Sunday, May 26, 2019

Arizona Restaurants Under Review

I recently tried out two restaurants I had driven by but never stopped and ate at. 

Heading home from some shopping, my best friend and I stopped at The Oink Cafe in Tempe, Arizona. 

I was very pleased with the bright, cute, clean cafe. The wait staff was attentive and efficient and really seemed to love their work. The booth was comfy. The setting was bright and fun. 

My best friend ordered a mac and cheese with monterey jack cheese, green chilies, chicken, bacon, and avacado slices on top and it was HIGHLY addictive! I'm usually bored by mac and cheese but this was sticky, tasty, hearty. Wow!

They offer a few kinds of bacon to make recipes your own twist. I ordered the BLT and tomato basil soup and it was the best lunch I've had in a very long time.

I will definitely be back for breakfast or lunch soon!

The next day, my best friend and I headed out to do some antiquing and there was a restaurant in downtown Chandler, Arizona I had my eye on for some time. It is called "The Perch Brewery." 

The setting was my dream - outdoors with dappled light and open garage doors in the bar area that allowed you to be on a charming patio with birds chirping in cages around you.

The staff is efficient, friendly, and really seem to love working among the cages of exotic birds. 

I didn't try the brews, but I have heard they are excellent. I was focused on the sandwich I ordered, a wrap with arugula, grilled chicken, bleu cheese vinaigrette, candied walnuts, cranberries, and tomato basil tortilla. It was amazing!!! 

I definitely will be back here, hopefully on a date night. 

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