So some of the other campers here at The North Ranch told us about a great little restaurant just up the road in “downtown” Congress, AZ. The town of Congress has; a gas station/convenience store, a post office, an auto repair shop, and little else.
But nestled right next door to the auto repair shop, visitors to the area will discover a very popular local eatery (looks like a little old diner) known as “Nichols West”.
Simon, along with his wife and crew, put out a great menu of other than typical southwest cooking. You see, Simon came over to the states from London, England 37 years ago and ultimately developed and ran 3 restaurants in the Hamptons. At some point, they leased out the restaurants there and, having made a short year-long stop in Zanesville, OH ultimately came out to Congress and opened this upscale eclectic (there’s that word) little restaurant/bar that offers both inside and outside (on the patio) seating.
We went there twice. Once for lunch when I had their Shrimp Tempura and Kathy had a spinach/strawberry/mango salad. Our 2nd visit was last night for a late dinner after spending the day with Paul and Sue Middaugh up in Sedona. There’s another post on our trip to Sedona.