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Cracker Barrel

Excellent “Old Timers Breakfast” at the Cracker Barrel in beautiful Prescott Valley, Arizona!

Prescott Brewing Company

Outstanding chicken wings at Prescott Brewing Company in downtown Prescott, Arizona!

Haunted Hamburger

Haunted Hamburger seems to be one of the more popular restaurants in Jerome, AZ. The views here are absolutely stunning, that I can tell you! I ordered the “Haunted Burger”. The presentation was quite shambolic but it was very tasty. Also enjoyed a nice, cold local Hefeweizen.

Grapes Restaurant

Grapes is such a charming restaurant in the rugged mountainside community of Jerome, AZ! I think they’re currently closed for remodeling, but I would highly recommend checking them out if you ever visit this quaint town. I had an excellent spaghetti with meat sauce and Italian sausage.

Starbucks

On a quick two day road trip to Jerome, AZ! We stopped in Yuma for a quick bite. I dearly adore these tasty ham & cheese croissant sandwich things at Starbucks.

Fat Olives

Beautiful “Ms. Piggy” pizza photographed by Lady FoodObs at Fat Olives in Flagstaff, AZ! Made with a creamy pesto, mozzarella/provolone blend, smoked bacon, Molinari pistachio mortadella, wood-roasted onion and topped with an elegant basil chiffonade.

Whisk and Whisky

Lady FoodObs stunning image of the “Steak Gaucho” at Whisk and Whiskey in Flagstaff, AZ!

Embassy Suites

First of all, that is salsa on my eggs, NOT chup LOL! Sometimes at Embassy Suites I forego the pomp & circumstance of cooked to order omelettes, etc., and head straight to the serve yourself breakfast buffet. Nicely done pre-made fare here, despite those institutional, cubed taters that I’m not really a fan of. I’ve stayed at many Embassy Suites across the country and some are more modern than others. This one in Tempe, AZ was clearly a ’70’s refurb property. I will say though, the outside courtyard pool area was very nice!   

Oregano’s Pizza Bistro

Here’s one of the best meals on this road trip (outside Pawhuska)! Outstanding “Big Rig” Pasta at Oregano’s in Tempe, AZ. A huge bowl of rigatoni pasta covered with a tasty tomato chipotle cream sauce, chopped basil, diced maters, Parmesan and a spicy finish. I just loved this restaurant! Oregano’s has numerous locations throughout Arizona and a few in Colorado. I will definitely be visiting again next time I’m passing through AZ.

Hampton Inn

Before starting a very long day of driving I usually forego a relaxed sit-down breakfast and opt for the quick, complimentary offering at the hotel. Hampton Inn of Prescott, AZ was decent, but it’s no Embassy Suites, even if they are in the same family tree. Tasty hot biscuits & gravy and scrambled eggs, despite the paper plate. I was impressed by their thoughtful addition of ham and cheese bits. 

Some additional fun pics: heading northeast out of Prescott we stopped in the trippy little town of Jerome, AZ. We stretched our legs at the Jerome Grand Hotel. This place dates back to the 1920’s when it first opened as a hospital. It closed down in 1950 but only after about 9,000 deaths. It is supposedly haunted today. Also passed through Sedona and visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Stunning views, that I can tell you! 

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