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The Coronado

By far, my favorite spot on my Phoenix, Arizona adventure was the Coronado located in Midtown

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The Coronado is a vegan/vegetarian meets coffee shop/bakery meets craft cocktail fusion that I fell in love with. The menu has a lot of South of the Border influence which was fitting in AZ, only it’s done with such seamless uniqueness that it’s bound to make you forget how you previously enjoyed these classics. They also serve jackfruit which was my first introduction to the fruit coming from the fig and mulberry family. I didn’t order it this trip, but it was exploding all over Phoenix menu’s. It’s texture makes it the perfect meat substitute because it shreds similar to chicken or pork. How cool! See how they ranked.

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Atmosphere: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Price: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 4.5 out of 5 bites

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Lauren was in the mood for a nightcap

Tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, fresh muddled lime, jalapeno. Spicy! Major points for muddling and mixing up a craft cocktail just like that. Fresh ingredients really make any cocktail taste that much better. The salt/pepper rim added another layer of spice and flavor.

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Star of the show is the…. (drum roll please)

Cauliflower Tacos: 3 masa battered cauliflower tacos w/ guacamole, spinach, pepitas & creamy avocado dressing. These were the best tacos I have ever had! The cauliflower was tender, yet crispy, and so satisfying. I did not miss the meat whatsoever. The creamy avocado dressing was light, the pepitas added crunch and the spinach contributed freshness. These tacos were recommended and now I see why they are the best thing on the menu.

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Fried Guacamole: House made guacamole, breaded & fried, served with fresh made tortilla chips. I didn’t know you could fry guacamole, but you can and it is out of this world delicious. It was crispy , golden, yet still packed with that creamy, fresh guacamole we all love. The corn chips were fresh and still warm. It was topped with a creamy chipotle and avocado sauce which complimented the whole dish. My second favorite dish here!

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Street Corn: Roasted corn on the cob w/ vegan mayo, spices & cotija cheese. Smoky, salty, and sweet. This amped up normal corn on the cob and took it to a whole new level. This is my new way to eat corn.

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Goat Cheese and Jalapeno Marmalade Quesadilla: Sweet, spicy, and creamy. This quesadilla was more sweet than the savory quesadillas I am used to and I liked it. It was different in a good way. The only thing I would improve on was the heavy paprika sprinkled on top. This was a little too much for me, otherwise this was really tasty.

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A lot of the spots in Phoenix are old houses turned restaurants/bars. The Coronado is just like this and has so much character. The restaurant is divided into intimate rooms filled with art and natural wood floors. Now, I am not vegan by any means, but I do like to experience good for you food, and the Coronado is serving up the best. I felt great indulging in the delicious menu items without losing tons of flavor or having to minus off a bunch of toppings.

Shout out to my ladies, Jacki & Lauren for sharing this great experience with me ❤

Coronado PHX Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Iheart Kolache

Today on the Bite Tonight: Iheart Kolache Coffee-Bakery

Last week, my mom and I traveled to Texas to visit Jay. One of our first stops on my culinary journey was to experience a kolache. Kolaches first originated in the 1700’s in Czechoslovakia and were brought to Texas by immigrants who settled there. These delicious little pastries come in savory choices such as Philly Cheese steak or BBQ Beef, but also can be enjoyed with fruit fillings including blueberry, cheery, and apricot. Kolaches are also popular in Oklahoma and Montgomery, Minnesota, where they are rumored to be the kolache capital of the world. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 3 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow factor: 4 out of bites (unique-ness and menu)

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Kolache assortment (6 for around $12): Chicken enchilada, Ranchero, Sausage, Sausage croissant, sausage, egg, and cheese, (breakfast), and Bacon, egg, and cheese.

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Chicken Enchilada: Chicken breast, tomato sauce, cheese, and sour cream. I’ll start with the best part, the pastry! Warm, soft, with a slight chew and sweetness. The perfect dough to hug the delicious filling. Not to spicy, with tender chicken, and a perfect balance of cheese and tomato sauce.

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Sausage, egg, and cheese: Move over mcmuffin! All I can say is that this is perfect for breakfast on the go. All the great breakfast ingredients you want baked into a soft roll.

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The service was good in the nice, clean bakery. I love that you can get different types of kolaches. You can get a meal in one or simply a croissant wrapped around a European sausage (even better than the breakfast). The combination of the soft, warm, buttery roll and the filling is out of this world. If you get the chance to try one, do it and then order more to go!

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Cornwall Bakery

Today on the Bite Tonight: Cornwall Bakery Located on Kercheval Rd. in Grosse Pointe Park, MI, Cornwall Bakery offers all natural, fresh pastries, Artisan breads, cakes and tortes. You can also find gorgeous European style desserts, wedding cakes, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. In order to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, the office treated us to delicious corned beef sandwiches from Cornwall Bakery. See how they ranked. Corned Beef Sandwich: Thinly sliced corned beef piled between two slices of freshly baked Rye bread topped with sauerkraut and brown mustard. First off, you could really tell the bread was fresh. It was that perfect marriage of a chewy outer crust and a soft inside. The corned beef was tender and delicious. The sauerkraut and mustard topped off this solid sandwich. My only complaint was that there wasn’t more! Cornwall Bakery

Since this sandwich was delicious, I know everything else at Cornwall Bakery must be. Stop by and see for yourself! I can’t wait to try the rest of the menu. I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! And I hope everyone gorged themselves with corned beef and cabbage! Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Happy Birthday Kacey Jo!

This past weekend we celebrated Kacey Jo’s 3rd birthday with an exciting Super Hero themed party @ Pump It Up in Taylor, MI.

Courtesy of Cynderella Cakes.

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I think I had more fun then the birthday girl did, bouncing around and sliding down the inflatable slides.

Happy Birthday Kacey Jo!

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