{Top Five} Friday

12.10.2010


I think I'm going to start a 
new feature on the blog.
Every Friday I will have a list of my Top Five...well, whatever the heck I want to tell you about. 
I'm a big believer in personal recommendations. So this is our chance to get the word out, free from corporate interference/advertising. 

I'll tell you mine, if you tell me yours. 

Okay...let's be honest, I'm gonna tell you mine, even if you don't tell me yours,
 but I'd much prefer if you tell me yours, too. 
k, thanks, bye.


{Top 5} Places to Eat in Rexburg/Idaho Falls:

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
(Chicken salad, tortilla on the side, blackbeans, no rice, thin sliced lettace, guacomole, cheese, pico, rio ranch & Tres Leches for dessert) 
Johnny Carino's Italian Restaurant
(Spicy shrimp & Chicken Penne Pasta and Mini Italian Chocolate Cake)
Craigo's Pizza
(ask for the peach cobler dessert pizza)
Great Harvest Bread Company
(Sourdough cheese bread, whole wheat bread, cracked-wheat bread, cinnamon burst bread, white bread, pesto turkey sandwich...can you tell i love bread?)
Jamba Juice
(Wednesday $1 steel-cut oats with apples and brown sugar crumble, sourdough cheese pretzel, pomagranite pick-me-up, caribean passion, strawberry surf rider, On the Secret Menu: white gummybear, pink starburst)

Now it's your turn, {Top Five} Places to Eat in Your Area. 
Ready, Set, Go!

46 comments

anna p of just me. said...

i just moved away from idaho falls and i'd have to agree with almost all of those!!
great picks!
in st. george, ut my top 5 places to eat would be
1) 25 main - they have the best cupcakes in the world. seriously.
2) pizza/pasta factory - yum! best salad bar i've ever seen. actually, craigos pizza is mimicked after pizza factory. so if you like craigos, you'll love pf.
3) samurai 21 - hibatchi. can't go wrong.
4) olive garden - i used to work there, so i'm bias towards it. staff AND food = magnificent
5) judds - quaint little shop. its SO old and they don't have many selections, but i recommend the breaksticks with cheese dip. yum, yum, yum.

Kell said...

I haven't lived here for very long, so I can just vouch for the deliciousness of Cafe Rio and thank heavens that I now live within 10 minutes of one. We had a Johnny Carino's where I used to live, and I loved it! Much more than Olive Garden. But it's not there anymore :(

Sydney said...

Mmmmk. Top five places to eat in Cedar City, Ut.

1. The Pizza Cart. Margherita is to die for.

2. The Garden House. Great soups.

3. The Pastry Pub. Not really a pub, no alcohol. However, great, unique sandwiches and, of course, pastries.

4. Sweet Basil. Thai food. Delicious

5. Lupita's. Never fails to satisfy an authentic mexican food craving.

If you ever come here, call me! We'll take you out to one of these places.

ahlin said...

in provo ut....

zupa's - tomato basil soup. turkey cranberry panini. mangoberry salad.

thai evergreen - paad thai. shrimp fried rice.

magleby's - all you can eat french toasssst. chocolate cake.

pizza pie cafe - holy yum.

guru's - anything. with a side of sweet potato fries.

Irene said...

This is way far from where you live: Seville, Spain
1. san marcos. best. italian. restaurant. ever. lasagna is a must. always lasagna thanks!!
2. sloppy joe's pizzas. ginormous pizzas.
3. sakura. japanese restaurant, one of my faves.
4. fres co. pasta and salad buffet. very cheap. lots of food.
5. vips. best pancakes and caesat sandwiches of the worlds. i repeat: best pancakes!!!

now you have to come so I can take you there! :)

Julie said...

There wasn't a Cafe Rio when we lived there...oh how I wish there was...lucky you! But I absolutely agree with the other 4...I miss Johnny Carino's and Craigos! Great Harvest was a stop for me every morning on my walk to BYU-I. I would have added Fong's as my 5th favorite...miss that place too.

mel. said...

Omigosh. Anyone who goes to San Diego, CA needs to eat at:

Peking Chinese Restaurant- House special chicken chow mein and BBQ pork fried rice.

The Original Chicken Pie Shop- shockingly, the best thing on the menu is a chicken pie.

Deli Stop- yummy, Mom and Pop bar and grill with the best Philly Cheesesteaks and garlic fries

Sombrero's Mexican- carne asada fries with fresh guacamole, beef tacos, California Burrito. This place is so good, Blink 182 sings about it.

Submarina Sandwiches- like a fresher, better, gourmet Subway and their salads are awesome. Plus, I think they have these restaurants all in CA.

The Tame One said...

Top 5 places to eat in my town... oh wait. We don't have 5 restaurants, so lets go bigger.

1. Chops. Tuna please :D
2. Noa Noa You can't go wrong with Caribbean grouper
3. Cork N Cleaver - pricey, but a salad bar to die for.
4. Carlos O' Kelleys - Its cheap Americanized Mexican food and their salsa is YUMMM
5. Portside Pizza. So much cheese, so delicious!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

just moved here to SC so i'm gonna go with 5 top places to eat in my hometown of Chicago!!

1. Girodano's (no other deep dish pizza like it!)
2. Grand Luxe CAfe (best strawberry short cake ever!)
3. Silver Spoon (best pad thai!)
4. Pasta Bowl (best pasta and super affordable - and in lincoln park, one of my fave areas in chicago)
5. Sweet Mandy B's (you won't find sugar cookies anywhere else like here - they have the best buttercream frosting)

loooving this new feature, girl!

kylee said...

love this ideaaa! now i want to visit everywhere and eat at everyone's top five places.

top five places to eat in salt lake city, utah:
1] la puente. best mexican food. ever. the smothered burrito is a must.
2] cafe rio. i guess you could say i'm a fan of mexican food.
3] ruth's diner. cutest little place up emigration canyon. and the food is to die for.
4] cheesecake factory. self explanatory.
5] chili's. lots of good food to choose from.

emmakaren said...

In Good 'ole Mesa:
Cafe Rio (duh)
Sweet Cakes
Wildflower Bread Co.
Flancher's
Rancho de Tia Rosa's

heidi lou said...

Craigo's is AMAAAZING!

angela hardison said...

how am i just now discovering your blog? (thank you for the comment!)

anyway, my top 5 in phoenix area:

- st. francis
- LGO/postino (duh)
- liberty market
- humble pie (second best pizza ever. LGO wins first.)
- bertha's cafe

there are so many more. i LOVE food.

Ramsey said...

I have your same taste in food...deprive me of carbs and I'd probably die!!!
In the Tallahassee area:
1. Ted's Montana Grill-Buffalo Burgers...oh yeah!
2. Mellow Mushroom pizza
3. Ricardo's Italian-I can eat an entire loaf of their ciabatta bread BY MYSELF!
4. Waffle House (I'm a classy girl! We have one nearby and it is our go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner!)
5. Monticello Pizza Kitchen
Ok. So now I want some Italian...garlic knots here I come!!!

appledapple said...

We lived in Idaho Falls while my husband was stationed there in the Navy. In our short time there we found a little hole in the wall place called (I think) Mama Inez's..delicious chili colardo burrito! Also, an Italian place, not Johnny Carino's but local and they had TO DIE for seafood canaloni's (spelling that wrong) that I've never been able to replicate or find something as good as! I miss it, but am happy to be back in the South...we had a blast skiing at Kelly Canyon and walking around the Snake River downtown though!

appledapple said...

oops that was Chili Colorado

elise said...

Logan, Ut.
1. Cafe Sabor
2. Spoon Me
3. The Japanese place in the mall
- the honey chicken is TO DIE FOR.
4. Einsteins Bagels
- tasty turkey sandwich on an asiago cheese bagel
- if it's fall, toasted cinnamon sugar bagel with pumpkin cream cheese
5. Ruby Tuesday
- best salad bar ever.

Deveny said...

Sexy Rexy/IF has a Johnnys? Either my husband & I were clueless when we lived there or it was built in the last year or two. We had one when we lived in Ohio & loved it!

Top 5 for Spokane, WA:
1) Crazy G's - local hamburger joint. Seriously best burger I've ever eaten.

2) Kim's Teriyaki - Bomb chicken teriyaki/rice/won tons. My fave.

3) Olive Garden - Who can go wrong with olive garden?

4) Tomato Street - Great Italian, huge portions and free garlic bread. <3

5) Casa de Oro - Love me some Mexican food.

London Schade said...

Ok. I'll play.
Here is a top five close to Provo, Utah.
1. Sushi House in A.F. Love it. GO there once a month, or at least try to.
2. Olive Garden. Can't live without Gorganzola Alfredo and salad.
3. Shabu Shabu. Go there when we are feeling expensive--so not often.
4. Los Harmanos. Good for when I crave Mexican.
5. Rubios. Love their fish tacos. Won't eat them anywhere else.

Cannon's said...

Must eat at Cafe Rio wherever we can find it. I miss Provo for that reason and many others. Though, I'll fight you to the death on what to eat there. On my non-vegan days it's pork salad with the works!

Jennie said...

Hey, I'm new to your blog! I just stumbled upon it and I decided you are the cutest thing ever, so I clicked that little follow thing and now I'm stalking the crap outta your blog. No biggie. Ha! ;) So yes, just wanted to introduce myself!

My top favs in good ol' Sexy Rexy? Hm..

1. Crossroads. (Buy their taco salads and you will love me forever.)
2. Ramierez (sp). Their California steak burritos are the best thing!
3. Johnny Carinos. Went there for my 18th birthday dinner. Yum.
4. Craigo's.
5. Big Judd's. Not a huge fan greasy stuff, but its good once in a while! (Like every year... Ahem..)

Love, Jennie

Kristin Louise Bassett said...

I'm a rexburgian as well. And I would have to say the following hit my top five....

1) Five Guys. I always love a good juicy burger.
2) Craigos. Though every time I come home, that oreo dessert pizza is trying to burst from my belly.
3) Home. Sometimes a meal at home with the hubby beats all.
4) Olive Garden. Good ole' Italian food.
5) Cafe Dejuener. This is a hidden secret of BYU-Idaho. At the end of almost every semester, the Advanced Culinary class puts on a dinner. Limited reservations, 6 course meal, elegant dining, $20 a plate, and worth every penny.

London Schade said...

Ok. I'll play.
Here is a top five close to Provo, Utah.
1. Sushi House in A.F. Love it. GO there once a month, or at least try to.
2. Olive Garden. Can't live without Gorganzola Alfredo and salad.
3. Shabu Shabu. Go there when we are feeling expensive--so not often.
4. Los Harmanos. Good for when I crave Mexican.
5. Rubios. Love their fish tacos. Won't eat them anywhere else.

appledapple said...

We lived in Idaho Falls while my husband was stationed there in the Navy. In our short time there we found a little hole in the wall place called (I think) Mama Inez's..delicious chili colardo burrito! Also, an Italian place, not Johnny Carino's but local and they had TO DIE for seafood canaloni's (spelling that wrong) that I've never been able to replicate or find something as good as! I miss it, but am happy to be back in the South...we had a blast skiing at Kelly Canyon and walking around the Snake River downtown though!

angela hardison said...

how am i just now discovering your blog? (thank you for the comment!)

anyway, my top 5 in phoenix area:

- st. francis
- LGO/postino (duh)
- liberty market
- humble pie (second best pizza ever. LGO wins first.)
- bertha's cafe

there are so many more. i LOVE food.

emmakaren said...

In Good 'ole Mesa:
Cafe Rio (duh)
Sweet Cakes
Wildflower Bread Co.
Flancher's
Rancho de Tia Rosa's

anna p of just me. said...

i just moved away from idaho falls and i'd have to agree with almost all of those!!
great picks!
in st. george, ut my top 5 places to eat would be
1) 25 main - they have the best cupcakes in the world. seriously.
2) pizza/pasta factory - yum! best salad bar i've ever seen. actually, craigos pizza is mimicked after pizza factory. so if you like craigos, you'll love pf.
3) samurai 21 - hibatchi. can't go wrong.
4) olive garden - i used to work there, so i'm bias towards it. staff AND food = magnificent
5) judds - quaint little shop. its SO old and they don't have many selections, but i recommend the breaksticks with cheese dip. yum, yum, yum.

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