Sunday, April 19, 2015



Amuse-Bouches - April

PHM0415EB14X-3 Best things to Eat This Month
-The Eater’s Triangle
-Just In
-The Oeno-files
-Pavle’s Picks: 6 AZ Wines to Try


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Santos Lucha Libre

PHM0415EB09XIntense flavors and copious chile heat rule the ring at this wrestling-themed taqueria.   

Equipped with a Chipotle-style service line and flashy Mexican wrestling décor, Santos Lucha Libre Taco Shop has all the trappings of a trendy fast-casual grazing spot, but make no mistake: This is a serious, spicy taqueria. Untested palates are likely to tap out.


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Noble Eatery

PHM0415 FlashNobleFormer Noca chef and Downtown dough master find success in simplicity.

Former Noca chef Claudio Urciuoli is most at ease with simple dishes. Consequently, he teamed up with local bread maker Jason Raducha to open Noble Eatery, a community-focused, order-at-the-counter restaurant showcasing organic legumes, artisanal meats, fresh produce from Blue Sky and McClendon’s – and, of course, Raducha’s signature loaves.


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PHM0415 FlashToroThe Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’ hip mash-up of Latin and Asian cuisine is no bull.

It generally pays to follow the “don’t dine in a hotel restaurant unless you’re on vacation” rule. Hey, I like lobster bisque and conservatively seasoned filet mignon as much as the next person, but why settle for reliable standbys?


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Paz Cantina y Taqueria

PHM0315EB05New Downtown taqueria offers subtle variations on the tried and true upscale taco theme.


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Welcome Chicken + Donuts

PHM0315Flash-WelcomeCenPho’s favorite micro-diner makes holy matrimony of two deep-fried favorites.


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The Upton

PHM0315Flash-UptonLed by its longtime sous chef, the former Petite Maison is less French and less ritzy, but a classy nosh nonetheless.


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