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1999 Stories by Howard Seftel

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  • There's Something About Margarita

    published September 2, 1999

    Tequila Grill, 4363 North 75th Street, Scottsdale, 480-941-1800. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week; bar stays open... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published September 2, 1999

    Rules of the Game: One of the great benefits of this job is all the perks I'm offered: fabulous weekends at first-class resorts, stacks of... More >>

  • Bringing Up Baba Ghanouj

    published August 26, 1999

    In New York City, there are more Jews than in Tel Aviv and more Puerto Ricans than in San Juan. Guatemalans in Los Angeles outnumber those in... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published August 26, 1999

    Witness for the Prosciutto: Should a restaurant reveal a dish's every ingredient on its menu? That's the question a reader asked me,... More >>

  • Good Korea Move

    published August 12, 1999

    Arisoo, 3002 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 4806325655. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published August 12, 1999

    Future Shock: Remember the movie Soylent Green? It's set in the nightmarish future, a time of Malthusian misery and want. Everyone's... More >>

  • The Marinara Has Two Faces

    published August 5, 1999

    Tal's, 13610 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-348-0086. Hours: Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:30... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published August 5, 1999

    Gregorian Enchantment: What's the best restaurant in town? There's no indisputable answer. But right now, after a memorable revisit, my... More >>

  • Steer Search

    published July 29, 1999

    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 4805968265. Hours: Dinner, 5 to 10 p.m., seven days a... More >>

  • Vat City

    published July 22, 1999

    Four Peaks Brewing Company, 1340 East Eighth Street, Tempe, 480-303-9967. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.;... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published July 22, 1999

    The Write Stuff: The name of the restaurant and the name of the unhappy customer don't matter. What does matter is how the aggrieved party... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published July 15, 1999

    What's New: Sometimes it seems like no one has had an original restaurant idea in the Valley since the Hohokam fished ahi tuna out of the Salt... More >>

  • Rim Shot

    published July 15, 1999

    Kona Grill, 7014 East Camelback (Scottsdale Fashion Square), Scottsdale, 480-429-1100. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 10:30... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published July 1, 1999

    Out and About: This is the time of year when it seems as if I am personally keeping the Valley's restaurants in business. That's because I'm in... More >>

  • Marbled Country

    published July 1, 1999

    Mastro's Steakhouse, 8852 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, 480-585-9500. Hours: Dinner, 5 to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Once upon a time,... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published June 24, 1999

    Summer in the City: This is the time of year when tourists disappear and locals stay home and plant themselves in front of their air-conditioning... More >>

  • Cart Blanch

    published June 24, 1999

    Whole Foods Market, 5120 South Rural, Tempe, 480-456-1400. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Now is the summer of our... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published June 17, 1999

    Buca di Beppoed: Readers may recall the food fight in New Times' letters section several weeks ago over my review of Buca di Beppo. Some... More >>

  • Tarbell for Two

    published June 17, 1999

    Barmouche, 3131 East Camelback, Phoenix, 602-956-6900. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Dinner, Saturday, 5 p.m.... More >>

  • Barbecue Pith

    published June 10, 1999

    Billy and Clyde's, 5035 West McDowell (Crossroads Chevron), Phoenix, 602-272-5852. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published June 10, 1999

    Don't Read This: Today's Jeopardy! answer: Benedict Arnold, Alger Hiss, Anthony Bourdain. The correct question: Name three people who... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published June 3, 1999

    Eat Beat: You don't need much incentive to eat at Restaurant Hapa (6204 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-998-8220), one of this town's very... More >>

  • Repast Imperfect

    published June 3, 1999

    Milton's, 3159 East Lincoln, Phoenix, 602-667-7644. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, 5 to 10 p.m., seven days a... More >>

  • Haute Streak

    published May 27, 1999

    Attention, gourmets! I've discovered an oasis of fine dining in the American desert Southwest. Unfortunately, it's not in Phoenix. It's in... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published May 27, 1999

    Buffeted: What if you can't afford dinner at Picasso or Le Cirque? (See this week's Cafe "review.) You... More >>

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