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Old Town Scottsdale Ale Trail

Thanks! I suppose that this "trail" could be expanded to include more of Scottsdale. Any advice on locations that are a suitable walking distance/trolley/cab from the stadium? I am trying to find things through internet searches, but that can only provide so many possibilities.

Mar 02, 2013
mahargekim in Phoenix

Old Town Scottsdale Ale Trail

These places sound awesome! I really like the teddy bear with a machine gun. To elaborate a little further, I plan on having a checklist with various photo ops grouped by points (1 pt - picture with someone wearing a cowboy hat; 25 pts - picture of group members with mini mini bus; 1000 pts - picture of group member in back of police car (not actually being arrested), etc etc. Any/all ideas are welcome. Thank you so much!

Mar 02, 2013
mahargekim in Phoenix

Old Town Scottsdale Ale Trail

Hello!
I have visited Phoenix/Scottsdale twice in the last 4 years but am not overly familiar with the city and its goings-on. That being said, I NEED HELP! A group of us (10 upstanding gentlemen) are coming down for a bachelor party of sorts and have tickets for the 1:05pm Giants game on Fri Mar 15. I am looking for advice in trying to organize a scavenger-hunt of sorts involving booze/food/landmarks in the vicinity of Scottsdale Stadium for after the game. The premise would be that our group is broken up into teams and given an allotted time to complete as many items from a checklist as possible. No driving, obviously, but between the shuttles/golf carts/fleet feet, I think we can cover some decent ground. I am aware of places like Gilligan's, the Salty Senorita and the little park with the LOVE sculpture to get me started, but need some other locales to have guys go. The groups will have disposable cameras to document the events and prove what they are doing, so pictures with local landmarks, celebrity bartenders, gross bathrooms, drinking out of cowboy boots, etc are what I am thinking of. Any/all opinions, thoughts and suggestions are welcome! Thank you so much.

Mar 01, 2013
mahargekim in Phoenix

Where to find Molecular Gastronomy Chemicals in YYC

I recall seeing a molecular gastronomy set at SAIT's marketplace about a month and a half ago. It was on the same shelf as their vinegars and oils. I have no idea what the price might be but it would be exactly what you are looking for. Be sure to pick up some awesome and cheap steaks while you are there.

Jun 29, 2012
mahargekim in Prairie Provinces

Tomatillos in Calgary

i saw tomatillos at sobey's in forest lawn two days ago. i do not frequent sobey's across the city, but the entire produce section is quite impressive (mustard greens and the like).

Apr 24, 2011
mahargekim in Prairie Provinces

Dinner for 7 -- Friday or Saturday night, late March

Hello again,

Let me start by saying I have had great success in reaching out to people on these boards in the past and thank anyone offering guidance my thanks in advance. So...I am hoping to find some insight into what would prove be a memorable dinner for 7 people to celebrate a joint 60th birthday party for my parents. Some of the people are not overly adventurous or experienced diners, so somewhere with sushi, foie gras and truffles or unpronounceable menu items will not work; this crowd is more of the fish n chips, sandwiches, simple salads, hamburger type. Part of our festivities are going to take place in Disneyland (staying in Anaheim but with vehicles) and I know that most of the Downtown Disney/Disney Park fooderies are likely not going to cut it for what I am hoping to find. The venue would obviously help in cementing the memories of the evening, as would the service, so something in the $50-60 per person range might be somewhere to start; I am currently in school and want to pick up the bill for the meal, so please try to keep this in mind when formulating your schemes. Thanks again for taking the time to read and any suggestions you might have. If you need anymore information from me regarding particulars of the evening let me know.

Mike

* 7 fairly standard diners for a 60th bday
*Staying in Anaheim, but able to travel a reasonable distance
*~$50-60 per person

Mar 16, 2011
mahargekim in Los Angeles Area

Lunch(es)/Dinner(s)/Drink(s) with My Dad

Hello!
So I am visiting Toronto with my Dad this weekend and was hoping to get some advice on a few places we could visit. I have been to the city on a few occasions and really enjoyed my time but I don't know that he would necessarily enjoy the same places I have been to in the past (The Beaconsfield, for example.) Having looked at the NOW magazine 'Best Of' for 2009, there are some nice places but I have had success with advice gleaned and cross-referenced from various CHOW boards in the past. We are staying around Bloor and Younge and are open to any kind of food but are not necessarily looking to blow the bank at every meal. It wouldn't be a huge deal to have to travel for something memorable but I would prefer to stay mostly downtown. We arrive in town early Friday morning and leave later Sunday night. Any/all advice is greatly appreciated for food or anything else happening in the city that we should check out.

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Beaconsfield
1154 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1J5, CA

Calgary Fish and Chips?

the house and hound in inglewood has some pretty good fish and chips...halibut and a good batter.

Oct 12, 2009
mahargekim in Prairie Provinces

corned beef suggestions...?

hi and thanks for visiting! you look wonderful. just curious to know if anyone might be able to direct me somewhere to get some great corned beef? i have tried the coop, the safeway, the sunterra, etc, etc, but would really appreciate to visit a deli or shop that has something that can set a reuben sandwich apart. any and all information is greatly appreciated. thank you.

Jul 09, 2009
mahargekim in Prairie Provinces

Picnic - Food and Location in LA??

Thank you to everyone who replied. Some really great ideas here...much appreciated!

Mar 16, 2008
mahargekim in Los Angeles Area

Picnic - Food and Location in LA??

Curious to know if anyone has suggestions for a potential picnic location in LA that would be comfortable for myself and my girlfriend to enjoy an afternoon in late April?? Have tickets for a Dodgers game on Apr 23...is there something close to the stadium?? Thinking about having a bottle of wine with some bread, cheese, etc. Would the wine be a bad idea?? Please let me know thoughts on how this could work; I appreciate any/all info.

Mar 14, 2008
mahargekim in Los Angeles Area