sheridan, between Thomas $ McDowell, there's a Schlotskys at Central & Virginia, Pane Bianco is up between Indian School & Camelback on Central, McGurkees at 15th Ave & Thomas, Hamburger Works right across the street from McGurkees, Sacks Sandwiches around 3rd Ave & Thomas, Old Spaghetti Factory right across from Blue Fin, Zoes Kitchen near 7th Ave & McDowell, there's a Pei Wei just west of Zoes Kitchen. I have more recommendations south of I-10 and if you head that way for lunch let me know and maybe we can meet-up.

sin213
04-06-2011, 10:40 PM
thats a good list. been to the schlotskys and pei wei...didn't know pane bianco was right there. is that a really busy place like the Pizzeria? i try to aim for stuff i can walk to since parking sucks downtown. or maybe i'm just not used to the cramped lots that fill quickly.

Mr. Dylanja
04-06-2011, 11:37 PM
So, did you get a new job? I could be down to meet up at one of those spots.

LickTheLizzard
04-06-2011, 11:58 PM
i saw a clip before a suns game last week of mickael pietrus making food and eating @ pane bianco. the food looked soooo good. i can't wait to try it.

I.F.A.
04-07-2011, 09:35 AM
Blue Fin (http://www.phxbluefin.com/) - japanese food (teriyaki, sushi, i think they have some curry plates)
i've had the teriyaki and various sushi there and it is excellent. i highly recommend the beef teriyaki w/ some inari on the side. also, they sell Ramune (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramune), which is hard to find...and its very yummy. located at central/willetta (just south of mcdowell)
.

When I worked at Burton Barr, I ate at Blue Fin several times a week. It's also worth noting that the old Japanese couple who own it are really, really nice people. I think their kids and grandkids do more of the work these days, but if you're in when Betsy is there she's sure to chat with you. And, she remembers everybody. It's amazing - I took my mom in once, and Betsy kept asking about her years later.

When the light rail project first got started, the city was going to use eminent domain to take over that corner and put a station there. The community really rallied around Blue Fin, and managed to petition the city to change its plans. Stuff like that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Also, try the panko chicken. Best thing on the menu. They also have authentic Japanese sweets and desserts in the cooler.

sin213
04-07-2011, 10:19 AM
So, did you get a new job? I could be down to meet up at one of those spots.

yep. i'm working for the enterprise web team at uhaul now. i'm at the corp offices at central/thomas. i'm down to meet for lunch anyday. just shoot me a text or something on a day you feel like going out. i pretty much eat lunch out every day. never liked bringing my lunch to work. and perhaps we can get tomas to meet up too?


When I worked at Burton Barr, I ate at Blue Fin several times a week. It's also worth noting that the old Japanese couple who own it are really, really nice people. I think their kids and grandkids do more of the work these days, but if you're in when Betsy is there she's sure to chat with you. And, she remembers everybody. It's amazing - I took my mom in once, and Betsy kept asking about her years later.

When the light rail project first got started, the city was going to use eminent domain to take over that corner and put a station there. The community really rallied around Blue Fin, and managed to petition the city to change its plans. Stuff like that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Also, try the panko chicken. Best thing on the menu. They also have authentic Japanese sweets and desserts in the cooler.

that's really cool people saved it from being taken over by the city. i know i love blue fin, as they always had a booth at the AZ Matsuri (japanese cultural festival every Feb) and i always make sure to stop by their booth. but it was just good luck that i started working right up the street from there. betsy already knows me pretty well, as does her husband. her daughter does most of the work now, i believe, but the parents are always there when i'm there it seems. i haven't tried the panko chicken yet...i'll give that a try next time. and maybe some mochi. mmmmm.

amyzzz
04-07-2011, 11:00 AM
yep. i'm working for the enterprise web team at uhaul now. i'm at the corp offices at central/thomas. i'm down to meet for lunch anyday. just shoot me a text or something on a day you feel like going out. i pretty much eat lunch out every day. never liked bringing my lunch to work. and perhaps we can get tomas to meet up too?

Whoa I'm right by your work, in the Qwest building. (2nd St and Thomas) Not trying to horn in on lunch -- I only have a half hour lunch. :(

I.F.A.
04-07-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm also right on that corner - next to the Qwest building, in the high rise with the Windtalker statue in front.

westcoastpirate
04-07-2011, 11:41 AM
yep. i'm working for the enterprise web team at uhaul now. i'm at the corp offices at central/thomas. i'm down to meet for lunch anyday. just shoot me a text or something on a day you feel like going out. i pretty much eat lunch out every day. never liked bringing my lunch to work. and perhaps we can get tomas to meet up too?

I'm down, I'll just take the light rail up there. Let me know when you guys are available.

sin213
04-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Whoa I'm right by your work, in the Qwest building. (2nd St and Thomas) Not trying to horn in on lunch -- I only have a half hour lunch. :(

oh cool! i used that building as a landmark for the first couple times i came down here. that sux you only have 30 mins for lunch tho...u can't really get anywhere and back in that amount of time.


I'm also right on that corner - next to the Qwest building, in the high rise with the Windtalker statue in front.

i was checking that statue out the other day. its HUGE!


I'm down, I'll just take the light rail up there. Let me know when you guys are available.

what crossroads are you at? i'd be willing to swing down there and pick u up if you wanted to do lunch someday. taking the lightrail just a few streets north will take like 30 mins...

we'll have to organize a boardie lunch some day soon...after coachella. at this point, i only have 3 work days left til i'm off on vacay for COACHELLA! woot!

westcoastpirate
04-12-2011, 01:18 PM
Dudes, huge news. Pizzeria Bianco is now open for lunch starting today. They have extended their hours big time and are now open 11am-10pm.

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2011/04/pizzeria_bianco_opens_for_lunc.php

EDIT: And my crossroads are 5th St and Van Buren.

I.F.A.
05-02-2011, 12:04 PM
As discussed in the Phoenix thread, I finally made it to FilmBar on Saturday. Here's my full review:

I went on a total whim, with no idea what was playing or even when the movie was starting. Got there around 4:30, and luckily there was a movie starting at 5:00 so I decided to see that. Had no idea what it was, or what it was about, but it was a good flick.

There is a small bar when you first walk in, with limited seating, but there is ample seating both in the theatre (traditional theatre seating, as well as some high-top tables in the back) and wrapping the walls around the lobby area. Think benches with pillows and those Moroccan floor poofs - the interior has a definite swank Middle Eastern vibe to it, with finished concrete flooring, dark blue walls and these awesome geometric murals. Even just for a drink, this is the kind of dark, intimate place to take a date if you want to get laid at the end of the night. Decent beer selection, with quite a few international varieties I hadn't heard of, all bottles (I had a Spanish lager called Estrella, which was very good). I think they might have also had a cocktail menu, but I'm not sure. There was a chalk board advertising the daily snack specials, which were Kibbe and falafel. It seems like they have a revolving menu.

This place definitely gets my recommendation, and I plan to start frequenting it.

Mr. Dylanja
05-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the review, Amy. Where exactly is this place and what's the price range for everything?

locachica73
05-02-2011, 01:30 PM
I forgot about this thread, I may have to go back and read what I missed while I was gone. I looked up YC's though, I have been wanting to take Nick to a Mongolian BBQ for awhile, they are all pretty far from North Phoenix and driving 30 miles for a meal seems silly. Does anyone recommend any Mongolian BBQ up on the North side of town?

Mr. Dylanja
05-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Loca, I'm moving back up north. Do you ever go to The Dubliner? That's my closest watering hole.

locachica73
05-02-2011, 01:33 PM
I have been there a few times, there is no pool table so we don't go often, but they have good beer choices and live music on the weekends and of course great food...

oh and YAY!!!

I.F.A.
05-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Dylan - it was affordable. I think 7 or 8 bucks for the movie tickets (it was a matinee, so I'm not sure if the prices change), and 4 - 7 for a beer. Not sure how much the food was, but I'm sure it wasn't expensive.

Oh, and it's on 2nd street and Garfield.

locachica73
05-02-2011, 01:43 PM
I think I may have recommended Pink Pepper for Thai food previously, the one on Bell between 7th & 3rd Street somewhere, they changed management recently, I took Nick there for his first adventure in Thai food and it just wasn't as good as when it was Pink Pepper. He may never take me out for Thai again thanks to the new menu and the annoying manager that kept telling us how to eat our food. So I am taking away my good review and posting a bad one.

I.F.A.
05-02-2011, 01:44 PM
That's too bad. I really liked Pink Pepper (as well as the awesome 80s interior decorating in there).

locachica73
05-02-2011, 01:46 PM
That's too bad. I really liked Pink Pepper (as well as the awesome 80s interior decorating in there).

I miss working so close to the Thai Hut, that place made me happy for lunch. I hate where I work now, my only options are fast food crap. With only having a 1/2 hour lunch it's either a quick run through a drive through or bringing lunch. :(

thewoodenman
05-02-2011, 07:53 PM
just wanted to pop in here and say that i hit up four peaks on the way through mesa recently. the nachos were fucking awesome!

westcoastpirate
05-02-2011, 08:02 PM
Has anyone been here?

http://www.publichousegarage.com/home.php

It's right up the street from our house so I want to check it out.

dyltr0n3030
05-02-2011, 08:49 PM
my name is dylan. and that is what caught my attention to this thread.

PapaDill
05-03-2011, 08:49 AM
my name is dylan. and that is what caught my attention to this thread.

ditto

denies the day
05-03-2011, 09:10 AM
Dylan - it was affordable. I think 7 or 8 bucks for the movie tickets (it was a matinee, so I'm not sure if the prices change), and 4 - 7 for a beer. Not sure how much the food was, but I'm sure it wasn't expensive.

Oh, and it's on 2nd street and Garfield.

FilmBar is actually on 2nd Street and McKinley. The movies are all cheaper than what you'd pay at any multiplex, sometimes they're free. Downtown DJs play in the theater on First Fridays and Sundays after 9 pm. The staff are all incredible people who truly love cinema and if you're sitting at the back tables or on the sides during a film they'll bring you booze, too. Can't wait to see 13 Assassins here this month.

Dunno if it's been mentioned here before but Pino's on 1st Avenue and Thomas is excellent Italian food.

I.F.A.
05-03-2011, 09:27 AM
^ Ah, I always get those streets downtown confused.

I'm actually not a huge fan of Pino's. The pizza is okay, but when I've had their pasta it's been a little blah. And the salads are overpriced. But, that's just me.

Mr. Dylanja
05-03-2011, 11:44 AM
my name is dylan. and that is what caught my attention to this thread.


ditto

My thread, bitches.

Stackamynutz
05-03-2011, 12:19 PM
I read the first couple of pages and it makes me wish Tucson was much closer to Phoenix so I didn't have to drive 2 hours to get some of this great food I'm reading about. However, since the title has AZ and not just Phoenix, I'll contribute with some of my more southern than thou favorites:

Zin Burger - Great "gourmet" burgers made with fancier-grade meats than most burger places. They also serve wine and it's good a cool atmosphere to the place. Zucchini fries? Yeah, they got 'em. They also have great truffle fries and a banana cream pie that will make you wish you hadn't eaten so much good food already.

La Mesa Tortilla - The smallest menu I've seen outside of a roach coach (and some roach coaches have larger menus), but the food is delicious and eating with the smell of their fresh-made tortillas all around you is hard to beat. Their Jalapeno tortillas are pretty amazing - get a quesedilla made with them and your tastebuds will be thanking you.

Rocco's Little Chicago - First off, don't go here when you're hungry; go an hour before you're going to be hungry as it's not fast. Secondly (and more importantly) the Chicago-style deep dish pizza is awesome. The "Kitchen Sink" recipe is my favorite, but I've had lots of topping combinations and none have been less than stellar. Have you ever heard of hot bread? It's like vegetarian hot wings and I can't eat here without ordering them. My wife has had some of their pastas and she gives 'em two thumbs up. Also some of the most filling food I've had, so keep that in mind when deciding what size to order (I take down a whole medium pizza from Dominos, but I usually can only have 2 slices of Rocco's before I have to throw in the towel).

Cafe Poca Cosa - Some of the best flavors that have ever been in my mouth came from their kitchen. A little bit more up-scale than the most places, but not suit & tie. Their menu is written daily based upon what fresh ingredients they can get, so it's not likely you'll see the same items very often. If you can't decide what items to choose from they offer a sort of chef's pick plate which comes with 3 of the items on the menu and each combination is different (so if you and someone else order it you won't get the same 3 things on each plate). Also, the amount of food you get is enough for most people to share. Well worth it.

mountmccabe
05-03-2011, 02:24 PM
My thread, bitches.

Dude. It says "Dylan" three times in the thread title.

Mr. Dylanja
05-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Touche.