I was in Phoenix, AZ for a week. The temperatures were around 110 degrees the entire time. I'd usually get out more but I took the easiest route most of the time.
Chino Bandido: What happens when Chinese takeout breeds with Mom’s Mexican. I liked it so much I went back twice. Jade Red Chicken (their sweet and sour chicken) was light, tasty and better than most. Anything here can be a burrito or quesadilla but I would recommend the chicken just plain with fried rice. Chinese BBQ Pork was just right. Black Beans whipped up refried-beans style were perfect. Was also a big fan of their fried rice (both Pork and Jerk style.) The free snicker doodle cookie was also a nice touch. Absolutely no ambiance and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a roach but a big picture of Guy Fieti once you walk in explains it all.
Fez: Really good food. Think it was a gay bar but not sure. Fez burger hit the spot: grilled angus with spicy honey molasses bbq, cinnamon pears, feta, lemon garlic aioli, crispy onions and cilantro on ciabatta. The garlic and rosemary fries were perfect, even when the temperature outside bordered one hundred and twelve degrees. I don’t know what they were cooked in but they were especially light and not the usual fry.
Pane Bianco: The fresh baked bread made my mozzarella, local tomato & basil sandwich pretty damn good. And I don't usually like meals like that. Mozzarella was cut thick and the bread was perfect.
Hooters: I don’t usually go to chains on my business trips but because of the heat I just found the walk to the downtown Hooters the easiest. Oyster Roast wasn’t as good as others I’d had because the shells were taken off before he steaming. Their Daytona Wings were really tasty. And I was disappointed with their normal wings. Kinda cheap on the sauce and they didn’t hit the spot.
Fry Bread House: My first experience with the Fry bread was rather intimidating. Imagine a large pancake shaped funnel cake stuffed with stews and other yummies. The stew quality was good. The Fry bread was okay. The whole thing was a bit much for me. I really wanted sugar on my funnel cake and as I walked out into the heat I felt seven months pregnant. I’d have to pass on the Fry bread next time.
Rustic Café: Simple little café that was unremarkable except for one thing. The chorizo they served with my two eggs breakfast was wonderful. I’ve had chorizo all over the country and I’d have to say this simple preparation was the best.
Fry Bread House
4140 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
4404 N Central Ave Ste A, Phoenix, AZ 85012
15414 N 19th Ave Ste K, Phoenix, AZ 85023
3815 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
20811 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024