June 1, 2014
by Terry Ratner
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virtuous vittles

VIRTU 3701 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 946-3477 A certain hide-a-way restaurant, tucked inside the Bespoke Inn in Downtown Scottsdale, lives up to its name—Virtu. If excellent cooking is a fine art and the food possesses the quality … Continue reading

May 31, 2014
by Terry Ratner
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tv dinner at 30,000 feet

Two key points to consider when choosing your International airline include comfort and food. My first trip to Paris from J.F.K. airport was on a 757-200 British Airways (BA) Airbus.  The seats in Economy Plus (better known as World Traveler Plus) seemed … Continue reading

May 5, 2014
by Terry Ratner
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the french connection

CENTRAL BISTRO 3160 East Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018 480.646.8560 April 20, 2014 What upscale restaurant occupies the northwest corner of Camelback Road and 32nd street? Here’s a hint: It’s housed in a shopping plaza next to a Mexican fast-food … Continue reading

April 22, 2014
by r2gyi5
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notorious burgers

April 19, 2014 NOTORIOUS BURGERS 8777 North Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480.947.3180 Scottsdale’s culinary scene includes two new concepts at the Shops of Gainey Village. Jim Maggiore and his wife, Christina, converted the former McCormick and Schmick’s site into … Continue reading