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Rusconi’s American Kitchen

Latest visit on 31 May 2018. I last posted a review of what has become one of my favorites 4 years ago when I first discovered it through restaurant week. … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

All Pierogi Kitchen

Visited 25 Feb. 2018. It was linner time (late lunch + early dinner) and grocery shopping to follow, so we decided to go for something in the range of the trip. … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Social Hall

Visited 17 Jan. 2018. It was a warm sunny afternoon, so we chose to sit in the courtyard (as it is unpaved, I do not call it a patio). There … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Attic Ale House

Visited 25 Feb. 2018 We were drawn in by the description of mountain views, craft brews, and great burger (claim #5 in the world). This is a small gastropub on … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tempe Public Market Cafe

Visited 13 Jan. 2018. Revisit 23 Feb. 2018 This cafe opened yesterday but we decided to brave opening jitters and give it a go for brunch hoping for less crowded … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment


Several visits: 28 Dec, 2016; 16 Jan, 2017; 22 Jan, 2017; 28 Jan, 2017. Perhaps the number of visits in such a short time is a giveaway. We enjoy this … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mora Italian

Visited 12 Feb., 2017 We had a late (21:45) reservation at this newly opened Italian restaurant in Phoenix owned by Chef Scott Conant. Having arrived about 10 minutes early, we … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment


Visited 17 Sept., 2016 We arrived at 6:00 pm and found a rather lively atmosphere but not deafening. The plastic chairs are tacky looking and decidedly uncomfortable, otherwise the decor … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

5th and Wine

Visited 16 Sept., 2016   Our opening venture for fall restaurant week was quite pleasant. We chose to go a bit early and have it be our Friday happy hour … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Feeney’s Restaurant & Bar

Visited 10 June, 2016. Described as a neighborhood gem and Cretan dakos on the menu made me give this one a try. It is a dimly lit old world style … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Visited 11 June, 2016. This is a very cozy restaurant tucked away on a quiet street in downtown Phoenix. Things did not start out well, we arrived about 2 or 3 … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment


Visited 30 June, 2016. A small hidden restaurant serving breakfast and lunch was a bit hard to get to and once parking was found it was still difficult to find out … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pitta Souvli

Visited 28 June, 2016. This is a tiny little place tucked away in the corner of a strip mall; a bit hard to find the entrance but persevere. We ordered … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Southern Rail

Visited 18, June 2016. This menu looked good for a Saturday brunch so we went downtown. The mimosas were pretty good and definitely more bubbly than orange. The $5 price … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment