Why, oh why, did we wait a whole year into moving here before trying out this place? You mean we could have been eating here for a WHOLE year by now?? Well, on the up side we did end up eating here and fell in love. We were directed this way via Yelp (of course) and the high volume of positive reviews – which obviously weren’t lyin’.
Knowing we wanted to try somewhere new, and diligently trying to check places off of our ever growing “bookmark” lists, this place popped up since we were at the Paradise Valley Mall, which is conveniently right across the street. Parked the car, and headed around the corner to the front entry way.
Once inside the place oozed ambiance and the decor went from classy, high-end styled seats, to folksy art pig paintings on the wall and Edison-esque lighting. We were ushered to a half booth, half high-top table spot close to the bar and our waitress (and her amazing trainee for the evening) greeted us pretty instantly. Menus were handed over and briefly explained. We were lucky enough to hit them for happy hour – which is seven, yes SEVEN, days a week! Whoo! That’s a big win for us since during the work week it’s difficult for me to get out of work in time for most happy hour offerings.
When our waitress and trainee returned to the table, we explained that we were total noobs to this whole gig and she quickly offered up suggestions from apps, to drinks, to happy hour “must-try” small bites. We opted for the truffled deviled eggs app, my drink was the The Petey, his was a standard rum and coke, a so-called “small” plate of honey rosemary dipped fried chicken, a spit-roasted pork taco, and finally, a beef shoulder taco…all of the food was on the $5/each happy hour menu! I mean…it’s $5…
Eggs = holy cow, best deviled eggs…ever. The salty-bacon bits inside of the delectable truffle mix filling was unreal good. My drink came as a recommendation from the waitress and it was an amazing blend of refreshing citrus and mint along with a touch of tart grapefruit vodka and agave. The fried chicken and tacos, while supposedly “small” plates, were full on meals in and of themselves. The chicken was two full-sized large tenders smothered in what I can only say is honey sauce from heaven. The tacos were stuffed to the brim with meat and toppings. The pork and steak were done perfectly and the toppings, while plentiful, weren’t added on to the point of being distracting from the meat, which is the point of a taco…am I right??
Finally – and go ahead and judge our gluttony here, cause we are totally NOT regretful at all on this – we had TWO desserts, cause, we really honestly could not decide on just one. We went for the bananas foster beignets and the truffle chocolate cake. Seriously tell me you could pick just one of those…go ahead…I’ll wait….
Once they arrived, we did for half of a second regret ordering two cause these babies were ginormous offerings of dessert, for an extremely reasonable price point. The chocolate was my fave, but I’m a chocolate lover. That being said, if we had only ordered the banana dessert, I would have been completely happy.
A-wait for it-mazing food. Great service from start to finish. Strong drinks. Happy hour ALL week long with great prices. BAM! We’ll be back, no question there.