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Phyllis M Stewart
· February 13, 2018
Great show to check out restaurants the guest pick to eat at. Really like newest host Chef Tarbell compared to previous one. They bring in 3 ppl who suggest a favorite restaurant around Phoenix area. ...Each guest goes visit the 3 picks and they feature the dishes they chose. No chain restaurants are featured. They give average tab amount but I go website look menu see if in my price range. It’s fun show even if you don’t go restaurants. One Chris’s favorites has been featured. Chris & Kelly took Carvel there for his Birthday, me too and Chis took us there for his Birthday too.

Try out Chef Tarbells restaurants he’s fun guy has really made show.
Chef Tarbell has several restaurants around Camelback etc. Lots fun & while watching I save ones we might like eat at on my iPad under bookmark.
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Sandy Taylor Fredrickson
· December 2, 2017
Love, love, love El Elote Cafe! In Sedona, Az. Highly recommend. You can not go wrong with anything! Start out with a Peach sangria and roasted pineapple mezcal, a bowl of Elote, chicken enchiladas a...nd sea bass asado and finish with the mexican chocolate pie. Owner Jeff and his staff are absolutely amazing! Lauren was the sweetest and so informing. Been celebrating our anniversary at El Elote Cafe for years. Salud! � See More
Sam Stanovich
· January 22, 2018
Great show with really good food- my favorite restaurant is still Baci Italian Bistro, the owner Frank is fantastic and fun
Marjorie Skeel
· March 20, 2018
I watch it every week and love the format where just regular folk go and taste the food a ndndwhat thrust think about it
Brian Curry
· March 1, 2018
Great show with great suggestions for the best in Arizona dining ...
Barbara Potter Schumacher
· October 2, 2017
Love this show. Great way to learn about fabulous restaurants. Mark Tarbell is an excellent chef and perfect host for the show.
Linda Semple Hendrix
· February 8, 2018
love this show one of my fav's. heard it was going off air I was soooo sad. is this true?
Heidi Tort
· August 24, 2017
It's a great show! Mark is doing a great job! Keep asking engaging questions! That's how we've found some great new restaurants! And always more to try!!
Claudine Song
· February 22, 2018
I � this show! My husband and I now have new places I MUST visit and eat!
Celia Lara
· September 7, 2017
Chef Tarbell is doing a great job hosting the show! I enjoy his anecdotes & knowledge about food & his witty humor!
Kristine Poulson
· June 5, 2017
Love watching local residents talk about their favorite restaurants! From casual to fancy, we always see new places we want to try and amazing food.
Cherlyn Hinton
· October 1, 2016
I Love This Show. There are so many places to try all in Arizona. I have found new favorites and have branched out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the recommendations. If your from Az. n need some sug...gestions when u eat out watch this show Channel 8 at 11:30am, 3pm, and 8pm. See More
Barbara Copas
· April 29, 2017
Mark Tarbell has taken this show to another level. His style is warm and inviting and I look forward each episode to learning something new about food!
Rhonda Harney
· November 8, 2017
Love the show cant wait for new foodie adventures and experiences
Denise McGraw
· March 26, 2017
Have tried several restaurants, and have taken notes for many more, that I would never heard of otherwise witbout this show.

New host Mark Tarbell is quickly coming into his own and I am enjoying his... style and interaction with the guests. See More
Ann Mastin Atkins
· January 4, 2017
Am going to miss Robert and would like to know why he decided to leave?
There are a lot of his fans out there that would like this question answred.
Why no comment on this?
Bill Armagost
· October 8, 2016
I love this show. However, I Will miss Robert McGrath in January. I would like to know why the change with a show that does so well? We are not told. Did they just not want to pay him? I not sure I w...ill watch the show with the new host. See More
Sara Huszar
· April 13, 2017
We have tried so many different restaurants because of seeing them on this show. I absolutely love this show one of my favorites :)
Sean Parsons
· July 19, 2017
Awesome foodie show...I love going to restaurants suggested on the show.
Sandra Zegretti
· January 12, 2017
Love this show! My foodie gf and I have now tried a number of restaurants I have seen on the show! I look forward to trying a few new ones I watched tonight!
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