Arizona Restaurant Week: True Food Kitchen

by Jenn (eating bender) on September 22, 2012

It seems only fitting that a food blogger would move to a new state just in time for restaurant week. I’ve had the chance to try two amazing restaurants with great deals and good company, once with family and once with a wonderful group of women and new friends.

First up was a familiar favorite: True Food Kitchen has been featured several times on this blog, and when Mama B. found out they were having a $30 for two restaurant week special, we were sold.

Each person was able to choose an appetizer and entrée for $15 each. Mama B. and I also ordered our cucumber-citrus skinny margaritas to start. They are just too good to pass up!

Bobby and Baby B. were also in attendance, and Bobby and I decided to share our appetizer selections. He went with the herb hummus, served with pita bread, tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives, onions and feta.

I went with the daily market soup, which was a spicy chicken tortilla. And they meant spicy! We had to request some extra pita bread to help put out the fire in our mouths. It was delicious, though. :)

Mama Bender and I decided to share the entrées. I chose the shrimp teriyaki brown rice bowl, which is served with veggies, sesame and avocado. It had just the right amount of sauce and flavor.

Mama B. opted for the spaghetti squash casserole, which is made with fresh mozzarella, organic tomato and zucchini. She had raved about it before and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. We might have to recreate this one at home sometime this fall or winter.

All of this food for $15/person made for an extra delightful restaurant week experience. I encourage every single one of you to come visit me in Arizona so that we can go to True Food Kitchen. It’s rapidly becoming a favorite restaurant!

Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday so far! Any big weekend plans?

We finally got our roof rat car back and she is in great shape. We ended up taking her to a different mechanic that was insurance-approved and were absolutely dumbfounded when they said they could fix it for $67.00, which meant we didn’t even need insurance. The other repair shop was prepared to charge us $1400 or more! If you live in the Valley and have car trouble, take your car to Ric’s. I can’t rave about them – and their honesty – enough. Now that the road is ours again, we’ll be doing some more house hunting this morning and then coming back to watch Northwestern football.



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1 Kristie September 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Eek – I can’t believe that first repair place was going to charge you so much! I always wonder if I’m getting ripped off, and I hate that it’s a possibility.

The spaghetti squash dish looks so, so good. Wow. If I ever get out to AZ, I’m taking you up on the offer to go to True Food!


2 Jenn (eating bender) September 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I feel the same way – especially when I take the car to the dealer! Never again. Please come to AZ!


3 Erica September 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Glad the repair got done for a good price!! LOVE restaurant week. That spaghetti squash looks so yummy. I’ve taught a TON this weekend. We also just went to a wedding and are getting ready to go to a dinner party
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4 BroccoliHut September 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Yum! I love the sound of those cucumber-citrus margaritas!


5 Jess September 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Sounds like an awesome weekend! Glad you got a second opinion on the car! Can’t believe the price tag difference!!
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6 Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie September 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

You meal at True Food looks like it was really good! I wish AZ Restaurant Week happened more than twice per year 😉

PS I am SO glad to hear that the damage to your car wasn’t as expensive as you had originally thought!
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7 vista orthodontist September 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

This does sound like a great bargain. The spaghetti squash casserole looked so good, I’m very tempted to recreate it myself. Though I might have a hard time locating fresh zucchinis in our local market. What would you recommend as a substitute?
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8 Jenn (eating bender) September 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Good question! Maybe eggplant or another type of squash?


9 New York Restaurant Insurance December 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

I love a great Bolognese. There’s something about that rich sauce over thick noodles that is just so darn good. Let’s not forget to mention that you can sneak a fair amount of veggies into the sauce from the “trito”—and we all can use a little more veggies in our tummies.


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