Reviews written by SwissKitty
Registered on Apr 16 11
LOVE the tabouli and hummus and generous amounts of pita. I personally avoided the falafel not feeling confident in how it may be fried...or what else shares that frying oil...but my non-veg friends said they were amazing. The atmosphere is fun. It was packed when we went with our party of 6. Very mixed crowd from elderly ladies to young students. The waitress was a doll and even gave me a free baklava at the end of the evening. MMMMM!!!
This is my little piece of paradise here in AZ. LOOOOVE this restaurant. I'm addicted to the No-Harm Chicken Parm (how DO they make it so meaty?) and the Spicy Po'Boy and the Buffalo Wings (amazing sauce). The French fries are a treat since I rarely eat fried foods. Once they came out soggy (it happens!) and I did complain but I got a fresh crunchy batch right away with a big smile & an apology. The staff is UBER friendly and they remember you too. Save room for the phenomenal Tsoynami's. Newman's mint chocolate cookie is my favorite but skip the "chocolate chips" as they are little hard bits of nothing. Ask for extra chocolate syrup instead. Also, skip the pizzas. They are rather forgettable. Otherwise, you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
HUGE Oregano's fan. Order the Pasta Basta -- it's no longer on the menu -- with angel hair. It's really quite simple with just feta, olives, tomatoes, basil,...but the secret is the hot oil. (I have learned to make this at home but it is never quite the same.) Also, the guacamole is outstandingly good as are their salads. Love Oregano's. Love it.
I don't know what I'd do sometimes without my TJ's. Sooo many amazing veggie options, quick meal ideas, nice selection of deli items, assortment of frozen entries, faux meats, etc. When we had a frost and eggplant was nowhere to be found, TJ's still carried their frozen breaded eggplant cutlets to save my dinner. (Whew!) Their frozen chile rellano is really delicious and surprisingly rates well in WW points. I do warn those watching their weight to avoid the hummus wrap though. It is laden with fat & carbs unfortunately. I love buying my cheese from TJ's too as they make a concerted effort to identify when rennet is animal, microbial, or vegetable. VERY friendly staff. Small store but it keeps the prices down. (Don't shop on a Saturday! Yikes!) Bring your own bags to enter their weekly drawing. Anyone can find something fabulous at TJ's.
I felt so spoiled after eating here with my brother. The buffet was massive and so were my eyes. I've eaten many an Indian dish in my 40+ yrs and I have to say, they introduced me to several new ones, including desserts I'd never seen before. Definitely a treat! But, my belly couldn't keep up and I hurt for the rest of the day. :) I will have to control myself next time.
I love Wildflower. Excellent, fulfilling salads. Generous portions. Nice assortment of breads. Their sandwiches are really good and they introduced me to fig compote. Mmmmm... I'm always tempted by their desserts but happy they are priced so high because I never get them! Smart. But, my employer happens to use them for catering so I indulge on their desserts then and can say they have some of the yummiest cookies in town. Great place. Friendly staff. Casual yet not too casual (i.e. self-serve soda but they serve your food to you).