Category Archives: Arizona

Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but […]

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Cooking at Noca : Part Two – Breakfast For Dinner: A Docsconz Video

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Cooking at Noca : Part One- Duo of Crudo: A Docsconz Video

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The Grand Canyon

Make no mistake – the Grand Canyon is spectacular. The shapes, the colors, the sheer size is simply awesome in the truest sense of the word. We were there only a short time, having arrived in the dark, had dinner, […]

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El Tovar

The El Tovar Hotel is the granddaddy of Grand Canyon Hotels. Opened in 1905, it is situated right on the rim of the Canyon. Oddly, though, despite its spectacular location the guest rooms don't have Canyon views. I […]

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Sedona

Unfortunately we only had the time to
drive through Sedona on our way to the Grand Canyon. Luckily our
timing was good as we had some nice late afternoon light. It is a
beautiful area.
 
 

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Mas Noca

(Full disclosure: Noca owner Eliot
Wexler is a good friend of mine and I did get comped on my cocktail)

When it was clear that my friends and I
would be getting together in Phoenix over Thanksgiving, I knew that I
had to […]

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Taste of the Week – November 29th – December 5th

If there was ever a place that looked like a tourist trap, it was the Cameron Trading Post in Cameron, Arizona, a dusty small town located near the eastern entrance to The Grand Canyon National Park. To even […]

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Montezuma Castle

On the way from Phoenix to The Grand Canyon, the most popular side destination is clearly Sedona and understandably so, as it is the location of a spectacular Southwestern landscape. Less well-known and less spectacular from the perspective […]

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Thanks for Old Friends

It had been almost ten years since we were all together with our families in one place, that place being at my home in upstate, N.Y. Thanksgiving in Arizona had its own appeal and with the kind invitation and urging of Armando and his wife Suzanne, we all managed to get ourselves there.
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