When they do, I take it seriously.
Over the past several weeks, I’ve received three such reader endorsements.
The first comes from a reader named Steve, who raved about Yellow River Restaurant, a small Chinese restaurant at 328 E Pawnee. It’s in the corner of a little strip center, and according to Steve, is run by an elderly couple originally from China. The moo goo gai pan is great, says Steve, who used to live in southern California and knows good Asian food.
Jim Hull e-mailed me and encouraged me to “whiz your sweet little self right down to D’Cruz, at 2716 E. Central.” He and his wife Judy recently sampled the food at the teeny tiny restaurant, which includes items such as carne asada tacos, burritos and more. The owner was nice, and even though service was’t speedy, it was worth the wait, he said. The restaurant is a year old and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Also, I heard this morning from Ryan, who suggested I write a story about Clifton Square’s Fresh Roast Coffee Company, a little hut that serves up some seriously strong brew. “It’s a tiny little shop, but makes very good coffee, as well as flavored drinks and such,” Ryan said. “The owner learned roasting from Alfred Peet, of Peet’s Coffee fame in California (and elsewhere). He is also a unique and funny guy, and roasts his own coffee on-site with a very expensive roaster which takes up half the shop almost.”
Of the three suggestions, Fresh Roast Coffee is the only one I’ve visited, and that is some strong brew. It was a bit much for me, but I have plenty of coffee friends who would find it just right.
It’s at 3700 E. Douglas and is open from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call 316-778-0846.