My job, family and personal life have kept me so busy that I just found when I got home I didn’t have the energy to write, but I have recently decided on a new direction in life which should afford me much more time. A new life focus if you will.
So, on with my new blog writings!
I have recently developed a love of eating out at little corner cafes/taverns and have discovered that there are so many untapped places near me that I have never tried. I am planning on blogging about my favorites and the one I am writing this in is definitely at the top. With that said on with my first little tavern review!
The place to which I refer is called “The Dirty Blonde” which is one of my new favorite places. It is truly a great, good place as per a book I have been enjoying, or maybe re-enjoying. They are located in Chandler, AZ on the S/E corner of Rural and Chandler Blvd.
The staff is really cool and they have a fantastic grapefruit beer that I often enjoy with my well cooked burger or club sandwich. As a bonus it is also inexpensive (a burger or sandwich and a beer are less than $15) and close to my house. While they do have sports on TV (as well as other shows) and also play music neither are so loud that you can’t enjoy good conversation. In addition the seating is comfortable and you are not so squeezed in that you are bumping into people when you try to move around. Plus one whole wall is open to the outside so it is airy, well lit and feels more free than sitting in a dingy little cave-like atmosphere which I am not fond of. However, we will see how much I still like this in the summer when it is 110 degrees here in Arizona!
With regards to the menu -
They have a an excellent beer and wine selection along with a pretty good selection of hard alcohol drinks and I would imagine, based on my interaction with the staff, that they would be very open to making whatever drink you could ask for.
The food menu is fairly basic but delicious. Being that this appears to be more of a drinking establishment that doesn’t really surprise me. They have a great selection of appetizers along with various burgers - including some exotic choices and also including veggie burgers. They also have a small selection of sandwiches, main dishes and salads. All in all very appropriate to the type of establishment.
I have been coming here about once a week since I discovered it and I plan to continue to do so.
Long live the Great Good Places!