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by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: meat slicer
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: meat slicer

This guy may be able to give you some advice...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcFZIj96LwY
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Cafe Tranquilo at the Clarendon Hotel
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Cafe Tranquilo at the Clarendon Hotel

Went here this week for lunch. Had the chicken mole, which didn't disappoint. It came with the same vegetables that Gallo used yo serve and they tasted the same. All in all a very successful meal. I was amazed at how empty it was. Closing Gallo seemed to have cost them a lot of goodwill.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Paris
Replies: 16
Views: 6131

Re: Paris

I will be in Paris for just two and a half days in June and I'm starting my food planning. Will have kids with me and it's both mine and my kids first time in Paris. We are staying in an apartment very close to the Louvre and anticipate we will be hitting all the major tourist spots. What are the ca...
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Welcome Chicken + Donuts
Replies: 56
Views: 15139

Re: Welcome Chicken + Donuts

Following the advice on here, naked with sauce on the side is the way to go. Another hit today. Two piece combo with the Vietnamese sauce and a key lime doughnut. Loved the doughnut although was a little disappointed they were sold out of the Meyer lemon by the time I got here.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Dinner Lab?
Replies: 21
Views: 4903

Re: Dinner Lab?

I didn't until today but I wonder why I wasn't the guy to think of a concept in which 18,000 "members" pay an annual fee of between $100-$175 for the right to attend pop-up dinners that themselves are between $50-$80 per person.

It does look like a pretty cool concept though.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Gallo Blanco - CLOSED
Replies: 7
Views: 1922

Re: Gallo Blanco

That's pretty crazy. I didn't know about this but we tried to stop by for dinner last night around 6:30 and the wait was almost an hour. My guess is that this will be the Clarendon's loss.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Noble Eatery
Replies: 23
Views: 5923

Noble Eatery

I have been to this lunch spot twice in the last few weeks and both times it was fantastic. This is the new place from Claudio Urciuoli who has been at Prado, Noca and Pizzaeria Bianco. It features a lot of dishes using Claudio's wonderful Noble Bread and local produce. First time there I got a Litt...
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: BURGER!
Replies: 54
Views: 11255

Re: BURGER!

Agreed. I had completely forgot about this place even though I live and work minutes from there. The menu reminds me a lot of Barmouche, Tarbell's last place that closed many years ago. Really enjoyed the food there.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Miu's Cuisine - Killer Cantonese/Sichuan in Tempe - CLOSED
Replies: 80
Views: 24396

Re: Miu's Cuisine - Killer Cantonese/Sichuan in Tempe

Does anyone know where the chefs from Miu's landed? Still trying to find a place that can rise to the level of the meals I had there. Tried Silver Dragon Friday night. It was good but also made me really wish Miu's was still around.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Ten Tastes of 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2721

Re: Ten Tastes of 2014

I'm really bad about updating during the year and so I have not posted about many of these but this is what sticks with me from the past 12 months. House Roasted Beef Sandwich--Black Hole Beer Company, Prescott, AZ. Probably the most surprising dish of the year for me. Out of the way gastro pub in P...
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: What's For Dinner?
Replies: 114
Views: 39082

Re: What's For Dinner?

So the way I recall cooking it last time was starting over indirect heat with the cap on and then I trimmed it right before throwing it right over the coals to finish searing it. It's been a couple of years but I seemed to recall that it worked pretty well.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: What's For Dinner?
Replies: 114
Views: 39082

Re: What's For Dinner?

Good timing. I was thinking about tri-tip myself recently and am getting one from The Meat Shop to make this weekend. They will sell it with the cap on. Plan to grill it direct like a steak but with some smoking wood thrown in with the charcoal as well. Have done that before and it came out great.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...
Replies: 232
Views: 59724

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

Wow!! You had me at pesto pizza gelato and then again at chicken wing gelato.

Thx
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Far From Home
Topic: Upcoming Vegas Trip - Aria restaurants, Raku...
Replies: 232
Views: 59724

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

Heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks and think I have most of my meals planned but would like some perspective from you all to make sure I'm not missing anything. Right now I don't have a spot for Raku but am thinking about squeezing that in for a fourth meal late one night unless they do lunch. Di...
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Gobble Gobble
Replies: 13
Views: 4192

Re: Gobble Gobble

I've done heritage birds for years and I do think it's worth it. For me, is partially driven by my feelings on commercial turkey production and partially on taste, which I think is far superior. For the first time this year I am getting a heritage bird from Whole Foods. The only local source I know ...
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Noca - CLOSED
Replies: 61
Views: 19126

Re: Noca

While really sad to see Noca leave the neighborhood, if the rumors are right I am pretty happy about a certain breakfast place moving into the space.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Vincent Market Bistro
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

Re: Vincent Market Bistro

I also really enjoy their Saturday morning market, which starts this weekend.
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Recent Upscale Closures - A Trend? Causes?
Replies: 52
Views: 7892

Re: The Local - CLOSED

I think this is one where I need to disagree. While ethnic joints may not be on every corner I think we are pretty damned lucky to have some of the places we do: the restaurants of Mekong, at least a few west side korean joints, khyber halal, al-zahour, and a representative sample (albeit small) of ...
by artvandelay
4 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Recent Upscale Closures - A Trend? Causes?
Replies: 52
Views: 7892

Re: The Local - CLOSED

This is a very interesting thread. It echoes a conversation I had with the owner of a well loved local place that now appears to be closed. He was lamenting his inability to price his menu where it needed to be because of the ridiculously high quality of the ingredients on his menu. His point was (a...