Scottsdale Eats

Restaurants have really come a long way in Scottsdale. I had an opportunity to revisit one of my favorite, Cowboy Ciao yesterday. It again surprised me with a variety of flavors. Well known food blogger, Noshtopia joined me in the fun. Started with the Johnny Apple – green apples, pecans, pickled onions over arugula.     Entrée Braised Pork Rib … Read More

Party Planning Over Long Distance

Recently my brother, Tom and my sister, Joanne and I gave a surprise joint birthday party for my parents. Tom lives in Southern California, Joanne in Scottsdale though travels non stop for work and I in NYC. We managed to bridge the distance gap to plan this party. Thank goodness for the internet, free conference call.com, and Skype. The invites … Read More

It was the week before Christmas

Sometimes a pre-christmas is the best way to go. Spataro’s pre-christmas at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Scottsdale, AZ. Tom wasn’t able to join us. The Spataros Wish you a Happy Holiday!

BCA 4th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience

New York, New York – BCA 4th Annual Global Food and Wine Experience held at Tavern on the Green. BCA is dedicated to cultural and culinary education. Thursday night presented impressive gastronomic adventures. The tastes, scents, textures really awakened the senses! The different spices and herb mixtures made a wonderful melody of flavors. Over forty participates ranging from chefs, restaurateurs, … Read More

Daily Eats: 98 South Wine Bar and Kitchen

Invited to dinner by the lovely Vivian Valenty, we chose 98 South Wine Bar and Kitchen as a place to relax and enjoy a friendly evening. 98, the year of Internet Enlightenment, no wonder I like the name of this new swanky restaurant and wine bar located in center of Chandler, AZ at 98 S. San Marcos Plaza. And I … Read More

French Dining at Christopher’s

There’s nothing like a great conversation over excellent cuisine. I was invited by Dr. Robert Levit to dine with him at Christopher’s Fermier Brasserie. Dr. Levit is deciding to move from New York City where every kind of Food is at your fingertips to Phoenix where you are more than an arm length away. He choice Christopher’s and I am … Read More

Opa again at Crazy Jim’s Restaurant

I’m always one to extend birthdays so today I took Joanne out to lunch to extend her birthday. She made time in her hectic schedule as Director, Media and Public Relations, for U-Haul to a fabulous lunch at Crazy Jim’s. It was her choice. We both ordered Gyros. Had traditional humus as an appetizer. They know how to make humus! … Read More