Places to eat, drink, and hang out in town (2)
Tuscaloosa Travel Blog› entry 4 of 6 › view all entries
March 20th, 2008 – by: o_dog
- CafÃ© Venice and De Palmaâ€™s, both in downtown Tuscaloosa on University Blvd. The restaurants actually stand almost opposite each other. CafÃ© Venice holds the Wednesday Night Half Price Pizza and Wine by the bottle, and De Palmaâ€™s has an awesome menu from antipasti down to its killer Tiramisu for dessert.
- Pepitoâ€™s on the University Blvd Strip area. Try its nachos locos â˜º -- thatâ€™s my favorite.
- el Rincon just a couple of doors down from Pepitoâ€™s. I like its enchilada and they make mean margaritas, Curacao or Mango margaritas are among of my favorites.
- Cancun Mexican Restaurant is at 2200 Mcfarland Blvd E. They have 2 menus: the menu or the â€˜otherâ€™ menu. The menu is the pretty much the same menu as with the other Mexican restaurant where you can get Carne Asada while the OTHER menu lists the real Mexican food with the stuff you would never find in other Mexican restaurant. Like the owner once said to me: â€˜would like the American menu or the Mexican menu?â€™
- Benkei Japanese is located on McFarland Blvd NE just off Rice Mine Rd. NE. The teppanyaki-style restaurant is the best among the sleuth of other Japanese restaurants in town. It is the best Japanese food you get for the money.
- Buffet City Chinese is located on Skyland Blvd E.
- Swen Chinese restaurant on McFarland Blvd in Northport on the last strip mall before US 43N. Delicious, very different from other Chinese restaurants I have dined in. I love their Buddhist Delight (vegetarian dish with tofu).
- Ruan Thai Restaurant is located on the strip of University Blvd next to a BP station. It is a white house built on an elevated ground so you cannot miss it from the road.
- Maharaja India is located on 15th St and Hackberry Rd in the corner strip mall that has a bowling center. Great Indian food. Love the mango lassi. Reasonable price.
- Little Tokyo Vietnamese/Japanese is located just next door from the Indian restaurant. Its sushi and pho are delicious and in big portion.
- Mugshots Grill & Bar serves big bad hamburgers and fries. It is located on Greensboro Ave. in the restaurant/bar row just next to Epiphany restaurant (will be explained later in â€˜fine diningâ€™ and the Irish pub Innisfree (also in â€˜barsâ€™). My favorite is Stuâ€™s Magic Mushroom that stacks the freshly grilled burger patty topped with sautÃ©ed mushroom and provolone cheese and veggies.
- Tutâ€™s is located snugly on the University Blvd strip and Grace St. next to Houndstooth Bar. Even though the place is small, it serves mean gyro (my favorite) and other Mediterranean foods.
- Another Mediterranean restaurant Hooliganâ€™s, located a little further down University Blvd toward downtown, is much bigger and has a courtyard eating place. It is also very good. I love the baklava.
- the Globe restaurant is located in downtown Northport on the corner of Main Ave. and 5th St. The restaurantâ€™s entire walls are decorated with Shakespearean-themed paintings and knick-knacks. The menu is a collection of French and Italian food.
- Cypress Inn and Epiphany. Cypress Inn is reasonably priced and located on the bank of Black Warrior River on Rice Mine Rd., but the Globe and Epiphany are ridiculously expensive -- so just save them for special occasion. I went to the Globe a few times because somebody paid for my meal and to Epiphany with a bunch of friends to celebrate a graduation. In any case, these three would be the best fine dining places I would always choose to go.
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