Monthly Archives: October 2017

Halloween SPECIAL EDITION – Frightful Horrifying Food Served to me in Metro Phoenix AZ

 

The Forking Truth is not every dining experience will be a great one. I am pleased to say most experiences are ok and many exceeded expectations. But some are downright Frightful! Here is THE FORKING TRUTH…… a collection of the most terrible food that was served to me in Metro Phoenix in the past few years.

I do note that it’s not my intention to bring  negative attention about restaurants that are still open for business. I can only reveal the names of the businesses that are closed. The restaurant business is a very difficult business to be in. For that reason there will be no name mention of restaurants that are still open for business because everything is subject to change. At least I hope so….

Polenta

This polenta tower came from a well known restaurant in the Biltmore Area of Phoenix. It looks absurd and was the worst polenta I ever had in my life. I do know the Chef has been replaced since.

Taco Haus Scottsdale AZ (wow that was really bad) Closed for business

The worst taco I ever had in my life came from Taco Haus (long closed for business) The tortilla fell apart and the chicken was the most driest most flavorless chicken I ever tasted anywhere. I’m still choking when I think about it.

Seared Tuna Nicoise ($16.) from The Local, PHX AZ

This didn’t’ taste awful….This plate came from The Local (closed for business) The food was very good but overly sparse…………

$16.00 for a lunch platter that doesn’t even meet HALF of Weight Watcher Standards. I was FORKING STAVING after this lunch. WTFork was I suppose to buy two lunches? WTFork was that chef thinking ……..It’s not even enough food to feed a gerbil…. and where the Fork was the other half of egg?……I could have used it.

Glendale AZ

Sushi that isn’t fresh is always horrifying…….Still open today in Glendale.

I went to an interesting restaurant that is now closed for business called Indy Fusion. It really wasn’t a bad restaurant at all but whoever the chef was didn’t write the menu I’m sure. He had zero understanding of what a Fondant is. Indy Fusion had a Fondant on the menu for dessert. Instead of a molten chocolate cake that’s known as a Fondant I received a lump of Fondant frosting on a plate. Instead of Indy Fusion I received Indy confusion.

Fondant from Indy Fusion

I went to a certain Asian Restaurant with a Bakery in either Glendale or Phoenix. My meal was good but the dessert was inedible. It was hard like a rock. We couldn’t cut threw it. It could not be penetrated by a Fork. My husband felt the need to bust it apart with his hands.

This restaurant is located in the far west valley. I came across a few problems with the food and I tried a dessert here hoping for redemption. Instead of redemption it turned out to be a nail in the coffin as I pulled out a silicone-like object from my mouth. The waiter acted like nothing was wrong with that and he told me that it was part of the gelatin in the dessert.

Everything I tried at this restaurant in Surprise Az had problems. I actually informed the waiter and management about the multiple short comings I experienced at this restaurant. They didn’t say they were sorry or anything like that….They said they were newly opened and that is just how it was….SURPRISE!

These falafels did have a nice crunchy texture but were dry and lacked typical falafel flavors. But  a few food critics have raved about this place. Maybe this place in Glendale improved since my visit?

Old re-heated over cooked fish is never good. This came from a beautiful resort in Scottsdale. The fish came to me slightly warmed up and sat on top of a salad that was missing most of the ingredients the menu listed.

Over Cooked and over salted fish was served to me from one of the finest restaurants in Phoenix.

Over Cooked and Over Salted Phoenix AZ

Tried a personal size Chicago Style Pizza from some place on the west side and it was re-heated and not fresh made and came with a burnt crust and so much cheese I felt sick.

The fish wasn’t so great and the Couscous tasted like salt….Just another bad dinner out! Somewhere in Peoria.

Had a chicken sandwich somewhere in Scottsdale. The bun was hard like a rock. The chicken slightly burnt with a weird snappy texture. The sandwich also had a canned green chile pepper that tasted like the tin can it came from….not to mention the horrible potato salad it came with….All the potatoes were over cooked and I basically got a dish with mashed potatoes, some chopped egg and mayonnaise.

A grilled chicken sandwich from somewhere in Scottsdale AZ and the potato salad is pictured below.

Went to a Mexican Restaurant in North Phoenix. Got served the most tasteless, uninspired taco salad I ever had anywhere on warm iceberg lettuce. The chips and salsas were also the worst I ever tasted anywhere.

$13.99 Salad from a Mexican Restaurant in Phoenix AZ

Went to a place in Scottsdale and was served Old Tasting Fish topped with Salty Sour Tomato paste, Lousy sides of corn that looks like vomit and gooey pierogis.

We were driving back from Vegas a while back and stopped in Sun City for a bite. Should have kept going…..Mediocre fish, less than mediocre warmed up frozen vegetables and the most disgusting mashed potatoes I’ve ever seen in my Forking life. “I asked the waiter why are the potatoes were greenish?” He said, “The Chef said that black pepper makes the potatoes green.”

– Sun City

I seriously think food this bad is a violation and they should have their food license pulled.

Well that was a little stroll by not all but some of the most Frightful Food served to me in Metro Phoenix. I hope I didn’t frighten you too much!

And this is my rating to these places.

NOT WORTH A FORK!

Most food experiences in Metro Phoenix are better.

This was a Halloween Special Edition of The Most Frightening Horrifying Foods that were Served to Me in Metro Phoenix in the past few years.

Remember that everything is subject to change and your experience may or may NOT Differ.

Good Luck and Happy Halloween!

The Forking Truth

 

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

The Forking Truth is that EVERYTHING is subject to change and your experience may or may not differ.

The Forking Truth

The 2017 Reign of #PumpkinSpiceEverything & Halloween HORROR – Food

 

It’s that time of year when the world goes Forking berserk and many things go pumpkin or pumpkin spiced. Since it’s Halloween time I tossed them into the bunch as well. I never know what I’ll come across. This is what I found this year.

Here are Werther’s Original Caramels with a touch of Pumpkin Spice for your chewing pleasure.

This is Pumpkin Spice wafers filled with real pumpkin in a creamy filling.

Butternut Squash Zucchette Pasta (this one is Forking Cute and DIFFERENT!) and Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli.

Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Cherrios!

I guess if we can have Pumpkin Spice Flavored Cheerios then why the Fork not Pumpkin Spice Frosted Mini Wheats…..

Well if Pumpkin Spice Cheerios or Mini Wheats don’t do it for you then maybe Pumpkin Spice Quaker Oats is more to your liking.

Some sort of Captain Morgan Jack-O-Blast and Pumpkin Vodka………..(hic!)

They Forked with Bally’s and made that Forking Pumpkin Spiced too!

Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Pop-tarts.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter Spread…? and Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter Dippers and a Normal Jar of Pumpkin Butter that doesn’t forking taste like butter but they call it butter…?

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Brownie and Gift Cast Iron Skillet Gift Pack with bonus Pumpkin Spice Caramels.

Pumpkin Flax Flapjack and Waffle Mix.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn and Pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin Seeds.

Pumpkin Pie Toaster Pastries.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies…..These sound yummy…don’t know?

More pumpkin pancakes and waffle mix.

Forking Pumpkin Rolls! Whoo Hoo!

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake…with NO ARTIFICAL flavor…

Here is Artificially Flavored Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream!

Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette…..so your salad too can taste that way!

Pumpkin Spice Almonds….I think that one is strange.

Pumpkin Latte Lollipops.

Pumpkin Pie Snack Sized Kit Kats…UmmmmmI would have purchased them but they were Forking placed passed the check out…..Thanks Fry’s for saving me a bunch of calories!

Pumpkin Spice Biscotti.

Pumpkin Spice Swirled Bread?….It would be tasty as French toast…..maybe good with chicken breast……but terrible as most sandwiches. I can’t imagine it with tunafish.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix. Incase you don’t have pumpkin spice to add for your fresh baked cookies.

Here are Pumpkin Tortilla Chips and Ghosts and Bats Crispy Potato Snacks

Candy Corn White Fudge Marshmallow Peeps..?

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie M&M’s.

Candy Corn M&M’s.

Cookies and Screeem M&M’s…..(They are suppose to taste like regular Oreo’s)

Here are two Halloween Treats. One is Franken Berry Fruit Roll Ups. The Other is some sort of Count Chocula Bar.

YOU KNOW that there is going to be some sort of Oreo and here is Pumpkin Spice Oreo.

Whoops here we go again….Halloween Oreos! What flavor is Halloween? Old Ghost? Cadavers? Spider Juice?

That was the 2017 Reign of #PumpkinSpiceEverything and Halloween Horror.

Be safe and Happy Halloween!

The Forking Truth

Happy HOWWWWLoween!

 

Baked Cod Cakes Recipe

 

Baked Cod Cake

Felt like whipping up some sort of fish cake today since I have a bunch of potatoes and came across some cod today. These fish cakes are NOT the east coast style kind as mine are made from regular cod and potato and are not fried. The mixture is soft so I lightly coated the fish and potato patties with just a light coating of whole wheat panko. I think a secret here is using whole wheat panko. I don’t think regular panko will work out as well. The coating comes out very crispy!

Ingredients for 8 generous servings

2 lbs baking potato peeled – cut in halves – and placed in a pot of water

2 Tablespoons kosher salt – to boil with potatoes

1/2 onion (to boil with potatoes – discard after potatoes are boiled)

2 garlic cloves  (to boil with potatoes – discard after potatoes are boiled)

1 celery rib (to boil with potatoes – discard after potatoes are boiled)

1 carrot ( to boil with potatoes – discard after potatoes are boiled)

1 hot pepper (to boil with potatoes – discard after potatoes are boiled) ((I used a banana pepper)

1/3 cup grated onions

1 celery rib – chopped very fine

1 garlic clove – ground to paste

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 lb cod

fresh ground sea salt to taste

fresh ground black pepper to taste

1/4 cup (scant) extra virgin olive oil (to drizzle under and over the fish)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon course sea salt

1 Tablespoon heavy cream

1/4 cup scallions – chopped

1/8 teaspoon white pepper

1 L egg – slightly beaten

1 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs

non – stick spray – either canola or vegetable

Directions

Turn oven on to 425 degrees F

In a pot add potatoes, 2 Tablespoons salt, 1/2 onion, 1 celery rib, carrot and hot pepper on to a medium boil. Boil the potatoes till fork tender.

Sprinkle a baking sheet with extra virgin olive oil and Fresh ground sea salt and black pepper. Place the fish on top of the olive oil and seasoning. Now drizzle the top of the fish(s) with olive oil and lightly sprinkle the fish with fresh ground sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place the fish in the oven and pull out when done. (about 15 minutes)

While the potatoes are boiling get a small fry pan on medium heat, melt the butter and then cook up the grated onion, finely chopped celery, ground garlic and thyme till everything smells good and everything is soft. It should get done very quickly because everything should be very fine. Set to the side.

When the potatoes are fork tender. Discard the onion, garlic, carrot celery and hot pepper. Drain the potatoes and hand mash. (after draining I put the potatoes back in the pot to mash) Add the onion and celery mixture from the fry pan and mash into the potatoes.

Now mash the fish into the potatoes. Add the ground black pepper, sea salt, heavy cream, scallions, white pepper and egg and mix till incorporated.

Score the mixture in quarters. Half a quarter will make a nice size patty. Make eight patties.

In a small bowl add the panko. Lightly coat each patty all over with the crumbs.

Spray the baking sheet(s) and tops of patties with Non stick spray and place the patties leaving some room around them.

After 30 minutes in the oven they should be golden brown all over.

I let them cool and then refrigerate. Latter I reheated two patties for dinner uncovered for 30 minutes (with covered vegetable sides) at 350 degrees F.

The outside is very thin and VERY CRISPY. I think they are flavored just right. My husband didn’t think he’d like them but when he tried it he couldn’t believe how yummy they were! I don’t think the Baked Cod Cakes really need a sauce but feel free to use whatever sauce you like. Back east we just use ketchup on fish cake sandwiches. I think a tarter sauce would be good, a lemon aioli or my secret sauce Asian Style shhhhh (Kewpie, a squirt of sriracha and gochujang. My husband requested cocktail sauce. I didn’t measure but this quick style cocktail sauce came out really amazing. It was Ketchup, horseradish, worcestershire, hot sauce, black pepper and bomba calabrese. My husband kept asking how did you make this? (fish cake and cocktail sauce) This is really delicious….really really very good!

Enjoy!

Baked Cod Cake

The Forking Truth

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree Arizona 2017

 

The third annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden is taking place in beautiful Carefree AZ October 20th – 29th. This is a FREE no cost family friendly and even dog friendly event. Pumpkin Artist Ray Villafane is the genius behind the whimsical creations. If his name rings a bell that might be because you caught him on Food Network’s Halloween Wars where competitors compete in teams that transform food and pumpkins into amazing Halloween Themed Creations. Here is some of what I saw this year.

 

 

That was some of the pumpkins from the 3rd annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden.

The Forking Truth

NEW Weird Different Special and Limited Edition Foods out there October 2017

 

 

There is always something NEW! Weird! Different, Special or Limited Edition out there in the wide world of food out there. Here are what’s called Doughnut Nectarines. I’ve never seen this variety of nectarine before so it’s new, different and maybe weird to me.

S’mores mini pies…..?

This isn’t food but it is food related and I think it’s Forking cute ….!

Dinosaur Taco holders!

Wow! I bet many people will love these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pop-tarts! But I know real cookie dough isn’t food so I don’t understand the cookie dough phenomenon. After all you wouldn’t purchase a box of pizza dough Pop-tarts would you or WOULD you?????

I never came across Licorice Pretzels……something you either love or Hate………

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Cheese Curls…….ummm might have to give these a try..?

Sriracha Vegetable processed cheese product……….

Sriracha Carrot Hummus…………..?

Forking Sriracha pumpkin seeds…….for when you don’t want pumpkin seeds to taste like pumpkin seeds…………

Coconut tortilla chips??????        For them times you feel like a nut?

How often do you come across Chili, Lingonberry with Pear sauce?

Weird shaped grapes….looks like something is wrong with them. They wanted $10.00 for that little bag. (Got the same size bag of normal grapes someplace else and only paid $1.50 for them.)

Found another unusual fruit.

Cherry Plums!……Science messed with mother nature and now we have cherry plums….

Salted Caramel Oreo Thins…… (artificially flavored 🙁

Oreos stuffed with POPPING candy. It’s all fun and games till maybe a filling gets blown out! Or maybe these popping cookies just give you gas?

Then I found another Forking new or limited edition Oreo.

Oreo Coconut Thins……?????

Vodka filled Chocolates from Poland…yes please!

Funny Mushrooms?????? Can’t have much funny if the only cost $1.99

Saffron Spray…Ummmm now that’s a good one.

Never saw Bream, Carp or Flounder in a can before………

But the strangest one is the next one I saw.

Sardine Filets in CAUCASIAN Style?……WTFork does that mean?

That was the NEW, Weird, DifFerent, Special and Limited Edition Foods for October 2017. Who knows WTFork I’ll come across next month.

The Forking Truth

Dining out with Dogs in Metro Phoenix AZ October 2017

 

“Hi there!” #We are on our way to Bpttega Pizzeria Ristorante in Glendale AZ”

Dining out with dogs in Metro Phoenix is just a “Fluff” story of my dining adventure out with dogs. Dining out with dogs stories are not restaurant reviews just stories about taking my dogs out to eat. Not all but many restaurants in Metro Phoenix do have patios but not all patios are dog friendly. It’s always a great idea to call a restaurant just before your about show up with your dog because you never know if the patio is booked up for a party or if the restaurant suddenly stopped allowing dogs on the patio. It is also a good idea to dine at off times to try to avoid other people and other people’s dogs because you could be asked to leave if something goes wrong. (like dog barking or if a customer is allergic to dogs) There are some rules for dining with dogs. Dogs are never to eat off restaurant dishes. Dogs must stay close to your side and dogs are not allowed to sit on restaurant furniture. Other things that you must be aware of are that most foods and drink you consume might be harmful or toxic to your dog. To be on the safe side feed your dog plain lean meat.

October here in Phoenix was mostly hot…mostly too hot to dine out with dogs…. 🙁 But we just had a cool day so we went off to Bottega Pizzeria Ristorante in Glendale.

They were offering a special seasonal menu today along with the regular menu so I decided to try the Butternut Squash Pizza with some pancetta on the side for my dogs. (I know pancetta is fatty but I am very careful with the amounts I give to the dogs)

The Butternut Squash Pizza is really different. Instead of a tomato base we have cooked pureed Butternut Squash with crispy sage and melted cheese. Very different. Don’t know if I want some sweet or spice or heat for my taste…It does have an excellent chewy blistered crust. It’s not a wet center like from some of the other pizzas I had here.

“Ummmm Butternut Squash Pizza….I Forking want some!”

“Hey Runt move the Fork over I’m getting some Butternut Squash Pizza!” Both dogs get to try small tastes of Butternut Squash Pizza. Then they get to try some of my husband’s pizza.

My husband got a Spicy Salami Pizza….Not sure if it was made with the same salami as last time?

 

“Let’s Forking move in on the Butternut Squash Pizza.”

 

Both dogs decide they want more of the Butternut Squash Pizza.

www.BottegaRistorante.com

That was Dining out with Dogs in Metro Phoenix for October 2017. We hope to see you next month!

The Forking Truth

In Memory of Louie 5-5-2001 – 3-3-2017

#PumpkinSpiceEVERYTHING and Halloween has gone to the Dogs! 2017

 

This time of year food manufactures go berserk with Halloween, fall, pumpkin and  pumpkin spice  flavored foods. Not even Dog Foods are free of the #PumpkinSpiceEVERYTHING going on. We must inflict Halloween Flavors and Pumpkin Spice to our furry best friends.

Here are Creepy Crunchers. They look like some sort of nutty treat for dogs.

Dogs will get in the “Howl-lo-wean” spirit with doggy Apple Cider Donuts.

Boo Bars Mummy Morsels….WTFork are these suppose to be……crumbled bits of corpse that are mummified? …..might be tasty to dogs?

Turkey & Pumpkin Ghost doggy treats. Booooooo ……..Gobble gobble……Boo!

Doggy Ghost Grub Treats….

Pumpkin Chilling Chews…….

Here’s Happy Halloween Dog Treats.

Up on top in the middle are Skinny Mint Halloween Treats for Dogs.

Scary Berry Greenies for Dogs…I’d be scared to give my dog something called scary berry…?

Greenies also makes Pumpkin Spice Flavor for Dogs!

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin flavored Dog Treats!

Trick or Treat Well Bites with Pumpkin!

Pumpkin Spice Creepy Dog Bone Cookies…..?

Pumpkin Spice Chilly Chews..?

BONES filled with PUMPKIN SPICE FILLING!

Somehow they managed to flavor Rawhide FORKING Pumpkin Spice Flavored!

That was #PumpkinSpiceEverything and Halloween…or is it Howlerween has gone to the Dogs!

The Forking Truth

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

The Forking Truth is that EVERYTHING is subject to change and your experience may or may NOT differ.

The Forking Truth

Alice’s Cooperstown Phoenix AZ Restaurant Now Closed for Business

 

from Cooperstown website before it was taken down today

I was saddened to hear today that Cooperstown has just closed for business. Cooperstown was kind of a novelty restaurant that was co-owned by the legionary Rocker and local Alice Cooper. Inside Cooperstown was a small gift shop and the decor was a mix of rock and sports memorabilia and TVs. Your server wore Alice Cooper like make up and outside was a stage where local bands preformed. The food wasn’t fancy. It was mostly typical bar food. I took a few photos off the website before it was taken down.

Photo from Cooperstown Website

When I was there I remember it looked like half the people dining at Cooperstown ordered the 22 inch long hot dog. It might have been the popular item at Cooperstown. Here is some more of the menu.

According to the menu the No More Mr Nice Guy Chipotle Chicken Pasta was Award Wining.

From Cooperstown website

I clicked a link for shopping or something like that and it took me to eBay and this is what I found today.

 

Hopefully the Cooperstown Gift Certificates Auction was cancelled.

No More Mr Nice Guy……….Cooperstown is now closed for business.

The Forking Truth

My wristband and the guitar pick I caught at a Alice Cooper Concert.