Posted by: Toni
April 22, 2013
I just love it when a great restaurateur opens up a new place. For years, Boulders on Broadway in Tempe has been a favorite local spot. It has a tasty menu, a great selection of beers and a casual, comfortable vibe. The owners of Boulders on Broadway recently opened a new place that is sure to become another local favorite – Spokes on Southern.
Located just west of McClintock Drive on Southern Avenue, Spokes on Southern is a welcome addition to this Tempe neighborhood. It has a bicycle-theme, hence the name, which means that there are plenty of bike racks along with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. The beautiful patio is adjacent to a lake that just happens to be home to ducks, koi and turtles. This was a bit of a surprise that makes Spokes even more special.
Spokes on Southern is perfect for bike riders, beer lovers and heck, everyone who loves good food. There are so many excellent choices on the menu here…I’m doing my best to work my way through it. The flavorful Pesto Turkey Sandwich and the Caprese Sandwich are served on soft ciabatta buns with an impeccable balance of ingredients. The Sirloin Tacos are my new favorite, with fresh chimichurri sauce, roasted poblano chiles and blue cheese. If there is blue cheese on anything, I am sold. But this was a particularly good combination that I haven’t seen anywhere else in town. I’ll go back soon to try the Bruschetta Planks, one of the burgers and the Southwest Turkey Quesadilla. Menu items are served with your choice of side, including French fries, sweet potato fries or a salad.
In addition to the food, Spokes on Southern takes their beer menu very seriously. They have 24 taps with a rotating menu of craft brews, some of which might be something that you’ve never heard of or tried before. That’s reason enough to check this place out, right?
The next time you’re looking for a casual spot to hang out with friends for lunch, dinner, happy hour or late night, definitely try Spokes on Southern. You’ll see why it’s my new favorite Tempe restaurant.
1470 E. Southern, Tempe