Families booking a stay at one of the several Tempe vacation rentals should not have a problem finding a restaurant at which to dine. There are plenty of great eateries nearby to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Every type of cuisine is represented in this Southwestern city from BBQ to burgers. Whatever you have a taste for during your Tempe retreat, you will find it here.
1. Lucille's BBQ
Visitors staying at one of the many Tempe vacation homes will be surprised to find Southern-style bbq in the Southwest. Owner Lucille Buchanan opened Lucille's because she could not find good bbq like her grandmother had taught her to make when she was a little girl. Guests dining here can start their meal with a sample platter of rib tips, fried green tomatoes, chicken strips, onion straws, and fried dill pickles. To accompany your meal, order a back porch strawberry lemonade, classy caddy rita, crocodile cooler, or the Lucille's honey blonde beer. For dinner, try the bbq chicken with rib tips, hot links, sweet potato fries, and cheese grits. Ribs come in baby back, St. Louis, or beef. Other great choices include the blackened catfish, smoked salmon, New Orleans gumbo, and bbq shrimp. Lucille's also has happy hour with appetizers and drink specials. Be sure to call or check out their website for the live blues music schedule and daily lunch specials.
2. Tasty Kabob
Tasty Kabob has been serving good Persian cuisine in Tempe since 1988. Kids will enjoy dining here because they can eat with their hands. Customers can take pleasure in eating authentic food like stuffed grape leaves or garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. But shish kabobs is what Tasty Kabob is famous for. Try the beef, filet mignon, chicken, or lamb with saffron basmati rice. A popular entree is the lamb shank with lima beans and dill weeds. Vegetarians have several dishes to choose from including a vegetarian shish kabob or pureed eggplant with hummus, garlic and taboule. After dinner, order the Persian ice cream which is Persian vanilla ice cream with rosewater and saffron.
3. Cornish Pasty Company
For a different dining experience, check out Cornish Pasty Company. Originally a British food, pasties are filled meats, vegetables, and cheeses. There are so many combinations at Cornish Pasty, everyone in your family will surely find one they like. A kid's favorite is the royale with cheese which is a cheeseburger and fries pasty. Adults can try one of thir signature pasties like lamb & mint or bangers & mash. The premium selection include chicken tikka masala with red curry, peppered steak, and salmon with white wine & cream dill sauce. Vegetarian pasties include the veggie pesto chicken and eggplant parmesan. Along with your pasties, order a side of British chips or mushy peas.
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