Carly’s Bistro

I am headed for a Toastmasters meeting at the Downtown PHX library and
a quick search on the New Times website tells me about Carly’s.
Located at roosevelt and central Carly’s is a downtempo bistro sitting
right in the middle of first Fridayland. Right as I walk in they have
Paupa New Guinea from FSOL playing which puts a chill down my spine.
This place is good.

The ambiance makes me think I am in San Fran but its a Monday and its
pretty much dead, which is what I need after a 12 hour day. Malerie,
the bartender, is sweet and wants me to drink but its a school night
and I need to make an impression at Toastmasters (this is my excuse

Got the half a Tuna Melt and soup which was a Tomato Bisque per
Malerie’s suggestion. The Melt came on an Italian style loaf and was
very agreeable but the Bisque took the show. Pureed with a sweet tang
that resonates well past the bowl being emptied.

Highly suggested for a low key meal though I am sure it gets packed
starting Thursday night. With a number of beers on tap there is plenty
to like.
Carly’s Bistro Bar Shot

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