Pasco’s Kitchen & Lounge Jul11

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Pasco’s Kitchen & Lounge

While my in-laws were in town, we went to Pasco’s Kitchen & Lounge.  It’s located in Geronimo Village on University Blvd. in Tucson.  I saw this restaurant because it is located next to the Frog & Firkin where I used to listen to Kevin & Tanisha Hamilton’s band play on Saturday nights.  I have found a new place to have some great food.

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Can you guess what this is?  It’s chicken and waffles (with a twist, of course). I don’t fry foods at home and I have not had fried chicken in over a year.  My husband and I ordered this dish, and I have never tasted anything like it.  This dish consisted of chicken filets, baby spinach with strawberry compote, and citrus reduction.

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The amazing thing was how these flavors complemented each other.  When our server explained that the spinach and strawberry compote would be stacked on top of the chicken and waffles, I was a bit concerned.  I decided to try it anyway, and I have no regrets!  Matt ate everything together, but I separated my spinach and strawberry compote from the chicken and waffles so that I could eat everything separately.  The spinach and strawberries were delicious, and the chicken was flavorful, but not salty.  I don’t know why people think that chicken has to be so salty.  This chicken had just the right amount of seasoning to complement the various flavors in this dish.  I tasted a little tang in my mouth when I got down to the waffle.  I realized the waffles had soaked in the orange reduction, which is the decorative ring around the waffle.  It had a delightful “kick”, which made me want more.  I had to stop by the kitchen and tell the guys what a great job they had done.  My only problem with this dish is that I would have preferred a whole waffle instead of half.

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Asian salad with organic greens:  Organic Spring Mix, Won Tons, Fresh Chive, Orange Pegments, Pineapple, Cilantro, Organic Radish, Bok Choy, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Red Bell Peppers, and chicken

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Big Boy Burger:  Grass Fed Beef Patty, House Smoked Pork Belly, Fried Farm Egg, Organic Hollandaise, Oaxaca Cheese

20130616_142656I will be returning to this place, which has made me fall in love with chicken and waffles. Check them out at www.pascokitchen.com.

Things to know:

I did not order the big boy burger.  I will eat grass-fed beef, but I’m not a pork fan.  However, my father-in-law loved it. The Big Boy burger is large, and you will probably end up eating it with a fork and knife instead of biting into it as you would a regular burger.

Parking is limited in front of the restaurant unless you’re lucky enough to snag one of the few spaces on University Blvd.  A large garage is located behind Geronimo Village, which is very inexpensive during the week and is free on weekends.  So, don’t fret if you can’t get a parking space in front of the restaurant.  There is plenty of parking in the parking garage located behind Geronimo Village.

I hope you are having a great week.