Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Fave Five

I haven't blogged in a while because every time I sign on, blogger takes about 6 years to load. Somehow today I got lucky.

These are my top 5 restaurants lately. Tell me what else I should try!

1. radioMilano: On 40th Street and Campbell. I fell in love with their hand-made pasta with vegetables and goat cheese. I am a huge sucker for goat cheese, yet I don't particularly enjoy goats. Catch-22? No, more like Double Jeopardy. I also adored the olive oil cake, served with jam and cream. I know what you're thinking - jam? gross! But actually jam is quite delicious. The staff also was incredible. We were running late for a Shins concert, and they got us out of there in 30 minutes.

2. Swaddee Authentic Thai Cuisine in Tempe: Just named Best of Phoenix by the New Times. I had "Coconut Princess" and enjoyed it v much.

3. La Grande Orange in Phoenix: Always. Especially the egg pizza. love it!

4. Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe: Mainly the french fries, which are some of the best I've ever had. Add to that the sweet jalapeno dipping sauce and you got yourself a party.

5. Giovanni Pizza Bistro: In Tempe, Baseline and Mill. This best-kept secret is so unknown, the last time we went there we were the only patrons for about 2 hours. Then we left, so we may have been the only patrons that night. Despite the sketchy service, the food is really good and the tables always have real flowers on them. I especially like the rolls - order pepperoni or spinach.

P.S. This is my second attempt to post this blog today. Blogger froze the computer.


Tony said...

Your blog's new look is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Noah said...

I don't know if you've been there already, but Cornish Pasty Co. on University and Hardy is the best place ever. We should all go some time!

Lindsay said...

This is the greatest blog entry EVER! I have never heard of any of these places and Austin and I are always so sick of going to the same places. food! Maybe we should double so you can tell us what is good :) Then we can play a rousing game of Killer Bunnies...I know, you just can't contain yourself wondering what I am talking about. You better call us so you can find out!!

Heather said...

You should try Ticoz. It's extremely gay and good.

Slappy McSlap said...

Interesting. As a relative new guy to the E.V., this may well prove fascinating.

If you haven't been to "Fate" in Phoenix (4th Street and Garfield), kickass Asian fusion food, and they just bought the dump next door and turned it into a bar. Haven't been in but looks promising on the outside.

Or The Roosevelt watering hole is a block down. Very solid.

-Mark Heller

beckbot said...

SHINS concert? You mention in just in passing; whatever. Jerk.