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by jayj
Thu Apr 25, 2024 9:20 pm
Forum: Phoenix Eats
Topic: Valentine
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Valentine

I really wanted to love the elote pasta, but it fell flat for me. Maybe it was a bad night, but lacked seasoning. You absolutely have to check out brunch at Valentine. I know ... brunch. But the pastries!! Seriously fantastic pastries. Had a scone that verged on savoury in the best possible way. And...
by jayj
Wed Mar 06, 2024 9:41 pm
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Flagstaff recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Flagstaff recs?

It wasn't so much a bad experience, just not as ... refined as expected for a fine dining experience. Dishes felt half-baked (not literally). I can't remember the specific name of the dish, but I do remember it came with a side of fried chicken. It just didn't make sense to me. Tried a couple of coc...
by jayj
Fri Feb 16, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Flagstaff recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Flagstaff recs?

Best Pizza you'll get is Fat Olives. The white pizza with pistachios, brussel sprouts, and honey is THE one. Foret FLG is my new favourite breakfast/brunch spot. Food is excellent FLG Terroir is a wonderful wine bar. Great selection of wine. Food was great, too. Atria was a big disappointment. Not q...
by jayj
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:21 pm
Forum: Phoenix Eats
Topic: Huarachis Taqueria
Replies: 1
Views: 2518

Re: Huarachis Taqueria

Mr Baan's have their cocktails down! Hopefully the folks at Huarachis are still just finding their feet.
by jayj
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: Phoenix Eats
Topic: Source - Urciuoli Doin' His Thing in Gilbert
Replies: 12
Views: 7823

Re: Source - Urciuoli Doin' His Thing in Gilbert

I was just talking with my husband about missing OG Pa'la something fierce... looks like a trek over to Gilbert is in our future... 100% agree about the stupidity in peoples' pricing perception. I swear I read/heard the same issues being said about 24th St. Pa'la with the plates and cutlery. The foo...
by jayj
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:12 pm
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Beans!
Replies: 7
Views: 7171

Re: Beans!

Skillet Doux wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2024 12:31 am Without fail, every time I make beans, I ask myself why I don't make them more often.
ME TOO. They're basically a cheat code for quick dinners.
by jayj
Sun Jan 07, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Beans!
Replies: 7
Views: 7171

Re: Beans!

Primary Beans' beans have helped me skip the need to soak and just patiently cook beans away for a few hours.

Nothing wrong with canned. Canned beans come through in a pinch!
by jayj
Sun Jan 07, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Beans!
Replies: 7
Views: 7171

Beans!

Every season is bean season for me. There will never not be a few deli containers of beans ready to go in the fridge for whatever meal. In the past couple of years, we switched to Primary Beans and I highly recommend them! (Candidly, I'm friends with one of the founders of the company but I wouldn't...
by jayj
Thu Jan 04, 2024 8:51 pm
Forum: Phoenix Eats
Topic: Oxtail at Bacanora
Replies: 3
Views: 2971

Re: Oxtail at Bacanora

tukeefoodie wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 8:01 am My strategy is to get there late (around 830 PM) and then wander the neighborhood for 30 mins (no more than 30 min wait) the several times we have been
Keep an eye on cancellations on the day. I've managed to land a table that way, too!
by jayj
Thu Jan 04, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: San Diego recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Re: San Diego recommendations

So, we didn't end up going to Cafe 21. And overall, my mind wasn't blown away by the food scene in SD. I honestly think Phoenix is a sleeper city for some great food! But here are some places that were brilliant: Blind Lady Ale House Great bar with a solid tap list and wonderful bar pizza. Mothershi...