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by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Wings! (Chicken, that is...)
Replies: 8
Views: 2287

Re: Wings! (Chicken, that is...)

New contender in town - FnB. Popped in for lunch on July 4th and started out with the wings. Super crispy and tossed in Homeboy's hot sauce. A side of lightly pickled veg and spring onion dip (so much better than Ranch). Unsurprisingly, Charleen takes a pedestrian dish and makes it spectacular. I'm ...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Late Night - 6/13 @ 10PM - LOCATION CHANGE - EVO
Replies: 23
Views: 3256

Re: Late Night - 6/13 @ 10PM - LOCATION CHANGE - EVO

Sounds good, Scott. We haven't met before but I'll be the guy in a Cleveland Indians hat at the bar. Looking forward to seeing anyone who can make it.
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Late Night - 6/13 @ 10PM - LOCATION CHANGE - EVO
Replies: 23
Views: 3256

Re: Ga Hyang Late Night - Saturday, 6/13 @ 10PM

NOOOOOOOOOOO! I too received the same message upon calling. I'm totally up for an audible, although I'm not sure of anything else in the area at that time of day. The other late night place that I have been wanting to hit up recently is EVO. While it's totally across town, does anyone else want to s...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Late Night - 6/13 @ 10PM - LOCATION CHANGE - EVO
Replies: 23
Views: 3256

Late Night - 6/13 @ 10PM - LOCATION CHANGE - EVO

UPDATE - We've called an audible and will be heading to EVO at 10. Maybe we can reschedule Ga Hyang sometime within the next couple of weeks. Hi All, My wife is out of town this weekend so I have a late night dinner to myself. I've never been to Ga Hyang (or really had any significant experience wit...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: El Horseshoe
Replies: 19
Views: 4414

Re: El Horseshoe

We had a really nice Foodnik lunch here today. The standout was the Green Chilaquiles but darn near everything (with the exception of M_L's tacos) was really good. I was surprised how much I enjoyed the machaca. And, while quite salty, the Chile Colorado was the perfect amount of spicy. I haven't th...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Foodnik Thursday 5/21 - El Horseshoe @ 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Foodnik Thursday 5/21 - El Horseshoe @ 11:30 AM

I'm on the same timetable. See you shortly.
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Foodnik Thursday 5/21 - El Horseshoe @ 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Foodnik Thursday 5/21 - El Horseshoe @ 11:30 AM

I've never been to one of these before, but I'd like to join for this one. Count me in!
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: FNA 2015
Topic: The Gladly - Little Sister, All Grown Up
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

The Gladly - Little Sister, All Grown Up

Here's the Main Thread for The Gladly. From what I remember, everything that I read about The Gladly upon opening was that it is "Citizen Public House's sister restaurant". While that fact is technically true, I can't help but think that the younger is outpacing the older sibling. I've been to The G...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: FNA 2015
Topic: FnB - The Local Terroir
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

FnB - The Local Terroir

Here's the Main Thread for FnB. If I could only go to one restaurant in Phoenix, I would pick FnB. One of the hallmarks of this cozy little gin joint is that everything is always perfectly prepared: veggies picked and prepared with a careful respect for the ingredients, proteins property cooked with...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: What are your favorite joints in SF? (and nearby environs)
Replies: 106
Views: 23181

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

My wife and I just returned to Phoenix from a PCH road trip that included an overnight in San Francisco. We made a return trip to Trou Normand. On this trip we had the Pork Pate with Apples and Calvados, the Duck Salami, the Brussels Sprouts, and some cheese. The charcuterie is silly good and the Br...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Crudo
Replies: 114
Views: 27629

Re: Crudo

Based on a couple of the most recent reviews, I was hesitant when I booked a reservation at Crudo a few weeks ago. I am 100% ecstatic that I went ahead and booked anyhow. This was a fabulous meal (and a fabulous value as well). I wish that more places offered the coursing option since it allows for ...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Little Miss BBQ
Replies: 106
Views: 26500

Re: Little Miss BBQ

Made a trip in to Little Miss for lunch this past week. As usual, I went with 1/3 lb. of brisket and a sausage. The brisket continues to be excellent. The sausage gets better each time that I go in. It seems like the spice level has increased a little bit as has the snap of the casing (though I have...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: FnB - discuss
Replies: 145
Views: 62137

Re: FnB - discuss

We made a return trip to FnB for our post-Valentine's celebration this year. I've made no secrets of my unabashed love for FnB and this trip was no different than any of our previous visits. The lovely thing at FnB is that the meal almost always feels like an event in and of itself. The meal is pace...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Houston
Replies: 22
Views: 6781

Re: Houston

I was in Houston this past week for business on Monday and Tuesday. I only had one meal to take advantage of what appears to be a truly excellent eating city. My research led me to Underbelly and the stylings of Chef Chris Shepherd. Being a quiet Monday night, I came in without a reservation and was...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

Re: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

I stopped in last week for the first time to try out Arizona WIlderness. It's way the hell out of my way (being from Central Phoenix) but it's definitely worth the stop. The only food that I had were the dry rubbed wings with a side of the habanero honey mustard. These are really good with a nice ru...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: The Gladly
Replies: 22
Views: 8043

Re: The Gladly

My wife and I have been consistently going to The Gladly for Happy Hour for the past 3-4 months. It's one of the great deals in Phoenix with $3 beers, $5 wine, and a 1/2 dozen half priced appetizers. We get the Pretzel, Sausage, and Cheese about every time and it is always good (with some super hot ...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Ten Tastes of 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2723

Re: Ten Tastes of 2014

Top 10 Dishes of the Year (without pictures, but with lots of memories) Skirt Steak with Corn Relish at FnB – Scottsdale, AZ - I'd eat damn near anything that Charleen put in front of me, but the one dish from 2014 that sticks out most is the skirt steak with smoked paprika from the Sand-Reckoner Wi...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Fate Brewing Company
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

Re: Fate Brewing Company

My wife and I had dinner here the other night. Overall, it was a nice place in the neighborhood but I'm not certain I'd go out of my way to get up here. On the food front, there's too many good pizza places in town to get super excited about this one. The crust was lacking any sort of flavor but the...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: St Francis
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

Re: St Francis

I have to say, I'm pretty surprised by the negative reviews posted upthread. I'm not here to say that every time that we have been (probably about 4-5 times in the last 6 months) was perfect, but our experiences have been way different than those above. I think it's clear that some positive changes ...
by davegorton54
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: North Mountain Brewing Co.
Replies: 0
Views: 932

North Mountain Brewing Co.

We've gone to North Mountain Brewing Co. a couple of times recently. Our enjoyment has somewhat depended upon what they're pouring at the moment, but overall it has been a solid addition to the neighborhood rotation. The IPAs have been good recently (I think the standard Belay Slave IPA is superior ...