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1999 Stories by Howard Seftel

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  • Slow Boat From China

    published May 20, 1999

    Sampan, 668 North 44th Street (COFCO Chinese Cultural Center), Phoenix, 602-286-9888. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published May 20, 1999

    What's New: The Valley's restaurant boom shows no sign of slowing down. Here's a run-down of some of the places that have opened over the past few... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published May 13, 1999

    Wright's and Wrongs: The Arizona Biltmore has been a resort gem ever since the Hoover administration. A recent multimillion-dollar renovation has... More >>

  • Asia Vu

    published May 13, 1999

    Zipangu, 1006 East Warner, Tempe, 480-839-3924. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9... More >>

  • Low Steaks Game

    published May 6, 1999

    Michael Monti's of Scottsdale, 7500 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, 480-585-3000. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published May 6, 1999

    Cheese Wiz: Readers with long memories may recall a column I did in this space about a year ago about one of the world's great cheeses, mozzarella... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published April 29, 1999

    Mommy Dearest: If you haven't already made reservations for a Mother's Day meal, chances are you'll be feeding Mom in the back seat of your car,... More >>

  • Mother Load

    published April 29, 1999

    T. Cook's, Royal Palms, 5200 East Camelback, Phoenix, 602-808-0766. Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She carried us for nine months, then... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published April 22, 1999

    Bow WOW! I've never been much of an animal lover, unless the creatures in question were roasted, grilled or broiled. Yes, we do have a cat, but... More >>

  • Regional Doubt

    published April 22, 1999

    Coyote Grill, 7077 East Bell, Scottsdale, 480-922-8424. Hours: Lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week; Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 4:30... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published April 15, 1999

    The Price Isn't Right: Oscar Wilde once defined a cynic as one who knows "the price of everything and the value of nothing." Well, I'm... More >>

  • Vittle Italy

    published April 15, 1999

    Cafe Terrace, 4151 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, 480-947-9364. Hours: Lunch, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dinner, Thursday through... More >>

  • The Mex Files

    published April 8, 1999

    Acapulco Bay Co., 3030 North 68th Street, Scottsdale, 480-429-1990. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Today's... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published April 8, 1999

    Hell No, We Won't Go: The 1998-1999 Valley restaurant season has been remarkable. Eddie Matney, Christopher Gross and Mark Tarbell have all... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published April 1, 1999

    Tip Top: The food may be bad. The service may be dreadful. But unless servers pour hot coffee on their laps, or insects run across their plates,... More >>

  • San Francisco Trite

    published April 1, 1999

    Fog City Diner, 7014 East Camelback Road (Fashion Square Mall), Scottsdale, 874-2300. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to... More >>

  • Won Ton Abandon

    published March 25, 1999

    Flo's, 14850 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale, 661-8883. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.;... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published March 25, 1999

    Channel Eight Is Enough: If you watch public television's KAET-TV, you've probably seen enough promos for its new cooking series, Savor the... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published March 18, 1999

    Critical Face Off: By now, even folks who don't care anything about restaurants or critics have heard the Ruth Reichl story. The former... More >>

  • Leave It to Bistro

    published March 18, 1999

    Convivo, 7000 North 16th Street, Phoenix, 997-7676. Hours: Dinner, Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Some restaurants make me want to... More >>

  • Outta the Park

    published March 11, 1999

    Alice Cooper'stown, 101 East Jackson, Phoenix, 253-7337. Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published March 11, 1999

    How Not to Succeed in Business: Will somebody please explain to me how Michael Jordan could have ever thought of giving up basketball for... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published March 4, 1999

    Blame It on Rio: One of the restaurant industry's hottest concepts is the rodizio. Think of it as a Brazilian grill, featuring endless courses of... More >>

  • The Bitter Trend

    published March 4, 1999

    Chaparral, 5402 East Lincoln Drive (Marriott's Camelback Inn), Paradise Valley, 948-1700. Dinner: 6 to 10 p.m., seven days a week. About a... More >>

  • Second Helpings

    published February 25, 1999

    Variations on a Theme: Ever since Hard Rock Cafe became an international success a generation ago, copycat theme restaurants have rushed in to nab... More >>

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