We've been to several yummy places in our local area lately. With the new snow up at Sierra Summit, I'm sure others will be looking for places to dine while driving through to get to the slopes. (Sierra Summit opens next weekend with the early snowfall!)
1. The Corner Cafe-a great lunch spot located in downtown Clovis. We have lunch here several times a month and it's always good. Recent new ownership tho and the food quality has slipped a bit. I had the cajun chicken sandwich which is wonderful served with a side of fries. (The kind with the ridges on them.) Fresh baked desserts are their specialty. We shared the banana cream pie which was wonderful and the crust was flaky and tender. We like to dine outside on their small outside area there.
2. Fat Paulie's Grill-located at Herndon & Clovis Ave. We also frequent this place several times a month. The place is very whimsical, with movie paraphanaia all over which makes for a very fun and festive atmosphere. I had the Thurston Howell sandwich (think Gilligan's Isalnd) which is amazing. Lots of turkey, cheese, bacon, avocado, tomato and shredded lettuce on three slices of toasted bread. Very good, served with their beer battered onion rings and curly fries. (With lots of HUNT'S ketchup and ranch dressing. Very good!
3. Red Robin's- a very nice casual eatery. I always order the California chicken sandwich which has melted cheese, guacamole and bacon, served with steak fries and I like their strawberry lemonade. DD always gets their Rookie Magic milkshakes that are very good with crushed Oreo cookies.
4. Edo-Ya. We dined here last night with eight of us to celebrate a birthday. We opted for the tappan-yaki dinner which is lots of fun. The chef did lots of twirly things with his utensils and made the experience lots of fun. I had the habachi chicken and the filet mignon which was very good. Dinners come with miso soup, fried rice (which the chef makes in front of you ), grilled bean sprouts and lots of very good squash and onion stuff. Bill for eight of us was just a little over $200 but this was a celebration for a very special person in our lives. We all had a great time. Vanilla yogurt is also included in the price of the meal.
Tonight I will be trying Max's Bistro & Bakery. We plan on taking a bottle of a very nice Pinot Noir we recently picked up in the Ashland,OR area or maybe one of our Merlots that we acquired on our recent visit to the Paso Robles wine country. ***kim***