My Big Fat Greek Restaurant – Opa!

I’ve been a close friend of Manos Magagiannis for over 10 years, he’s been like a brother to me. Manos’ mother comes to visit him from Greece and cooks up a feast for his dear friends when she’s in town. It makes it very hard for me to eat Greek Food without a certain bias. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant … Read More

Food Imitates Art

It was a wonderful slightly chilly evening for a stroll through Scottsdale’s finest galleries. Before strolling it dining before dining we had libations at Kazimierz, the wine bar. Though not drinking much at all these days I still couldn’t resist a place with atmosphere. Kazimierz is more than just a great list of wines it’s a romantic mysterious nook hidden … Read More

Marcellino Ristorante

After seeing “Meet the Fockers” we dined at Marcellino Ristorante on E. Northern Avenue in Phoenix. Andre Bormanis’ friends, Gary and Nary Sacks suggested the restaurant. Marcellino is wonderful! Delicious is every sense of the word! Owned by Marcellino and Sima Verzino, interestingly enough had a restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, a few streets from where I lived in Manhattan. I … Read More