I have a confession. I’m one of those people who take photos of their food on their phone. I have at least three pictures of the salad below on my phone. I told my husband that if I didn’t love him so much, I would run away with this salad.
This is the Cobb Salad at River Rock Roasting company, but with no bleu cheese and the Moroccan dressing. I always get this salad because I can’t eat cheese without a lot of discomfort, but I love this thing. The Moroccan dressing at River Rock is a little exotic trip in a cup. This post is a little guide to some of my favorite places and eats in Hurricane.
River Rock Roasting Company is one of the best places in town for the dietarily restricted. They have chickpea sandwiches, a few delicious salad choices that you can ask to have the cheese left off. I have done that a few times, and they always remember. They also have a garlic and mushroom pizza that you can ask to have vegan style, and they will put a cashew sauce on it instead of cheese. One of the added benefits of River Rock is a gorgeous view of the confluence park you can enjoy while you eat. I have heard their coffee is good, and if you like soda they have a fountain that has some different flavors from your standard Coke and Pepsi. You might want to walk past that before you decide on a beverage. The restaurant also often features local artists’ work. They sometimes get pretty busy, and the best way to avoid that is going at times that aren’t the peak food times. For example, meet at 15 minutes before the hour, or go late in the morning or after the lunch rush.
Quick and Easy
Costa Vida is one of my favorites for that food where it is all a mix of the same Mexican food, but prepared 7 different ways – burrito, salad, etc. all with beans and rice and veggies. I know it is a chain place, but there is a reason these spots are popular. They are not too expensive, and you may wait in line a little, but they have lots of tasty food and options for everyone.
A Little Quieter
If you want to sit down and enjoy a high quality meal, The Pig’s Ear American Bistro is a little pricier, but they have a fresh mix of American classics and some healthy options as well. I like the superfood kale and quinoa bowl, but they have fish tacos, french dips, and a pretty wide variety of other delicious options. They serve alcohol here as well.
If you want atmosphere, Lupita’s will occasionally have live music on weekend nights. If you want a very delicious burrito from a hole in the wall, I love the chicken burrito with green salsa at El Jinete. The building is bright yellow and orange, and the parking is sometimes crowded.
Triple TJ’s is my husband’s pick almost every date night. Triple TJ’s serves classic American food. I often get the salmon or the turkey croissant, but they have chicken fried steak, pastas, burgers, fish, and a few steak options. I love their fries because they are a good size with a light batter. I think that Alex likes them so much because they have this dessert—two large cookies with a big scoop of ice cream between, drizzled in chocolate. He will get that even if it’s not a special occasion just so he can enjoy his life more.
If you have another local place you are curious about, give me a call and I’m happy to share an opinion if I’ve tried it. If you are a local, feel free to leave reviews of your favorite places and why in the comments here.
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