Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Castillon Family Mexican Restaurant

The menu might look familiar but the experience is a step above your typical and traditional Mexican.  Taking the best from their New Mexican and adding some new wrinkles, Castillon's will quickly become your go to lunch spot when you get the craving to go 'south of the border'.

The 'Must Try'-  The absolutely tasty and innovative chorizo filled Rellenos

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Postino Arcadia

Assuming you have enough patience for the parking lot and enough coolness to fit in with the crowd this is a great place to socialize and get the best bruschetta in town.   This elder statesman of the new Phoenix has been a long standing favorite for Happy Hour

The 'Must Try'- Pick four spot of bruschetta and pick four more

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bitesized Approved Activities: Sur La Table

You eat enough great meals around town and you start to wonder if you could possibly create your own culinary masterpiece.  Sound possible?  Don't know where to start?  Thankfully for us there are places like Sur La Table that offer dining aficionados the chance to strap on the apron.
Leading figures in Phoenix and all part of the Taste America event!

We recently attended the James Beard Taste America event at the Sur. The weekend was a veritable 'who's who' of the Phoenix culinary scene.  Our session featured famed L.A.baker Sherry Yard and she opened our eyes to the majesty and diversity of Challah. 

To say that the session was tasty and informative was an understatement.  Sherry knows how to educate and engage an audience.  But just as important it opened our eyes to the myriad events like this in town that are accessible to dining inclined.

Looking for a good place to start?  Take a look here at the current Sur la table calendar. Date night just became a little more interesting.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paquime- Street Food of Mexico

The desserts are top notch but don't let their sweet siren songs completely distract you from some incredible tacos and tortas.   This place maintains its authenticity while creating an atmosphere that would rival anything put out by Fox or Upward Projects.

The 'Must Try'- The Ribeye Tacos

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Rice Paper

More Brooklyn then Saigon which is understandable given the neighborhood. Good portions that satisfy your appetite without weighing down your afternoon. Not bad, even if the dishes aren't as authenticate as you'd like. 

The 'Must Try'-  The Firecracker Shrimp

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pig & Pickle

Feels more like Portland then Scottsdale which is very welcome.  A very accommodating staff and a menu that allows you to explore alternative pieces of animal from the comfort of your middle American sensibilities. A place you'd have no problem calling home.

The 'Must Try'- The Pork Shank with Yams

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Save the date: New Times to Host Best of Phoenix A’fare at Burton Barr Central Library

Exclusive Discounted Tickets for All Bite Sized  Followers!

New Times will host the 15th annual Best of Phoenix A’fare at the Burton Barr Central Library on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 pm to 12:00am.

Tickets will include samples of signatures dishes from an array of Valley restaurants, as well as cocktails, wine and beer. Attendees can expect live music from local bands and DJs to provide the entertainment for the evening.

The restaurants participating in this year’s event include:  The Vig, The Rose and Crown Pub ,Hob Nobs, Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill, Bosa Donuts, Copper Star Coffee, 5 & Diner Phoenix, Nabers, Sweet Tomatoes, Frost Gelato, The Watershed, Oatmeal Café, Fogon Mexican Eatery, Giuseppe's on 28th, The Monastery , Rico's American Grill , Karl's Quality Bakery, Detroit Coney Grill, T-bone Steakhouse, Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen, Tukee's Sports Grille, The Attic, Stacy's Smoke House BBQ, Focaccia Fiorentina, HEK Yeah BBQ, Wild Game Sports Grill, Metropolis, Boondocks , Jam Rock Café,  Central Wine, Uncle Bears with more to be announced.

This year's event will benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona.

The foundation's mission is to provide audio access to people who cannot read print because they have a disability. Service is available on the radio, telephone, and internet as a live stream or podcast. Sun Sounds of Arizona is also available in hospitals and residential facilities around the state. In fact, there are eight ways to tune-in. Sun Sounds of Arizona provides access to information many ways. Ways to Connect

In 2013, the event sold out, leaving zero tickets to be sold at the door. Those who want to ensure they get tickets to this year’s event can purchase tickets at www.BestofPhoenixAfare.com .

General Admission tickets include: entry into the event at 8 pm, samples of cuisine from participating restaurants, cocktails, wine & beer, entertainment.

VIP Tickets Include: VIP early bird access to a the event at 7pm, gift bag, samples of cuisine from participating restaurants, cocktails, wine & beer, entertainment.

Ticket Cost:
– General Admission — $40 early bird, $45 advance, $55 day of event
– VIP — $60 early bird, $65 advance, $75 day of event

Bite Sized Phoenix is proud to offer all of our followers an exclusive $5 off discount!


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Tortas El Guero

Los Reyes gets all the Torta attention but El Guero is every bit as good with a slight edge for ambiance, service, and horchata. A few visits here and you will never consider a Subway sandwich again.

The 'Must Try'-We prefer the Cubana

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Los Reyes De La Torta

 The heavy weight of the heavy sandwich. The place responsible for introducing Phoenix to the meaty and complex splendor that is the Mexican torta.  Uncinch the belt, this sandwich will be with you for awhile.

The 'Must Try'- The Del Rey Torta

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Juan Jaime's Tacos and Tequila

Your taco options are limited in North Scottsdale but Juan Jaime's does the best job for those of us in need of a lunch time fix. The place might be better served as a fast casual concept but the service good and the salsa bar provides some nice color to the taco standards.

The 'Must Try'- Pick a trio of tacos.  They are all solid.

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