Weird Bathrooms in Restaurants in the Metro Phoenix Area

Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ
Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ (right across from the bathroom sink you get a view of the toilet seat from the handicapped bathroom)

WHO THE FORK wants FORKING PEEPHOLES in the restroom? Some idiot or pervert was very misguided in their decision to install several peepholes in the two ladies stalls in this forking restaurant.

Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ
Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ

It’s  immoral and forking disrespectful to say the forking least.

Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ
Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ

At first I thought the wood just had natural holes but then I looked closer.

Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ
Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse Phoenix AZ

The holes sure forking look hand drilled to me!

Other restaurants in the Metro Phoenix area have made unusual and weird bathroom choices.

A certified Pizza Restaurant in Scottsdale Forno Fabri 1949 has semi clear walls between the bathroom stalls so you can see the person next to you do what they do and THEY CAN FORKING SEE YOU TOO!

A small Fish Cafe Restaurant Coconuts Fish Cafe in Scottsdale has the Toilet Paper dispenser installed by where your toes would be…I don’t get that one. Maybe it was accidental? Maybe it has been changed since I was there.

At one of area’s Top Chef’s Restaurant Christopher’s and Crush Lounge has a weird communal sink installed between the Ladies and Mens Rooms. It’s a water flowing from the ceiling between the ladies stalls and the mens stalls, you can accidentally grab someone’s forking hand who’s across from you while you rinse off.

A Beard Nominated Chef’s Restaurant Bink’s Midtown used to grow his herbs in the restroom until someone  complained about it in their review. No body wants forking fart scented herbs in their food. I note the herbs are no longer growing in the bathroom.

Maybe the FREAKIEST of all the bathrooms I’ve been in around the Metro Phoenix Area is located in an Old Town Scottsdale Restaurant AZ 88. Large roomed completely Mirrored restrooms. You see everything all around you and above you. Very freaky and weird. I hope none of the mirrors are two way.

Some of the restaurants in the Metro Phoenix Area have FORKING WEIRD Bathrooms.

Forking Truth
Forking Truth

Barbecue is all Forking Different

Brisket from Little Miss BBQ Phoenix AZ
Brisket from Little Miss BBQ Phoenix AZ

I’ve had BBQ from several BBQ Places in the Metro Phoenix Area over the past few years and some forking differ so much from the others I wonder what the Fork BBQ really is.

Smoky, Fatty, Dry, Saucy, Sweet, Tangy, Crispy, Wet, & etc.

The definition of BBQ according to Merriam Webster is… “To Roast or Broil on a rack or Revolving Spit over or before a source of heat”.

Then I wanted a more specific definition and it got forking confusing.

Kansas City Style BBQ-Slow Cooked Meat smoked over a variety of woods and then covered in Thick Tomato and Molasses Sauce.

North Carolina Style- (Lexington) Vinegar based red sauce seasoned with ketchup usually pork based BBQs.

North Carolina Eastern Style-Is Whole Hog BBQ with vinegar and pepper sauce (no tomato)


Savannah River-peppery tomato or ketchup

Central- The Yellow Carolina Gold Sauce (yellow mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, spice)

Pee Dee- Whole Hog BBQ, spicy watery pepper sauce

Memphis Style- BBQ Ribs “WET” and “Dry” Wet Ribs are brushed with sauce. Dry Ribs are seasoned with Dry Rub. Memphis is big on BBQ Sandwiches too.

Texas Style- Some Texas BBQ may have German and Czech influences.

(cowboy style)-Goat or Mutton directly cooked over Mesquite.

South Texas- Cow Head cooked under ground

Alabama- Mayonnaise and Vinegar White Sauce BBQ used as a marinade and dressing. Alabama BBQ is usually Chicken.

Then I read about more endless styles

California Style, California Santa Maria Style, Hawaii Style, Kentucky Style, Oklahoma Style, Virginia Style, and the different Asian Styles, Chinese BBQ, Thai BBQ, Japanese BBQ, and Korean BBQ.

Barbecue is all Forking Different!

Thee Pitts Again Glendale AZ
Thee Pitts Again Glendale AZ
Leo's Island BBQ (Hawaiian)
Leo’s Island BBQ (Hawaiian) Peoria AZ
Bobby Q's Phoenix AZ
Bobby Q’s Phoenix AZ
Tom's Thumb Fresh Market Scottsdale AZ
Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market Scottsdale AZ
Pork on a Fork BBQ Grill Phoenix AZ
Pork on a Fork BBQ Grill Phoenix AZ
Forking Truth
Forking Truth






More Dining With Dogs

AJ's Patio Arrowhead Glendale AZ
AJ’s Patio Arrowhead Glendale AZ

My dogs are just so forking STINKING Cute! I just had to add these pictures to my blog. If you don’t like dogs just FORKING SKIP this post.

Not all……. but many of the patios around the Metro Phoenix Area are forking dog friendly.


So we take them out as much as possible. They enjoy the ride and they usually enjoy the food.

Nova Lox Bagel from JJ's Delicatessen Scottsdale AZ
Nova Lox Bagel from JJ’s Delicatessen Scottsdale AZ

The food isn’t always dog friendly. (sometimes it’s not forking people friendly) (I note you need to check the list of foods your dog can’t eat from your Veterinarian and or on the ASPCA website or other websites)

Cucina Taglianti Glendale AZ
Cucina Taglianti Glendale AZ

Both dogs enjoy Italian Food.

And other food too.

AJ's Glendale AZ
AJ’s Glendale AZ

Even when it isn’t food they like both dogs still enjoy dining out.




They are both….


Very well behaved.

We always get BIG Smiles when we forking take them out!


Forking Truth
Forking Truth

The Saddest Forking Thanksgiving Ever


The Thanksgiving Feast in a Bag Potato Chips by Boulder. A full Thanksgiving Flavored Dinner of Potato Chips.

Turkey and Gravy Flavored Chips.


I found these inedible. These were the forking worst of the bunch for me. There is a nasty powder on them.I can’t stomach them. It was sawdust and chemicals to me.  My companion said they taste like cheap turkey gravy.

The Stuffing Flavored Chips.


They taste like thyme and little bit of poultry seaoning with a little bit of something bitter.

The Pumpkin Pie Potato Chips.


Something is missing. I get cinnamon,  nutmeg, a tiny bit of sweetness,  and something like a buttered potato.

Cranberry Sauce Potato Chips


These Chips have a Slight red tint added. They have a little tartness and a little sweetness to them with a potato taste. They taste almost like children’s strawberry breakfast flavored cereal but with potatoes.

Maybe Sherif Joe had these chips made for the prisoners in his jail for their Thanksgiving Meal? Because these would make the Forking Saddest Thanksgiving ever.

Forking Truth
Forking Truth


WTFork is Red Velvet Cake?


I wasn’t forking sure what Red Velvet Flavor is suppose to be? Every-time I tried it I didn’t care for it because it was like not so good tasting bloody looking chocolate with a not so good tasting icing. Not good enough to be chocolate and not yummy enough frosting to eat….to me.  I do know most people forking like Red Velvet. Maybe I just haven’t had a good Red Velvet yet?

I did a little FORKING research. (and no I would NEVER eat a red velvet pop-tart)

NO FORKING BODY KNOWS the exact forking history of the Red Velvet Cake.

Some people believe somebody from the New York Waldorf Astoria invented it in the 1920s.

The definition of a Red Velvet Cake is a Reddish Buttermilk Coca Layer Cake topped with cooked Roux Icing or a Cream Cheese Icing. The Reddish Color is either from Beet Root or Food Coloring.

Forking Truth
Forking Truth


Red Spinach

Red Spinach
Red Spinach

I never forking saw Red Spinach before. I read that Red Spinach is also called Chinese Spinach and also Spleen Amaranth. Red Spinach is originally native to South America.

Today I saw it at my local Trader Joe’s.


It doesn’t taste too much different raw. Just slightly sweeter. Cooked taste more sweet less vegetable.

Cooked Red Spinach
Cooked Red Spinach

Red Spinach is attractive in salads.


A pickled egg, beets and some red runner beans would be forking nice to add to this salad.

Hope I see Red Spinach again!

Forking Truth
Forking Truth

More WEIRD Food at the Super Market

Maple Bacon Cookie Mix
Maple Bacon Cookie Mix

Might be a Good Idea? I wonder if forking real bacon is even in the forking mix? I see artificially flavored on the package.

Maple Bacon Frosting
Maple Bacon Frosting

Guess you NEED forking artificial flavored Maple Bacon Frosting for your FORKING artificially flavored Maple Bacon Cookies!

Candy Apple M & Ms
Candy Apple M & Ms

I was hoping these would be good and picked them up. Sadly they left me disappointed.  The Candy Apple M & Ms just taste like something was wrong with them. They are so bad they had to go in the trash.

Cracker Jack'D
Cracker Jack’D

A bunch of Strange flavors of Cracker Jack’D are out there and they don’t even contain a prize.

It’s like your Cracker Jack got forking Hy-Jacked.

I was going to try one until I read how calorie dense it was.


It says the bag is three servings but honestly it’s very small with not much Cracker Jack’D inside. The bag is smaller than a box of regular Cracker Jack and has a forking 450 calories and 230 of them are forking fat. I’ll leave to Cracker Jack’ds to other people. I got better things to do with 230 calories of fat.

Luck's Canned Fat Free Fried Apples
Luck’s Canned Fat Free Fried Apples


How the Fork can a fried apple be fat free?

Now that’s FORKED up!

This is Forked Up!
This is Forked Up!

The Forking Truth is that there is a LOT of weird food at the Super Market.

Forking Truth
Forking Truth





EZ 3 Hour Roasted Chicken Confit Style Onions

EZ 3 Hour Chicken Confit Style Onions
EZ 3 Hour Chicken Confit Style Onions

Just toss them in your oven and forget about them. The Onions will come out developed with deep flavors and a delicious melty texture. Great for grilled meats, sandwiches and casseroles.

Ingredients Oven set at 350 degrees

3 Large Sweet Onions (cut in halves and sliced thin)

6-8 Bay leaves

about 1/4 C. saved Chicken Fat (Mine is always orange because I always use paprika when seasoning chicken. It is also kept frozen so it looks solid)

1 teaspoon Black Peppercorns

Big Splash of Leftover Wine (for this one I used Rose but any would be fine) (about a 1/4 Cup or so)

Big Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (about 1/4 Cup)


Line your baking pan with bayleaves, chicken fat, peppercorns, and wine.


Lay your onions on top



Drizzle the tops of onion with your Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Roast for 3 hours at 350 degrees


If you see any pieces that are too burnt remove.

Now remove onions from pan and leave peppercorns and bay leaves behind.


EZ 3 Hour Chicken Confit Style Onions
EZ 3 Hour Chicken Confit Style Onions

Your EZ 3 Hour Chicken Confit Style Onions will be a crowd Pleaser.

Forking Good!
Forking Good!



Mayonnaise and Aioli

Calorically dense food
Calorically dense food

There isn’t a forking lot of difference between Mayonnaise and Aioli. This is what they are.

Mayonnaise is an emulsion of neutral oil, egg yolk, lemon juice or vinegar. Adding the addition of mustard to Mayonnaise turns the sauce into Remoulade.

Aioli was invented in France. Aioli is hand made by pounding garlic cloves into a paste and then whipping egg yolk, lemon juice, and olive oil into the mixture.

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Forking Truth


2nd Stop The Search for LOX in Metro Phoenix PT.2 (Better)

Hand Carved Belly Lox from Abe's Deli Scottsdale AZ
Hand Carved Belly Lox from Abe’s Deli Scottsdale AZ (Now Closed for Business)

My Search for Lox began when Miller’s Deli Closed.  The Miller’s Deli Grill basically was an slim downed version of Abe’s Deli (same owner that closed Abe’s and opened the smaller Miller’s)

At both Abe’s and Miller’s I could get hand carved Lox and a tasty pastrami

Miller's Deli Grill Scottsdale AZ
Miller’s Deli Grill Scottsdale AZ (now Closed for Business)

or a traditional potato knish.

Miller's Deli Grill Scottsdale AZ (now Closed for Business)
Miller’s Deli Grill Scottsdale AZ (now Closed for Business)

The hand cut lox  either belly or nova  that Abe’s or Miller’s served was always far superior to factory cut lox. Pastrami should have some fat like good BBQ so it can melt in your mouth with a lot of flavor. Everybody knows that fat equals flavor. That’s part of why many people like bacon or pepperoni.  Nobody raves about fat free BBQ, fat free bacon or fat free pepperoni and pastrami is the same. Good pastrami means about 3 weeks of brining  brisket with pickling spices and garlic and then it’s carefully smoked.

One month ago today I wrote about my first stop for lox. It was dreadful with terrible food that was very miss handled. (You just have to read that one)

I recently made a second search for lox and did much better but it wasn’t the one yet.

The 2nd stop didn’t offer Belly Lox but only has Nova. To me it didn’t seem hand cut but I do note it was very fresh and better tasting than what I can purchase at the upscale AJ’s Supermarket.

Nova Lox Cream Cheese on a Bagel from Goldman's Deli Scottsdale AZ
Nova Lox Cream Cheese on a Bagel from Goldman’s Deli Scottsdale AZ

The pastrami was very carefully prepared and was very moist, very fresh and succulent. It seemed very mild with spices  and I’m not sure if it was smoked because it sort of reminded me of corned beef like what I remember tasting from the East Coast.

Goldman's Deli Scottsdale AZ
Goldman’s Deli Scottsdale AZ

I liked that it was on real rye bread. I can’t find anything bad about it but I just prefer my pastrami more full flavored.

I wasn’t able to try a potato knish because they were out of them the day I was in.

I also do need to note this Deli is Chicago Style and should differ than the East Coast Style I’m familiar with.

The search for Spock I mean Lox will  be continued.

Forking Truth
Forking Truth