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April 20 2008

Los Somberos – Tempe, AZ

spoonfork_4Los Sombreros in Scottsdale, AZ is a great mexican resturant. I can eat mexican food 3 times a day, 7 days a week, but my wife likes more variety. Actually, she only likes mexican food sparingly. But Los Somberos offers a selection that keeps us both happy. Located on Scottsdale Road, south of downtown, its a small resturant, with outdoor seating. The interior is small, so pick a nice comfortable evening and sit outside, the wait is a lot less lengthy. But, if you want inside the wait is worth it. The selections here are different, while they have some standard mexican fare, most are recipes from southern mexico. The portions are ample we usually get two meals out of it. Great drinks and the staff are very friendly Entrees are $15-$20, the Chile Rellenos are a personal favorite. Next time your in town, give it a try. 4 out of 5 Link to web site

April 20 2008

Lemon Grass – Olympia, WA

spoonfork_5The Lemon Grass on 4th Ave, Olympia WA is one of our favorite Asian resturants. It is a small resturant, so dress warm and bring your umbrella, you may have to wait outside for a table. The wait is worth it and they usually move people trhough rather effectively. The menu selection is a combination of Vietnamese and Thai, with some outstanding items. My wife loves the Walnut Prawns, I love it all. The quality can vary slightly depending on who is cooking. The original owner and cook is there most of the time and is great, but lately she has taken some family time and while still good, it can lack some of her oomph and flare. We love Asian food and can truthfully say this is one of the best in the world that we have eaten at. Its always a pleasure. 4 out of 5 Link to Savoryfaire recommendations

April 20 2008

TICOZ – Phoenix, AZ

spoonfork_4Ticoz, 5114 7th Street, Phoenix is a great place to eat. They have a diverse electic menu that lets me and the wife have plenty of options for our varied eating pleasures. Its menu is laced with latin favorites, salads, and some great appetizers. The friends we went with raved about the hamburgers, but that is definitely out of my dietary range. I got the chop chop salad, after a hardy queso appetizer, my wife got the enchildas. Both were great. 3.5 out of 5 Web link to Ticoz

April 20 2008

Mucho Gusto – Tempe, AZ

spoonfork_3Mucho Gusto is not your typical mexican resturant. Its recipes are from central and southern mexico with a different flair. The chef was influenced by lots of styles and wanted to create atypical mexican resturant he has succeeded. The selections have lots of cream sauces, not just your typical tomatoes and cheese sauces of standard fare. We have been numerous times and always have great food. The last time the service was a little lacking, but they made up for it by forgiving the cost of the appetizer. Its a good place for food and drinks, not too much atmosphere, but a fun place never the less. 3.5 out of 5 Web link to Mucho Gusto