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AZ Foodie
Tempe, AZ
I love to eat. As a recent transplant to the Southwest, I'm looking to get to know my new culinary turf. <script src="http://www.urbanspoon.com/b/posts/3148"><noscript><a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/22/3148/Phoenix/AZ-Foodies-blog.html">AZ Foodie's blog Phoenix restaurants</a></noscript></script> <a href="http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/22/3148/Phoenix/AZ-Foodies-blog.html"><img alt="AZ Foodie's blog Phoenix restaurants" src="http://static.urbanspoon.com/1/badge/featured_blog.gif" style="border:none;width:134px;height:48px" /></a>
Interests: Food. Preferably amazing food at hole-in--the-walls no one knows about:)
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7520 S. Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85383 (480) 247-8012 www.crepe-bar.com I should begin this post with a few disclaimers. One, I really despise hipsters. Having lived in Chicago, participated in many a Critical Mass, attended no fewer than three Pitchfork Music Festivals, and spent more than one drunken night at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at AZ Foodie's blog
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526 Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 638-2337 http://wobusa.com/ Last Saturday we headed over to World of Beer on Mill Street in Tempe for NovemBEER. We find ourselves in World of Beer failry often. Probably too often. The establishment has been packed since it opened in August (it is finally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at AZ Foodie's blog
It's that time of year again:) Arizona Restaurant Week (Sept. 15-23) offers a $30 or $40 set menu at some of the yummiest local restaurants. Remember to make your reservations early. I would highly recommend Cork, Petite Mason, and Roka Akor. I'm really looking forward to trying Christopher's, Citizen Public... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2012 at AZ Foodie's blog
Petite Maison (Happy Birthday, Julia!) 7216 E Shoeman Ln Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 991-6887 petitemaisonaz.com I haven't been blogging, but I have been eating. A lot. I've had some great meals and some not-so-great meals in the last year or so. I also had to write a book for my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at AZ Foodie's blog
I haven't been blogging, but I have been eating. I promise to get back to the blogging in a few weeks. In the mean time, it is Restaurant Week here in Arizona. Of the participating restaurants I've tried, I'd highly recommend Roka Akor. The grilled sweet potatoes were delicious. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Los Dos Molinos (Mesa) 260 S Alma School Rd Mesa, AZ 85210 (480) 969-7475 www.losdosmolinosaz.com I ended up in Los Dos Molinos on Cinco de Mayo, eager for what a friend had told me was the best Mexican in town. I walked in the wrong door which caused a small... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Si Senor 600 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224 (480) 857-1217 www.sisenorrestaurants.com When I found out I was moving to Arizona I was excited for all of the Mexican food. I quickly realized that what passes as Mexican food in Phoenix is heavy, dairy laden, Tex-Mex that isn’t particularly... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Fibber Magees 1089 West Elliot Road Chandler, Arizona 85224 (480) 722-9434 http://www.fibbermageespub.com/ I first wondered into Fibber Magees on a Friday night on the recommendation of a friend who makes the pub his regular Friday night happy hour. I wasn’t disappointed. Fibber Magees isn’t quite what one thinks of when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Robbie Fox’s Public House 640 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 120 Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 642-6442 www.robbiefoxs.com Despite the Mill Avenue address, Robbie Fox's is tucked back off of Sixth. The interior is pretty much what you’d expect of an Irish Pub--dark wood, a looming bar. The patio on the other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Postino Wine Cafe 3939 E Campbell Ave Phoenix, AZ 85018 (602) 852-3939 www.postinowinecafe.com These days there is a very fine line between hip and pretentious and an even finer line between hip and hipster. Postino Winecafe is walking the tightrope, no doubt. The interior of this see and be seen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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‘Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana 6166 N. Scottsdale Rd. #701 Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 998-1366 www.pomopizzeria.com I was a bit hesitant to come to ‘Pomo having read a review that questioned the attention to detail of the kitchen—missed ingredients and the like. I actually tried to lead our party to another pizza... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Beaver Choice 1743-2 E Broadway Tempe, AZ 85282 www.beaverchoice.com Of all of the things I could imagine myself doing in an establishment named "Beaver Choice," eating would not be on the list. Of course, I've also never much thought about Scandinavian food. It's all smoked fish, right? Beaver Choice managed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Los Gringos Locos 280 S Phelps Dr Apache Junction, AZ 85220 (480) 288-5626 www.losgringoslocosaj.com My partner and I have been on a quest for good Mexican food. I admit, we’ve been largely disappointed, which given we’re living in Arizona seems odd. We drove to Apache Junction, having heard good things... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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NYPD Pizza 9845 S Priest Dr Tempe, AZ 85284 (480) 705-6973 www.aznypdpizza.com For some reason I find the name of NYPD Pizza somewhat confusing—New York Pizza Department would be redundant with the extra “Pizza” added to the end. I suppose it was added as a point of clarification. Name aside,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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706 E. Warner Rd Tempe, AZ 85284 (480) 897-1000 www.spitfiregrillandtavern.com The Spitfire Grill and Tavern is a cozy little neighborhood establishment with a good beer selection and a Fat Tire Bike hanging on the wall. All and all, a good first impression. We arrived at 6:00, towards the end of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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The Center Bistro 21 E 6th St Ste 114 Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 829-9422 www.thecenterbistro.com The Center Bistro is sporting a new chef, Mike Stewart, and (a mostly) new menu. Also new: the art (thankfully), the jazz duo (not bad), a more open floor plan in the dining room, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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San Diego Bay 9201 S Avenida Del Yaqui Guadalupe, AZ 85283 (480) 839-8170 www.sandiegobayseafood.com A friend of mine read a New Times review and convinced me to try San Diego Bay. My partner and I and two of our good friends made the trip on a Monday night. We couln't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Canteen Modern Tequila Bar 640 S. Mill Ave., Suite 110 Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 773-7135 www.canteentequilabar.com I’ve been really excited to try Canteen Modern. I caught one of the bartenders doing a tequila tasting lesson at another establishment on Mill before it opened and eavesdropped attentively: intriguing. On one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Coon Ridge Organic Goat Cheese http://www.coonridgegoatcheese.com/ As a foodie, I’m a total believer in buying the highest quality artisan products; however, sometimes the cheapskate in me is a little prohibitive. We sampled a number of artisan foods at the Tempe Festival of the Arts—salsa, soup mix, flavored and infused oils—and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant 1804 E Southern Ave Tempe, AZ (480) 966-1971 www.saharatempe.com We stopped at Sahara for a quick bite on a Friday night before a dance performance. When we walked in the door, I was impressed with the vibrant red and gold décor that mirrors a hookah bar,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog
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America's Taco Shop 735 E University Dr Tempe, AZ (480) 751-6250 www.americastacoshop.net America’s Taco Shop is a bit dingy, looking as much like a surf shop as a taco stand. Of course, sitting at a picnic table on the patio drinking a $1 Pacifico, watching the sun set and pedestrian... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog
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Sandstone Cafe 4959 W. Ray Rd Chandler, AZ 85226 (480) 961-2913 www.sandstonecafeaz.com My partner and I went to Sandstone Café on a Groupon. I think Groupons are a good way to try some place you might not otherwise, without a huge financial commitment. I recognize even well-oiled machines crumble under... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog
Casey Moore's Oyster House 850 S. Ash Ave Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 968-9935 www.caseymoores.com So maybe you get what you deserve when you go to an oyster house and don’t get oysters? We went to Casey Moore’s Oyster House because a friend had been wanting to try it and called... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog
The Farm Kitchen 6106 S 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85042 (602) 276-7288 www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com We went to The Farm Kitchen at South Mountain, one of three restaurants on the grounds, on Veteran’s Day after hiking South Mountain. It was also the day after they offered a Groupon. The only word I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog
Z' Tejas Southwestern Grill 20 W 6th St Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 377-1170 www.ztejas.com We stopped into Z’Tejas on the recommendation of my stylist after some shopping on Mill. We were famished and it was late in the afternoon between dinner and lunch. The decor was impressive--lots of heavy dark... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at AZ Foodie's blog