Thursday, April 9, 2015


Currently in Goodyear AZ (Low 48 Sunny High 80)

Our recent trip to Porter's Cafe inspired us to try some more foodie adventures. Here are some winners from the Phoenix area.

Fractured Prune

Quirky source of create-your-own donuts with a variety of glazes and toppings. They make the donuts right in front of you and then add the glaze and topping you choose. Bob had the caramel bliss which had a caramel glaze and mini chocolate chips for a topping. 

Jo had the strawberry shortcake which had a strawberry glaze and graham cracker and powdered sugar as toppings. 

Both of them were excellent, fresh and warm. The chain started in Ocean City, Maryland and has valley locations in Chandler, Glendale, Phoenix and Tempe and across the nation. Give them a try if in your area, they are incredible.

Sal's Gilbert Pizza

We saw this on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and just had to eat here. We like pasta, and we like pizza, but would have never thought to combine them but Sal's does. On DDD they fixed Guy a baked ziti pizza, New York style pizza crust with baked ziti and mozzarella and pink sauce (a marinara and cream combo). 

We both had a lunch special of a slice of pizza, salad and a drink. Jo had the baked ziti pizza and Bob had the spaghetti and meatballs pizza. We really, really like the combination. We got a slice of lasagne pizza and an order of bolognese meat sauce with angel hair pasta to go. Our friends had the traditional veggie and meatlover varieties and said both were very good. They also fixed Guy a chicken marsala pizza which is on our list for next time. We are making plans to visit this place again before we leave even though it is about an hour away, it was that good.

The Pork Shop

In Queen Creek this old fashioned butcher shop is amazing. The smoked pork chops are some of the best we have had. They make a breakfast sausage with green chile that we also have had so we bought some of both. Added to our shopping was old fashioned ring bologna, cheddar cheese bacon smoked brats, and maple breakfast sausage. Looks like we have some eating at home in our future too.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

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