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Report from Phoenix

Tha Groovin' Gourmet | Dec 19, 2002 08:59 AM

Spent a week on business and visited some regular favorites as well as a new find.

I had a couple of breakfasts at Harlow's, on University in Tempe. Whenever I stay in the area
I make a point to eat here. Open for breakfast and lunch, they offer nice portions of yummy stuff. The first morning I had the Tiffany omelet, with perfectly cooked shrimp, green onion, asparagus and hollandaise. Extra sauce to go on the homemade hashbrowns. Excellent! The other breakfast was the Sierra omelet, in a unique sauce of roast beef, green chile and onion. I had mine with Jack cheese and it rocked.

A bit further down is Chompie's Deli, one of three locations. I had dinner one night with some excellent borscht and an okay brisket Reuben. The sandwich fixings were excellent, but I found the brisket a bit dry. Next time I'll have a more traditional Reuben.

I also had an excellent breakfast at Chompies...the French omelet has bacon, green onion and 2 different kinds of cheeses, good potatoes, excellent onion bialy.

I popped into the Devil House in Tempe (corner of Rural and University) for happy hour and had some excellent drinks as well as a very nice Coney Island style chili cheese dog.

I had a chance to hang with my mom and her new boyfriend in Scottsdale and they treated me to a fine dinner at Mescal. Absolutely gorgeous room with a very cool bar upstairs. Upscale Southwestern cuisine. I enjoyed excellent tortilla soup, a lovely house salad and a yummy flatiron steak with posole and roasted mushrooms. Highly recommended...a place I look forward to visiting regularly.

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