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Monday, June 9, 2014

LUNCH AT THE GARAGE

We had our appetites' whetted by seeing a segment on the Valley's PBS station's program, "Check Please", about a bar/restaurant called "The Garage".  It actually is a former garage and the sign out front is from the car-fixing days.  Inside, it is decorated somewhat eclectically.


A bicycle hangs from the ceiling at one point.


Where we sat, a huge propellor is mounted on the red brick wall.

But what we came for was the food and we weren't disappointed. We started with an appetizer of a tiger shrimp cocktail.  Two for each of us but they disappeared so fast I failed to get a photo.


Then Judy had the chili dog with waffle fries.


I selected the patty melt with onion rings.


Oh, yes, a couple of pints of amber ale sweetened the experience.

"The Garage" - nice place, great service from a constantly smiling Tony, good food, good drink.  We couldn't finish our sandwiches so we boxed up the leftovers and popped them in a cooler for our trip home and enjoyed them for a light dinner.

Should you find yourself in Phoenix and looking for a place for either lunch or dinner, you might want to try it.  It's just west of 16th Street and Bethany Home Road.  Salut!

10 comments:

Tom said...

What exactly is a "patty melt"?

Catalyst/Taylor said...

One of the finest sandwiches known to man. Mine was served on marbled rye. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_melt

Phil Perisich said...

In the Phoenix heat, those beers must have hit the spot. Watching "Check Please" review restaurants in Phoenix can be injurious to your health but you will die happy.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

My car is very well air conditioned so we didn't even notice the heat. But the libations were excellent. We love "Check Please" but go to Phoenix so rarely there is little danger of "injury".

Stephen Hayes said...

All of the food looks great. It's hard to beat a grilled chili dog.

Lowandslow said...

It all looks good. My dilemma would be, waffle fries or onion rings? That's a no-lose situation. :)

S

Should Fish More said...

That's a fine looking patty melt. Do they have Rubens?

Catalyst/Taylor said...

They are not on the menu but I'll just bet they could make one!

Thérèse said...

Sounds pretty good indeed. I noticed a good way to secure one's bicycle when riding to this place...

Steve said...

The food looks super.