Gilroy Today 2011 06 Summer - Page 42

Chilean Sea Bass Roll at Sushi Omakase

Great Eats of Gilroy

In Our Opinion By Larry & J . Chris Mickartz
We want to put to rest the rumor that “ there is no place to eat in Gilroy … only fast foods and chains .” It ’ s the old “ the grass is always greener somewhere else ” syndrome . Well , we beg to differ . We enjoy eating out and have found many culinary treasures , “ great eats ” right here in Gilroy . Bear in mind that we do not profess to be “ foodies ” by any stretch . And we don ’ t know the difference between ragout and a stew , or roux and a Beurre Manié .
Owning a bed & breakfast , however , has given us the opportunity to take note of the comments our guests share about their dining experiences in Gilroy . Just within the past month we have heard great things about the Station 55 Steak at Station 55 , the wonderful Sangrias served at Lizarran and the sushi at Sushi Omakase . The couple that visited Sushi Omasake said that “ the sushi was as good as any San Francisco sushi house , but the service was better .“ And the couple that visited Lizarran Tapas Restaurant went for a cocktail in the early afternoon and stayed for dinner and dessert . They said they had a “ delightful time and would be back .”
On our Gilroy Today Facebook page , we asked our fans what restaurants they liked to frequent and what dish they particularly enjoyed . Their responses included : Lobster Bisque at Westside Grill , the Kitchen Sink at O ’ D ’ s , the Flat Iron Steak at Station 55 , Salmon Linquine without tomatoes at Mama Mia ’ s , Coconut Prawns at China Garden , Calamari Steak at Tasso ’ s and the Garlic Prawn Salad at the Longhouse .
The following is a list of the restaurants that we are familiar with and frequent . Again we note , we are not food critics and these are not reviews . There are many other restaurants in Gilroy that have excellent food … we just wanted to start the conversation .

Bon Appetit

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