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Pischke's Paradise (Scottsdale)

ccl1111 Jun 1, 2007 04:26 PM

[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


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. ciaogal Jun 1, 2007 04:29 PM

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

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      ccl1111 Jun 1, 2007 04:34 PM

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

      1. re: ccl1111
        ciaogal Jun 1, 2007 07:25 PM

        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
          ccl1111 Jun 3, 2007 06:15 PM

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

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            johnseberg Jun 3, 2007 06:41 PM

            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
              ciaogal Jun 3, 2007 07:36 PM

              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
                tastyjon Jun 3, 2007 11:11 PM

                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?

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        mitchgx Jun 3, 2007 07:06 PM

        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. johnseberg Jun 7, 2007 08:54 PM

          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.

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            AZBconcierge Jun 8, 2007 07:07 PM

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

            1. tsays Jun 10, 2007 09:35 PM

              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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                ciaogal Jul 13, 2007 07:00 AM

                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
                  ciaogal Jul 13, 2007 07:00 AM


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