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Custom Birthday Cakes (East Valley)

I'm looking to possibly get a 3D Sponge Bob birthday cake anywhere in the East Valley (Scottsdale to Chandler). Does anyone know of a good custom bakery around here?

Dec 14, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Boba (Black Tapioca Pearls) Tea

Last time I went there the bobas were rock hard

Jul 21, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE LUNCH SPOT FOR 30

If you're just looking for a place to accomodate the size of your group, there's always Buca di Beppo right in the heart of Old Town.

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Buca Di Beppo
3828 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Jun 11, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

PHX Lunch Ideas

Is there a food court in all of their locations or just Ranch Market 3?

Jun 08, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Scottsdale restos--- fun for kids too

I would suggest you comment on the last thread then. That way it will be bumped up and you won't be cluttering the board with too many of the same issues.

Apr 15, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Scottsdale restos--- fun for kids too

Wasn't there another thread you started with the same discussion?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5992...

Apr 08, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

What's at Dobson & Southern? (Mesa, AZ)

There is one called Best of Hong Kong on the northwest corner of those streets that, of my opinion, has been on steady decline the past few years. They still have pretty decent duck and pork but the other dishes are not what they used to be.

In the same corner is a Korean place called Hodori I was not blown away by either.

Mar 24, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Boba (Black Tapioca Pearls) Tea

Thanks I'll try at least Tenju next time I'm out there seeing my aunt lives in Temple City. Large $3 boba is pretty standard in terms of pricing though so not particularly expensive.

Mar 02, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Boba (Black Tapioca Pearls) Tea

I'll give it a shot. But if everything here is pretty pathetic, where is it good? I'm in LA once in a while, I'm assuming you're referring to somewhere there.

Mar 02, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Boba (Black Tapioca Pearls) Tea

Well there are those 2 food places on the right side of the store, not sure what they're called now after having changed hands a few times. One of them used to be a Taiwan deli-ish type and that's where I'm talking about.

If you don't think Lollicup is anything great, I would genuinely like to see what place you think is great so I could maybe give it a shot. It's only like Starbucks in that they have a lot of stores across the country but it's not really overpriced compared to other places in the area. I also just came back from Taiwan a couple weeks ago and didn't find any boba there that is significantly better than Lollicup. All in all, I think they make some very authentic boba tea.

Mar 02, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Boba (Black Tapioca Pearls) Tea

That place has terrible boba. I've had it there several times and they were hard and gross.

I still think the best boba in all of Phoenix is at Lollicup in Chandler. I know it's a chain but their product is still terrific. They also serve some pretty traditional Taiwanese plates.

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Lollicup Coffee & Tea
2050 N Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

Feb 26, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

Quintessential "Arizona" food / sandwich? Beer?

Here are a list of Arizona breweries if it helps:

http://www.united-nations-of-beer.com...

Jan 22, 2009
aaronling in Phoenix

La Torretta Ristorante - Scottsdale, AZ

I didn't like it. I got the lamb which was overcooked and had a strange mint sauce all over it. Someone else had a salmon which had an overwhelming fishy taste.

We only went because of the 50% off coupon too and it still was not worth it.

Oct 29, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Sushi Buffet in Vegas

Today still exists in Vegas. From their website:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino (Previously Aladdin Hotel)
3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S. #580
Las Vegas, NV 89109

http://www.todai.com/

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Todai Sushi & Seafood Buffet
3663 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Oct 16, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

LA Chowhounder heading to Las Vegas-- needs authentic ethnic restaurants

For good German food, I know it's a bit of a chain now but it's still pretty good, go to Hofbrauhaus across the street from Hard Rock.

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Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
4510 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Sep 03, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Where do you buy salami? (PHX)

Links

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De Falco's
2334 N Scottsdale Road, scottsdale, az

Andreoli Italian Grocer
8880 E Via, Linda Scottsdale, AZ

Sep 03, 2008
aaronling in Phoenix

Fun and interesting dining near the Valley Ho?

Not sure if you're trying to be funny or not but the Valley Ho is a hotel in downtown Scottsdale: http://www.hotelvalleyho.com/content/...?

Aug 29, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Vegas & Craftsteak ...... how much will it cost me??

Minimum of 2 people

Aug 19, 2008
aaronling in Las Vegas

excellent happy hour menu scottsdale

I meant when "summer" ends for the all night happy hour. We got happy hour last time outside on the patio.

Aug 13, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Craftsteak or should I say coolsteak?

Aug 13, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Chinese Soup Dumplings in Phoenix Area

I used to love Schezwan Palace but I heard from others that the chef there has changed recently (maybe a month or 2) and the food is not close to as good as it used to be.

Aug 12, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Flagstaff...Burgers

If you've ever been to Chuckbox in Tempe, Bun Huggers is pretty much the same thing up in Flagstaff. You order the size/type burger you want and then put on your own toppings. Good burger and decent sides.

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Bun Huggers
901 S Milton Rd Ste A, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Aug 12, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

excellent happy hour menu scottsdale

Do you know when the all night happy hour ends? Summer seems like it goes on forever here...

Aug 12, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Best Scottsdale/Phoenix Seafood

Sea Saw is in Old Town Scottsdale, right next to Cowboy Ciao.

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Sea Saw
7133 E Stetson Dr Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Jul 30, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

sushi for group w/bar (Scottsdale/Tempe, AZ)

Off the top of my head: Sapporo's in North Scottsdale, Kyoto in Old Town Scottsdale, Kabuki in Tempe. Then there are also Ra's in all 3 areas.

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Sapporo
14344 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
7170 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Kabuki
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Jul 30, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Pizzeria Bianco - Obnoxious!

Read back on his experience again and put yourself in his situation. I understand that many people have had positive things to say about the place, but if you take his story in it's own context I don't think it's unreasonable to have negative feedback.

Jul 29, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Best Scottsdale/Phoenix Seafood

Jul 24, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

The Return Of......My Upcoming Las Vegas Vacation

Donald John Trump

Jul 23, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

LV Best Buffets - please don't shoot daggers!

If you don't mind going off the strip a little bit, the Rio World Buffet has been the best one I've been to.

Jul 18, 2008
aaronling in Southwest

Seafood Suggestions? (Phoenix)

When is the happy hour there?

Jul 17, 2008
aaronling in Phoenix