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Remembering Cafe Swiss on Rodeo Dr. back in the 70's

Does anyone remember Cafe Swiss? I enjoyed many wonderful evening there. Great hor d'euvres and piano bar music also. A very "high-type" establishment.

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I loved the Velvet Turtle, too. I moved from LA to Scottsdale AZ in 1988 and the Velvet Turtle was also here in Phoenix located on Camelback Road, I think it closed in 1990 or 1991. Too bad. All the real good stuff is gone,

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I frequented Cafe Swiss in the 70's. The owners' wife served the best swiss cocktail-size meatballs as free hor d'eurvres when sitting in the bar area and having a drink and listening to live piano music. Those were the days!!!!

Looking for exotic themed restaurant. . .any suggestions???

Thank you for the info. It's quite a drive away from where I live but I'll be sure to try it!!!

Jan 27, 2014
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Looking for exotic themed restaurant. . .any suggestions???

I have been to both the Persian Room and Edens Grill. Both are very good, however I was looking for preferably a Moroccan restaurant where you sit on low stools, similar to a few that I had eaten at in Los Angeles some years back. Actually, maybe some one should open one here in Scottsdale or Phoenix.

By the way, I love tah Diq with the stews!!! YUM YUM!!!

Jan 26, 2014
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Looking for exotic themed restaurant. . .any suggestions???

Any Moroccan type restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area?

Jan 25, 2014
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Does anyone remember Cyrano's or Scandia restaurant(s) on Sunset?

Does anyone remember Cyrano's or Scandia restaurant(s) on Sunset?

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I went to Sarno's in the mid 70's, The owners sang opera and it was a fun place.

Is there a Moroccan Restaurant in Scottsdale/Phoenix area?

Looking for a themed Moroccan restaurant in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Any suggestions?

Jan 19, 2011
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Kosher Salami or Comparable Alternative?

You might try to call your local AJ's supermarket. I believe they carry Kosher Salami in their deli department. Call before you go.

Aug 24, 2010
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Vietnamese in Scottsdale/Phoenix area please!!!!!

I love good Vietnamese food. . .any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Aug 22, 2010
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Need a good Kosher restaurant in Scottsdale/PHX area

I wish someone would open a good upscale Kosher restaurant & club in Scottsdale with live ethnic type music. Like a small dinner/supper club. It would really be great for the community. One night they could serve Sephardic food w/Sephardic music and the next night could be Ashkenasic. Any discussion?

Jan 17, 2009
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It's really not a secret but the best cholent is made by first browning the meat (short ribs are best as they have a bone) in a small amount of Schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) then add the onions, etc. It's the Schmaltz that adds the highest level of flavor to this remarkable festive dish.

Jan 14, 2009
Discerning Tastes in Kosher

What happened to Jerry's Deli??????

I was in LA (Ventura Blvd. location) this week and had ordered a corned beef sandwich at Jerry's & it was sooo tough and had no taste (poor quality beef) that I had to send it back. When the waiter brought another back it was still tough with no flavor and dried out. For $15.50 a sandwich it is a shame!!!!!! Any comments?????

Looking for a quiet upscale lunch spot in the Sherman Oaks Studio City Area

I am flying in to take my elderly uncle out for lunch (a quiet place) where we can talk and enjoy good food. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Best Greek Dinner in Phoenix/Scottsdale Area

I want to have an excellent authentic Greek dinner with some friends & family in Phx/Scottsdale area in 2 weeks. Any wonderful suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Oct 05, 2008
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Dickey's Barbecue - Scottsdale, AZ

I love the barBq at BobbyQ's. The brisket is juicy and delish!! The ribs are great also and the restaurant is attractive. I just wish it were located in Scottsdale.

Sep 23, 2008
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Kosher Restaurants in Phoenix/Scottsdale

Anyone know of a Kosher restaurant in Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ area? Thank you in advance.

Aug 27, 2008
Discerning Tastes in Kosher

Pastrami - Thick, Spiced, Buttery Fat

You are so "right" about Langer's (8th & Alvarado I believe). I also lived in LA for 15 years. Travelled to get Langer's hand slice hot and juicy pastrami sandwichs many times. It was much better than the fashionable Nate n' Al's.

Also if you're in Chicago your're not far from Milwaukee which also has excellent deli and Jewish delicatessens.

Is Campos still in business?

When I lived in LA 20-25 years ago I used to love Campos burritos. There beans were just sooo delicious. . .as everything else they prepared. I will be arriving in LA soon again to visit. Are they still in business and/or is there somewhere else that can compare to that bean burrito that lingers in my memory? Thanks in advance.

Bean and Cheese Burrito [PHX]

Which restaurant in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area serves the tastiest & the best bean and cheese burrito?

Jul 28, 2008
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix

Looking for an excellent Cream of Mushroom soup in Phoenix

Need some direction as to an excellent restaurant in Phoenix/Scottsdale that features mushroom soup. . . .any suggestions out there?????

Jul 13, 2008
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Excellent mushroom soup?????

I am a Phoenix resident who is coming in to spend several days in the West LA and San Fernando Valley am also looking for a nice restaurant that serves an excellent mushroom soup. All replys and suggestions greatly appreciated. ~Discerning Taste~

Need Greek restaurant

Coming in from Phoenix and wanting to experience a great Greek restaurant in the West LA area or the San Fernando Valley. Any suggestions please?

Seafood Suggestions? (Phoenix)

In reply to your query asking about fish/seafood restaurants in the Phoenix, AZ area, I must say that over the years I have tried them all and it has been my experience to say that they have been all "under par" according to my discerning palate. The last place was the Ocean Club at the Kierland area of Scottsdale. Six adults (my family) were out to enjoy a family dining experience. $400 and 45 minutes later (in a loud and boisterous venue) we were served undercooked and tasteless fish to which five of six had to send our meal back. We all ordered other things and that also was "tasteless". I would probably venture to say that the best fish fare would be had at a fine hotel restaurant.

Jul 05, 2008
Discerning Tastes in Phoenix