Local eateries serve up affordable dishes

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Most people who have driven through Murfreesboro know that we are community filled with a variety of restaurants.

Although I am not against chain restaurants, I really appreciate and encourage supporting local food establishments.

Not only are we full of restaurants in town, we also have plenty of choices when it comes to Mexican cuisine.

These restaurants usually have pretty similar menus filled with affordable and comforting food in a vibrant setting. However, a couple places in town are going the extra mile to offer a different style of Mexican cuisine.

Blue Agave, located on South Church Street in the former Parthenon building, is one of those places.

The two items that really stand out to me here are the margaritas and the guacamole.

First of all, the guacamole is made right at your table with any add-ins you choose. The avocados are fresh and the traditional dip has a great chunky texture just as it should.

As for the margaritas, you will taste the difference in these immediately. They are not made with that ultra sweet and sour margarita mix, instead they are made with fresh squeezed lime juice and Blue Agave tequila. In fact Guacamole, chips, and margaritas may be all you need for a fun night out at this local eatery.

Garcia’s is another Mexican restaurant that is making their food a little different than everywhere else in town.

It is a little drive from some areas, but the fresh food is well worth the trip.

My favorite dish to get at Garcia’s are the fajitas.

They don’t come on a sizzling plate filled with grease and mushy vegetables. Instead, they are beautifully plated with succulent strips of chicken and lean steak. The peppers and onions are cooked perfectly until slightly sweet, but still maintaining a little crunch.

Also if you are a fan of chimichangas, and who isn’t, this is place to get one.

The food has a healthier, less greasy vibe to it, but it’s certainly not missing any flavor.

Last but certainly not least, Sauce, also on Church Street, is a great place to eat some pizza and pasta made by a Murfreesboro local.  

If you’re looking for something different, but not Mexican there’s another restaurant in town.

The dishes at Sauce are simple, but you can tell they made right.

The pizza is light, with a thin crust and the pasta dishes come with this wonderful buttery bread. It is a little bit of a splurge for the waistline, but it’s totally worth it.

I really enjoyed the pesto pasta dish, the bright green basil pesto really shined against the creamy penne. Also the grilled chicken parm is a nice change from the traditional heavy, fried chicken parmesan.

So next time you are trying to figure out where to eat, and your thinking you would like to “try something different” go for a one these delicious spots.

You won’t be disappointed.
Tagged under  April McKinney, Blue Agave, Entertainment, Food, Garcias, Restaurant, Sauce, Voices

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