THE RESTAURANT: I wrote my first review on SAWS back in2011. A couple of years have passed and the SAWS brand has added some new restaurants to their line up. I found myself in Avondale, making a decision between SAWS Soul Kitchen and the brands newest addition Post Office Pizza. The Soul Kitchen won out.
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THE SERVICE & AMBIANCE:
A hole in the wall, barely big enough for the dinner rush crowd to turn around in, is probably an accurate description of the facility. It's the kind of place you go when you just want good food and not all the fluff of working restrooms and fancy tables and chairs. Similar to the original SAWS, metal art work, license plates and other paraphernalia litter the walls. Look up and SAWS t-shirts, skillfully hung with push pins, canvas the ceilings. There is no hostess and the open prep area serves as great entertainment for the fast moving order line. The cashier was less than friendly but was efficient in keeping the line moving.
THE MENU: Whew, what a tasty and creative menu. The menu is artfully scribbled on a chalkboard painted wall and will have your mouth watering and your wallet magically falling open.
I ordered the SAWS Smoked Wings with white sauce and a Baker. While the potato wasn't as fluffy (not at all) as I liked, the wings more than made up for it! The smoked flavor and the vinegar based red sauce, mixed with the creamy white sauce was the perfect combination. I washed it all down with some Sweet Tea. 5 Wings, a regular Baker, and a Sweet Tea set me back 15 bucks.
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VERDICT: Saws still has it and now it has soul! I can't wait to see how the pizza "delivers" pun intended!