Many years ago my family started cutting back on fast food in an effort to be more health oriented. Finally the only fast food restaurant we would visit was In-N-Out burger because they made everything fresh; you could actually watch them cutting potatoes for french fries. We got really spoiled by this restaurant and if you've ever been to California you will understand. When we moved to Colorado our search for a good burger began. We have tried many restaurants and none can compare to In-N-Out. However when our dear California friends were here visiting with us, their daughter who lives in Vail, took us to a chain restaurant called Noodles &Company. It is not a hamburger joint but it has become the only place I want to go for a quick lunch. We fell in love with this place. I try to avoid carb's on a regular basis but this place can satisfy anyone. The dishes are inexpensive-generally $3.50 for a small dish and $5.75 for large and the variety is simply amazing. We've eaten there four times now and my favorite is the Japanese Pan Noodle; dear hubby has had Pesto Pasta, Butter Noodles with shrimp and today he tried the Noodle Stroganoff with beef. Today I tried Pasta Fresco, basically fresh tomatoes, garlic, spinach, onion, noodles in a vinaigrette sauce. This would be a great place for kids as well due to how reasonable the prices are. I had never seen this restaurant prior to moving here and don't know if they have them in other states but I can tell you that the pasta is fresh as are the other ingredients. The only problem I've seen is trying to get a table because they are always so busy. So if you have one near you and haven't tried it-go try it. If you are Italian and make your own pasta this might not impress you but I love it. I just have to limit how often we eat there.
What is your favorite restaurant and why?
Amaze Me Monday #228
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