Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lucky’s Burgers & Hotdog Grill

It feels like a family generated labor of love which is cool. Solid burgers but the pricing, marketing, menu need some refinement.

The 'Must Try'-  The Red Wine Burger with Waffle Fries

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Breadcrafters Bakery & Cafe

It has a lot of the elements that you look for in a great neighborhood bakery.  What keeps it from joining the Varsity lunch list? The space is awkwardly cramped.  The lackluster soups detract from otherwise solid sandwiches.

The 'Must Try'- The Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Nee House

Your prototypical strip mall Chinese joint with the big exception that it also showcases some great Hong-Kong centric dishes available to the savvy diner. Generous portions, good lunch value, and spotty service.

The 'Must Try'- The Szchehuan Stirfried Scallops

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wild Game Grill

This place has carved out a great niche for those who want to catch the game but are hampered by kids in tow and dietary restrictions.  They've got a great atmosphere for sports, a menu full of lean and unique meat options, and a nice corner to drop off the kids.

The 'Must Try'- Head off the beaten path with some Ostrich Ravioli

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Save the Date! Check Please Arizona Tasting Tour- January 20, 2015

You like to eat correct?  I'm assuming you also have a soft spot in your heart for public broadcasting and the good folks behind Check Please! Arizona. Well we have got the event for you.

Follow this link and be whisked away on a splendid culinary journey the likes of which will clearly surpass whatever else you were planning on doing the week of January 18th.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Short Leash Hot Dogs

One of the founding and prominent players in the now well established local food truck scene.  Perfect marriage of innovation and high quality ingredients as well as one of the best ways to enjoy Naan.

The 'Must Try'- The Bear Dog

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Make it at home: Eddie’s Mo-Rockin’ Shrimp from Eddie's House

Famed local chef, Eddie Matney, is as generous with his recipes as he is with his portion sizes.  This shrimp dish is one of our favorites and worth trying at home if you aren't up to braving the crowds at Eddie's House.

Eddie’s Mo Rockin Spice Ingredients
1/2 cup Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
6 Cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch Cilantro, chopped
Mint, chopped
1 tbsp. Coriander
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. Crushed red chili flakes
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
Juice of 3 limes

• Combine olive oil, onion, garlic, cilantro, mint, coriander, mustard, chili flakes, pepper and lime juice in a blender. Blend well to make sauce

Shrimp Ingredients
1 tbsp. Butter
1 Shallot, chopped
1 clove Garlic, chopped
16 Large Shrimp (16/20 Count)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 oz. Beer
1 tbsp. Cold butter

• Over medium-high heat, sauté shrimp, shallots, garlic in a pan with butter for 3 minutes. Add Shrimp, Worcestershire sauce and Beer and reduce by 1/2, remove from the heat then add 4 oz. of sauce. Add 1 tablespoon cold butter and swirl until butter is fully incorporated.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

La Bocca Wine Bar & Urban Kitchen

It certainly looks the part of a sleek urban wine bar. Unfortunately the menu struggles to hold up its end of the bargain.  The bread shines with the bruschetta but weighs down their pizza.  

The 'Must Try'- Get a selection of bruschetta 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lenny's Burgers

This place hearkens back to a simpler time when we just wanted a tasty burger and we didn't need the overpriced and overwrought sandwiches that currently dominate the burger landscape.

The 'Must Try'- The Cowboy Burger
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Blue Agave Mexican Cantina

More sports bar than authentic Mexican experience.  But in an area not especially proficient in 'South of the Border' the Agave is a great option for those wanting to catch a game and grind tacos.

The 'Must Try'- The Baja Shrimp Enchiladas

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