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Jan 25, 2008 06:07 PM

Anything good around 15th Ave/Thomas? (PHX)

I'm in this area every couple months for golf, and tomorrow I find myself there again and looking for something good to eat. I typically do Fry Bread House or Pane Bianco...looking for something different. Town Talk II is close - what else? Thanks.

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  1. I'm becoming a fan of Restaurante Huauchinango (kinda sorta across 7th Ave from FBH). It's a no-frills Mexican joint specializing in Publan and DF-style food. So far, I've tried the tlacoyos (frijol), sopes (pollo con chiltepin), and huarache (al pastor). All are about $5.00 and plenty filling.

    Also nearby is Li'l Mama's Soul Food, which I haven't tried yet, but have heard some good things about.

    There's the burger place on the SE corner of 15th Ave & Thomas, which is OK for what it is, but nothing special.

    A little farther up 19th Ave (past Town Talk) is Fattoush, a solid neighborhood Middle Eastern joint.

    Lil Ma Ma's
    4306 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

    Restaurante Huachinango
    4201 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

    Original Hamburger Works
    2801 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Fattoush Restaurant
    4426 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

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    1. re: hohokam

      Wife just did Lil Ma Ma's, and sang their praises. Since she's from New Orleans, Southern cuisine is something that she knows well. If she liked it, well, that speaks volumns. I have not dined there, so can only do a second-hand opinion. Aparently, they gave the "right" answers, to all of her questions.


      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Thanks for the tip, Bill. Lil Ma Ma's has been on my "to try" list for a while. If your wife has some specific recommendations for what to order, I'm all ears. Thanks again.

        1. re: hohokam

          Wow, what did she have? She mentioned speaking, at length, with the owners/chefs [?], and enjoyed the meal. She's in SF now, so I cannot easily ask her, but will, when she returns. Being from New Orleans, if she was impressed, then I think that I would be, as well. Info to come.


        2. re: Bill Hunt

          lil mama's is good but sa bit pricey for what it is.

      2. You can have a terrific, fresh, assemble-yourself stir-fry at Mu Shu Asian Grill, NW corner of 15th Ave. and Thomas. The Mu Shu is also good, too. McGurkee's south of the intersection has some good sandwiches.

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        1. re: misohungrychewlow

          I have to second Mu Shu for a pretty healthy stir fry. You fill your bowl with large assortment of veggies, they add the chicken or beef, and you get a choice of white or brown rice or noodles. Definitely worth a try.


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            1. The Persian Garden Cafe is right there too if you are open to vegetarian eating. Its worth checking out.