Another Best of Phoenix List 2012

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2012/03/28 22:53:21 (permalink)

Another Best of Phoenix List 2012

Every publication in the Valley seems to think that they need to publish a "Best of Phoenix" list.
This comes from the Major Newspaper in town, The AZ Republic.
There are numerous categories on here so I'll just let you look and pick the ones you're interested in. Many of them wouldn't be considered Roadfood, but some of them are. These picks are primarily the opinion of the Food Critic for the paper, Howard Seftel. He's THE Food Critic in PHX and has been around a while. The paper is in the process of gathering the "People's Choice" Nominations and will publish that later.
Here's the list. Knock yourselves out!
http://www.azcentral.com/best/2012/critics/
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/28 23:49:27 (permalink)
    I'm waiting for one of these with links to the US Airways schedule.
     
    Best Fishfry - Flt 128 to Milwaukee
    Best Pizza - Flt 1 to ORD ...
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 00:24:27 (permalink)
    JRPfeff

    I'm waiting for one of these with links to the US Airways schedule.

    Best Fishfry - Flt 128 to Milwaukee
    Best Pizza - Flt 1 to ORD ...

    Southwest offers
    Best Carry-on Burger King to Milwaukee with Complimentary Peanuts
    Allegiant Air offers
    Best Carry-on Individual Pizza Hut Pizza from Mesa-Gateway to Rockford IL, (BYOP) Bring your own Peanuts
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 00:42:17 (permalink)
    Best complementary G&T - US Airways First Class
     
    I got my upgrade for tomorrow!
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 01:21:22 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    Best complementary G&T - US Airways First Class
    I got my upgrade for tomorrow!

    Goobers & Tacos?????????????????
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH, NOW I Get It!!!!!!!!
    Just tell the Pilot that happiness is an equal number of takeoffs & landings!
    Enjoy your G&T's and the family! 
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 09:07:30 (permalink)
    I must say that Scottsdale/PHX is a great place to eat.
     
    From the list, I am happy to see that Donovan's is doing so well in Harris' old location.
     
    And A.J.'s Fine Foods ( http://ajsfinefoods.com/ ) is a rocket-good gourmet grocery that puts our Eatzi's here in Dallas to shame.
     
    Further, in praise of "things Scottsdale", the best men's store I have ever visited for the types of clothing I buy off the rack is "at-ease" in Fashion Square.  That store would be a HUGE winner here in Dallas. 
     
    (Hell, we even have our own Harkin's Cine Capri here, so why not an A.J.'s and an at-ease?  We already have the "steak-house thing" well covered).
    post edited by MetroplexJim - 2012/03/29 09:09:30
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 09:18:25 (permalink)
    Jim, I would love to have a place like AJ's in my area, I'll be in the Scottsdale/Phx area next winter. I'm sure I'll make a few trips to this store during my stay.....................Bill
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 11:44:25 (permalink)
    Jim, most any store in Dallas put's Eatzi's to shame!
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 14:19:42 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    Jim, I would love to have a place like AJ's in my area, I'll be in the Scottsdale/Phx area next winter. I'm sure I'll make a few trips to this store during my stay.....................Bill


    Their patio is a wonderful place to "take breakfast".
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 14:25:41 (permalink)
    Twinwillow

    Jim, most any store in Dallas put's Eatzi's to shame!


    Agreed.  It's way too cramped.  I get claustrophobic there.  But they seem to please their local "demographic".
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 15:45:00 (permalink)
    y'all,
    AJ's Fine Foods IS a great store. I Drool everytime I'm in there. I have one less than a mile from my house. The Al Freso dining is great. The one near me does Burgers, Sausages etc for lunch and they're good. The Meat & Bakery Departments cases are a work of art! The only drawback? Primo products, Primo prices!
    http://ajsfinefoods.com/
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 16:36:33 (permalink)
    Foodbme 

    Primo products, Primo prices!


    But at AJ's you really get that for which you pay.
     
    They would do an insane business if one opened here in Collin Co., TX (Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and Southfork, the "Ewing Ranch").
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/03/29 16:41:56 (permalink)
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    Primo products, Primo prices!

    But at AJ's you really get that for which you pay.
    They would do an insane business if one opened here in Collin Co., TX (Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, and Southfork, the "Ewing Ranch").

    Probably, but the parent company, Basha's, is in financial trouble, like bankruptcy, so expansion is out of the question right now. They also own Food City, which caters to the hispanic market.
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    Re:Another Best of Phoenix List 2012 2012/04/09 13:53:36 (permalink)
    i like to eat at uncle sams in Scottsdale the chicken wings with a pizza lots of times they have a special..,Aj's is great i like trader joes......-and in downtown phoenix on 55 avenue and Thomas---- try the rancho market the best mexican tacos and burritos  in the grocery there is a sit down restaurant ..
    post edited by thebarbecuemaster - 2012/04/09 13:55:54
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