On the day that I decided to try this new-ish café and barbecue joint, I had been running errands around town and was hot, tired and hungry by the time I got all the way out to this rustic outpost on the Turquoise Trail.
Plaza Café Southside
While the Plaza Café downtown may recall the City Different’s Greek roots, its Southside compatriot feels more firmly planted in the charms of another era—a chrome-plated, neon-lit, milk-shaking era.
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