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2002 Stories by Carey Sweet

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  • Crash Course

    published December 26, 2002

    Most days, it seems, there's not much in life I'm sure of. But there's no doubt in my mind now that this is the best tortilla soup I've ever had.... More >>

  • Pho Phix

    published December 26, 2002

    Forget the ho, ho, ho. The holidays at my house find me belting out choruses of pho, pho, pho. That's pho, as in the traditional noodle soup... More >>

  • Worth the Weight

    published December 19, 2002

    I've got an idea for a fail-proof, get-rich-quick scheme. First, eat out. Do it a lot, and be sure to finish everything on your plate. Next,... More >>

  • Great Danish

    published December 19, 2002

    The aroma of fresh-baked muffins curls through the air -- a heady fog of carrot-ginger, corn-cheddar, and banana. The baker has just pulled the... More >>

  • Check, Please!

    published December 19, 2002

    Q.I'd like to do something different for New Year's (no hotel buffet) but don't have a ton of money to spend. What's something cool and... More >>

  • Tapas Dancing

    published December 12, 2002

    After days of eating sleep-inducing Thanksgiving turkey, I'm ready for a jolt to my taste buds. And Bradley and I are absolutely starving.... More >>

  • On Tapas the World

    published December 12, 2002

    Call it a Spanish invasion. At the same time Bistro Madrid (see review in this issue) opened in Ahwatukee this spring, Ibiza Café threw... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays

    published December 12, 2002

    Q. I'm looking for really good, something-special bread for my Christmas party. Any suggestions? A. I'll be filling my pantry... More >>

  • Cheese Whiz

    published December 5, 2002

    Mom is making macaroni and cheese. The noodles are boiled and drained. The saucepot sits on the stove, heat rising to slow burps of milk, cream... More >>

  • Meow Mix

    published December 5, 2002

    Never underestimate the power of word of mouth. I rely on it heavily when choosing where to eat. If, for instance, a chef tells me he despises... More >>

  • From Italy to Ibiza

    published December 5, 2002

    Q.I feel so stranded in Fountain Hills. Where can I find good, authentic Italian food? A.Skip over to Olives Big City Italian on... More >>

  • Mika Mouse

    published November 28, 2002

    Chu-hai is an evil, evil thing. The base of that Japanese cocktail called chu-hai -- an alcohol named shochu -- tastes like nothing. Just soft,... More >>

  • BYO CPA

    published November 28, 2002

    I've just hired a CPA and am quite optimistic about the future. He promises he can make my money management — both dollars I've got — a... More >>

  • Training Tables

    published November 21, 2002

    Choose a three-course meal: cream of asparagus soup, cornmeal-crusted ocean perch, and assorted pastry plate: $13480-603-1066.... More >>

  • Look Who's Cooking

    published November 21, 2002

    Former Arizona governor John Fife Symington III was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and now he'd like to stick one in ours. Ever since he... More >>

  • The Last Straw

    published November 14, 2002

    It's been the kind of week I'd rather just forget. Nothing's been going as smoothly as it should. Now I'm camped out at Iguana Mack's, a new... More >>

  • Oh, Kai

    published November 14, 2002

    James Beard Award-winning chef Janos Wilder has finally departed Tucson for the big city. Sort of. The big city is the Gila River Indian... More >>

  • To B or Not to BYOB

    published November 7, 2002

    Michael Lewis shakes his head politely as I boast where I'm heading for dinner. Owner of Drinkwater's Liquor and Cheese in north Scottsdale, he's... More >>

  • A Little Razz'll Do Ya

    published November 7, 2002

    He's here. He's gone. He's here again. Two years ago, chef-owner Razz Kamnitzer moved his Razz's Restaurant across the parking lot to a new,... More >>

  • The Qwest for Service

    published October 31, 2002

    I hate Qwest. This is not a random pronouncement, but an unwavering truth. If Qwest could be whittled to one person, I'd hunt him down, strap this... More >>

  • Mexican Standoff

    published October 31, 2002

    Restaurateurs Lizabeth and Dennis Sirrine are requesting that New Times make a correction to our recent Best of Phoenix supplement... More >>

  • Pullet Surprise

    published October 24, 2002

    Pity the humble chicken. Few edible creatures are so vastly consumed, yet so socially snubbed. We may roast a chicken for our relaxed family table... More >>

  • Fire Wall

    published October 24, 2002

    Not just one, but two restaurant servers last week refused to send my dessert up in flames. I ordered dishes traditionally prepared au... More >>

  • Coyote Ugly

    published October 17, 2002

    Some things are just so male. There are events that fascinate guys in ways I'll never understand. Like last week, after a squirrel crawled... More >>

  • The 411

    published October 17, 2002

    Yes, that was us (the New Times group) crashing the 944 party last week at Christopher's Fermier and Brasserie. 944 is a new... More >>

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