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Bierocks / Cabbage Burgers- Denver

Runzas??? Runzas??? RUNZAS!!!!!

Don't torture people by mentioning those delightful pieces of heaven that live too far away!!!

I usually have to make my own. But if you're desperate, there's a chain called Runza Restaurant that has an outlet in Sidney, Nebraska. On I-80 right across from Cabela's. But like I said, you have to be desperate to go that far.

Aug 12, 2008
phxcook in Mountain States

One Night in Jackson Hole, with kids

It's been so long sine I've been there..... Is Jedediah's House of Sourdough still there? Breakfast & Lunch. The food is as awesome as the scenery. This place is responsible for part of my current obsession with baking.

Jun 23, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Tongue in West Phoenix /Glendale area?

Wife works in long-term care facility (nursing home) and has patient from East Coast with a craving for tongue ( the sliced deli type for sandwiches). Any suggestions, please?

Thanks for any help, as this lady has been through a lot, and is near the end. A little of the "Olden Days" type stuff could help a little.

Jun 19, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Outer Limits Space Age Restaurant, Gila Bend, AZ

I have to second the recommendation. I go to Gila Bend regularly for my 'day job' and have been frequenting Sophia's since they were next to the Dairy Queen. I knew I'd scored big when about 6 chips into a dish of salsa, my earwax melted. They improved with the move to the old A&W building. I've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner there and not had a bad experience. Their carnitas is my reference. You know it's going to be good when you see Air Force, Sheriff, D.P.S., I.C.E., Semi trucks, city workers, and Mexican license plated vehicles in the parking lot all at the same time.

May 16, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Phx Indian food please

Given the area of the original postres' request, I would recommend Maharajah Palace, at 59th Ave. and Bell. Their lunch buffet is pretty good, but their dinner menu is excellent. I see quite a few students from AGSIM / Thunderbird there regularly. As someone who lives on the west side of the Valley, why is it that only anything East of 24th St gets any mentions? (sorry, pet peeve)

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Indian Maharaja Palace
5775 W Bell Rd Ste 5, Glendale, AZ 85308

May 16, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Phx: Best Reuben sandwich?

If you're in the downtown Phoenix area, you might want to try Cheese & Stuff deli. More than somewhat reminiscent of a traditional New York deli.

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Cheese 'n Stuff
5042 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Mar 07, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Roaring Fork In Scottsdale

Have been there before and after Chef McGrath sold out, and was 'disappointed' afterwards. It didn't seem to have the same "edge" as before. The service wasn't quite up to par, the entrees weren't as varied as before. Got a "Jalapeno Shrimp" entree that didn't have any jalapeno flavor, and were hard as rocks. It just didn't impress us, as if they'd "gone corporate" and lost the spark that a one- or two- off place should have.

Feb 25, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Buffet in Glendale, Peoria Area??? AZ

Not Chinese or American, but Indian Maharajah Palace at 59th ave & Bell. You could get the group to "try something a little exotic" Great people, nice selection, and if you go there for dinner, I'd recommend the vegetable khorma.

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Indian Maharaja Palace
5775 W Bell Rd Ste 5, Glendale, AZ 85308

Feb 09, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Help identifying a restaurant

Tuchetti?? Pre- My Big Fat Greek Rest???

Feb 09, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Coffee houses in PHX

For those of us that rarely get east of Central, Q's coffee Bar at 35 ave north of Greenway. Nice little place, very homey, great coffee, and a cast of regular "characters". What more could anyone want???

Jan 14, 2008
phxcook in Southwest

Favorite "Unknown Restaurants" - Phoenix

Sophie's French Bistro
2320 E. Osborn Rd.
Phoenix

Fellow culinary student worked there and turned me on to it. Notoriously picky Wife just loved the place: food, atmosphere, everything. Fellow Student even noted that "a certain state high elected official" was a regular.

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Sophie's French Bistro
2320 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Jan 14, 2008
phxcook in Phoenix

Need recs for holiday dinner out for employees

Just as an idea for next time... You may want to check out one of the Culinary Schools. When I went to Art Institute of Phoenix, we were always packed for lunch and dinner, you needed reservations a week or two ahead for lunch and a few days ahead for dinner. On the East side, there is L'Ecole at Scottsdale Culinary, and I'm sure Arizona Culinary has one, too, not to mention the various community colleges. These places seem to be widely forgotten when talking about places to eat. At worst, you may have to worry about a small "newbie" mistake, but the food is almost invariably great. The prices are usually a fraction of what one would expect for the same food at a restaurant.

Dec 13, 2007
phxcook in Phoenix

Need caviar help in Scottsdale, AZ

I ran across a Russian Deli / Grocery behind the Streets Of New York on 19th ave & Northern (Southwest corner, sort of) that prominently advetised their caviar, so you might want to try there. If you're willing to go West of 24th St..

Dec 13, 2007
phxcook in Southwest

Christmas Buffet in Phoenix??

Wife and I and spawn have had the tradition of going to the Princess for Christmas Day buffet for years, but things are seeming to have changed downward recently. She wants to try someplace different this year. Any Suggestions?

Dec 01, 2007
phxcook in Southwest

phx area bakeries - holiday stuff

Karl's is an authentic Swiss / German bakery, Wife took one of their stollen to a Goodbye party at work for a German emigre, and she nearly broke into tears. Brought back so many memories. Cannot recommend it enough.

Nov 20, 2007
phxcook in Southwest

Will the turkey still be frozen?

You can do the restaurant speed-thawing trick by putting the turkey (still in the sealed bag) in a stoppered sink and running a small trickle of water over it. Let the overflow run into the other sink, if you have one, or try to put the whole thing in a dishpan. The important part is to run a very small trickle of water over it. Water conducts heat _very_ well, and adding new water will keep the temperature from going too low. It should thaw a completely frozen turkey of that size in 4 - 6 hours. From where you would be standing, an hour underwater would be insurance. If the entire bird is around 50 Degrees F at the start of cooking, it will take a bit less time than usual to cook, so be sure to use a thermometer.

Nov 20, 2007
phxcook in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving (well, just stuffing) help!

Google
Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Dressing

Very tasty, about two stars for difficulty, may just become a tradition. It did at our house.
You can sub vegetable stock or broth for the Chicken stock, and omit the egg if necessary.

Nov 20, 2007
phxcook in Home Cooking