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Restaurant Review Part I: Santa Fe to Scottsdale

March 25, 2011

Could this post title be any longer?

So far on this trip we’ve eaten out a lot.  If I don’t have to pay the bill, I don’t mind :P  There have been good meals and bad meals but they’ve all been memorable. 

Real Food Nation: Santa Fe

I hate giving this place a bad review.  It wasn’t bad per say, but it was certainly disappointing considering it was recommended to us and it had 5 stars on Yelp!  That’s unheard of.  Sadly, we were all unimpressed (except my sister but I maintain that she was just hungry and anything would have tasted good).  I got the vegan meal and it was the definition of bland.

Above is the reason vegan food gets a bad rap.

Guadalupe Cafe: Santa Fe

We redeemed ourselves with breakfast the next morning.  I give Guadalupe Cafe two thumbs up.  I got the migas and the eggs rocked.  And I shared a pecan pancake with my mom.  They were huge!

Whole Foods: Santa Fe

I’d be lying if I said one of the best things I’ve eaten so far on the trip wasn’t the sandwich I had made at Whole Foods in Santa Fe.  Veggies + sundried tomato pesto on focaccia = deelicious.

Wildflower Bread Company: Sedona

This turned out to be a chain Panera-style restaurant but we all seemed to like it.  I’m a fan of anything that serves oatmeal and doesn’t come out tasting like bland goo.

And my mom is a fan of anywhere that lets her customize her breakfast sandwich and have it served on a croissant, or should I say “cwah-saw,” Mom?

Dragonfly Cafe: Scottsdale

My mom and I’s breakfast restaurant of choice in AZ.  We went there twice and I was impressed both times.  First by the pancakes and then by the omelettes.

I’m not even about to pretend I finished that whole thing.  Greek omelette = eggs, spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta.

Pita Jungle: Scottsdale

And I think we all know how I felt about it.

 

More restaurant review and foodie talk to come.

Happy Friday!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 8:56 AM

    Nom! I just got excited to eat my own oatmeal..is that weird?

  2. March 25, 2011 10:52 AM

    Holy pancake!!!

  3. March 26, 2011 12:46 AM

    Cool!! Love the reviews! Now I just wish the restaurants were closer so I could go and pig out!!

  4. Scarlett permalink
    March 26, 2011 1:39 PM

    Your mom’s croissant looks so delish!! yum. love your blog its so fun to read!

  5. March 27, 2011 9:35 PM

    Whole Foods and me — best buds. ;)

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