Take a bite out of this ...

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I love to eat. But what I love to do even more, is find great places to eat at! So, when I read my favorite bachelor's (Ross Shimabuku) blog a couple of days ago, I thought I'd try helping a friend out! It’s part of my job as 3TV's Lifestyle Reporter to find those hidden valley gems. So here are some of my NEW favorite places!

Healthy and Great Meals To Go:
Rumbi Island Grill
- If you don't love the prices (every entre is under $9) you'll love the food! Try the Luau Pork Sandwich or the Volcano-Blackened Mahi Mahi.
Several Valley locations: www.rumbi.com.

Dinner and a Cocktail:
Fenix Bar and Eatery
- Hidden in a strip plaza next to Wild Oats, when the weather is right, they lift up a garage door looking thing, and the restaurant and mother nature all become one! Try the Ahi Tuna appetizer!

3943 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
602-952-0013

Let's All Get Together:
The Rokerij
- One of my new favorites! Make reservations and give yourself some extra time to walk downstairs into their cellar for a great glass of wine by the fireplace! Their salads are incredible, and don't miss their fresh halibut with pasta!

6335 North 16th Street, Phoenix
602-287-8900

Great Place for Lunch:
Taylor's Cafe
- Choose from the dozens of salads ... wraps ... and sandwiches, and you're sure to find something good to munch on! My favorite is their Pesto Chicken Wrap.

5053 North 44th Street, Phoenix
602-954-5659


I hope you check out a few of my favorites. And I would love to hear about yours!

Bon Appetit!
Suzanne