Our Southwestern Comfort Food is a Phoenix Favorite

Country Fried Soul

It seemed there was a revolving door for restaurants at this vintage strip mall until Ranch House Grille came on the scene, tempting locals with cheap, old-fashioned eats at bargain prices. From huevos rancheros to Philly cheesesteaks, there are plenty of things to splurge on, but the hands-down star of this show is the chicken-fried steak. They call it "country fried steak," but nevertheless, it's an exemplary rendition of an American classic, with tender beef and golden, crunchy coating. Slathered in creamy, peppery country gravy or luscious pork chili verde, it goes down way too easily. And boy, what a portion — the thing takes up half the plate, but somehow we always manage to scarf it all down before we stop to think about the caloric repercussions.

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My Huevos Rancheros was, like the rest of the meals, gigantic. The plate was filled with fluffy scrambled eggs, Pork Chile Verde sauce, hash browns, rice, beans and even more Pork Chile Verde sauce all served on thin corn tortilla. My first bite was excellent. The eggs were not overcooked and the chile verde was exceptional and fiery hot. I was very happy. The rice and beans were decent and a pleasant addition to the meal. Even they had a bit of a spicy kick to them which I found refreshing. What really made the platter was the hash browns. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, but what made them shine was the scoop of chile verde that had been ladled on top of them before the rice had been piled on top of that. It was heaven. Then again, the entire plate was really grand.

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