Monthly Archives: February 2008

Review: Make your perfect meal at Genghis Grill in Tempe

The chef at Genghis Grill is one talented guy. Never has an East Valley restaurant served up a selection of dishes so perfectly designed, in my opinion. Take their Thai chicken bowl. It’s equal parts chicken and stir-fry vegetables, just … Continue reading

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Press releases: World of Beers, Taste 2008, Agave on the Rocks

Clearing out recent press releases from my e-mail in-box (viewable as PDFs): • More than 50 beers will be on tap at the World of Beers Friday and Saturday at Phoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park. • The popular annual Taste … Continue reading

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Review: Good times (and food) roll at Sushi Eye in Motion

It’s hard to think of a Valley neighborhood that hasn’t had a sushi restaurant open in the past few months. From Scottsdale (Roka Akor) to Mesa (Ra Sushi) to Gilbert (Blue Wasabi) to Queen Creek (Sushi Creek), East Valley diners … Continue reading

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Valley chef Lee Hillson to compete on ‘Iron Chef America’ Sunday

Lee Hillson’s beefy frame shifts uncomfortably on the small sofa in his cramped east Mesa condo. The executive chef at T. Cook’s, the prestigious restaurant at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa in east Phoenix, is talking about the pressure … Continue reading

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Dunkin' Donuts launches new menu of sandwiches, pizza

Dunkin’ Donuts isn’t just for breakfast anymore. The coffee and baked goods chain has launched a new menu of flatbread sandwiches and personal pizzas to target the afternoon and evening crowd. The breakfast crowd accounts for two-thirds of the chain’s … Continue reading

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Tarbell, MacMillan square off April 7 for charity

Valley chefs Mark Tarbell (Tarbell’s) and Beau MacMillan (Elements) will square off in a culinary showdown for charity April 7 at MacMillan’s restaurant at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley. Both chefs won in their recent appearances … Continue reading

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Alejandro Arce named executive chef at Remington's

Alejandro Arce, who has worked at Remington’s since 1996, has been named the Scottsdale Plaza Resort restaurant’s executive chef. Arce replaces 20-year veteran John Cruz, who “has decided to pursue
new endeavors,” according to a resort spokesperson. Info: (480) 951-5101.

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