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Digest: Arizona Food Media Round-Up

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August 4, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Carey Sweet's Dining News...Carey updates the dining scene with some information on the opening of Stax Burger Bistro (hear it is good), booze at Foodbar, European Import International Foods, and some new menu items at RA.

Howard revisits Olive and Ivy and Taneko Japanese Tavern with differing results.

Howard Seftel's Blog "Feeding Frenzy"...Keep up with Howard by reading his blog, "Feeding Frenzy".

From the Phoenix New Times:

Sabuddy...Food Critic Michele Laudig reviews the Israeli restaurant Sabuddy.

Bamboo Bakery...Kathleen Vanesian reviews Bamboo Bakery.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog with some recents posts about her trip to Japan.

From the Tucson Citizen:

Anthony’s in the Catalinas has received Wine Spectator magazine’s Grand Award...Anthony's in the Catalinas is one of 76 restaurants to receive a Grand Awards given "to restaurants around the world, recognizing restaurants as the ultimate dining destinations for wine lovers.”

Restaurant Notebook...Tom Stauffer checks in with the "Restaurant Notebook".

Meet the Chef: Alexis Martinez, Flying V Bar & Grill...Tom Stauffer performs a Q&A with Alexis Martinez of the Flying V Bar & Grill.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Santillo's Bar and Grill...Rita Connelly found Santillo's Bar and Grill

to her liking.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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August 13, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Yasu Sushi Bistro...Food Critic Howard Seftel delivers a GLOWING review of Yasu Sushi Bistro, this Japanese restaurant has received many accolades and merits a try.

Howard Seftel's Blog "Feeding Frenzy"...Keep up with Howard by reading his blog..."Feeding Frenzy".

From the Phoenix New Times:

Centro Paninoteca...Food Critic Michele Laudig digs the wines, cocktails, brews and panini at Centro Paninoteca.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog..."Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Tucson Culinary Festival...Details on the Tucson Culinary Festival

Mona Lisa Corleone Restaurant ...Food Critic Tom Stauffer finds the eclectic food and scene to his liking at Mona Lisa Corleone Restaurant .

Meet the Chef: Serge Y. Delage of the Westin La Paloma...Nina Padula performs a Q&A with Serge Y. Delage of the Westin La Paloma.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Sabra Mediterranean Restaurant...Renee Downing says with the right selections an enjoyable evening can be has at Sabra Mediterranean Restaurant.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Tucson Weekly's Yum Issue...Tucson Weekly's current issue of YUM...includes a great on article on the history of two of my favorite Tucson breakfast spots Robert's and Gus Balons...when I crave an American breakfast those two spots and Matt's Big Breakfast are the quintessential spots to enjoy it .

Good Eating,

Molto E


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Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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August 18, 2007

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...In this installment of Carey's column she highlights; the opening of "very upscale, Southwestern-French-Asian fusion thing" named Luc's at El Pedregal, Sol y Sombra's Tomatina Festival, and Phoenix Cooks.

Howard Seftel's Blog "Feeding Frenzy"...Food Critic Howard Seftel has been blogging up a storm in his blog "Feeding Frenzy".

From the Phoenix New Times:

Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market...Read Food Critic Michele Laudig's review of Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market at your own risk and don't be surprised if you find yourself heading to the restaurant after reading the article.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog..."Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Galo's Restaurant...Food Critic Tom Stauffer glows over the cuisine of Chef Galo Hurtado at his eponymous restaurant...Galo's.

Meet the Chef: Jeff Wer of Casablanca Mansion...Tom Stauffer conducts a Q&A with Chef Jeff Wer of Casablanca Mansion.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Bistro 44...Rita Connelly wonders if Bistro 44's claim of "great food and great service" lives up to their promise.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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August 30, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Madelyn's...Food Critic Howard Seftel ventures up to Anthem to try Chef Brian Ford's Madelyn's Restaurant & Bar.

Howard Seftel's Blog "Feeding Frenzy"...Keep up with Howard and the dining scene in Phoenix by reading his blog."Feeding Frenzy".

Hype or Hot?...Howard weighs in on the success or failures of some recent Phoenix restaurants.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Del Piero at the Queen Creek Olive Mill...Food Critic Michele Laudig makes the trek out to Queen Creek to survey the facilities of the Queen Creek Olive Mill and the new cafe del Piero.

Lemon Grass Thai Cafe...Michele has an itch for something hot and finds the cure at Tempe's Lemon Grass Thai Cafe.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele and what she has on her radar by reading her blog,"Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Behind the Scenes at Vivace...Food Critic Tom Stauffer takes a peek at the people that make Vivace go.

Meet the Chef: Noboru Nakajima of Yamato...Nina M. Padula performs a Q&A with Noboru Nakajima of Yamato.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Blanco Tacos+Tequila...Renee Downing feels Fox Restaurant Concepts new entrant to the restaurant scene in Tucson, Blanco Tacos+Tequila hits the mark.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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October 12, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Sedona Dining with Howard Seftel...Food Critic Howard Seftel spends a weekend grazing thru Sedona at Elote Cafe, Gallery on Oak Creek, El Portal and Yavapai Restaurant.

Howard Seftel's Blog "Feeding Frenzy"...Keep up with Howard by reading his blog "Feeding Frenzy", there is a recent entry that covers his trip to Belgium.

Carey Sweet's Dining News...In this installment of Dining News, Carey Sweet covers the morphing of the Counter into Chloe's Corner, Pizzeria Bianco and Fred Unger's new restaurant.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Best of Phoenix Restaurant Edition...Food Critic Michele Laudig presents a littany of Dining Awards that is a MUST read and EAT.

Island Roots Guam Cuisine...Michele gives a geography lesson and culinary tour of Island Roots Guam Cuisine.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog,"Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Hacienda del Mar...Food Critic Tom Stauffer wishes the taste could have matched the ambiance at Hacienda del Mar.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Mona Lisa Corleone Sicilian Restaurant...James Reel says the hard to find Mona Lisa Corleone Sicilian Restaurant is worth looking for with an array of Italian dishes that do not disappoint.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


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Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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Oct. 27, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...Carey Sweet checks in with an update on Chef Bryan Elliott of the Painted Horse and Festa di Maiale at Sassi.

I did not catch a review by Food Critic Howard Seftel this week, but you can keep up with Howard by reading his blog,"Feeding Frenzy". The most recent links to his blog entries do not seem to be linking to his blog page.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Urban Campfire...Food Critic Michele Laudig reviews Tempe's new smoked meat stop...Urban Campfire.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog, "Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Izakaya in Tucson...Food Critic Tom Stauffer details the emergence of Izakaya style dining in Tucson.

Blanco Tacos + Tequilla...Food Critic Tom Stauffer reviews the new Fox Restaurant Concepts take on modern Mexican cuisine, Blanco Tacos + Tequilla.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Viro's Italian Bakery and Café...Jimmy Boegle finds Viro's Italian Bakery and Café

to be worth a try.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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November 5, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Foodbar & Dish...Food Critic Howard Seftel checks out two new "market/cafe" concepts that have come to town.

Keep up with Howard Seftel by reading his blog, "Feeding Frenzy", the recent entries can be found on the Restaurant page in the Food and Home section at AZCentral.com.

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...In this installment of Carey Sweet's Dining News, she updates the plans of Chef Aaron May and gives sources for some fresh fowl.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Phoenix City Grille...Food Critic Michele Laudig finds the "homey" fare at Phoenix City Grille to be tasty and fitting for the upcoming change in the weather.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog,"Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Benner's Grill...Food Critic Tom Stauffer finds the service at Benner's Grill to be top-notch and the fare to be pretty good as well.

Cheap Eats review: Santillo's Bar and Grill...Tom find's the Buffalo, NY inspired fare will leave you likely to return to Santillo's Bar and Grill.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Pizazz! Pizza Bistro...Rita Connelly feels "The food needs some serious work at the pleasantly decorated Pizazz! Bistro".

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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November 16, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Union Wine Bar & Grill...Food Critic Howard Seftel reviews the new offering from the folks at Ranco Pinot Grill, a soon not to be solely a small plates concept...Union Wine Bar & Grill. I agree with this assesment from Howard as I have eaten there a bunch of times,"There wasn't a flat-out loser in the bunch, although, to be honest, nothing totally knocked me out. Nevertheless, after every visit, I found myself looking forward to coming back."

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...In this installment of Carey Sweet's Dining Column; Ice Tango- a knock of the Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain, new offerings from Simply Bread and some news from the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Los Dos Molinos...City Bakery...Food Critic Michele Laudig checks in with a review of a the Phoenix legend, Los Dos Molinos and finds lunch at City Bakery to be right on the mark.

From Tucson Citizen:

Dao's Tai Pan's...Food Critic Tom Stauffer loves the Vietnamese fare at Dao's Tai Pan's with plenty of interactive dishes and a casual atmosphere.

From the Tucson Weekly:

San Cortez Grill...James Reel finds "generous portions and subtle flavors" at the San Cortez Grill.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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December 6, 2007

Islamorada Fish Company...Food Critic Howard Seftel awards one out of five stars to Islamorada Fish Company.

Seftel News...In this blip, Howard reveals that the Firesky Resort has closed Taggia, though had Chef Claudio Urciuoli not been moved back and forth to Washington D.C. this may not have happened.

Carey Sweet's Dining News...Carey reports that D.C. Marketplace's Cafe Citron will become the new outpost of the Herb Box and news of another sushi spot due to hit town.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Mariscos Sinaloa...Food Critic Michele Laudig goes fishing for a new Mexican Seafood joint and lands the big one at Mariscos Sinaloa.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog...Chow Bella.

From the Tucson Citizen:

TRATTORIA DELLA FAMIGLIA ...Food Critic Tom Stauffer finds a gem in Trattoria Della Famiglia.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Brushfire BBQ...Jimmy Boegle lavishes praise on Brushfire BBQ, this seems like a definite must try as the Chef/ Owners have worked at some great spots in town.

Dos Locos...James Reel finds the fare at Dos Locos to be pretty safe as it is located in the Hilton El Conquistador.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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Dec. 16, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Hana Japanese Eatery / Sushi Ken...Food Critic Howard Seftel checks in with reviews of two spots, Hana Japanese Eatery and Sushi Ken.

From the Phoenix New Times:

The Center Bistro...Food Critic Michele Laudig reviews the latest offering from Chef Damon Brasch, That's A Wrap and Green, and finds "a lot of the dishes were impressively flavorful and luscious" at The Center Bistro.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog,"Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Los Portales...Food Critic Tom Stauffer finds that Los Portales "seems to seek a middle ground between authentic Mexican fare and food that's bridled and broadened for the gringo palate".

MEET THE CHEF: Thayer Johnson, Lodge on the Desert...Tom Stauffer performs a Q&A with Thayer Johnson of Lodge on the Desert.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Contessa Café and Catering...Rita Connely was "pleasantly surprised" by the buffet at Contessa Cafe and Catering.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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December 28, 2007

From the Arizona Republic:

Quiessence...Food Critic Howard Seftel lavishes praise upon the localvore centric cusine of Chef Greg LaPrad at Quiessence located at the Farm at South Mountain. ( I recently had a great experience at Quiessence as well)

15 intriguing restaurants coming in '08...Howard breaks down 15 restaurants that he has his eye on that will make their debuts in 2008 (watch our for Cafe Bink and Shell Shock, Nobuo's food for lunch-NICE)

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...Carey Sweet previews some restaurants that she has her eye on that will debut in 2008.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Where to enjoy tea in the Valley...Food Critic Michele Laudig gets her Tea on in some spots aroung town.

Morning Glory Cafe at the Farm at South Mountain...Michele finds Morning Glory Cafe, the breakfast restaurant at the Farm at South Mountain, is one of the best places to enjoy your first meal (for most people) of the day in town.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog, "Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Bar 58 & Bistro...Food Critic Tom Stauffer can't find anything but delicious at Bar 58 & Bistro at the St. Philip's Plaza.

Meet the Chef: Melissa Kelly of Primo...Dina L. Doolen performs the Q&A with Chef Melissa Kelly of Primo.

Meet the Chef: Mo Moslem of Verona Italian Restaurant...Tom Stauffer performs the Q&A with Chef Moslem of Verona Italian Restaurant.

From the Tucson Weekly;

McClintock's Restaurant...James Reel thinks that McClintock's Restaurant is a hidden gem tucked inside the Saguaro Ranch community that deserves to be found.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo (with some end of the year thoughts).

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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January 24, 2008

From the Arizona Republic:

Luc's...Food Critic Howard Seftel likes the changes that new Chef German Sega is making at Luc's.

Sushi Eye In Motion...Howard says to grab a seat at the sushi counter and "let the good times roll" at the first conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Phoenix.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Grainbelt Grillhouse...Canal...Food Critic Michele Laudig checks in with a couple of reviews.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Cafe Ramey...La Taverna di Gavi...Dish...Rita Connelly, James Reel and Jimmy Boegle check in with some reviews of spots in the Old Pueblo.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


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Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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January 27, 2008

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...In this week's edition, Carey highlights the Cleanse Menu at T.Cook's and an Iron Chef showdown between Tarbell and McMillan.


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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February 8, 2008

Bourbon Steak...Howard Seftel previews the opening of Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak at the Fairmount Scottsdale Princess.

Union Wine Bar & Grill Closes...Howard reports that Tom Kauffman has closed his small plates concept Union Wine Bar & Grill after a very short run. I ate at Union a number of times and enjoyed it, but most diners did not get the small plates concept. The upside of this is that opening Chef Charlene Badman has returned to Rancho Pinot and I think it has raised the cuisine up another notch.

Carey Sweet's Dining Column...Carey details the new venture of Chef Eddie Matney and the Taste of the NFL.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Aiello's Fine Italian Dining...Food Critic Michele Laudig dishs up the love for the new Italian spot on Central, Aiello's Fine Italian Dining.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog,"Chow Bella".

From the Tucson Citizen:

Sam Hughes Place Championship Dining...Food Critic Tom Stauffer gives an uneven account of Sam Hughes Place Championship Dining.

Bistro Philippe Opens...Tom Stauffer previews the partnership of Restauranteur Bob McMahon and Chef Philippe Trosch in the space that used to house Firecracker.

From the Tucson Weekly:

El Saage...James Reel reviews the new Lebanese offering El Saage.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Yum...The Tucson Weekly's new issue of Yum...

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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February 21, 2008

From the Arizona Republic:

Painted Horse Cafe...Food Critic Howard Seftel enjoys the cuisine of Chef Bryan Elliot at the Painted Horse Cafe.

Howard's recent updates...Bourbon Steak at the Princess Resort opens, Estate House at the Southbridge opens, Digestif at the Southbridge opens (this looks to be a good one), Cafe Bink opens, Radio Milano changes the menu.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Ranch House Grille...Bombay Spice...Food Critic Michele Laudig's latest reviews feature a great breakfast spot ,Ranch House Grille ,and Indian food on the healthy side, Bombay Spice.

Michele Laudig's Blog "Chow Bella"...Keep up with Michele by reading her blog...Chow Bella.

From the Tucson Citizen:

Fred's Arena Bar and Steakhouse...Food Critic Tom Stauffer gets his cowboy steak on at Fred's Arena Bar and Steakhouse.

From the Tucson Weekly:

Taco Giro Mexican Grill...Jimmy Boegle dishs out the love for Taco Giro Mexican Grill.

OPA!...Rita Connelly feels that OPA! is great addition to the Campbell restaurant row.

Noshing Around with Karyn Zolden...Karyn Zolden checks in with the culinary goings on in the Old Pueblo.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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April 13, 2008

From the Arizona Republic:

Vegas Dining...Food Critic Howard Seftel reviews a few high-end tables in Vegas.

From the Phoenix New Times:

Frozen Yogurt in the Valley...Stacey's Smokehouse...Overeasy...Humble Pie...Food Critic Michele Laudig's latest reviews...

From the Tucson Citizen:

Sunny Daze Cafe...Food Critic Tom Stauffer's latest review in "Cheap Eats" is the Sunny Daze Cafe, which he finds is an "imaginative, little island in an ocean of standard-issue breakfast and lunch joints>"

Trattoria Pina...Tom Stauffer reviews Trattoria Pina and feels the "the house specialties have stood the test of time for good reason and will yield positive results."

From the Tucson Weekly:

Dragon's Village Restaurant...My Big Fat Greek Restaurant...Chow Bella...Bayou Cafe...some recent reviews from the Tucson Weekly gang.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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