Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cowboy Ciao - Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport - How It All Began

Some of my friends wondered how I came up with the idea for this blog. This is the burger that started it all.

I was having a rather lousy flight from California to San Antonio and got stuck in the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport for hours (like 6).

I wandered aimless thru the airport for hours (upside - made my step count for the day pretty quickly). I looked in every concourse for a place to eat and finally settled on Cowboy Ciao.

Grabbed a beer and looked over the menu. I almost didn’t order food, but one burger caught my eye.
The “Lester’s Burger Bonanza” described as: “green chile pork (osso buco style), atop wagyu beef, Oaxaca, bacon and avocado, served on a challah roll with roasted jalapeno aioli and housemade chips.”

Now my first thought was, “this is either going to be great, or it’s going to really suck.”
I took a chance (and popped down $20) for the burger.

The Lester's Burger Bonanza at Cowboy Ciao

It was love from the first bite. I really don’t know how to describe how good it was. Maybe I was just so bored that anything would have seemed great.

The pairing of the pork, the bacon and wagyu beef was fantastic, and who knew that jalapeno aioli was a thing. A really good thing, almost bacon ketchup good.

Later as a walked around, my mind began to wander. I thought why isn't there a place where you can go to learn about restaurants in airports?

Now there is. If you want to share your favorites, head over to FoodOnTheFly on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FoodOnTheFlyusUS/

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