**Updated 7/30/2011: After hearing rumors of Regina’s being locked up for more than a week I decided to make a run over there. Unfortunately there we some legal papers taped to the storefront. It appears that the cafe is no longer open. It’s too bad that such a great little local place couldn’t survive.**
When my brother text me last weekend that he was going to Regina’s Cafe for breakfast, my first thought was, where? Then my second thought was biscuits and gravy. When I asked him where it was he quickly responded back, “Blog Fail”. Although disappointed that I hadn’t discovered this gem of a restaurant first, he went to Regina’s undeterred for breakfast. After receiving a phone call later with him ecstatic that most of their menu was scratch made, including the flour tortilla’s and fry bread, I was immediately intrigued and decided that’s where I would eat lunch. With all that said here is the lowdown.
Regina is making great food. She’s got rib-eye cheese steaks, home-made chili and cornbread, awesome breakfast burritos with homemade flour tortillas (for $3 bucks), but most importantly she has fry bread tacos. What is fry bread? Technically speaking, fry bread is fried bread. Nice and technical right. Fry bread is simply awesome. Especially at Regina’s.
Check out this taco.
The fry bread itself is scratch made by Regina daily and to order. Freshness is a priority with her. You can tell when you bite into the taco that everything is fresh and going to be good. The bread is chewy with a nice crispy texture.
Regina gives you three salsa’s which are all homemade. Honestly my favorite is the kiwi-mango salsa. Best I’ve had and goes great with the taco. Honestly though you could probably smear anything on this bread and it would taste good. Well, almost anything. On to the cheese steak.
Served on a Max’s bun, the freshly grilled rib-eye sandwich is another item to consider when you go. But really I would only order it after you get the taco. It stands on its own as a solid option however. I talked with Regina who tells me she is ordering rib roasts whole and then breaking them down for tacos and sandwiches. No frozen reheated crap to be found here.
Another thing I don’t want to leave out is the breakfast burritos. I drove out-of-the-way for one on Friday morning and wasn’t disappointed. I brought one to my co-worker who commented, “This tortilla is homemade. It’s really good”. Coming from someone who grew up on scratch made tortillas, I figured I would take her word for it and so should you. This makes the burrito, which did I mention is only $3 bucks, an outstanding find.
Almost forgot the “fair style” rolled tacos. Not to outdo herself or anything but Regina is also pulling off some pretty decent “fair style” rolled tacos. I can’t speak to how authentic they are but I tried one and it was pretty good. She serves them daily and apparently lots of people stop in for them as they wait for the fair to roll back in. Thank god she’s not serving deep fried snickers.
So if you go out this week, do yourself a favor and make your way over there. Besides, who can resist these smiles???