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2003 Stories by Carey Sweet

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  • Breakfast Club

    published June 19, 2003

    My sister Elisabeth was wearing a tee shirt imprinted with the phrase "Breakfast of Champions." It was a cute thing, appliquéd with... More >>

  • Resorting to Anchovies

    published June 12, 2003

    I've just realized that I've never eaten a fresh anchovy before. That's no great surprise to many people, I'm sure -- "no anchovies, please" is a... More >>

  • Going, Going, Gonzo

    published June 5, 2003

    Mini corn dogs: $6 Bacon Cheddar burger: $8 Chilean sea bass: $19 Prime rib: $19 Thai spring rolls: $8 More >>

  • Chasin' Player in Bogotá

    published May 29, 2003

    Note to my editor: I worked really hard on this article. It's about Colombian food, so I flew to the South American country's capital,... More >>

  • Where's the Beefcake?

    published May 22, 2003

    At the risk of sounding as tacky as the guy who admits he eats at Hooters for the view, I must be blunt: I go to Pasta Brioni for the gorgeous... More >>

  • Tao Jones

    published May 15, 2003

    Berry Hom could do fine without another trip to Sky Harbor Airport, thanks very much. What with the heightened security there, and the... More >>

  • Atomic Fusion

    published May 8, 2003

    Fusion co-owner Jennifer Long is apologizing that the restaurant has run out of field greens. Would romaine be okay in my melon salad, she... More >>

  • sNooze, You Lose

    published May 1, 2003

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  • Blown Away

    published April 24, 2003

    I'm in mourning. My favorite Mexican restaurant in the world has closed. It blew up, actually. Earlier this month, Costa Brava was flattened by a... More >>

  • Torte Reform

    published April 17, 2003

    There's no question why my mom and I have decided to eat at the new Franco's Italian Caffe tonight. We can pretend it's convenience -- the... More >>

  • Pie vs. Pie

    published April 10, 2003

    I'm feeling like that guy in Mystic Pizza, the cozy Julia Roberts movie from 1988. Remember him? He played "The Everyday Gourmet," a TV... More >>

  • War Rations

    published April 3, 2003

    The war has stimulated some interesting conversation in my group. As my friends and I reflect on what's been unfolding on our television sets, one... More >>

  • Big Fat Greek Tragedy

    published March 27, 2003

    No, I haven't seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The premise rankles my sensibilities way too much (really, a chick is dried up and desperate... More >>

  • ConFusion

    published March 27, 2003

    Q. So where is the new Fusion restaurant you mentioned last week, really? A. I trusted the phone company directory. My... More >>

  • A Restaurant Named Desire

    published March 20, 2003

    The hook was a good one: the opportunity to hang out with a dozen of the nation's favorite celebrity chefs and purchase autographed copies of... More >>

  • Small Time Cooks

    published March 13, 2003

    The best place to eat in all of Arizona is a tiny spot hidden away in Paradise Valley. It's got limited seating: just one formal table, with eight... More >>

  • Cabo, conFusion

    published March 13, 2003

    Q.I'm stuck planning my office's happy-hour party. Where's a place that's fun without being too loud and overrun with... More >>

  • Angel Food

    published March 6, 2003

    Last week, the Cactus League got off to a soggy start, and so did my efforts to find decent eats near one of the meccas of springtime desert... More >>

  • Wright 'em, cowboy

    published March 6, 2003

    Q.What's happening with the new Richardson's place you mentioned, the Rokery? A. It's still coming, from Richardson Browne, owner of... More >>

  • West Side Sorry

    published February 27, 2003

    For the first time in my life, I'm wishing that I adored baseball. Specifically, baseball as played by two teams: the San Diego Padres and the... More >>

  • Beers and Butt-head

    published February 20, 2003

    The morons who built my backyard fire pit had everything figured out to the last detail, except for one thing. They forgot that fire – a... More >>

  • Low calories, high steaks

    published February 20, 2003

    Q. I'm looking for teppanyaki in Chandler, preferably near the new mall. A. The new Hon macHi Grill (yes, that's its name) is... More >>

  • Holiday on Spice

    published February 13, 2003

    Imagine chef Vincent Guerithault as cafeteria server, ladle in hand. Or Christopher Gross behind the counter at a 400-seat hotel coffee shop,... More >>

  • Mid East, Midnight

    published February 6, 2003

    Q. Where's a good place for Middle Eastern food and entertainment? A. Shake your stuff with the belly dancers at Sinbad... More >>

  • Cyclo Maniac

    published February 6, 2003

    Too many people I've met wrinkle their noses at the prospect of joining me for a Vietnamese meal. I can't get them to seek out delicacies like pho... More >>

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