Stopped in last Friday for some post-work drinks, and ended up ordering food as well. The cafe is open, spacious and welcoming, but I'd suggest sitting at the patio whenever you can -- it's very cozy, and there's a nice mix of tables and cozier seating options. There's even a fireplace, which I imagine won't get much use, but definitely adds to the ambiance.
We just got a couple of beers on tap, but I noticed a jug of sangria that I plan on trying next time I'm there. For food, I ordered the pork confit which was a HUGE sandwich and really tasty and fresh, but just the tiniest bit too oily. My other half ordered the pork chile verde pot pie, which, based on the bite I took and how quickly he devoured it, was perfect as it was. Everything on the breakfast menu looked pretty damn delicious too, so we'll be back for that next weekend!
thomas125 You should leave reviews for http://www.voiceplaces.com/blakes-bbq-and-burgers-houston-2355882-l/ and http://www.voiceplaces.com/liberty-kitchen-houston-4427203-l/! They both have tons of Houston Press articles written about them, but no reviews from our readers.
LaPetiteGigi, even though it didn't make this list, you can leave Bestia a review on LA Weekly's directory -- http://www.voiceplaces.com/bestia-los-angeles-22781941-l/
Personally, I'd like to hear more about this "flavor and texture symphony" :)
If anyone has actually set foot in this place, I'd love to hear about your experience. Add it to the Voice Places reviews that have been written for Amy's so far: http://www.voiceplaces.com/amys-baking-company-phoenix-2548147-l/
When people come to visit, they always ask me, "Where can I get a good steak?" Well, if you want the best, then look no further than Mastro's Steakhouse. I was telling my mom about this place last night. Yes, it's expensive. VERY expensive. But that's OK, it's worth it. From the drinks in the bar to the sides at the table, this is the best steakhouse I have ever eaten at. Just touch your steak with a fork and it falls apart for you to enjoy. This place gets better every time I visit, too. If you like steak, you MUST try Mastro's.
Both of my parents are from Pennsylvania, so when a craving for a Philly cheesesteak hits, our family doesn't settle for anything short of authentic. We were all impressed with "The Philly" from this truck. The bread and the cheese whiz were what really sealed the deal for us -- I think the person who served us said she was from South Jersey herself, and mentioned that she searched high and low for the perfect bread with just the right texture to hold up the hoagie. And you can't have a cheesesteak without real cheese whiz, duh! I haven't tried anything else on the menu yet, because each time I see this truck, I crave the philly and the philly alone.
A craving for burritos brought me to Asadero Norte De Sonora last night for dinner, as well as the fact that they won Phoenix New Times' Best Burrito award last year and they're real close to where I live. The chicken burro did NOT disappoint -- the chicken was juicy and awesome, it was HUGE, and it came with little tubs of guacamole and salsa -- for $5. I ordered it to-go, and it came out quickly and was still hot when I got it home. Needless to say, I won't be paying a certain burrito chain extra $$ for guac and a burrito full of rice again any time soon now that I've tried this gem.