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$7.99 Lunch Specials at Twisted Italian in Peoria AZ

 

If you happen to be in the North/West part of the Valley you might want to know about the $7.99 Lunch specials The Twisted Italian is offering (Mon-Sat 11-4). We decided on what we were trying and they served our lunch in two courses. First comes out generously sized full size salads with house made dressings.

The salads were freshly made. The Caesar had yummy garlicky croutons and the Garden salad was tossed with a tasty strawberry vinaigrette. I almost didn’t need my lunch course after the almost lunch sized salads they gave us. I don’t know if the salads are always that big ?…..Maybe they accidentally gave us extra?

For my lunch I went with the Twisted Chicken Salad Wrap.

The wrap was made with a spinach herb tortilla and was dressed with house prepared sun-dried tomato fresh herb dressing. Inside was tender white meat chicken, pears, candied pecans, tomato, onion and romaine. I think that’s a pretty good deal for $7.99.

My husband tried the Italian Stack.

The Italian Stack was made of Capicola, Prosciutto, Mortadella, Pepperoni, Salami, Provolone, House prepared Tomato Herb Dressing, onion, tomato, romaine on Grilled Rustic Bread. Not bad for $7.99 that includes choice of side.

Other $7.99 Lunch Specials are –

Salad and Pasta

Chicken Pesto Panini + Side

Prosciutto and Spinach Grilled Cheese + Side

House Made Soup and Salad

Pizza and Salad

Meatball Sandwich + Side

Italian Sausage Sandwich + Side

Loaded Chicago Italian Beef Jr + Side

Sides are small garden salad, small caesar salad, garlic or regular fries, cup of house made soup or pasta salad.

It sure beats fast food! In a comfortable atmosphere. No you are not going to travel across town for these specials but if you happen to be in the area this is a good deal.

www.EatTwisted.com

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My Visit to Famous 48 Restaurant in Scottsdale AZ……… Newly Opened!

 

Famous 48 Restaurant recently opened in Old Town Scottsdale. This is a small but full service restaurant with a Patio. They offer a casual menu of mostly American Comfort Food.

The main dining room is filled with a large bar and mainly high top tables but they do have a few booths and also do offer some regular seating indoors and out.

The atmosphere is loud, a little dark and quite a variety of music was blaring out. The music varied from a Johnnie Cash to the Beastie Boys.

We started out by sharing the Signature Appetizer The Waffle Mac-N-Cheese. It is described as a three cheese blend with noodles “Smashed” in a waffle maker.

I think this one might be great to some people but for me it’s just not for my taste. While I didn’t expect anything light or healthy here I found the waffle much heavier than I thought it would be and surprisingly not as cheesy tasting as I expected. However it did have some good seasonings and a little fun heat to it. I wasn’t sure if I tasted bacon…I did ask the server if it contained bacon and she said it didn’t contain bacon but had a smokey cheese was in the blend. I think it would have tasted better without the smoke. It’s possible that the smoke over powered the cheese taste for me. I note that I’m sensitive about smoky flavors and don’t always like smoke in my foods.  I’m not sure if this waffle was made correctly.

For my main I tried the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. I was suppose to get my choice of side between cole slaw, house fries and Asian green beans but my server ran off and said your getting the fries right……so I said ok………because I interpreted that as meaning I should order the fries……Was it was a recommendation?….. Or maybe she taught I looked like a fries person?……Or she just tells everyone to get the fries?….

Well any who…I soon receive my order.

This is a Nashville Inspired crispy Chicken Sandwich as real Nashville Chicken is only made in Nashville Tennessee and doesn’t have a wet sauce on it or on the side. Real Nashville Chicken is coated with a paste of cayenne pepper and oil or fat that soaks into the bread. The Famous 48 variation does have an intense heat from the buffalo sauce and a tasty flavor. The buffalo sauce is nose running HOT  and is also delicious with a good tang. For my taste the eggy rich bun is too thick for this sandwich and I prefer it open faced. I WARN YOU that this sandwich is only for heat loving folk and is not suitable for the wimpy masses. I have to be blunt and have to say I wouldn’t recommend the house fries. The skinny fries did arrive hot but seem to get cold in moments. The fries had very little potato flavor and remind me of fast food fries. BUT the sandwich was DELICIOUS! We both liked the sandwich!

My husband ordered the Slow roasted Pork Dip.

We aren’t sure but we think he was served the Sort Rib Melt. I didn’t taste his meal. I asked him about the Pork Jus and he said it taste like watery beef….? He was a bit displeased with the sandwich because he was expecting slices of pork but received minced meat without the caramelized onions he thought that he would be receiving. He said the meat had little flavor and he couldn’t tell if it was beef or pork. (I guess he got the bottom of the batch of whatever meat it was….all the little ends)….He said after he finished the sandwich he said that he would have been happy if he ordered the Hot Chicken Sandwich because that one had lots of flavor and tasted great!

At the time of this review Famous 48 has been open just a few days………

Newly opened!

www.Famous48.com

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Seoul BBQ & Sushi of Phoenix AZ Seems to be…Worth a Fork!

 

Seoul BBQ & Sushi recently opened in Phoenix. This is a large Korean Restaurant that also offers some Japanese offerings. On the menu are appetizers, Asian Salads, sushi, Korean Soups & Stews, I saw house made tofu somewhere, fried rice dishes, 5 varieties of grilled fish, house made sweet potato cold noodle dishes, wok fried dishes and of course all the Korean BBQ choices and combos.

The atmosphere is upscale with attractive granite tables and walls in modern designed rooms. This is a BIG place that also offers a large private dining for entertaining and more dining rooms. I almost got lost here.

Each table has a burner and shiny hood for doing BBQ.

It is unusual to find such a restaurant outside of Mesa (the Asian capital of metro Phoenix). So we ordered and they start us off with many small side dishes called Banchan.

Some of the side dishes are pickled egg, garlic spinach, seaweed salad, kimchi, I think he said bell flower, pickled radish, Korean potato salad, crispy shrimp, carrot radish salad, Japanese Sweet Potato, Sweet Lotus Root, Korean Cucumbers and fish cakes.

I think this one was called bellflower? It was very tasty and among my favorites.

Fishcakes came out after the other side plates

It seemed like this Korean Restaurant put more effort into the side dishes than other Korean Restaurants I’ve dined at. I don’t eat Korean Food often but these were the most enjoyable Banchan I ever had. We were offered refills several times on the banchan.

Then we were asked if we’d like to try some miso soup. (I said I only wanted a small amount)

Then my husband’s Bibimbap with Bulgogi comes out on a very heavy hot skillet.

They cut up the egg and mix it up. The rice got a nice crisp bottom like Paella Rice. I got a small taste and the beef was so tender and delicious. It had all kinds of good flavors going on. Gochujang (a sort of Korean pepper ketchup) was available on the table as a condiment.

Next my  Jogi-Gui (A fish called broiled yellow croaker that is similar to corvina) comes out.

I got two small but perfectly prepared juicy tender fish with mild sweet flesh and crispy skin.

Service was very friendly and efficient. The owners or management also were very welcoming to us.

Our first visit was very enjoyable.

I have to say Seoul BBQ & Sushi Restaurant seems to be Worth a Fork!

Worth a Fork!

www.SeoulBBQSushi.com

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My Trip to Zinburger in Phoenix AZ

 

I would be wrong to say Zinburger is a small local chain….Zinburger is a Fox Concept Restaurant who is Arizona based but I see that Zinburger is a growing chain that is in many locations across the country. I recently went to the Biltmore Fashion Plaza Location in Phoenix. This is a very casual restaurant with a full bar. This restaurant specializes in Burgers. The standard burger on the menu is a 6.5 ounce certified angus beef patty that is ground in house daily. You can upgrade to grass-fed or choose vegetarian, chicken, tuna or turkey burgers. They also offer salads, sides and milkshakes.

I am picky about the beef I ate…since the beef is ground in house I feel I can eat it. (I gave up supermarket ground beef for the unwanted additive it contains)

BUT…….that pretty picture with cows makes me feel sort of Forking guilty about ordering beef. I almost change my mind.

They have some sort of Burger Battle every year and last years winner was Zinburger’s Bruce Lee Burger so that is the one I want to try.

Zinburger – Bruce Lee Burger

I start with the pickle chips. The pickles are crunchy, garlic dill and obviously fresh made.

Then I attempt the burger.

For me it’s impossible to take a complete bite. The bun is too big for this burger.

The burger is very messy and drippy. My plate is filling up with juice and sauces.

I must remove the top bun and lose some Sriracha Mayonnaise and eat with a knife and fork.

I have a very juicy caramelized burger that’s topped with Asian BBQ sauce, napa cabbage slaw, cucumbers, rice wine vinegar, avocado and jalapeños. It really IS FORKING DELICIOUS! It taste like maybe the most delicious potsticker I ever tried. I got all kinds of textures and creamy to spicy and blasts of flavors in-between. It’s really good…but not something you want to eat around other people because it’s very messy. You can only eat this burger around someone that you can fart with.

My husband Tried the El Diablo Burger.

Zinburger’s El Diablo Burger

This Burger is topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, caramelized onions and lettuce. It is suppose to have Chipotle Mayonnaise but if you read my reviews you know my husband avoids mayonnaise as much as possible. Somehow he is able to cram the burger in his mouth. He is actually happy. It’s the best burger he had out in a while…………

The burgers seemed very above the average……..

Service was only average. We were going to share a salad that didn’t come out of the kitchen. So we just ate our burgers. It turned out to be more than enough food anyway. We informed our waiter about the salad we didn’t receive and the manager did generously offer to let us take out the salad for free but we declined.

www.ZinburgerAZ.com

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My Trip to Mucha Lucha Libre Taco Shop Peoria AZ

 

The Mucha Lucha Taco Shop is a casual Mexican Fast Food Shop. They differ in quality from the chain fast food shops you might be familiar with because the food is homestyle not chemical laden fast food typical style. The meats all are very flavorful and spicy and are slow braised with chili peppers.  They offer about 18 different fillings that you can have in a street size tacos, regular size grilled tacos, tacodillas, burritos, quesadillas and Mucha More! Then you get to customize your order and the person behind the sneeze shield tops your order with the vegetables, toppings and sauces that you pick. Once you seat yourself you might want to kick your meal up a little more with the complimentary salsa bar.

I picked the Three Taco Plate $7.25 The taco meat and tortillas are heated up on a flat top grill for you. The tortillas get crisped up a bit. They offer you rice and beans to add to your tacos here. Then you walk down the line with the person preparing your food and you get to add on all the toppings you like.

I picked a Chicken Tinga Taco, Red Chicken and Vinaigrette Chicken Tacos. All the chicken meat is flavorful and spicy. My favorite Chicken Taco is the one with that isn’t red or orange. I think it’s the Vinaigrette Chicken.  It has a nice balance of flavors that include chili, garlic, onion and taste like chicken. To me it’s the most delicious. I skipped the beans and wasn’t wild about the taste of the rice on the taco and I think next time I’d ask for the rice and beans on the side.  My least favorite taco is the one that’s very heavy with chipotle and too much smoke for me….but I note that I like less smoke in my food than most people so it might be great to you but it’s too heavy with smoke for me. My husband didn’t have any problems taking that last taco off my hands.

He picked the 5 Street Taco Sized Tacos. $7.25 They are double shelled small tacos with filling and all the toppings you desire.

I don’t know what he picked but I know he picked 5 different varieties of beef and pork. He enjoyed them all and said that we should come here more often. He also added that all that he tried was also very flavorful and all were spicy!

I would recommend Mucha Lucha Taco Shop over Most of the Mexican Fast Food Chains Out There!

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Zabari Mediterranean Grill of Phoenix AZ is Worth a Fork!

 

Zabari Mediterranean Grill is a casual order at the counter restaurant. Zabari M.G. offers an Israeli Spin on Mediterranean Food and is also certified Glatt Kosher. That’s means kosher plus no diseased animals are used. This restaurant has been on my list for a long time and I just wasn’t sure about trying it out…With maybe a good reason…after-all I’ve dined at the AMAZING multi award winning Zahav Restaurant in Philadelphia (modern Israeli Style Restaurant)….By multi James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Solomonov (also 2017 James Beard outstanding Chef Award). I kept thinking this little restaurant can’t compare…..but after reading a glowing review by the Phoenix New Times I changed my mind and I’m glad I did because it’s pretty downright special!

We decided to order two entrees. A falafel platter and a Meat Sampler Platter that they call the Zabari Mix (Grilled Chicken, Chicken Shawarma, Kabob, Beef Shish Kabob. Each platter also comes with THREE SIDES and they give us pickled mango sauce, really HOT green shrug sauce, FORKING HOT Red shrug sauce, tahini sauce and fresh baked pita bread.

ALL THIS FOOD IS TWO ENTREES!

 

Rice, Chickpea Falafels, Matbucha (tomato & pepper salad), seasoned carrots, Israeli Salad, Eggplant, Babaganush and Hummus.

Zabari Mix – Grilled Chicken, Chicken Shawarma (chicken thighs with zesty spices, broiled on a vertical skewer), ground beef kabob, marinated and flame broiled tri tip Kabob, rice and pita breads.

WOW! It’s a whole table of food!  where do I start?

I start with the Falafel.

It’s a super fluffy crunchy and also flavorful falafel. Very very good indeed. It also seems grease free…I like that very much. Babaganush is very creamy with lots of eggplant that’s almost sweet. Very little smoke to it. Hummus is creamy. The Eggplant salad is very tasty….it has nice flavors to it.

Moving on to more vegetables…..

The Israeli Salad is fresh and light with crunchy cucumber and tomato. The Carrots are very tasty. I know I taste a little cumin…whatever they did it’s very delicious. BUT THE TOMATO PEPPER Salad called MATBUCHA is Forking YUMMO! WOW they should sell it in all the supermarkets. I have to attempt to recreate this one….It’s so delicious…The tomatoes are concentrated, I taste a delicious roasted red pepper kind of taste but I also get some spicy pepper….but not too spicy.

Now to the meats…..

Grilled white meat chicken is nicely seasoned. Some pieces are very tender and a few are not.  The Grilled chicken taste extra great with the pickled mango sauce. Ground beef kabob is moist and tasty, Tri Tip Shish Kabob has more flavor than the Ground Beef Kabob. The CHICKEN SHAWARMA is the way to go! It has crispy caramelized ends and is full of juice and flavors. It outshines the other meats by leaps and bounds. I think it’s the FORKING BEST CHICKEN SHAWARMA I EVER HAD ANYWHERE!

The Chef’s son was working the counter on our visit. He was very kind and helpful explaining the food to us. He also offered us some tasting samples and also served us our platters and checked on us too.

All the food was good but the Falafels, Chicken Shawarma, Matbucha, Eggplant, Carrots and nifty sauces will make us come back for more!

P.S. Portions were very large. We had plenty of leftovers to bring home.

Zabari Mediterranean Grill is Worth a Fork!

Worth a Fork! Killer Chicken Shawarma, Matbucha, Falafels

www.ZabariGrill.com

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My Visit to The Horney Toad Restaurant in Cave Creek Arizona

 

The Horney Toad Restaurant in Cave Creek has been in business for over FOURTY years. Because of the rustic charm this restaurant has it’s been used in many movies and photo shoots. When you walk in you see autographs from celebrities and you hear cowboy music. It seems like the Old Wild West really does live here.

View of patio from the booth I sat at.

The offerings aren’t fancy but they are very well known for very good fried chicken and Strawberry Shortcake. They serve SIMPLE BASIC American Food. NOTHING here is fancy.

The menu is sort of humorous in spots. Here’s the home made salad dressings.

Eye-tallion, 999 Island! LOL 🙂

I had to go with the 1/2 Chicken.

Sounds great! Fresh not frozen.

It came to me like this. (I did ask for no gravy on the potatoes because I don’t care for the gravy most places serve) Here get a better look. I think the dish that sat on top of the chicken damaged the coating slightly.

The 1/2 chicken is a really big portion……BUT FORKING DELICIOUS! The breast is so flavorful and juicy with crispy tasty coating! YES! Winner winner chicken dinner! I’m a good eater but I only need to eat the breast as it’s plenty of food and I’m taking the rest of the chicken home. Cole slaw is fresh made and creamy. Potatoes seem like they were riced because they are so fluffy…then I hit one potato lump. The potatoes are seasoned pretty well too.

My husband had the Tijuana Torpedo. (A BIG BURGER stuffed with a green chile and cheese.

They prepared the burger to my husband’s request. My husband said the meat had a good flavor to it and picked up flavor from the mesquite it was cooked with. We could tell the green chile pepper came from a can but still it was a tasty BIG burger on a good bun. The fries are a blast from the past and seemed like batter dipped fries. I think they are the same exact fries Chi-Chi’s used to serve but at Chi-ChiChi’s they added cajun seasoning to the fries.

I’m full I’ll have to try the Strawberry Shortcake next time!

Service was friendly and efficient.

We enjoyed our visit to the Horney Toad. 🙂

If you happen to find yourself in Cave Creek you might want to stop into The Horney Toad for Delicious Fried Chicken or a decent Burger.

www.TheHorneyToad.com

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My 2017 Visit to deseo restaurant at The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale AZ

 

deseo is a modern upscale Latin Restaurant located in The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale AZ. They offer a separate bar, an open kitchen with rail seats available and a comfortable dining room.

I’ve been here several times and the food has always been amazing. Here are not all but a few of the dishes we tried at deseo.

A few years back at deseo I tasted a side dish that was made of red lentils, tomatoes, greens, almonds, dates, Spanish Cheese and stock. It left such an impression on me that I recreated my own version of a similar dish on my site. It was absolutely FORKING delicious!

We decided to visit deseo again and have found that some things have changed. The long time Chef has been replaced with another Chef and the new menu differs some. I wasn’t sure about going back after I heard this news but my husband is very optimistic and said to me that maybe deseo is even better now!

We started out by sharing a Hamachi Appetizer called Tiradito Nikkei.

This was a very good dish. Very balanced with truffle ponzu, cilantro, avocado and nori. You can’t see the little pearls of rococo chile. I was hoping that they’d be spicy but they really had little or no heat. Still it was a very nice very delicate balanced dish.

We shared a side dish called Pastel de Choclo. It was described as Peruvian Corn, cumin, Spanish Olives, cotija cheese and eggs.

I really don’t know. Both me and my husband found this dish not palatable. I think it’s possible that this dish is an acquired taste. I just couldn’t stand the taste and textures. It’s very difficult to describe. The Peruvian Corn is very chewy and the rest had a strange flavors that didn’t taste like food to me or my husband. Sort of like some sort of lumps of clay mixed with corn in my mouth. This dish hit both of us the wrong way. Could it was just be horrible????? or Maybe this dish is made correctly and is simply for an acquired taste? I DON’T KNOW!

For dinner I had the Wagyu Hanger Steak “Churrasco” Style.

This dinner was a very large portion. I think for most people this is two portions. The steak was developed with flavor and was mostly tender and covered with lots of sprouts. The Argentine Chimichurri was very mild and delicate. For me it didn’t have or add much flavor to the steak. But the potatoes were amazing. They had almost molten centers. The potatoes were my favorite part of the dish. The potatoes were delicious!

My husband tried the 24 hour Wagyu Short Rib also covered with lots of sprouts.

The Beef was very tender and lacked rib fat. The meat was prepared in a SousVide were it sat in a water bath for 24 hours. It had a black garlic flavor to it. Neither of use tasted the jalapeño chimichurri this dish was suppose to have. The horseradish potatoes were too mild and almost didn’t taste like they contained any horseradish. I only had one bite and didn’t taste any horseradish. My husband said he didn’t taste any horseradish until he got to the last bite or two. (opened batch of horse radish?….or they ran out?…????)

In all my visits to deseo I never had room for dessert before. Since I had most of my dinner wrapped up I finally had room to try the dessert cigar.

WOW! What an AMAZING LOOKING Dessert! An edible (sort of) Match pack, a quality multi chocolate and chocolate mousse cigar, cream and gelato. The cigar itself was amazing. Fabulous!

A sweet ending.

www.KierlandResort.com

My experience may differ from yours but on my visit that was mostly ok…… but also was a mix of some hits and some misses.

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My Visit to the Carnegie Deli Las Vegas NV

 

The Carnegie Deli was one of the most famous iconic Delis in New York. They were famous for over stuffed sandwiches and over sized slices of cheesecake. The big selling sandwiches were pastrami and corned beef. Many celebrities were known for dining at Carnegie Deli.  There is tale that the waiters were surly.

I’ve been here to Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas years ago before the real Carnegie Closed and we thought a re-visit might be fun.

You enter and see some autographs from celebrities.

You order at one of the counters and then take a number.

If your at this counter you try to ignore the picture of the cow so you don’t feel guilty with your corned beef, pastrami or brisket.

Then you seat yourself.

Hope you are hungry and brought a few friends……one sandwich is enough for FOUR hungry people.

Oy VEY! There is too much meat for me. I remove about 70% of the meat for a normal size sandwich.

That’s better.

The Pros-

You get a LOT of food for your money in Vegas. This sandwich can easily feed four people. The food runner is happy to bring you extra bread to make more sandwiches.

The Cons-

This sandwich really is ok but it’s not the best……I really don’t think this is similar to what the real Carnegie Deli Served.

To start with real New York Style Deli Places give you a bowl of assorted pickles (not just one pickle) to get your stomach ready for a big sandwich.

The bread is wrong. The correct bread for a New York Style Sandwich is double baked Rye and not squishy weak tasting rye.    (But hey we are in Las Vegas….It might be a west coast thing…NOT  ALL but most bread in Arizona, Las Vegas and California isn’t so great)

The meats (pastrami and corned beef) are ok but not succulent like they should be. I don’t think the flavor is right either. The pastrami is unbalanced with flavors with too much added smoke flavor and not enough black pepper.

Corned beef isn’t bad corned beef but is weakly flavored…..also not succulent like really good corned beef.

We also tried a potato knish.

The knish is also extra large. It’s about four servings. I like that the knish isn’t wrapped in puff pastry like many places are doing these days because to me knishes should be made with knish dough. The potato filling inside is ok…..better than some I’ve tried but not as flavorful as others. Good places with serve a knish with gravy. They didn’t offer gravy here.

The Las Vegas Carnegie Deli is quick and value priced if you are alright with sharing and have the chutzpah to ask for the extra bread you will need to make more sandwiches. ($25.00 at this time can feed four people on the strip)

I started to wonder…..on the menu it reads that the corned beef and pastrami come from the Carnegie Deli in New York…How can that be if the Carnegie Deli is closed?

I called to find out.

A Carnegie Warehouse is still in business and supplies the Corned Beef, Pastrami and Cheesecakes to the Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas. I don’t know but I am guessing that the Carnegie meats are the ones produced for the masses. I know I come across Carnegie Deli meat maybe once a year at Costco. It might be a similar thing that wine companies do… like the major wine companies make high end wines that are very expensive and lesser wines for the masses.

Everything is subject to change and your experience may or may not differ.

Ok food reasonably priced on the Las Vegas Strip located in the Mirage.

www.Mirage.com

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Lunch at Mowry & Cotton at the Phoenician in Scottsdale AZ

 

Mowry & Cotton is a Modern American Restaurant that recently opened in the Phoenician in Scottsdale. The name of the restaurant is suppose to be a western folklore story (that’s very unknown) about two Phoenix Settlers that opened a Fancy Saloon that was comfortable in the 1870s. I didn’t feel or see much western here but whatever this restaurant is I can tell you it’s a very nice place with an interesting menu with a lot of variety.

It was hard to decide on what to try because I was torn on many things but went with the Jidori Chicken Sandwich. My sandwich was filled with a VERY GENEROUS amount of Juicy delicious chicken breast, arugula, flavorful apple bourbon butter and trace amounts of fennel. I did request my brie cheese on the side because I hate the edible coating on brie.

The sandwich is quite large. Even half is a large portion so I did take half home. This is a delicious flavorful sandwich many because of the juicy flavorful chicken and the yummy tasty apple bourbon butter. As great as the sandwich really is I hate to be picky but I think it could use a little more fennel to be more rounded out with flavors and texture. ( I want at least a teaspoon) I only got two shreds of fennel so I can’t say I didn’t get any but I didn’t not enough fennel to make any impact. But still this was a delicious sandwich.  I loved the Mowry Pickles….They were GREAT! and a really nice touch. They were gently spiced and pickled. The pickles included blueberries, cauliflower, onion and cucumbers. It was a little dish that was really great. The salad was very simple and very plain but I ordered salad instead of the two potato options so I could have room for dessert.

My husband had the Smoked Brisket Sandwich.

The Smoked Brisket Sandwich contained house made pickles, carefully  smoked brisket, grilled Swiss Chard and Carolina Mustard. This sandwich had a lot going on and was a really delicious sandwich. My husband paid the $4.00 extra for the crispy fries. The fries were delicious and had a creamy interior but weren’t crispy. our waiter did offer to bring us a new batch of fries but we declined since the fries were delicious anyway.

Just like the lunch menu the dessert menu offered several delicious sounding desserts. We went with the Apple Crumble because the waiter made that one sound special…AND IT WAS!

LOOK AT THE APPLE!

It’s painted Ice Cream!

It’s Blackstrap Molasses Ice Cream with Apples and an Oat Crumble. It’s so different! It’s almost not sweet at all and very lightly spiced. It’s almost like breakfast but a lot more fun!

Not 100% perfect but very good! I do note at the time of this review this is a newly opened restaurant.

I have to say Mowry & Cotton seems to be Worth a Fork!

Worth a Fork!

www.ThePhoenician.com

www.MowryandCotton.com

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