Carey Sweet

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  • 12 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    Korean cuisine can be intimidating. The staples can be bizarre to American palates (yangjulgi gui is pan fried ox stomach, for example, and ke jang is pickled raw Dungeness crab in hot sauce). The spice level can be brutal for any nationality, wit...

  • 12 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    Not much happens in Litchfield Park. A community of just 3.1 acres and 3,800 residents, this place's only appeal to "outsiders" has always been the Wigwam Resort. The Wigwam is a gorgeous luxury property, a historic jewel, and home of the national...

  • 12 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    I'm happy to report that the west side of Phoenix can add another gem to its list of outstanding ethnic eateries. It's called El Coqueto, a tiny half-dozen-table cafe in a tiny strip mall at 35th Avenue and Glendale. What a difference time makes. ...

  • 12 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    W.C. Fields didn't live long enough to see the modern incarnation of the wine bar, but he had some great thoughts on grapes and grub. "I cook with wine," he said. "Sometimes I even add it to the food." My favorite Fieldism: "Some weasel took the c...

  • 12 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    The kitchen is out of frogs' legs. I'm disappointed. Frog is one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes. My dining companion is wrinkling his nose at the thought of nibbling on the little limbs, but he's never actually had the delicacy before. Trust me,...


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