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The last time I visited this location was when it was the Prickly Pear years ago. We loved it then, although the stairs can present a challenge to some. There is handicapped parking in the back and a ramp for those needing access. This building was once a church and is kind of off the beaten path right past downtown Mooresville, but that just adds to its charm.
The service was great on our visit, our food was brought very quickly and our waitress was very attentive and kind. The chips were fresh and warm and the salsa was very flavorful and just spicy enough. Also very fresh. We ordered a cheese dip as an appetizer and it was thick and creamy, very good!
Our dinners were also delicious. I got a platter with a taco, chile poblano and a tostada. All was delicious, but the taco was my favorite. The meat was spiced well and it surprisingly held together while I was eating it.
My kids got the Pollo con Crema and that was super good. The meat was seared just perfectly to give you the crispy brown bits but the chicken itself was very tender. The rice was also flavorful and fluffy.
We truly enjoyed our experience and can’t wait to return.
It’s my favorite protein with feet.
Fried Chicken Wings with Winston Salem Sauce at Mert’s Heart and Soul in Charlotte
Pollo Florentine from Caruso’s in Mooresville, NC
Bruschetta Chicken Crepe at The Crispy Crepe in Charlotte
Poussin with sweet pea and summer squash risotto from The Foundry in Denver, NC
Airline Chicken at Bistro La Bon in Charlotte, NC
Thai Sweet and Sour Chicken from Thai House in Cornelius, NC
Chicken Marsala at Chillfire Grill in Denver
Turkey and Dressing at Stacy’s in Denver, NC
I’ve heard it said that even bad pizza is good pizza. I challenge those people to try a Little Caesar’s Hot-n-Ready pizza. Blech. There are so many better choices, folks! Example:
Cheese Pizza from Alino’s in Mooresville, NC
Pepperoni Pizza from Tony’s in Hickory
Pepperoni and Meatball Pizza from Grimaldi’s in Miramar Beach, FL
Half Pepperoni/Half Cheese Pie from Life of Pie in Gastonia
Three Little Pigs Pie at Salty Caper in Mooresville
Pepperoni Pizza from Ava in Charlotte, NC
Soups are a wonderful judge of a cook. I love a restaurant that serves a homemade soup packed with flavor. Here are some of the best I’ve tried.
Clam Chowder from Fresh Chef in Mooresville. Creamy and clearly made with love. The best clam chowder I’ve ever eaten.
Lobster Bisque at Fourk in Hickory, NC
Broccoli Cheese Soup from Croissants Bakery in Myrtle Beach. Clearly homemade, creamy and cheesy.
Chicken Salad Croissant, Broccoli Cheddar Soup & Ambrosia Salad
Tomato Basil Soup from in Lincolnton, NC Fatz
Whiskey Chicken Gumbo at Citrus Diner in Denver, NC
Miso Soup at Shan Kishi in Miramar Beach, FL
Curry Kick Soup Noodles from Kung Foo Noodle in Huntersville
Chef-Foraged Cream of Mushroom Bisque with pine needle gremolata and a slice of truffled grilled cheese at Heirloom in Charlotte, NC
Hot and Sour Soup at Asian Garden in Cramerton, NC
Is there anything more comforting that good Italian food? So many offerings, but so few get it right. These do.
Pollo Rosa Maria at in Hickory (I know it’s a chain, but it is awesome!) Carrabba’s
Veal Ossubuco from Fiamma’s in Charlotte
Parmesan Chicken from Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails in Cornelius, NC
Pollo Florentine at Caruso’s in Mooresville
Gnocchi from Root and Vine in Morganton
Seafood dishes remind me of vacation. We always go somewhere near a beach and the first thing we do is hit our favorite seafood places. Here are my favorite dishes, some are even inland!
Seafood Risotto from Standard Oyster Company in Hickory, NC
Bouillabaisse Marseillaise at Aix en Provence in Charlotte
Fried Soft Shell Crab from WP Kitchen + Bar in Charlotte
Crispy Oysters at Kindred in Davidson, NC
Raw Oysters at Steamboat Grill 30A
Rock Shrimp at Wasabi in Asheville, NC
Buffalo Shrimp at Big Daddy’s in Mooresville, NC
Fried Crab Claws at The Back Porch in Destin, FL
The Lobster Roll at Lobster Dogs Food Truck in Mooresville
Snapper with summer vegetables and roasted red pepper vinaigrette from Halcyon in Charlotte
Shrimp with Cornbread from Bistro La Bon in Charlotte, NC
Cast Iron NC Trout from Haberdish in Charlotte
Broiled Flounder from Capt’n Pete’s in Lincolnton, NC
Mary Ashley makes sure I get plenty of opportunities to eat Asian food. She wears me out on it. Upside is that I know where all of the good spots are 🙂
Pink Volcano Roll at Joe’s Asian Grill in Mooresville, NC
Crunchy Roll from Jia Asian Fusion in Gastonia, NC
at The “Prime Time” Filet and Lobster Roll The Cowfish in Charlotte, NC
Dumplings & Tom Yum Noodle Bowl at Kung Foo Noodle in Huntersville, NC
Spicy Crab Roll from Sake Sushi
Pad Krapraw at Thai House in Gastonia
Ginger and Garlic Miso Ramen at Ramen Soul in Mooresville, NC
Chicken Hibachi at Hasaki Grill in Charlotte, NC
Crab Rangoon Roll at Monsoon in Mooresville
Thai Tea at the Thai House in Cornelius, NC
Hot & Sour Soup at Kung Foo Noodle in Huntersville, NC
Sushi Salad at Japan in Denver