Cha-Bones Steakhouse & Tapas Bar in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Cha-Bones Steakhouse & Tapas Bar in Lake Havasu City, AZ

Popular eatery that serves up refreshing blended margaritas, steaks and array of small plates that allows for one to be able to enjoy a variety of food with friends, rather than to be limited to just one entree.  Another great thing about this place is that they close at 10pm (last seating), which is later than some of the other eateries in the area (if you don’t count fast food and chains like Denny’s and IHOP).  And there aren’t that many options for dining late into the evening.

Food here was satisfying, though I believe the Chicken Lettuce Wrap could be made better.  The chicken meat is cubed and sauteed in a teriyaki/soy sauce based sauce that was a bit on the salty side.  With the carrot slaw tossed in a sesame-based dressing placed inside the top butter lettuce cup (in a stack of 5 lettuce cups), and a sweet chile and a peanut dipping sauces served with the dish, there were just too many flavors that didn’t compliment each other, but contrasted.

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Old School Steak Dinner at The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach, CA

Old School Steak Dinner at The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach, CA

Had a lovely dinner here with former co-workers.  The food was good, the service excellent.  All dinners include soup or salad and a side.  I love the added touch of preparing dinner salads tableside and dressing them with a housemade salad dressing.  Dining here is a throwback to the great steakhouses in the 1970s (and these places have opened decades earlier).  It’s no wonder this place is packed throughout the entire evening we were there.

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