From the monthly archives: March 2012

I like to think I’m open-minded when it comes to trying new cuisine. I mean, how else can I say I’m not a fan of a certain food if I can’t say that I’ve tried it, at least once?

So when my friend Kim asked if I wanted to try Afghan food – a cuisine […]

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PHOENIX
I squeezed my food hunting during my recent spring trip to Arizona down to the very last minute, including a quick burrito run on my way to the Phoenix International Airport.

Just a few minutes away from the airport in a residential neighborhood, Rito’s Fine Mexican Food is an unpretentious burrito shop in […]

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.
People say I’m a picky eater. I think it comes with the territory when you go around town critiquing your meal and then blogging about it. But I’m not so much a picky eater as one with high standards.

At POSH restaurant in ritzy Scottsdale, they encourage the picky eaters to come […]

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Nine Innings of Ballpark Food

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.
Since I went to Arizona primarily for spring training baseball, I thought I should do a post about the food I ate at the various ballparks I visited.

One of the reasons spring training is so popular is that you can see your favorite hometown team and a whole bunch of others […]

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.
I’ve found my last meal.

You know that game where people talk about what would be their last meal before they die? I’ve had a few ideas go through my head over the years, but after dining at Citizen Public House in Scottsdale, I can say without a doubt that my last […]

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.
You can count on the desert to get hot enough to warrant a trip to the ice cream store, even in the waning days of winter. And when in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, there’s no better place that Sweet Republic.

Sweet Republic opened in 2008, and quickly caught the attention of local and […]

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.
The food is clearly on display at Scottsdale’s FnB restaurant, which has attracted national media attention as one of the best new restaurants when it opened more than two years ago. In the center of the restaurant is a large counter bar allowing diners to watch the chefs working in the open […]

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CAVE CREEK, Ariz.
If there’s ever a destination restaurant in Arizona, Binkley’s would be that place. That’s because it’s really the only reason I can think of driving more than 17 miles after a plane ride for dinner.

With nothing more than the GPS app on my iPhone guiding me through the dark desert […]

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PHOENIX
I’ve been in Arizona this week to watch spring training baseball, and in between innings I plotted my food adventures for after the game.

On Wednesday after sitting through nine innings of the Oakland A’s and Dodgers game that ended in a tie (such is spring training where nothing counts), I went to […]

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The story goes that Hung Lam, aka “Soup Junkie,” tried bowls and bowls of noodle soup in San Francisco but couldn’t find one that could live up to the taste of his mom’s. So now he pops up with a weekly pop up restaurant at Vinyl Wine Bar to show what a good bowl of […]

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On a warm springlike day in San Francisco, the only reason that would keep me indoors is the promise of chocolates, and lots of it.

The annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon took place today, and while others biked or jogged around the Marina or played volleyball and laid in the sun near Fort […]

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