Afternoon meal at Cafe Bink…….


Had our first meal at Cafe Bink this afternoon.  Cafe Bink is the off-shoot of Binkley’s, the AMAZING effort of Kevin and Amy Binkley.  If you have never heard of Binkley’s….page back through the archives and read my long post on our tasting menu.  We are so lucky to have such a great restaurant so close to our new home.

I will elaborate on our lunch at a later time……..

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One week down….51 more to go…


Well, it’s been an eventful week here in AZ.  I’ve managed to scorch my skin, get bitten twice by God knows what, eat out at some mediocre restaurants, have delicious home-cooked meals in my mother-in-laws kitchen (of which I have craved for since July.  We packed up our entire house back in July prior to our departure…so we were relegated to eating out exclusively….and I grew very very tired of the restaurant scene) and spend some good quality time with my nephews.  I have a list growing in my head of all the restaurants I want to try before we leave AZ.  I keep reminding myself that we don’t need to rush….we’ll have plenty of time.  Here is the list so far (please feel free to comment or add to it):

Cafe Bink (new cafe by Amy and Kevin Binkley of Binkley’s fame)

NOCA

Digestif

Cowboy Ciao

Mosaic

Pizzeria/Pane Bianco

The Estate House

Cheuvraunt

Humble Pie

Roka Akor

….just to name a few.  Arizona Restaurant Week is in September so we are going to take advantage of that since we missed St. Louis’ Downtown Restaurant Week…again.

I start work next week…..yay.  School starts back up in September as well…..sooooo…stay tuned to see what is edible in Arizona!

sidenote:  I had the most amazing soup the other day…at the hospital!  Yep!  The soup was really really good…well seasoned with fresh ingredients…and my grilled cheese with rye and Swiss was amazing too!  Who would have thought that hospital food could be so delicious!  Lucky me, I guess.

And another thing:  my 2 1/2 year old nephew Jackson…he eats fruit…and loves veggies.  I witnessed him eat 3 raw mushrooms the other day and love it.  He would eat his weight in blueberries if you’d let him.

I wish all the kids in my family ate that well.  Heck, I wish I ate that well!

Arizona, huh???


Well, there may be a kink in my summer plans. Looks like we might be moving to Carefree, AZ come mid-August. Arizona. I never dreamed it.

Look on the bright side…Kevin Binkley’s restaurant is on the other side of Black Mountain and he also just opened a lunch spot, Binks.

If we go, we’ll be back in St. Louis in time for craptastic January weather.

Of course, like everything else in our life at the moment….it’s not set in stone….but looks pretty promising that we’ll go.

Arizona…..it’s hot out there. And brown….and well….they have deadly insects and reptiles just hangin’ out in your yard. At least it’s just for 5 months or so.

Arizona……wow.