Downtown Gilbert exudes positive energy that is young, full of life and filled curiosity and wonder of what the next adventure for our foodie stomachs will be. Whether you're four or eighty four, you will enjoy all the foodie wonders that Gilbert has to offer.
Postino East Wine Cafe
Housed inside the Grainbelt building in the heart of downtown Gilbert's historic Heritage District, you will find Postino East Wine Café. It is just steps from the Hale Theater and under the dutiful watch of the Gilbert water tower. Featuring a winning mix of indoor/outdoor dining, iconic garage doors and an outdoor green-space for the kids, Postino East is an ageless gathering place full of welcome. I joined the Postino East family for their $20 Monday & Tuesday Special this past week... On Monday & Tuesday evenings after 8PM order any house bottle of wine & bruschetta... all for only $20! I'd say that's a fantastic deal - and of course, very popular with the locals so be sure to get there early so you can get your name on the waiting list or, use/download the NoWait app I mentioned in my last blog to jump in line from home!
The ambiance for Postino East is very relaxed and yet filled with so much energy as you take your seat. Enjoy a night outside with your bottle of wine and bruschetta board with four of your favorite flavors - I chose the (1) Tomato Jam & Fresh Sheeps Milk Cheese, (2) Smoked Salmon with Pesto, (3) Warm Artichoke Spread and (4) Brie & Apples with Fig Spread. These magical combinations of flavor are served on freshly baked bread that is always sliced into four pieces. Perfect for sharing and saving for later! The servers at Postino East work together to keep all the guests happy. Expect top-notch service as they clear your plates promptly and make sure your glass is never empty. It was such a pleasure to dine with the Postino East family - Join us next time or share your photos with us on your next Gilbert dining experience!
Mooooving over for some Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
Next up, I made a stop at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar this past Wednesday and boy oh boy, what a treat it was! The servers and hosts were awesome making sure you were comfortable while you wait or you could grab a seat at the bar! Shout out to Caylie and Hilah for being awesome sports with us - they were energetic and on point with bringing out our food! Of course, they were styled in the signature chambray shirt and jeans with red Chuck Taylors! How fun is that!
The lineup of modestly priced and perfectly paired wine selections compliments every style of burger on the menu, correctly putting the Zin in Zinburger. Zinburger offers an open airy atmosphere with an accommodating bar and patio seating. Per recommendation, I tried out the Samburger, and since you can order fries any way you'd like, I ordered the spicy green chili fries! They take their freshly cut fries and cover them with green chili cheese sauce, roasted jalapeños, chipotle sauce and cotija cheese! Mind you, this large plate of fries is a larger portion so it's better to share! Yummy!
We finished our meal with their very tasty milkshake - being a diehard chocolate fan, I had to enjoy their Double Chocolate milkshake filled with the most scrumptious Chocolate ice cream and the oh so famous Ghirardelli Chocolate, topped with fresh whipped cream right on top! Still making my mouth water with all this talk about food...
Thanks so much to the very accommodating staff at Zinburger for making our experience unique and fun! Next time you're craving a savory burger, come get happy at Zinburger Gilbert Monday-Friday 4PM-6PM! Enjoy 1/2 off Wine by the glass and bottle, Draft beer, sides, and try our Plain and Simple Burger for $7!
And the Foodventure continues....
There's so many GREAT eats along Gilbert Road in the Heritage District, it's so hard to not share them all with you! Hopefully, we can inspire your next dining experience. Make sure you check out some of my other favorite places:
Joe's Real Barbecue known for its slow roasted pulled pork and all the homestyle fixings! Pictured is the Jumbo Sandwich with Pulled Pork and Jumbo Baker with Pulled Pork stacked on top!
301 N Gilbert Rd
Liberty Market for wood fired pizza or a tasty Panini! Pictured is my absolute favorite - The White Pizza!
230 N Gilbert Rd
Lolo's Chicken & Waffles - the newest member to join the Heritage District family on Gilbert Road!
366 N GIlbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234