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[We split this thread about the dinner menu at Pischke's Paradise from the thread located at http://www.chowhound.com/topics/406829 -- The Chowhound Team

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anybody notice any changes since mcgrath took over? stopped by there on mother's day but was too packed. did check out the menu though and it looked the same???

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  1. I've noticed the dinner menu features some of McGrath's signature dishes from Roaring Fork. Breakfast looks the same......

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    1. re: ciaogal

      nice. do you remember any off the top of your head?

      1. re: ccl1111

        The Beef Short Rib w/ the Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce is a McGrath Specialty as are his steaks....
        I wish he would add his green chili macaroni and cheese.....

        1. re: ciaogal

          very cool. we too love the green chili mac & cheese.

          1. re: ccl1111

            From the Dinner Menu section of the website:
            Dinners are served (except *) with a fresh vegetable selection and
            a choice of chile cheese grits, mashed potatoes or green chile macaroni

            I haven't been to Pischkes since McGrath made changes, but, I'm definately going, now.

            1. re: johnseberg

              I didn't notice the green chili macaroni and cheese.....
              I am definitely looking forward to trying dinner @ Pischkes too......
              RF was an all time favorite.....

              1. re: johnseberg

                I was actually a bit surprised by the new dinner menu. It seems a different place based on the offerings. Not saying that's bad or anything. But that's a serious steakhouse menu for dinner at a place where one can get stuffed for around $10 at breakfast/lunch and has the formality of a casual eatery in the Florida Keys. Know what I mean?

      2. I haven't been there for dinner yet, but he did pare the lunch menu down quite a bit - there's definitely fewer sandwich and salad options. In fact, he took away my absolute favorite: The Pipeline (smoked sausage and cheddar on grilled sourdough).

        1. I had dinner, tonight.
          Halibut, green chili mac and cheese, carrots and parsnips, bread from Simply Bread, raw asparagus, celery, and carrots to nibble.
          Everything was awesome. Except, would you believe, the macaroni was just plain mushy! Halibut cooked to perfection, but, overcooked pasta!
          About $26 including tax and tip (no drinks).
          I'd give the mac 'n cheese another chance, it tasted great.
          Another great place on my short drive home from work.

          1. I wonder about the Mcgrath ownership as well. I have not been since Pischke killed himself.

            1. We've been several times since McGrath took over. We typically head in for brunch so we immediately noticed the pared down menu and some ingredients have changed (minor) on some old favorites. We figured that the best way to get the place back in the black was to make the menu more efficient, so we didn't mind. We just hope Pischke's stays casual and "no sniveling" no nonsense place it is. The wait staff did seem less engaged, but again, we chalked that up to the relatively new change of ownership. Hope the staff stays the same too.

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              1. re: tsays

                Just Saw Robert McGrath on 3TV this morning... Pischkes is offering $40 Tasting menus paired w/ wine on Friday and Saturday evenings.
                McGrath is trying out new menus for REM slated to open this fall.....

                1. re: tsays

                  pischkes

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                  Pischke's Blue Ribbon
                  7217 E 1st St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251