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  • Second Helpings

    published December 26, 1996

    Days of Swine and Roses: A couple of months ago, I wrote an unfavorable review of JQ's Bar-B-Q, a Scottsdale rib house at 6929 North Hayden. ... More >>

  • Little Pig Man

    published December 26, 1996

    It's the season for fantasy. Peace on Earth. Goodwill toward men. Understanding bosses. Kindly landlords. Unindicted political leaders. ... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published December 19, 1996

    Message to Santa: Peace on Earth? Goodwill toward men? A Christmas bonus? Some things, I guess, are beyond even Santa's powers. For five... More >>

  • Youth Wants to Gnaw

    published December 19, 1996

    Tucchetti, Town & Country Shopping Center, 20th Street and Camelback, Phoenix, 957-0222. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 11:15... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published December 12, 1996

    Tea for Two: I had such a wonderful time doing afternoon teas at the Phoenician, Ritz-Carlton and Tessa's (see last week's Cafe column) that I... More >>

  • Unago Hope

    published December 12, 1996

    Yamakasa, 2051 West Warner, Chandler, 899-8868. Hours: Lunch, Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, Tuesday through Saturday,... More >>

  • Mr. Tea

    published December 5, 1996

    Phoenician, 6000 East Camelback, Phoenix, 423-2530. Afternoon tea: 3 to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week. Your boss suddenly decides to give... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published December 5, 1996

    Safe Mex: As we enter the holiday period, Valley dwellers can count on finding three things in their homes: leftover turkey in the refrigerator,... More >>

  • Insalata Da-Vida

    published November 28, 1996

    Arrivederci, 7101 East Thunderbird, Scottsdale, 922-8225. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner, Sunday through... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 28, 1996

    Food Mag: Did anybody run across a new, free restaurant monthly called localflavor? Volume I, Number 1 came out in October and aimed at the... More >>

  • Grills' Town

    published November 21, 1996

    Pinon Grill, Inn at Regal McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 948-5050. Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday through... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 21, 1996

    Book Notes: Look out for a new restaurant guide that should soon be (dis)gracing the Valley's bookstore shelves. It's called Where the Locals Eat:... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 14, 1996

    Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman: Readers certainly have been getting their 32 cents' worth the past few weeks. Ramona Ayashe of Tempe skewered... More >>

  • Mexed Review

    published November 14, 1996

    Las Cazuelas, 5150 West McDowell, Phoenix, 278-4885. Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. It's... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 7, 1996

    Restaurant Update: New Valley restaurants are opening so fast I can hardly keep up. Here are some of the more interesting places I'm looking... More >>

  • Resort Card

    published November 7, 1996

    Moriah, Renaissance Cottonwoods Resort, 6160 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 991-1414. Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.,... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 31, 1996

    Project Slim: Every job comes with some risk. The danger in restaurant reviewing: unwanted pounds. Despite careful eating on... More >>

  • Six Degrees of Bacon

    published October 31, 1996

    Farmhouse, 11421 South Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 926-0676. Hours: Breakfast and Lunch, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. I'm not much... More >>

  • Arbor Patrol

    published October 24, 1996

    Zinfandel, 6522 North 16th Street, Phoenix, 277-7887. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 5 to 11... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 24, 1996

    Copycats: A few months ago, I spoke with Robert Stempkowski, manager of Richardson's, a longtime Valley New Mexican restaurant favorite at 1582... More >>

  • Slab Report

    published October 17, 1996

    Tickle My Ribs, 13610 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 869-7427. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Life... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 17, 1996

    Let's Give Them Something to Pork About: Although the northeast Valley may be somewhat barbecue-challenged (see this week's Cafe review), that... More >>

  • Steak-Out

    published October 10, 1996

    Don & Charlie's, 7501 East Camelback, Scottsdale, 990-0900. Hours: Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10:30... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 10, 1996

    Neighborhood Update: Restaurant trends may come and go, but there'll always be room for two kinds of places: a reliable neighborhood Chinese... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 3, 1996

    Done to a Turn: You've read through the menu and decided on your entree--maybe a steak, prime rib or lamb chops. The server asks how you'd like... More >>

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