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Menus and McMahon: Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame inductees

Last week, I attended the awards ceremony inducting food and beverage professionals into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame. As a foodie, I was proud to see many people I have become familiar with get recognized. Sam Fox, Gio Osso, and Travis Nass can now call themselves Hall of Famers and represent the state of […]
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: The Montauk

The Montauk has many menu items paying tribute to the East Coast. You will find yourself in a world of clam chowder, lobster and -- my personal favorite -- their potato chips.
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: L’Auberge de Sedona

You don't have to go much farther than a few hours north to get an amazing view with great food.
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Let’s have a chicken fight

I had a chicken fight with myself. I was trying to figure out the best places in Phoenix to get some good chicken and I narrowed it down to three places and these are not necessarily the places you would think of. From fried chicken, to wings to chicken paired with waffles, there’s always a […]
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Six pet peeves of dining at a restaurant

I go to restaurants often, but that doesn't mean I always have the greatest experience. I, like many of you, have some pet peeves when it comes to dining out.
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Chompie’s

If you’ve been in the Valley for a long time (or even if you haven’t) you may have learned one of the best New York style delis in Phoenix is Chompie’s. Their sandwiches are piled high and will fill your stomach to capacity. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner to any of the four Valley […]
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Yasu Sushi Bistro

If fish is your thing, and you aren't afraid of eating it raw, then look no further than Yasu Sushi Bistro
7 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Best Mexican restaurants for visitors

Phoenix will become the center of attention next week while both the Super Bowl and Waste Management Phoenix Open are in town, and visitors will be looking to try some of the great Mexican restaurants the Valley has to offer. I have picked three of the best Mexican restaurants in Phoenix, and none of them […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Eat something from all 50 states and never leave Phoenix

Each week, I like to give my suggestions for restaurants to visit around the Valley. This week, I was so impressed by an article in Phoenix Magazine, I decided to feature it in my segment. The article, titled “50 best places to Eat,” is a rundown of how to enjoy food from all 50 states […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Best Phoenix restaurants for Super Bowl visitors

The Super Bowl is the talk of the town these days here in Phoenix, and with many visitors coming to town they are going to want to see the best that our city has to offer. I have done the hard work for you and picked my favorite restaurants around the Valley gems that are […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Best dishes of 2014

As you know, I visited many restaurants this year and only told you about half of them! However, I told you about some of my favorite dishes and I think this is a good time to look back and reflect on my best meals so that while you have some downtime this holiday, you can […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: The Second Story Liquor Bar

A few weeks ago, I told you the story of three restaurants I had yet to visit but I really wanted to try. Well, here’s chapter two or I should say, “The Second Story.” “The Second Story Liquor Bar” is a great upstairs restaurant with a wrap around patio that overlooks Scottsdale Road. Aside from […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Cornish Pasty Co.

Pasties are savory pies with an infinite variety of fillings and they are prepared and served splendidly here in Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale at the Cornish Pasty Company. Originating from Cornwall, the pasties served at the Cornish Pasty Co. range from traditional, all the way to peanut butter and jelly. The meal will be complete […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Razz Restaurant & Bar

Erasmo Kamnitzer is one of the most exciting food personalities on the planet. His restaurant, Razz, is a reflection of this. Razz is such a dynamic, funny, creative force in fine dining, people make reservations in advance to sit at his tapas bar at the open kitchen, just to have him personally serve his choice […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: The Mission

I have visited The Mission before, but when I revisited it recently, I had to share it with you. While the menu includes tortillas, peppers and selections written in Spanish, The Mission is not a Mexican restaurant. The owners call it Latin American, which allows them the freedom to include the best of Peru, Columbia […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Crudo

The chef, Cullen Campbell, has really outdone himself on this menu. Between the dining and bar menus, you will have plenty to chose from.
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Culinary Mischief

Are you in the mood for a meal you can only get once? A meal that is on a menu only served to you and 30 other people? At a place that’s undisclosed to anyone who didn’t RSVP? Then you need to know about Culinary Mischief. Chef Gabriele Bertaccini creates a six-course menu once a […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Vivo Ristorante

Tomaso Maggiore is back at it again with another great, authentic Italian restaurant in Scottsdale.
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Sip Coffee and Beer House

When I go out to eat, what I sip is just as important as what I chew. That’s why Sip Coffee and Beer House is one of my new favorite places. There is so much I can say about their creative and extensive drinks, but the real treasure is their house pretzel. And their beer […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Kiss the Cook

If you want to recognize the most important meal of the day, pucker up for Glendale landmark Kiss the Cook.
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: T.C. Eggington’s

Breakfast lovers and folks from the East Valley are going to love this one. I try to recommend a broad variety of dining experiences so this is not just your ordinary ham and eggs restaurant. At T.C. Eggington’s, their huge menu of original creations and not-so traditional breakfast items will have foodies from all over […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Petite Maison

Everything sounds better in French doesn’t it? “Entrée” is more elegant than “main dish,” and “Foie Gras” sounds better than “bird liver”. So how can you go wrong when you walk into Petite Maison where everything is French? I’m pretty sure you will become fancier just by walking in. However, just because you will feel […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Southern Rail

Surrounded by iconic restaurants and businesses, Southern Rail is a new restaurant that simply cannot go wrong. Only months after opening, it has already been labeled a Phoenix landmark for its location alone. It has a menu that merges the cultures of the deep South and San Francisco along with an impressive wine and cocktail […]
8 years ago
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Menus and McMahon: Places I can’t wait to go

It’s true, I enjoy going to restaurants, and I try to let you in on all the ones that I have enjoyed so you can enjoy them too. However, there are quite a few restaurants that I haven’t gotten around to yet, but certainly cannot wait to, including those in this video. Are you fan […]
8 years ago