I’ve been trying something a tad different when I decide where to go out to eat. Many of you may or may not know that us food bloggers get invited to media events at restaurants a ton, like probably way more than you think. Which is great because we love getting to share those places with you but also, that means we might not go try something else not represented by a PR company. I am also one to go to the same restaurants and get the same dishes because I know they are going to be good, I know what to expect and I want to enjoy my meal. But I also want to explore more of what Arizona has to offer and we have a ton of restaurants that might be hole in the wall joints or just don’t get a lot of press. If you have any restaurants that you think I should check out, please message me, DM me, comment below or on any social media platform, maybe we can meet there for a meal and you can show me your fav dishes!
Thai E-San happened to me because I wanted Thai food and instead of hitting up the usual suspects like Wild Thaiger or Sala Thai, I decided to just pick a spot on the map and order my favorite dishes. I’m glad I did, we did take out of the Pad See Ew, Pa Naeng Curry and Pork Spareribs. We were kind of fighting over who got to finish which dish and when you ask for spicy, be prepared to have spicy, no jokes, they aren’t messing around with their spice system.
The Coronado was a not so accident. See, I had been meaning to check them out because I’ve been tagged in their pictures numerous times by Esther (who I got to meet that day by accident as well), Rheana and my other vegan friend, Yarden. But I also happened upon them on that moment when I wanted brunch on accident. After pulling in and then quickly out of Nami’s parking disaster, we turned back up the road and into The Coronado’s parking lot. Where we ordered huevos, fried guacamole and chorizo tacos. Everything is vegan and each item full of flavor and satisfying. I can’t wait to head back to try the cauliflower tacos.
Los Compadres is a hole in the wall, let’s not pretend otherwise but many of you know their food and love it! We ordered a lunch special, some machaca tacos and enchiladas and extra beans and tortillas. The machaca enchiladas were my favorite!
Cherryblossom Noodle Cafe is right next to our friends SNOH and they have no problems filling their tables with regular customers. We can see why when we ordered take out and enjoyed their yakisoba, cha shu ramen and yakiniku.
Can’t wait to share some more of my first time eats with you! Please don’t forget to let me know about your favorite spots for me to head in to.