Okay so it has been a while since my last batch of local restaurant reviews, and some changes have occurred.
- For one Biff's Bagels, in what is now the Old Firehouse Plaza, has closed. It was inevitable, but it sucks. They were the only decent bagel place in the area (in my opinion).
- Pangaea Bakery, which I love, is expanding into part of the space that Biff's used to occupy. Theoretically they opened it up today, though I haven't stopped by yet to check it out.... yet.
There are also some additions:
- Maya's Mexican Restaurant (S. Montezuma St): Currently my favorite mexican restaurant. The best Carnitas I've had, though they are check or cash only. One of those dives that you fall in love with. Don't go if you are the type who is worried about spotless restaurants.
- Garcia's Market Restaurant (W. Goodwin St): Granny J blogged about this place, and I have to say that I enjoyed it. Again, it isn't a clean-freak type of restaurant, but it is right tasty!! Awesome Carne Asada, and a very friendly staff.
- Firehouse Kitchen (Goodwin st): A new restaurant located in the Old Firehouse Plaza. Small capacity, and you have to go up a flight of stairs outside to use the restroom (not the best layed out restaurant). The food is awesome however. They are now open for lunch, which is relatively well priced (~$10 a plate). Their dinner is also phenomenal, though more expensive at about $20 a plate. I guess you could call it Modern American food, with the gambit running from Crab Cakes to BBQ Beef Brisket, Hamburgers, Mac&Cheese, etc. My favorite waiter in town (Ralph) is working here, and they also just opened an appetizer and martini bar upstairs with live piano every night.
- Fujiyama's (Frontier Village): A Japanese restaurant. Though not quite as good as Esoji (downtown) they have a pretty decent sushi menu, and have VERY regular hours (unlike Esoji). Price is decent for sushi, though they don't have some items that you might like (Uni is one thing that they never seem to have). The wait staff is not the happiest bunch of folks, but if you are looking for a quick fix, it will do.
- Prescott Pantry (Iron Springs Rd): A great place that has been around for a long time. Sandwiches and soups are great here. A little pricey for what you get, but darn tasty, with a very helpful staff.
- Hawaiian Grille (W. Sheldon Street by PC): I've only been in here once, but I was very impressed with the food. It is a tiny restaurant (I believe there were only 6 or 7 tables), and the food was on the pricey side ($34 for two of us), but the tastes were killer! I keep meaning to go back, but never seem to be able to make it over there.
- Thai House Cafe (Corner of Cortez and Sheldon): I love this place! 1/2 of the staff speaks dodgy english, but they always have a smile on their faces and are happy to help. They food is great, and if you like spicy just let them know and they can ramp it up for ya. Personally, I am not a spicy person and they accommodate this admirably. If Pete says you are getting Campbell's soup, watch your bill. He tries to sneak a few thousand dollars on there for Campbell's Soup.....
That's all I got in me right now. Any of you guys have recommendations? What about for Prescott Valley? I'm not too familiar with the eating scene out there.