Saturday, February 8, 2014

a.k.a. Friscos

Following our trip to Flying Dog Brewery The Lovely Spouse and I went to a nearby restaurant in the same industrial park for casual fare: a.k.a. Friscos.  Evidently Friscos has been featured on a Food Network show that I don't watch.  Regardless we went in with an open mind.

Being located in an industrial park, the restaurant is relatively hard to find if you haven't been there before.  The decor inside is very much like you're inside a warehouse, with cinderblock walls.  As you walk in you'll notice a station where your order is immediately taken and you're given samples of the soup of the day and the "exploded baked potato" of the day.  An exploded baked potato is mashed potatoes with the fixings you would normally get on a baked potato added in.  We liked what we sampled so we ordered both along with sandwiches. Mine was the baja chicken: curry chicken salad. It was delicious and I would order this again in a heartbeat.

A huge selection of soups, exploded baked potatoes, and sandwiches.
Samples available. Along with friendly service.

The Lovely Spouse got yummy and rich chili along with an exploded baked potato.
The baja chicken sandwich.  Curry chicken salad, sprouts, and tomato on sourdough.  Delicious.  Served here with a rich mushroom soup and shared exploded baked potato.
The prices were on par with what we've seen elsewhere in the region. Reviews on TripAdvisor were mixed, however it seems people in the area expect far lower prices than the restaurants in the area are now charging.

If you go and are a beer and wine drinker I recommend visiting the liquor store next door. They have a great selection of wines and craft beers at very good prices.

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