Phoenix/Downtown Kickbacks

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I'm just now getting into the Downtown area, but I like what I see so I'm sure there's more to come...
  • 4750 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    Vereinigte Staaten
    3.0 Sterne

    I'm going to rate this one (star-wise) as if I weren't there on an extremely busy night, cause otherwise it wouldn't stand a chance...

    We decided to go on a Monday night when they run a really great special on their Bistro Burger and fries for $3. It was a thirty minute wait for a table but we stuck around. We ended up being seated fairly quickly outside on their patio (which could easily hold about five or six more two-tops), but it took five minutes for anyone to even come over to our table. Once the server did arrive, he acted like nobody knew we were even there and apologized for us being transparent. We put in our order because by that time my blind grandmother with a gluten allergy could have figured out what she wanted. When the food arrived they had left out a sauce that was said to be included and after the server dropped it off he seemed to disappear. After finishing, I had to go inside to retrieve the bill so we could head out (which yielded another strange circumstance... me standing literally a foot from the servers face while he rubbernecked around me asking for the bill... I mean I literally had to put my face in his line of vision to get this guys attention from a foot away). I had a feeling the whole time that the server was pissed that we ordered the special, even though we tipped accordingly.

    I feel like the experience would've been much better if they weren't so busy. The food was really good (once it all arrived) and cooked to order. The atmosphere was really pretty cool with a nice setup and flat panel TV's with Monday Night Football on... It seemed a little pricey, but as I said the quality was pretty good.

    Overall, I would say it would be a good place to check out, but if I had one more experience like this one I probably would skip it for other places in the area.

  • 4.0 Sterne

    Usually when you roll something this good, it's illegal. While I wouldn't consider it authentic Mexican (more like Mexican style), It's the best thing to get for the price. I get so excited moving along in the line, watching as they scoop the delectable ingredients onto the warm tortilla. There are few things better than seeing a middle aged Mexican woman muscle the burrito into its final shape. When they hand me that baby sized burrito I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning. It's the perfect amount of food and always leaves me satisfied.

  • 1702 N 44th St
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Vereinigte Staaten
    4.0 Sterne

    This car wash is great. Good price and friendly staff. The best part is that the use of the vacuums is included in the general wash. I am a big fan of washing my car at home by hand, there's nothing better than rubbing down my beautiful investment inch by inch (that's what she said?). However, I can never get the purdy shine I get from Clean Freak (maybe it's the air drying). After I ran my car through the auto-wash and spent some quality time vacuuming out the months of debris it looked as great as the day I bought it.

  • 4430 E Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    Vereinigte Staaten
    3.0 Sterne
    Erster Beitrag

    My fat ass loves this place. When my fat ass wants some greasy fast food this is the place I go. Sometimes my fat ass orders the McDouble and a Spicy McChicken and stacks them on top of each other. It does, however, send my fat ass directly to the McToilet.

    This location hasn't ever tried to charge me for buffalo sauce either (like some of the other cheap ass locations have)

  • 3619 E Indian School Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    Vereinigte Staaten
    4.0 Sterne

    This little coffee house is great. I didn't actually have a coffee, but I definitely enjoyed the pastries they had. There were three different kinds: chocolate dipped coconut macaroon, raspberry and chocolate rugulah. The macaroon was amazing, especially with a tall glass of ice cold milk. I also enjoyed the art that decorated the walls... pretty cool place.

  • 4.0 Sterne

    While I don't falter often from my usual order, everything from Pita Jungle that I've had has been great. I usually get the half jalapeno/half roasted red bell pepper hummus followed by the glazed chicken lavosh. The lavosh is absolutely amazing, toasted in their wood fire oven and topped with generous portions of the honey glazed chicken and feta cheese. The half green tea/half lemonade arnold palmer is my refreshment of chioce, refreshing my taste buds and preparing them for another round of the excellent food.

    The servers here are great too, but I don't mean in a white-glove waiter sort of way. These are the people that are fresh off the bong, and honestly, I'm surprised the food even makes it to the table intact. Don't get me wrong, If they were to change this I may not frequent as much. I enjoy my fare share of baked-out-of-their-mind servers, there's just less stress!  

    The only negative thing I can think of about this place is that the dishes are a little too expensive to make it a weekly stop and the tables are pretty crowded together. Other than that I've never seen anything to complain about.

    I also love the ever-changing art from local talent! Very chill place...

  • 3225 E Camelback Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    Vereinigte Staaten
    5.0 Sterne

    Perfezione! This little restaurant is the epitome of fine Italian dining!

    There's nothing more genuine than Tomaso's. We called this restaurant when they were scheduled to close in a half hour, but when we expressed how excited we were to enjoy a meal there the manager agreed to stay open until we had finished.

    Upon arrival the door was held open and we were warmly greeted and seated amongst a few other late night diners who were finishing up. The waiter had just finished rowing his gondola from Venice, his accent thick like a finely formulated Bolognese sauce. He delivered the fine red wine we ordered like a master sommelier and took our requests for appetizers patiently. La vita bella!

    After we sampled four of their finest appetizers (which were all prepared to perfection), we decided it was time to move into the main course. There were many different dishes ordered: seafood diablo pasta, grilled fish, steak, lobster tail, shrimp, lamb, sea scallops! Everything was cooked with an excellence that could only be matched by the almighty himself. I enjoyed the Tuscan Mixed Grill, which itself was one of the greatest dishes I've ever had. I did, in the tradition of Italian family-style dining, HAVE to try a little bit of everything though...

    Topped off with a little dessert dessert wine, this meal could not have been served or prepared better. Tomaso's is a great place to go if you want to get the best Italian food possible.

  • 2603 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Vereinigte Staaten
    5.0 Sterne

    There couldn't be any better night to use as an example of the sheer amazing entertainment that is a Yelp event! Being new to the board, I didn't know what to expect. But alas, I broke many of my own rules, one being "don't stay out too late because you're having fun".

    I was already happy to see that the location we were going to was affiliated with FEZ, and I was excited to see what would be offered as far as venue and menu. I was more than happy to see the chefs and cooks bringing out great looking food, all prepared freshly in-house (even the ketchup!) . I even spoke directly to the head chef of the restaurant, who was ecstatic (with good reason) about the exciting combination of quality food with a more than interesting twist. He even promised that if someone were to come in and finish their serving of pancakes, he would gladly buy them dessert. I'm going to take him up on such terms : )

    The downtown scene seems so much more full of depth than anything Tempe or Scottsdale may have to offer, and due to the great turnout or Yelp members, it was. There was no shortage of great conversation or interesting characters. There are rarely any times I can recall being around such great company. I was introduced to many members (elite and non-elite alike) who were all more than welcoming. I couldn't believe the amount of prizes given away, and was even more surprised to see the awesome lunch boxes given as "party favors". The greatest satisfaction, though, was seeing so many people having such a great time. No one could get this experience from just going out to a bar with friends, there was a great feeling of community EVERYWHERE!

    To sum up, I cannot say enough good things about the organization and execution of this gathering tonight. I'm so happy that I could be part of it!

  • 4.0 Sterne
    Erster Beitrag

    If you want to get some food but don't want to settle for being a "dollar menuaire", the crazy chicken is the place to go. I've had my fair share of encounters with crazy chicken:
    -my brother was once bitten in the arm by a chicken, and soon was able to lay eggs
    -after finding inspiration in a pleasantly plump mother clucker, my great uncle's dogs previous owner did (what was in his time) the first ever recorded "chicken dance"
    -I once took advice from a chicken in Wisconsin, and after pulling over to ask for directions, found myself in Canada.

    Don't be weary. The two piece breast and wing meal (with a drink of course) is better than getting the best parking spot at work, and remembering when you leave ('cause everyone knows when you get that good spot and forget it SUCKS!). Help yourself to the freshly chopped/diced/picked/squeezed salsa bar while you're at it! Might as well....

    You may need some extra tortillas, it's OK! they're only fifty cents!
    WIpe up with either the napkin-holders on each table or the individually wrapped wet naps and get on your way... you've got places to be...

  • 4515 E Thomas Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    Vereinigte Staaten
    2.0 Sterne

    I bought a universal watch band, and at the time didn't have it adjusted to fit me correctly. So I walk into this Target today and ask the women at the jewelry counter if she could help me adjust the band. She informs me that "they have taken away all their tools" and "they don't perform that service anymore". Way to go Target...

  • 3738 E Indian School Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    Vereinigte Staaten
    4.0 Sterne

    When it comes to Asian style privately owned restaurants, most of them run into each other for me. Thai Lahna, on the contrary, is in a league of it's own. The scene is what any would expect, and the service is curt, but the food is what you're coming for, right? The portions are generous, with no shortage of protein. The sauces are so far above average, it makes the entrees at other local restaurants taste like happy meals.
    I'm not kidding here, if they only offered their sauces over rice I would still go as much as possible. But let's not detract from the content, all ingredients are cooked to perfection. The bamboo shoots have never been too firm. The chicken has never been too tough. The scallions never wilted.
    Down sides: table-side manner (servers are all about the business here), only canned sodas, long wait when it's busy (but it's hard to hate on a place that is too busy), how full you are for hours after leaving... ENJOY!!!

  • 3647 E Indian School Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    Vereinigte Staaten
    4.0 Sterne

    I am so happy this place just opened! Chances are if you're a fan of great sports bars you've been to one of their other locations, but this new location on Indian School is one to go out of the way for.

    After entering, I first noticed that they did some great remodeling, knocking down all the walls and really opening the place up to show off the almost infinite amount of flat panel hi-def tv's. The hosts were comically over-inviting, and I'm pretty sure I heard 5 or 6 enthusiastic "HELLO!"'s, but that's the least of my worries when I enter an establishment. After being led to the booth (yes they were PACKED, but there's booths lining every wall) It must've taken 30 minutes to read through all the specials, and I believe there's only ONE HOUR THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY WHEN THERE ARE NO SPECIALS!

    We ended up ordering better than average chips and fresh guac and the best wings (golden) I'd had in a while, and that's when I saw it... Four massive flat panel hi-def tv's set on TRANSFORMING ROBOTIC ARMS THAT PERIODICALLY SHIFT THEM FROM ONE MASSIVE TV STRUCTURE (showing one channel) TO FOUR SEPARATE TV's (with four different channels)!! I don't know who thought of that, or if it was an original idea, but it was a really cool touch.

    Our servers were so nice and attentive, the food was fresh and generously portioned, and the overall experience was perfect.
    It was great to get the same great things I had expected from Zipps...

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