Of their five locations in the valley I have eaten at two. One in Scottsdale and one in Chandler. Both were equally as good and offered a nice variety of traditional dishes and some rather unique ones. The European/home-style feel can be seen throughout the restaurants from the architecture of the buildings themselves to the interior decor. But besides the look of the place, the food is great as well as the service. On both occasions the cafe was quite busy but the staff seemed to have everything under control.
I ordered a grilled cheese with 3 different cheeses and a clam chowder appetizer. My friend who joined me had one of their specialty sandwiches. Both were cooked well and did not taste as if their were from a chain restaurant. The waitress was pleasant to speak to and always kept an eye on our drinks. The majority of people eating there was mostly families, and a younger crowd. I haven’t been back to Mimi’s in a while and I have yet to have dinner there but I would definitely suggest you try it if you haven’t already.
Yesterday our office had another lunch at Waldo’s BBQ, which I think is definitely one of the best BBQ places around. Not only is the food great but the atmosphere is very original and fun with vintage signs and sawdust on the floor. Almost all of us ordered pulled beef, chicken, or pork sandwiches served with your choice of several sides they offer. I had the pulled pork sandwich with fries. The meat is cooked to perfection and extremely tender. They also offer skillets of their famous BBQ sauce along with the meals, which I put a generous amount of on my sandwich and used for dipping. The drinks are also served in large glass jars and are big enough that you don’t need to order refills. I would suggest any of their sandwiches and other skillet dishes they offer. Not only is it great BBQ but it is priced well. I look forward to our next lunch there!
While Mrs. White’s is well-signposted, in the deep, industrial sector of Phoenix that backs against Heritage Park and Chase Field, odds are you’ll still miss it because you’re trapped between light-rail construction and one-way seats. Once you get inside, it’s very clear the decor is, at best, functional. Large cracks beam across the celings, and the walls are painted stark-white, interrupted in various places where guests have signed or doodled across them in black marker.
So for a while now I have been hearing about this place called Mrs. White’s Golden Rule. From what I understand the establishment, as well as the services, is a complete dump. None the less their food is supposed to be amazing. Quite the combination if you ask me but it could make for an exciting time. And an exciting time is what we got. (more…)