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by artvandelay
3 months ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...
Replies: 232
Views: 56405

Re: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...

The only one on your new list I've tried is Flock and Fowl and it was outstanding. I got food to go, which often isn't a good reflection of quality, and it was amazing. I had the Hainese chicken, chicken schmaltz rice and a side of bone broth. I never leave Vegas without hitting LOS and that duck at...
by artvandelay
3 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Bagels

by artvandelay
3 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Bagels

wish we had more Montreal-style bagel shops here.
Couldn’t agree with this more. A couple of months ago a relative from Montreal brought me two dozen fresh bagels from St. Viateur. They were amazing.
by artvandelay
3 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Bagels

Until Dom decides to do one of his amazing deep dives into bagels (hint hint) wondering where folks are getting bagels from these days. We have really enjoyed Bongiorno Bagels in Chandler/Gilbert and Odelay Bagels, which are available once a week in central Phoenix at Nelson’s. I know Bagel Man got ...
by artvandelay
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 32322

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Tim H wrote:Three-pound prime tomahawk steak cooked sous vide at 131°F for three hours. The bone was too long to fit in a gallon size ziploc bag, so I shortened it with a hacksaw.
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That looks amazing. Did you sear it on the baking steel or did you torch it?
by artvandelay
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: I want to buy a cow
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: I want to buy a cow

I would also try the Meat Shop (http://www.themeatshopaz.com) I bet they would be able to either arrange this themselves or put you in touch with the right people.
by artvandelay
2 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...
Replies: 232
Views: 56405

Re: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...

I have a dining credit to use for an upcoming trip and am weighing Le Cirque or Picasso in the Bellagio. Anyone have any opinions about the relative merits of each?

Thanks
by artvandelay
2 years ago
Forum: Other Culinary Chat
Topic: Uber Eats
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Uber Eats

Just an update. Got delivery from Jewel of the Crown today (one of our go to Indian spots in town) and it was great. I'm downtown and so I can't understand the economics of delivery of a $9 meal from Scottsdale for $3.99 but I'll take it. This has really broadened lunch options for me and so I remai...
by artvandelay
2 years ago
Forum: Other Culinary Chat
Topic: Uber Eats
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Uber Eats

It's been hit or miss for me although I love having such an expanded menu of lunch options. I ordered the lunch bowls from Clever Koi and they were awful. I have never had the lunch bowls at the restaurant but have eaten there many times for dinner and I am a huge fan. I was really surprised by how ...
by artvandelay
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Heirloom Tomatoes
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Heirloom Tomatoes

There is a stall at the Uptown Farmers Market on Saturdays that has really great tomatoes. I don't know the name but they always have a number of different varieties that have all been great. I pick those up along with a loaf of noble bread and make myself a tomato sandwich for lunch. About as good ...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 32322

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Thanks. That is what I did. I took it from the water bath into an ice bath and then into the freezer to cool it down fast and then the fridge until I was ready to go. I rewarmed it by placing it back into the SV at the target temperature for 45 minutes. It came out perfectly cooked with no noticeabl...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 32322

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Planning to SV a tri-tip on Monday. Logistically I think I need to SV it at home and then finish searing it on the grill somewhere else. Has anyone done something similar where they have taken steak out of the water and then wait an hour or two before searing and serving? If so, can I hold at room t...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Southern Rail
Replies: 2
Views: 1601

Re: Southern Rail

It's been a while since an update on here and so just a quick report that Southern Rail is still an incredibly enjoyable night out. Our brood descended on them last night on the early side (although it was restaurant week) and had a lovely meal. Service was really top notch. I think my kids are bett...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: A Pho Battle Royale
Replies: 22
Views: 4583

Re: A Pho Battle Royale

the last couple of times that I have intended to lunch at Pho Avina I've gone to the Korean place next door. Can't put my finger on why, but it is what it is. Don't want to hijack this thread but I'm curious what you think of the Korean place. It is one of the places I keep going back to because my...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Olive oil
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Olive oil

Just finished up a bottle of good olive oil I brought back from an overseas trip and am looking for recommendations on what you all like for a good olive oil for salad dressings and the like. I have been partial to the olive mill in the past but wanted some other options.

Thx much.
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: What are your favorite joints in SF? (and nearby environs)
Replies: 106
Views: 21524

Re: What are your favorite joints in SF? (and nearby environ

Just got back from SF. Had a lot going on and so food was not the primary focus but we managed to squeeze in some good meals. First day lunch was at Wise Sons Deli, a modern Jewish deli. This was the second restaurant in this category we visited in as many weeks (was in DC and ate at DGS) and Wise S...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 32322

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Thanks. Those look fantastic. Did you sear the chicken breasts? Wondering the best way to do chicken breasts. Not exactly a fan but they fill my healthy eating quota that keeps increasing as I get older.
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 32322

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Got my Nomiku in the mail this week. Did a very basic test run tonight with a ribeye at 133. I held it for a little over two hours and then seared it on all sides in a screaming hot cast iron pan. Searing took about a minute per side to get some nice color (still managed to smoke up the house nicely...
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Kangaroo meat
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Kangaroo meat

Try Hobe Meats. I think I recall seeing it there.
by artvandelay
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Noble Eatery
Replies: 23
Views: 5531

Re: Noble Eatery

I was back here for the first time in quite a while this week ( changed jobs and am no longer very close) and it was as good as ever. The menu is continuing to evolve with more hot foods. I got the ubiquitous seared ahi salad yet this was probably one of the best versions I have ever had. Nothing re...