When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).
Lauren Saria Crawfish by the pound with any amount of heat you can handle.
Restaurant: Hot N Juicy Crawfish
Lauren Saria Inside Hot N Juicy Crawfish on Mill Avenue.
Location: 740 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Open: Less than a week
Price: $25+ per person
If you've heard of the Las Vegas-based restaurant chain Hot N Juicy Crawfish, then chances are you've either already gone to the new Tempe location or have plans to do so soon. The restaurant opened last Friday at the Centerpoint on Mill complex and has wasted no time in attracting diners. We waited about 30 minutes for a table on Monday night -- and we weren't the only ones. It seems this town has been waiting for a restaurant like this to come around.
And after our dinner, we're sure happy it did.More »