Category Archives: Scottsdale

[lost meals] Davanti Enoteca [3], Scottsdale AZ

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Brat Haus, Scottsdale AZ

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Old Town Farmer’s Market and Tammie Coe, Scottsdale/Phoenix AZ

  The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the … Continue reading

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[lost meals] FnB [2] and Lee’s Cream Liqueur [2], Scottsdale AZ

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Bread Basket, Dessert, FnB, Food, Ice Cream, Lee's Cream Liqueur, lost meals, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Vacation

[lost meals] Orange Table, Scottsdale AZ

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Breakfast, Coffee, Dessert, Food, French Toast, lost meals, Pancakes, Phoenix, Pork, Scottsdale, Vacation

Del Frisco’s Grille, Phoenix AZ

The Gist: http://delfriscosgrille.com/phoenix The Why: Generally not one to visit chains – even mini-chains deemed best new concept by respected publications – I have to admit that when a fellow gourmand posted photos of the croque madame at Del Frisco’s … Continue reading

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FnB, Scottsdale AZ

Sometimes I can be a little hardheaded – the sort who doesn’t do something simply because everyone keeps telling him he has to – the sort who has never seen Titanic, for instance, and never will. That said, when a … Continue reading

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Davanti Enoteca [2], Scottsdale AZ

For my first post on Davanti Enoteca you can check out http://endoedibles.com/?p=3526 For this post we’re talking about brunch, Peter DeRuvo’s newest service happening each Saturday and Sunday starting 10/6/12 and let me first start out my saying that great … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Breakfast, Coffee, Davanti Enoteca, Dessert, Food, Pancakes, Phoenix, Pork, Scottsdale

Lee’s Cream Liqueur, Barrio Queen, The House Brasserie, Scottsdale AZ

After a good morning of dining around downtown Phoenix and a few hours of shopping for essentials, clearing out the old condo, and studying I returned to Scottsdale for part two of my food day but (as usual) my plans … Continue reading

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Bourbon Steak, Scottsdale AZ

The Gist: http://www.scottsdaleprincess.com/dining/bourbon-steak The Why: My friend Michael had suggested we check out something for Arizona’s restaurant week and while I generally do not fancy the “RW” concept due to limited menus, rushed service, and the sort of diners who … Continue reading

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Essence Bakery / Caffe Boa / Cornish Pasty Co / Cartel Coffee, Tempe AZ

With my Vegas plans evaporated by the gross incompetence of Chase bank and their failings to appropriately process a loan for my new home and my life for the next few weeks now relegated to a combination of (hopefully) moving, … Continue reading

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noca, Phoenix AZ

The Gist: http://www.restaurantnoca.com/ The Why: A work of passion from a former stock trader turned restauranteur, noca had been on my “to visit” list ever since I visited Phoenix for my recruitment in September of 2011, but unfortunately a chef … Continue reading

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RnR / Cartel / Bodega / Italian Restaurant, Phoenix AZ

…having now found some rhythm at work and soon to be (fingers crossed) a new home owner with upcoming high stakes tests, travel, and more on the agenda I decided to take one more Saturday off to tour my new … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Bodega, Bread Basket, Breakfast, Cartel Coffee, Coffee, Dessert, French Toast, Gnocchi, Italian, Italian Restaurant, Pancakes, Phoenix, Pork, RnR, Scottsdale

Distrito, Scottsdale AZ

The Gist: http://www.jdvhotels.com/dining/arizona/distrito The Why: Generally one to seek out European cuisines before those of Latin America or elsewhere I sometimes do crave Mexican cuisine and having been largely impressed by Barrio Café and La Condessa in the past I’d … Continue reading

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Davanti Enoteca, Scottsdale AZ

The Gist: http://www.davantiscottsdale.com/ The Why: I’d always meant to visit the Davanti Enoteca in Chicago but my only visit was under somewhat strained circumstances – and when I say “strained” I mean my waistline in that I’d eaten breakfast at … Continue reading

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‘Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, Scottsdale AZ

The Gist: http://pomopizzeria.com/ The Why: As part of a planned food-day out in Phoenix and Scottsdale I’d already filled breakfast and dinner slots with both food and friends, but as always lunch remained the last decision to be made – … Continue reading

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Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, Scottsdale AZ

The Gist: http://dotties.biz/scottsdale-az/ The Why: Because for the last five years I’ve lived in the culinary wasteland of Columbus Ohio and every time I traveled to a place like this (http://endoedibles.com/?p=122) I thought to myself “why don’t we have anything … Continue reading

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Christopher’s, Phoenix AZ

The Gist: http://christophersaz.com/ The Why: I guess I could pretend that the fact that Christopher Gross is a former Food and Wine Best New Chef winner and Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southwest were the primary reasons for my … Continue reading

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[lost meals] Citizen Public House, Scottsdale AZ

The lost meals entries consist of meals that occurred at various times throughout 2012 which, for any number of reasons, escaped my documentation – some due to a cross country move and a new job, some due to the Los … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Bread Basket, Bread Pudding, Citizen Public House, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, lost meals, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Vacation, Waffles

The Mission, Scottsdale AZ

To conclude my visit to the Valley of the Sun on a proper note Saturday October 1st would culminate with another meal and another meet-up with another local – or, well, a recent local I guess – in the form … Continue reading

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