Matthew and I went to Tuck Shop
this weekend for some nosh. Architecture aside, the food was outstanding. We had the chorizo dates, a citrus avocado salad and Vovo's Favorite, which that night was a knife and fork sandwich to die for: their usual skirt steak sliced with linguisa sausage and prosciutto, with several cheeses on fine-grained wheat bread smothered in a mild tomato sauce. We enjoy sharing plates so it was perfect to get a taste of everything.
Our service was attentive, candid and charming. I was amused by watching the foot traffic and dogwalkers outside the window at sunset, and liked how few cars drove by on the street. I felt like I was transported to a different time and place by not being positioned along a major thoroughfare -- and at times hardly believing that I was in Phoenix at all, yet feeling right at home. I also appreciated the mellow choice of music and volume conducive to conversation. I can easily picture bringing our kid here.
In classic Construction Zone style, DJ Fernandes and the crew have taken a rather unremarkable Coronado ranchburger frankenstein and turned it into a simple, clean space with just enough comfort for it not to feel cold. The paneless windows literally perforate the space and frame crisp views of the street. The dining area is open and uncluttered. We liked it a lot, and can't wait to take some friends back for more!
More photos later in the next release of ModernPhoenix.net, however here are a few teasers.