Our grandkids called on our 51st anniversary to ask where we would like to go for dinner. One of our favorite affordable places has been Bill Johnson's Big Apple in downtown Mesa. The food was great - except for the chili. It was dry, overcooked and clumped up in the mouth. It was returned. Our server was terrific! I'm just sorry I didn't get his name. The first change - no sawdust on the floor. This has always been a signature of the Big Apple. Second change - the servers no longer dressed Western with a six-shooter on their hip. Again, this was what made it different and fun. The most drastic change was a new menu - with MUCH HIGHER prices! The deep-dish apple, cherry or peach pies are no longer offered - an apple pie for 2 @ $13.95 was not for us. There was no Bill Johnson's B-B-Q sauce on the table - we had to ask. This will no longer be our favorite place - no ambiance and out of our price range.