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Mar 16, 2011

Phoenix - My Favorite "Bites" around the Valley

Pictured  > The "Stetson Chopped Salad" at Cowboy Ciao

So - A few of my favorite "bites" from around the Valley are: 
(In no particular order)  

Table-side Guacamole at Salty Senoritas

Cowboy Ciao - Stetson Chopped Salad

The Parlor Pizzeria - Meat & Cheese Board

25 Degrees - Guinness Milkshake

The Vig – The Frenchy

Chelsea’s Kitchen – Brussels Sprouts Salad and the Short Ribs w/ Fried Egg atop

Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch – Chicken & Dumplings

Pita Jungle – Caribbean Salad & Spanakopita

AJ’s Deli – Chicken Parmesan Breast Fillets (Seriously, I kid you not)

Stingray Sushi – King Crab Tempura, Hamachi Kama & Crispy Spicy Tuna

GianFranco – Harry’s Bar Carpaccio & the Veal Picatta

Ocean Prime – Vodka Martini prepared by Natalie & Black Truffle Mac n’ Cheese

Spotted Donkey Cantina – Jalapeno Shooters & Chop Salad (Tableside)

Whole Foods Deli – “Health” Slaw (Don't knock it - until you try it)

Houston’s – The Hawaiian Rib-Eye

Olive & Ivy – Asparagus & Wild Mushroom Flatbread Pizza (They used to have one with Fresh Arugula that was good)

Delux Burger – Panini Grilled Cheese Sandwich and the sauce they serve with the Sweet Potato Fries

El Encanto - Sopa Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Tomaso’s – Homemade Pasta Trio (Especially the Butternut Squash Ravioli)

Sassi Restaurant - Orecchiette con Salsiccia

Culinary Dropout - Soft Pretzels & Provolone Fondue

 I hope to post "My Favorite Bites" often - Perhaps Worst Bites as Well...

         ~Stay Tuned


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(Did I say EASY?- YES!)

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