Hey there everyone! I was looking through my list of restaurants that we have been to and loved and it appears I only have enough for one more after this one. Seriously!!! I knew I was getting close. I believe I will do one at the end of the month and then take a break until I can build up a few more to write about. We have been going back to some places recently, so that makes a difference. And, with the holidays and the kids home it makes it a bit more difficult to get out twice a week to new restaurants.
Cork - We actually drove down to Chandler on Halloween to enjoy this lovely little restaurant. If you don't have kids that need to be taken out, I recommend dining on Halloween! Not a busy night at all. We loved the feel of this restaurant and the service and food were wonderful. Chip especially enjoyed browsing the wine list which is on an iPad. We both ordered fish dishes and they were unbelievable. If you are near Chandler (or if you need a romantic place to dine) I highly recommend you check them out!
El Encanto - Located in Cave Creek, this has become one of our favorite places ever. We love the food, I mean who can go wrong with Mexican food. They have a large duck pond with seating outside overlooking it. The margaritas are yummy and we have found a server there that is out of this world fantastic! We went one evening by ourselves and then took the kids when they were home for Thanksgiving. A great family restaurant - you need to go right away!
North - Another Fox Concepts restaurant! We may hit all of them one of these days. This restaurant is located in Kierland Commons. A great Italian restaurant that is crazy busy all the time. It was an odd layout, with us winding our way past the dining room to a back area that looks out onto the patio and has a ton more seating. The food was outstanding. Fresh made pastas, I highly recommend the spinach tortellini! Other than the fact that we had an obnoxious group of women sitting behind us and it was really noisy, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
OHSO - This was a stop on our Arizona Brewery Tour (you can read about that here). They have a wonderful Sunday brunch that we experienced first hand. They have some of their own beers and some from other local breweries as well. You can even go in and make your own beer with them (more information is available on their website). The biscuits and beer gravy was amazing! They have a wonderful patio that is pet friendly (including a water bar for your dog) and a place to put your bike and make repairs if needed. A very fun place to hang out!
Have a great weekend! We are running the Hot Chocolate 5K! I will tell you all about it next week.