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Help! Charbay in Monterey.

Anyone know where I can purchase Charbay Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka in the Carmel/Monterey area??

Jun 30, 2009
hollyeve in California

PHX Lunch Ideas

Also check out The Cornish Pasty Co. in Tempe. Not ethnic, but mighty tasty and within your budget.

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Cornish Pasty Co
960 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Jun 08, 2009
hollyeve in Phoenix

Pet Friendly Restaurant Patios-Phoenix Area

Postino welcomes dogs on the patio. They always bring out a bowl of water and occasionally a little treat from the kitchen. I have gotten a few funny looks from other diners, but for the most part people seem to enjoy seeing dogs there.

Apr 12, 2009
hollyeve in Phoenix

Best Phoenix Croissant?

MJ croissants are great (available most days at LGO). Oh, and I like the spinach-feta croissant at AJ's :)

Nov 14, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

soy milk vs whole milk

I have successfully used UNSWEETENED Silk (in a green carton) and Trader Joe's unsweetened Soy Milk for creamy sauces and soups.

Oct 28, 2008
hollyeve in Home Cooking

Restaurants Near Paradise Valley/Scottsdale AZ

La Grande Orange would be a good choice for breakfast or lunch. It is not too far from your hotel, and if you take a cab you won't have to worry about valet parking :) Maybe The Sanctuary has bikes you can borrow?? A bike ride + coffee and breakfast at LGO would make for an enjoyable morning.

www.lagrandeorangegrocery.com

Oct 09, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Phoenix 'Hounds ... who makes the Valley's best chocolate chip cookies?

I LOVE the "Better" cookie from Tammie Coe. It as both dark and milk chocolate, as well as a little oatmeal. Really good!

Sep 28, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Source for Amarena Fabbri cherries in Phx?

I have seen Amarena cherries at Trader Joes. They won't be in the traditional ceramic crock, just a glass jar. I haven't had the TJ's brand, so I can't comment on how the quality compares.

Sep 13, 2008
hollyeve in Southwest

PHX Burrata

You could also try HUmble Pie.

Jun 17, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Scottsdale Bakery and Cupcake Company

Just fyi... I went to Sprinkles last week (around 1:30 on Thursday), and had no line. I was in and out in less than five minutes. I tried the carrot and the vanilla milk chocolate. Both were excellent. Definitely the best bakery cupcakes I have had. And now I look forward to trying the cinnamon roll and maybe a pie from Scottsdale Bakery!

Jun 05, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Looking for a place with great salads (PHX)

I love the salads at Ticoz. The chopped salad is my favorite. The service sucks, but the salads rock. And I can highly recommend the passionfruit mojito =D

May 21, 2008
hollyeve in Southwest

Flavored Peanut Butters

PB Loco does have an apricot PB. Unless it has been very recently dicontinued.

Apr 30, 2008
hollyeve in General Topics

Monterrey: wine shopping

Thanks for the tips. And sorry for misspelling MONTEREY :)

Apr 18, 2008
hollyeve in California

Monterrey: wine shopping

Thanks for the response, Gail. We are driving from Phoenix with two large dogs, so no room for wine! I have found the wine shops in Carmel to be pretty small and specialized and/or very pricey. We are planning on making a trip into Monterrey to stock up on some basic grocery items and wine, thinking that we will find a broader selection and better prices.

Apr 16, 2008
hollyeve in California

Monterrey: wine shopping

I am in search of a good wine shop in Monterrey or the surrounding area. I will need to stock up on a month's supply of wine for an upcoming stay in Carmel. I am looking for a nice selection of wines in the price range of about $15 - $40. I prefer smaller producers, but I am not looking for anything too hard-to-come-by. Thanks and Cheers!

Apr 16, 2008
hollyeve in California

Need Input On Best Burger In PHX Area

Several spots facing LGO are 19 minutes. The ones facing 40th St are unmarked.

Apr 16, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Please help me find a great bakery for b-day cake (PHX)

Oh, and I agree on the Tammy Coe cakes, very pretty but just ok taste-wise.

Apr 04, 2008
hollyeve in Southwest

Please help me find a great bakery for b-day cake (PHX)

I can second that the pumpkin choc chip muffins are delicious. They are available every day at LGO. I also really like the blackberry bran muffin. It sounds kinda healthy, but I'm pretty sure it's not :)

Apr 04, 2008
hollyeve in Southwest

Suggestions for a 50th anniversary celebration (phoenix)

Sassi's wine room is beautiful. Also, Tarbell's has a private room, but it seems a little dark and closet-like to me. Mosaic would be a great choice, too.

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Tarbell's
3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Sassi
10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Mosaic Restaurant
10600 E Jomax Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Mar 26, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Pho/Tempe/Scott romantic rec

Links:

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Quiessence Restaurant & Wine
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

Lisa G Cafe Wine Bar
2337 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Mar 18, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Pho/Tempe/Scott romantic rec

I don't think Coronado Cafe is a bad choice, it has just never "wowed" me. It is more of a 'in the neighborhood on a thursday evening' sort of place for me. I whole-heartedly agree with the Quiessence rec, and I would also encourage you to check out Lisa G's. I find the atmosphere very romantic in the evening with all of the candles. Also, it is a good spot for just dessert if you like to restaurant hop.

http://www.lisagwinebar.com/default.asp

Mar 18, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

West of Western - thoughts/your favs

The cherry lemon mascarpone focaccia sounds so good! I called Simply Bread to see if they would have this (maybe for Easter), but they said it was only for the event. Bummer.

Mar 17, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

PHX- focaccia

MJ focaccia at LGO. Simply Bread focaccia at AJ's.

Mar 17, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Scottsdale - need rec for 1 dinner

Does anybody have any experience requesting a vegetarian entree at Methode? The menu looks pretty "meaty", but otherwise seems like a place I might like.

Mar 10, 2008
hollyeve in Phoenix

Can I like Brussel Sprouts?

I cut each sprout in half, then wrap up in a foil packet with some sweet onion, butter, salt, and pepper. Then I put the packet on the grill for about 8 minutes. I like this better than roasting because they stay more moist but still get a little caramelized.

Mar 07, 2008
hollyeve in Home Cooking

LA Chowhounder Visiting PHX for Long Weekend

A couple more spots for you to check out:
The Cornish Pasty Company in Tempe www.cornishpastyco.com
The Roosevelt Tavern in Phoenix (near downtown

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Roosevelt
816 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Cornish Pasty Co
960 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

Mar 04, 2008
hollyeve in Southwest

Grilling cheese from Cyprus

My first experience with Halloumi was about four years ago at Mosaic restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ. The preparation was wonderful and I have managed to duplicate it at home a few times. I warm slices of Halloumi in a cast iron skillet, then serve with a spinach--parsley pesto, some strips of roasted red pepper, nicoise olives, and thin slices of grilled bread.

Mar 04, 2008
hollyeve in Home Cooking

brazilian condensed milk covered strawberry?

I can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 tablespoon of butter. Stir over medium heat until it thickens a bit (you will be able to see the bottom of the pan). Let cool. If you add 2 tablespoons of cocoa while cooking, and then roll the cooled mixture into balls, they are called "brigadeiro"

Feb 22, 2008
hollyeve in Home Cooking

Which flavors go with this soup?

Here's an idea for you... Bruschetta instead of sandwiches :D Make a variety: pesto, roasted red pepper, and goat cheese; canellini bean and sundried tomato; ricotta, dates and pistachios; apple and brie... The possibilities are endless!

Feb 22, 2008
hollyeve in Home Cooking

Fruits that can be used in Pies?

I, too, am a big fan of galettes. They are so much easier, and I like that I can make it smaller than a normal pie. The two of us couldn't, and probably shouldn't, finish a whole pie before it goes soggy and bad.

A favorite of mine is apple and dried cherry. Just soften the dried (tart) cherries is a little hot water before adding to your apple mixture.

I have also seen recipes for grape pies, but have never made myself.

Feb 22, 2008
hollyeve in Home Cooking