Category: Restaurant Reviews

Landwer Cafe, a historic Israeli culinary must!

Landwer Cafe and coffee shop with locations throughout Isreal is a national staple well worth experiencing. The local neighborhood vibe of each location doesn't feel like a chain restaurant, while the food and atmosphere will entice you to return time and again. I spent just over two weeks in Israel...

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Prado; Not pretentious, just perfection

Prado Restaurant at the Omni Montelucia Resort is located right in the middle of Phoenix and Scottsdale in the stunning enclave of Paradise Valley. The restaurant supports the Spanish village theme with a wide-open communal atmosphere that houses both the restaurant and the lounge. A cozy space is carved out...

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Take a bite out of these foodie destinations

Dining out has evolved from something to sustain, to an experience. The restaurant food scene has exploded over the past decade, spawning ideas like the once diametric gourmet food truck. Cooking and restaurant shows dominate the cable air waves. And cities are becoming destinations thanks in large part to the...

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The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort

Overlooking the stunning Cascade Bay on Orcas Island, Washington, The Mansion Restaurant at the Rosario Resort & Spa serves up a dining experience equal to that of its extraordinary view. The menu is imaginative, fresh and well executed. As I drove toward the Rosario Resort I was struck by the...

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House Brasserie: A Confetti of Culinary Indulgence

Through my travels I've had an opportunity to stroll through the Paris quarters, where streets are lined with bakeries, bistros and brasseries. The alluring scent of gastronomy wafts through the air on a quest to captivate the esurient passerby. The French dining experience has a romantic legacy and a rich...

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The Mission Restaurant: A Culinary Pilgrimage

The Mission Restaurant takes diners on an extraordinary culinary pilgrimage—starting with the main dining area which is decorated in rich earth tones, supple leathers and large candelabras hanging from the exposed duct-work ceiling. A back-lit Himalayan salt wall sets the stage for Peruvian accented Latin fare that introduces the palate...

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Arizona Restaurant Week just around the corner

Save the Date: Arizona Restaurant Week (May 20-29, 2016) Many cities and states now have organized restaurant weeks, where culinary experiences are celebrated and shared. Arizona kick's off its gastro week May 20th-29th. If you've never participated, the event gives food-lovers an opportunity to visit a wide selection of participating...

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Binkley’s is a bevy of culinary prowess

The ensemble cast functions like a culinary symphony. The highly trained staff moves in perfect harmony, with a full knowledge of each note being performed by the gastronomic conductor. The presentations are like Beethoven's Fifth, both delicate and bold with a finish that leaves the gourmand to marvel. Binkley's is...

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BRIX balances culinary excellence

Colorfully concocted cuisine. Sumptuously blended flavors. Artfully presented. Savored within a warm and intimate setting. Enjoyed with great company, followed by impeccable service. This describes the culinary nirvana I experienced at Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar in Flagstaff, Arizona. I have been to Flagstaff many times, and while there are...

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Plevel Restaurant does Raw in Prague

If you're not familiar with traditional Czech cuisine, it typically consists of roast pork (or some sort of beef) with dumplings (more like steamed bread) and sauerkraut, along with thicker soups and stew cooked with vegetables and meats, often with heavy cream. Not the most healthful or gastronomic food in...

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Scottsdale’s Toro: A Peruvian Ascent to Culinary Heaven

We recently took a fantastic culinary journey to Peru at Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar, which is located at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess' TPC (Tournament Player's Club), where the annual PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open takes place. Celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval has created this newest culinary experience where Asian...

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