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For Janet Traub -- Restaurant Hapa in Phoenix

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For Janet Traub -- Restaurant Hapa in Phoenix

Gary Cheong | Jun 29, 1998 02:41 AM

"I just join her occasionally when she's staying at
the Biltmore and other nice hotels to hang around the
pool and help with the expense account."

-- LOL !!!! You sure know how to enjoy yourself.

Anyway, I discovered Hapa when I was out there in
March. It's owned by a very nice young husband and
wife team, James & Stacey McDevitt. Stacey's the
pastry chef. James is part Japanese and Hawaian --
which inspired the name Hapa (means "half" in Hawaian)

Hapa serves some of the best Asian fusion food I know
in Phoenix. No surprise 'cos James used to be the
sous chef of RoxSand's (one of my faves in Phoenix). I
was bowled over by his skillet roasted mussels in a
heady Thai red curry broth, and I also liked the
caramelized Chinese mustard beef tenderloin.

Hapa's at 6204 N. Scottsdale Rd. (602) 998-8220
Call for directions. It's a little hard to find . But
if you know how to get to Rancho Pinot Grill (Hapa's
financed by R.P. Grill), it's only a few doors away.

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