ActiveRainPhotoBloggerContest, The Mesa Grill Takes On a New Look

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CA BRE#01363932

Ah, it's dinner time and my mouth is watering for some spicy food. When the mood for spicy food strikes, the Bobby Flay cook books and recipes surface. We even have his 'Boy Meets Grill' cookbook on the shelf.

Bobby Flay, undisputed Southwestern Chef extraordinaire owns the search term 'Mesa Grill' on Google. Every link on the first page goes to Mesa Grill New York, Mesa Grill Las Vegas or Mesa Grill Bahamas. You'll easily find links to Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill reviews, menus, online reservations, walking directions, hours, maps, wine lists, recipes, cookbooks, sauces, rubs, and even gift cards. Heck, I can even sign up for his mailing list or click over to the Kohl's link to see videos for his product demos and grilling tips. On to search results page two and it's simply more of the same. Total Bobby Flay domination! Went to and then and had the same experience.

As a matter of fact, the search results are so consistently skewed to Bobby Flay that Mesa Grill is about the last name that I would give to my new restaurant in any state of the US. Bobby Flay pretty well owns the term Mesa Grill. Ask 10 people who owns Mesa Grill and probably 9 of them will confidently respond with ‘Bobby Flay'.

When travelling my husband and I like to dine at our old favorite restaurants and mix in a few new spots to keep things fresh. Yet no visit to New York City or Las Vegas is complete without a visit to Mesa Grill. Mesa Grill is on the ‘must visit' list every trip.

We took a cruise and recently travelled to Juneau, Alaska and heard there was a Mesa Grill in town, so we headed on over. Guess this Mesa Grill isn't owned by Bobby Flay, I'm just sayin', ya know?

 At least I don't think that's his pickup truck in the owner's spot...

Comments (16)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

'Boy Meets Grill' - Gotta love the play on words.  There is something really unique and refreshing about finding great food in what would otherwise be seen as an unlikely place.  We have a few little places in Sacramento that have that gift as well.  Neat blog about a local attraction, Vickie!

May 03, 2011 05:10 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Thanks Myrl. I have had this idea of a post lurking for a bit. The photo blogger contest was a good reason to finally write the post.

May 03, 2011 05:05 PM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

That's a nice set he has there Vickie.  We can smell it all the way up here in Canada.  Good Luck with the contest.

May 04, 2011 04:30 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Wonder what they serve in this grill?  Bear burgers and cariboo hot dogs?  Yikes!  What would Bobby Flay say?!!

May 04, 2011 06:00 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE customer at a time!  Would love to see that cookbook of spicy treats! Great story...for the photoblogger contest!

May 05, 2011 06:41 PM
Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On

Great picture and story.... Just love how someone can have a successful business from such a seemingly small location.  I can almost taste the menu options fresh off the grill...

May 07, 2011 02:10 PM

Hi Vickie~

YUM!!!  I'm on my way over to taste this!..and appreciate your nod to the power of the web...and the implications for all of us.

May 08, 2011 02:39 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Hi Vickie -

Maybe it is his truck.  He might have put that little restaurant there just for the Halibut.

Sorry.  I couldn't resist.

May 13, 2011 07:56 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Ah, Virginia, You certainly got a good chuckle out of me on this comment. What a way to begin my lunch break!

May 13, 2011 08:01 AM
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Vickie- when I'm in the mood for spicy I always think Sichuan! Love NY and we try to go at least once a year so next time I'll have to try the Mesa Grill out.

May 14, 2011 09:25 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Vicki, I couldn't help but laugh when I saw the subtitle below the name...Halibut.

My thought was he should tag line it...EAT HERE JUST FOR THE HALIBUT!

May 14, 2011 02:53 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I see there's a lot of red, white, and blue in the Messa Grill! I wonder if he got his humble beginnings from having a lemon-aid stand as a kid? I just love when people don't care about what other people think and they just do whatever it takes to earn an honest buck - at least I hope it is!

I'm sure everyone knows him by name too. What a great American Story - but I have to wonder, how does something like that pass inspection for selling all those food products to the public, in that small dwelling? Is there running water and is there a washroom? Hmmm....

Very interesting photo and story to go along with it! Good luck with the contest! This is a great story!


May 16, 2011 04:50 PM
Andre R. Aragon
Greater Tampa Real Estate Photographer - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Photographer

Hi Vickie - So did you have the Angus Cheese Burgers or the Halibut? Boy Meets Grill - I'll have to pick that one up r the summer BBQ season - thanks!

May 18, 2011 04:01 AM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Andre, I went for the Angus Cheese Burger. Must admit that it was unbelievably tasty!

May 18, 2011 05:38 PM
Bret & Meredith Amon
LIV-Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco,

What no Moose burgers on the menu??

Oct 31, 2011 06:28 AM
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Vicky, it looks like a quick drive thru. I bet the food is great.

Irene Durocher Bristol Properties

Boca Raton,Florida  on the Atlantic Ocean

Jan 19, 2012 01:50 PM