Saturday, November 17, 2018
FnB, which stands for food and beverage, is a restaurant in Phoenix that has been a James Beard semifinalist and been nominated for best chef in the southwest for the last five years running.
The restaurant has a bar area, as well as a very nice dining space that just made us feel #classy.
The menu has a lot of plant-based dishes, and they're all described by the main ingredients.
And the drinks! They have a cider that the owner makes. How cool is that?
I went with a rose-flavored tequila drink.
Bread for the table.
For my meal - I first ordered a corn, peaches, feta, almond, basic and arugula. Yum!
And for my entree, I got a halibut with green beans, plums and lemon-thyme aioli.
Have you been?
Labels: Scottsdale - AZ
Friday, November 16, 2018
Barrio Queen was one of my first stops when I got to Phoenix. It was close to where I was staying, and it had amazing reviews.
On my walk there, it was a million degrees and I thought I might die. I even saw lots of little lizards scurry across the sidewalk. But I made it - a sweaty, red mess - but I made it.
This place has a ton of different taco options, and their tableside guacamole is the stuff of legend.
Since it was just me, I opted for tacos only.
I went for the al pastor, cochinita pibil and nopalitos - which is cactus!
AL PASTOR - Pork marinated in chile and spice. Topped with diced red onions, fresh cilantro, pineapple and our homemade red sauce - Straight from Mexico City
COCHINITA PIBIL - Casa Signature - The Queen's acclaimed pork marinated in sour orange and achiote paste. Topped with pickled red onions and homemade pico de gallo
NOPALITOS - Tender sautéed cactus, jalapeño peppers, red onions and tomatoes. Topped with queso fresco
But first - chips & salsa!
And, my three tacos.
And, if you're curious what cactus tastes like - to me, it was like green beans.
Labels: Phoenix - AZ
Thursday, November 15, 2018
On my long trek to Phoenix, I had a layover in Charlotte.
After a quick Google search, I saw 1897 Market had some pretty stellar reviews so we stopped there for lunch.
It was actually huge, with a beautiful dining space and a pretty cool little market area.
I saw a pasta dish when I walked in and ordered what I thought was that -- bucatini. It wasn't, but it was still delicious! Cream sauce, bacon jam and parmesan - yum!
Labels: Charlotte - NC
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The Twist in Milton offers a drive-thru and sit-down space for those wanting ice cream (me!) and other items like burgers, etc.
My main goal here was to find a delicious ice cream.
I ordered a small caramel sundae. It came with these little dollops of whipped cream on the side, which were adorable.
Have you been? What's the best thing to get?
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
I went to Cafe Crema when it was located on the West Side of Charleston, but it moved to Dunbar and expanded some of its offerings.
Cafe Crema was the perfect spot to get some work done, so I started off with a drink. They were advertising a peanut butter & jelly frappuccino, and that sounded fun.
And for some lunch, I ordered the Big Dipper, which is not something I'd typically go for. It had cheddar and feta cheese, ham, salami, black olives on wheat bread with 1000 island dipping sauce.
First, the drink really did taste like peanut butter - not heavy on the jelly. But definitely nutty.
And this sandwich has become one of my all-time favorites! I'll be getting it again and again.