Three Great Restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix AZ RestaurantLo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles has several locations across the country.  A true Sole Food restaurant, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles serves melt-in-your-mouth waffles and the juiciest, flavorful fried chicken.  Their first location was opened in Phoenix in 2002 on S. Central Avenue.

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles is named after founder, Larry “Lo-Lo” White.  He started his career in the restaurant business in his grandmother’s soul food restaurant.  After a couple of years bussing tables, Lo-Lo started to experiment with recipes in his grandma’s kitchen to come up with his signature chicken and waffles.

All of Lo-Lo’s recipes are his own creation with items like Fried Green Tomatoes, Collard Greens to Aunt Hattie’s Salmon Croquettes and Uncle Brotha’s Shrimp and Grits.  Their fan base is loyal to the point of ranting about them with over two thousand seven hundred rants on the internet.

La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop has two locations, one in Glendale, AZ and the other at 1919 N 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona.  This restaurant took their inspiration in the heart of Mexico.  They use local artists for their amazing works of art to decorate their wall as well as a local furniture designer that specializes in the Mexican flair.Phoenix Arizona Restaurants

La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop was the dream of Felipe.  His goal was to create tacos that were “out of this world”.  In the first few months they were open their got rave reviews in local papers and publications.  You have to try their Baja Sur Dogfish Shark taco with a corn tortilla stuffed with beer battered dogfish shark.  A truly unique Yucatan specialty is the Mayan Cochinita Pibil Taco with roasted pork shoulder with achiote rojo wrapped in banana leaves then slow-cooked, so the meat is fork tender.

With their handmade corn quesadillas stuffed with a variety of meats and Oaxacan cheese, I can see why they have over thirteen hundred positive posts on the world wide web.  This gives them over a four-star rating.

Linger Longer Lounge restaurant is at 6522 N. 16th Street, Suite 6.  They have their Happy Hour Monday through Friday from four in the afternoon to seven in the evening.  They offer Happy Hour all day on Sunday.

Phoenix Arizona RestaurantsLinger Longer Lounge encourages repeat customers by having specific specials every day of the week.  On Mondays they have Board and Bottle for only twenty-five dollars.  The Board consists of artisanal cheeses, olives, fruit, cured meats and roasted vegetables.  You can stay to enjoy Karaoke from nine to eleven.  Tuesday you can enjoy Pizza and a Pitcher for fifteen dollars all day with Live Trivia during Happy Hour.

On Wednesdays they offer six-dollar draft and cocktails all day.  Thursdays they are happy to give you one half off bottles of wine then stay to play bingo.  Friday enjoy DJ Bazaar with Saturday featuring DJ Adrian.

A place like Linger Longer Lounge really encourages people to come in and socialize and have a desire to return time again and again.  The reviews online are very positive.  I see why they were voted on of the twenty five best places to visit in Phoenix when on a date by VacationIdea.

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