Taco Heaven at Urban Taco

Octopus Asado Taco

We have been in search of good Mexican food since we moved to Phoenix.  In the Bay Area, we had our “go to” places for different types of Mexican food whether it was quick and easy (Lulu’s), close to home (Hola’s), addictively tasty and conveniently close to the movie theater (Milagros), delicious destination (Mijita), and […]

Oh My, It’s Pot Pie


Yesterday I made bread pudding as it was a little wet outside and baking something in the oven sounded appealing, which reminded me of the delicious chicken and veggie pot pies I made late last year. My last position afforded me the opportunity to work along side a great private chef, Vanessa Altman-Siegel.  Since I got […]

Taco Tuesday Deliciousness

A few weeks ago, we went on a whirlwind air/road trip for our anniversary.  While we thoroughly enjoyed seeing friends and family, we will probably break up our visits into weekend trips in the future as it was quite a lot to bounce around from here to there and everywhere and never really unpack anywhere. […]

Handcrafted Cocktails and Creative Menu

For months as I attended ASREB in Scottsdale, periodically I would take Scottsdale Road north to Camelback Road and drive by this interesting looking place called Second Story.  It stands out a bit as it is one of the two-level buildings on the road and clearly one of the only restaurants located on the second level […]