One of my favorite places to visit in the US is Arizona. Much more than the arid desert that most think of when they imagine the state, Arizona is home to beautiful forests, stunning red rock mountainsides, and of course, the Grandest of Canyons. But when traveling through this beautiful part of the country it’s important to stay grounded and drink in some of the local cultures and get a good shower in-between long hikes and enrapturing views. That's when it is time to head back to civilization and get some food rest and some good food. Mesa Arizona, the sister city to Phoenix is one of my favorite places to stay because not only do I have friends there to share in my adventures and swap stories with, it also has some of the best food the state can offer. Also here is a short but definitive list of my favorite spots to grab a good bite to eat when I am in town
If you love Indian food as I do, then you know that good Indian food can be hard to come by, especially in Arizona where the Indian community doesn't have a large foothold like its neighboring state California. India Oven is a fantastic restaurant tucking deep in the heart of Mesa. serving handcrafted and family-style dishes, this restaurant takes the cake for the best Indian in Mesa. Don't forget the garlic naan!
Organ Stop Pizza
Despite its name Organ Stop is a great place to get some quality pizza that's a level above the big chains. They also have great entertainment. It's a wonderful place to go and meet people after spending time out in the beautiful countryside of Arizona. I and my buddies often meet there to have a few beers and a few laughs before making our way to some of the downtown bars in the area
Casa Ramos 2
The best margaritas in town. Full stop. And I have tried most of the margaritas in Mesa. not just that but they also have great carnitas and freshly made guacamole. I hate the store brand stuff and can tell the difference when it is made the same day by people who know what they are doing. Plus they use my friend's kitchen hood cleaning company in Mesa, and he tells me that their kitchen is one of the cleanest and professional places he has ever worked at. And I think that having a clean kitchen is super important when I'm going out to eat.
The other day I was traveling to my friends house in Salt Lake City. we got to talking about his small business and we had such an interesting conversation I though i would take down a few of the more interesting things he had to say. Hopefully his knowledge can come in useful for you in the future!
The importance of hood cleaning is essential to a kitchen’s success, especially if it is a restaurant kitchen. These types very often and consistently see various types of food being cooked on the burners. Grease and gunk can accumulate in the hood and cause serious fire and health hazards. Typically, a hood cleaning is recommended to be done every 3 months, but it really all varies on usage and types of food being cooked on. The restaurant manager will typically get this taken care of and schedule a professional cleaning hood company that will come inspect and maintain the integrity of not just the hood but other aspects of the commercial grade kitchen like filters, exhaust and general cleaning. Many companies nowadays have the ability to submit the compliance documents that are required with the Fire Marshalls showing that the hood and others kitchen necessities are up to municipal or state fire code requirements.
Depending on the condition of the restaurant or commercial kitchen, a deeper cleaning may be required, costing the business owner more money than if regular maintenance was done prior. If you are considering a company to hire, make sure they are licensed or certified professionals. Always check their credentials and ask questions about their techniques and supplies such as what chemicals will they use to clean? Most companies use industrial grade cleaners and degreasers, these will create better penetrations on tough stains. Using common household products will not do the job so the contractors upgraded cleaning tools are well worth the money spent to get this done professionally and make sure fire and safety codes are met!