Thursday, August 19, 2010

Eating Out

When we're down here in Arizona we eat out a lot - not sure why, it just seems like the thing to do. Over the past two years since we've been coming here we've developed a few favorites. Here they are.

Macayos - great Mexican food, fun atmosphere.

Culvers - our newest discovery. Look what they advertise - ButterBurgers - they are absolutely delicious. Fast service, this restaurant also has great ice cream, hot dinners, fish and chips, chicken, etc. A great lunch stop.

Paradise Bakery and Cafe - my favorite lunch place - they have the most delicious sandwiches, salads and soup as well as freshly baked cookies. The salad I had yesterday was a mixture of lettuce, blueberries, strawberries, mandarins, pineapple and chicken with a poppy seed dressing. Delicious, and I had the half chicken walnut salad sandwich on rye.

Caramba! - shades of Bart Simpson - this is Lloyd's favorite Mexican diner. Their chicken enchiladas are awesome and the portions are very generous.

Old Country Buffet - besides the good food, the best thing about this buffet across the street from Arrowhead Mall is the music - great 60s and 70s music. I wonder why there's always a lot of seniors there :). We find it hard to do justice to a buffet so only go once in awhile, but this is our favorite.

Chipotle - this is my favorite Mexican diner. We have our own version of Chipotles in Edmonton now - Mucho Burrito and Burrito Libre. Burrito in a bowl - wonderful stuff.

As you can tell, our tastes are very unsophisticated. We've seen several places we want to try and over the next year or so I'm sure we'll get around to it. Bon appetit.

3 comments:

Lucy said...

If you're ever over in the Mesa area at McKellips and Val Vista, try out Rancho de Tia Rosas. That has been my favorite for quite a few years. It's one of those 'local families makes good' restaurants. The decor is worth the trip. I like Paradise Cafe also. Especially the chicken salad sandwich. But about everything there is good.

http://www.ranchodetiarosa.com/

Mickey said...

drool!

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Delish!! We had breakfast at Paradise Bakery and loved it. Also the cookies were very good too!!