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Eric Schaefer's Got a Tip for You

Introducing "Schaefer," in which Eric Schaefer -- a local guy with a big (but discerning) appetite and a sense of humor to match -- takes on the Phoenix food scene.

I recently Googled "Is 40 considered middle-aged?" and was answered in the affirmative. It's worth noting that Google was proud to tell me that this answer took only .26 seconds, indicative of how confident it was in its response. The reality of my middle-aged life is that my middle-aged social life consists almost exclusively of Saturday night dinner plans with other middle-aged people who can identify with my middle-aged trials and tribulations, big and small. My wife and I have Saturday night dinner plans into late September, which is both a blessing and curse.

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Eric Schaefer