In 1971, a small shop on South Congress
Avenue in Austin, Texas was home to a
single, one-of-a-kind sandwich. The menu
was succinct: one delectable sandwich
composed of a unique combination of
premium meats, cheeses, and marinated
black olives served on hot Schlotzsky's
sourdough bread .....
Favorite Dish: Nice place to eat either lunch or a light dinner
offering a variety of fresh baked breads for
Mary had: Angus Beef / Provalone Cheese with
horseradish sauce on a wheat roll
Al had: Angus Pastami / swiss cheese on a
dark rye roll
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Pickle comes with it, but you must ask for it
We enjoyed it, and would rate it: 6 out of 10
This local neighborhood restaurant is a real find. The owner is an executive chef with experience in five-star five-diamond resorts, but he wanted to get out of the rat race. This is a place where he cooks for his neighbors. He sat down with us and explained the menu, told us that absolutely everything (except the bread) is made fresh in his restaurant. He has about eight different salads, all crisp ingredients, the salad dressings mixed for each salad. Most importantly, the prices are all under $10.
Favorite Dish: My favorite is something he calls yappin yolies bread salad. It is a mixed spring greens with a balsamic dressing, tossed with triangles of sage-brushed grilled garlic bread. Yummmm....
For our 5th anniversary, I took my wife to Elements at Sanctuary resort. Knowing what to ask for on a special occasion, I reserved a booth near the windows that look over Paradise Valley. What a view! Watching the sunset from our seats was spectacular, and the lights below after that were dazzling.
The food and service were equally spectacular. We opted for a slow, one course at a time meal, and the staff obliged. My wife is also a vegetarian, but finding items to share was not a big problem. Both the soup and salads we selected were outstanding (sorry I forgot which ones).
She had Tappia and I had a lamb chop for the main course, and once again, the place did not disappoint.
Dessert was fantastic and we just enjoyed each other and the view.
I would rate this as one of the top 3 meals of the year for us, and a must go place for romantic, special, or anytime dinner!
Favorite Dish: We couldn't find anything that was bad!
This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to.
On the recommendation of the owner/chef restaurant where I work and a co-worker as well, I decided to splurge a little and take the family to Roy's. It is very nice fine dining, they call it Hawian fusion, and they use the freshest ingredients available. The appetizers were outstanding, potstickers with chipotle cream, bbq baby back ribs that the meat fell right off of, shrimp with wasabi cocktail sauce. The entrees were also amazing, mahi mahi with lobster butter and pork pot roast with teriyaki sauce that fell apart it was so tender. Reservations highly recommended.
Favorite Dish: The most amazing part was dessert. Melting chocolate souffle, you have to order it with your meal because it is made to order. The timing of the courses in this restaurant was perfect and the service was outstanding.
It was good and the beer cold. I had Philly cheese steak sandwich for $7.50, and Micky had quesadilla for $8 and it was big. They do not specialize in food, as much as ion serving the beer/drinks. It is a local hang out for sports fans and friends to get together. There may be only 40 seats to chose from; small and neighborhood feel.
Favorite Dish: The burrito was large and good, and stuffed with ample pork meat
The burger and fries were very good, and the burger is 1/2 pound. Cost of most items are $7-10, and beer is $3 a pint. It is bar food fare
Favorite Dish: Well-why not have the hamburgers? It seems to be what the majority of people order, and it is good.
The menu has breakfast from 7-4PM and prices are $10-20. Most items are $15-30 for lunch. Try dinner out for around $30-50 range for steaks & chops. The menu if filled with so much to choose from that it is mind boggling. It includes Rokerj and Richardson's items combined and takes up about 6 pages of food selections.
The inside was dark and too unattractive for my suitability.
Richardson's burned down a couple of years ago, and recently added its meal fare to Rokerj while they are rebuilding another restaurant close by.
Favorite Dish: We had the flat bread pizza type. It was good, but not outstanding. Or companions had appetizer of sausages and a salad to split between them. The food was okay, at best, and much overrated given the name and following of locals to flock here to see/be seen?
So I say the flat bread was our favorite-the price was a factor since I do not like getting ripped off for a meager and mediocre meal
It was fantastic and authentic German fare. The schnitzels range about $13-18, and other specialties are $12-20 price. I also got sausages next door as well as cheese and black bread for $4 a loaf for my daily lunches when hiking. They were all hand made and the bread was super
Favorite Dish: The Bauren Schmaus was great, and plentiful for sure. The Germans do not get stingy on serving sizes. This was roast pork, smoked pork and beef roulade. Side dumplings and bread are for me. Price was $15
The menu was good enough to have some of it all. The deluxe hot dogs are $4-5 range, and the sliders 92 cents, but the burgers of larger 1/3 to 2/3 sizes is $4-6.55 prices. Fries are $2-3 more, and then drinks are about $2. So, the eat price would average about $10 by the time you get satisfied. That then gets to be high end for a fast food type.
If you feel like competing with White Castle fame of throwing down a bunch of cheap onion tasting burgers about the size of a half dollar, try 10 sliders for $8.50 after 4PM each day
Favorite Dish: I liked the 2/3 pound burger a lot; tasty, and the fires were good.
It really is a lower end drinking place, though no draught beer on tap. A bottle was $3; reasonable. The taco I had was simply okay, but not great. They are not here to promote the food, but to sell drinks. The food prices for burgers is about $8, and tacos $7.50, for the most part.
Cowboy hats are seen here, and locals and out of town tourists try to merge together. The locals ignore the tourists, and there surely are some goofy one I am sure come inside and act like a "tourist"
The building was a bank until 1923, when it closed, After that is was Chamber of Commerce, and eventually became a bar/cafe in 1958, the first in town. The decor looks mostly unchanged since then. It felt "dingy" inside and not cleaned for a while.
Favorite Dish: The beef tacos was what I had, and they were mundane but filled me up.
The prices are reasonable for the Scottsdale area, and this is on the south end of the old town area, or about 2 miles form Hwy 202 intersection. The pastas dishes range from $10-18 for most items, and pollo (chicken) dishes about $12-17. Pizzas are another specialty, and prices range form $14 for large thin crust to $22 for stuffed large size.
I stopped here because a big sign outside stated spaghetti in the bar for $6 on Sundays. That is a great price, and then the beer was also only $2 a pint, so easier to have a few of those.
They have been in business at this location since 1985, and are true Sicilian Italianos, including the flag hanging on the wall.
Favorite Dish: I had the spaghetti and sausage, and it was one of the best sauces in my many eats at Italian places, even in Italy. It was sweet but had a lot of substance and taste. The sausage was super tasty in addition. People next to me ordered pasta dishes and liked the meal very much
The food was all great; one of the best burgers I had in a long while. Most burgers and sandwiches are $8-9 price. Look for the happy hour (3-7PM), though when beer is $3 a pint, and a burger and beer $6 total, and that cannot be beat around here. Also, the appetizers are then 1/2 price
Favorite Dish: You probably need to try the burgers, which range from $8-16, depending on the load you put on it.
We have eaten about over a dozen times in this wonderful Persian restaurant in Scottsdale...we love the thick chunks of marinated spring lamb loin, seasoned, skewered with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes...yummy kebobs...and of course, we love the way they cook the basmati rice. One serving is so much that we never really ever finish a dish per person - we always need a box to take home! hehehe...My wife swears by the Persian ice cream and we have a friend (in middle of picture) from Canada whom we always bring to thie restaurant because of the ice cream! We also love the waitress from Ukraine who always serves us...with a smile!Happy Hour on Tues-Fri, 4-7PM and they give away the best hummus in the Valley for FREE! (along with reduced prices for wine, beer, cocktails).
When we had a VT Meet (with Joiwatani, Basaic, Avsent and Daytrippers), we chose the Grimaldi's Pizzeria at Peoria due to its amazing ambience and Coal Brick-Oven pizza, calzones, homemade salads and desserts. But Grimaldi's is actually found in 5 locations in the Valley, two of them in Scottsdale!
Market St at DC Ranch
20715 N Pima Rd
Old Town Scottsdale
4000 N scottsdale Rd
So, we just finished watching the Tempe Lake fireworks and we were checked in at a resort in Scottsdale --- it was almost 11PM but we wanted some ice cream!
Thank God for The Gelato Spot along Scottsdale Road in Old Town which was still open! This place still had a lot of people and there was a small parking lot at the back which I think it shared with a nearby art gallery.
Service was friendly and the gelato was awesome! Gelato is ice cream with less fat and purer taste (only 2-8% fat whereas our American ice cream has 30%!). They are made daily and are fresh, garnished with fresh fruits, nuts, chocolate and Italian veggies.
In the mornings, this place also had breakfast through the Pascucci Coffee House (breakfast 0700-1030 AM).
This also has branches in Phoenix (40 St and Greenway beside Starbucks), Biltmore (Camelback and 32 St at Safeway), and North Scottsdale (Scottsdale Rd and Shea at Harkins).
They also have free Wi-Fi!
4166 N Scottsdale Rd
Favorite Dish: pistacchio was awesome