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1997 Stories by Howard Seftel

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  • Gorgeous Gorge

    published December 25, 1997

    It's the season for fantasy. But I don't fantasize about the meek inheriting the Earth, smooth sailing on the rush-hour Squaw Peak Parkway... More >>

  • Yule Tank

    published December 18, 1997

    Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 East Southern, Mesa, 813-5700. Hours: Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published December 18, 1997

    Message to Santa: Peace on Earth? Goodwill to men? A winning PowerBall ticket? Some things, I've learned, are beyond even Santa's powers. So I've... More >>

  • Cramming for Finals

    published December 11, 1997

    Paradise Bar & Grill, 401 South Mill, Tempe, 829-0606. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday,... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published December 11, 1997

    Gross Out?: Right now, chef Christopher Gross, the acclaimed culinary heavyweight behind two of the Valley's best, and best-known, restaurants,... More >>

  • Penne for Your Thoughts

    published December 4, 1997

    Il Forno, 4225 East Camelback, Phoenix, 952-1522. Hours: Dinner, 5 to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Someone once said God must love poor... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published December 4, 1997

    Apple of My Eye: Every once in a while, someone comes up with a business plan so staggering that the mere contemplation of it leaves you short of... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 27, 1997

    Phone Mail: When you dish out criticism on a weekly basis, as I do, you've also got to be able to take it. I have no problem with honest... More >>

  • Heel Thyself

    published November 27, 1997

    Man, the Bible says, cannot live by bread alone. But if you grew up in this town, or came here more than five years ago, you certainly haven't... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 20, 1997

    Hail to the Chefs: Interested in having Christopher Gross come over to your house and cook for you and your guests? Maybe you'd prefer Vincent... More >>

  • Mex Without Guilt

    published November 20, 1997

    Arizona Burrito Company, Gateview Shopping Center, 6941 North Hayden, Scottsdale, 922-9466. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 10... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 13, 1997

    The Western Front: This week's review of Kiawe Grill (see Cafe, page 83) got me thinking about the slim dining pickings once you pass west of... More >>

  • Pacific Rim Shots

    published November 13, 1997

    Zen 32, Biltmore Plaza, 3160 East Camelback, Phoenix, 954-8700. Hours: Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. It was the best of... More >>

  • Club Scout

    published November 6, 1997

    Famous Door, 7419 Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 970-1945. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner, Monday through Saturday,... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published November 6, 1997

    Restaurant News: You may think the Valley is saturated with restaurants. But obviously that's not the way investors see it. Here's what we can... More >>

  • Chains Addiction

    published October 30, 1997

    Melting Pot, Mercado del Lago Plaza, 8320 North Hayden, Scottsdale, 607-1799. Hours: Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Friday and... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 30, 1997

    Southwest Survey: The new Zagat guide to Southwestern restaurants is out, covering Arizona and New Mexico. The Valley section is reasonably... More >>

  • Rations for the Sporting Life

    published October 23, 1997

    Ricky O's, Ahwatukee Palms Plaza, 4855 East Warner, Phoenix, 893-6525. Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.;... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 23, 1997

    Face Off: Why don't reputable restaurant critics announce themselves when they're reviewing restaurants? Because they'd get treatment that... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 16, 1997

    Eat, Sleep and Be Merry: Several high-end Valley resorts offer summer specials to lure locals during the slow season. But once the well-heeled... More >>

  • Basta Pasta?

    published October 16, 1997

    Nick's Pasta & Pizza, 13910 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, 314-9445. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 9, 1997

    Mind Your Manners: Judith Martin, better known as Miss Manners, has put out a new etiquette manual. From what I see at restaurant dinner tables,... More >>

  • Eating Inn

    published October 9, 1997

    Bistro 24, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 2401 East Camelback, Phoenix, 468-0700. Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a... More >>

  • Si, Spaniard

    published October 2, 1997

    Espana, 3923 East Thunderbird (next to Fry's), Phoenix, 494-1236. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published October 2, 1997

    The British Are Coming: As part of this month's UK/AZ Festival, our British cousins will be sending over some of the things they do best: royalty... More >>

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