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10 Best Things I Ate in August

Summer may be taking its sweet time saying good-bye, but the good eats served up on this critic's plate for the month of August seem all but a blur.

From dishes like heady asparagus at one of my favorite new restaurants, to food truck pho, to a handful of a.m. eats perfect to start your day with, here are ten of the best things I ate this month selected from reviews, first-time visits, and places I've popped into just because.

It's not a countdown, it's a collection. And I hope it inspires. Enjoy.

Grilled Asparagus at Virtú Honest Craft

Chef-owner Gio Osso's new and wonderful cafe in Scottsdale is a white board of elegant, ever-changing, Mediterranean-inspired dishes -- like the stellar, breakfast-for-dinner-starter of grilled asparagus ($14) topped with an egg and interspersed with foie gras Hollandaise, truffle oil, bright feta, and "bacon candy" that's every bit of both. Cross your fingers you'll find it at Virtú's soon-to-come weekend brunch.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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