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Chef’s Corner: Here’s to you!

It’s a new year, which means a new chapter. An opportune time to reflect, and project, what we want different for ourselves in the upcoming year. I had an epiphany this past summer while sitting at the beach and had clarity on what needed to change for me. Being a wife, mother and business owner,…

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Scott’s Generations finds a new home

There’s a happy ending to this story, I promise. For 28 years, Scott’s Generations, a marvelous Jewish deli, has been serving hungry diners from the same Phoenix location, but that has come to an end. It’s the last Jewish business to leave the once-robust strip mall at 7th Street and Missouri Avenue that housed the…

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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah enlightens and revives for me the many faces of miracles that reveal themselves every day: my children, life, health, love and so many more. It’s the gratitude that builds up inside that reflects an everlasting flame that flickers and bursts each time I witness G-d’s grace in my life and in others. The oil…

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Eat for a good cause at Joy Bus Diner

Joy Bus Diner $$ 3375 E Shea Blvd., Phoenix 602-595-5884 thejoybusdiner.com Two things you need to know right up front: it’s a mitzvah to eat here and the food is good! The combination of doing good while eating well is a joyous experience and reflects the very name of this restaurant. It’s a mitzvah because…

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Hawaiian fresh fish sets Coconut’s apart

Coconut’s Fish Cafe $$ 7366 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-596-2987 16640 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480-275-6690 1155 W Ocotillo Road, Suite #1, Chandler 480-247-7900 coconutsaz.com Normally, I don’t review chain restaurants, but when it originates from the Hawaiian chain of islands… well, that’s a chain I can link to. I love Hawaii and have been…

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Chef’s Corner: Ooey Gooey Teiglach

If you’re not familiar with “teiglach” a Rosh Hashanah classic, then I’m happy to share with you this ridiculously delicious confection. “Teig” in Yiddish means dough, and “lach” at the end of the word normally signifies small. Hence teiglach, “little small dough balls,” soaked in sweet honey syrup, mixed with almonds and dried fruits piled…

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Creating culinary community

Looking for an apple cake recipe for Rosh Hashanah? Nosh & More, a recipe exchange recently launched on the JewishTucson.org website, has it … and many others. “We think there are a lot of cooks out there who want to learn new recipes. It’s a combination of modern twists and real classics,” says Dale Mayerfeld,…

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Taste of Arizona: Stock & Stable

Stock & Stable $$$ 5538 N 7th St., Phoenix stockandstable.com Resurgence on 7th Street How do I choose from the thousands of restaurants around, when I can write only one review a month for Arizona Jewish Life Magazine? Such a dilemma! This time, I got a tip from a darling friend who is a professional…

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