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Aug 22, 2007 08:53 AM

PHX: Roasted Hatch Chile Sightings

Add them here, please...

I've seen them at:

Food City
Phoenix Ranch Market

The chile guy parks himself outside the store with his roaster.

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  1. I saw someone roasting them outside of Arriba on Camelback Road just a few days ago.

    Arriba Mexican Grill
    1812 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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    1. re: silverbear

      Right. Apparently, they are doing it Fri-Sun throughout August.

      1. re: hohokam

        Had a chile relleno at Arriba made from one of the Hatch chiles today. It was the most incendiary chile relleno I've ever had. Absolutely delicious.

        Also, adding the place for Guadalupe Farmer's Market, which is mentioned below and is among my favorite places to buy produce.

        Guadalupe Farmer's Market
        9210 S Avenida, Del Yaqui Guadalupe, AZ

    2. Stock up for the long winter!

      1. Sorry to go slightly off-topic, but does anyone know if someone at the Phx Public Market will be selling fresh NM chiles this year? By dumb luck, my partner was able to pick up a huge sack of them from a vendor there last year.

        From what she has told me, it sounds like the guy took orders from people ahead of time and brought the chiles to the market for them to pick up. Does this ring a bell for anyone?

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        1. re: hohokam

          For fresh ones, Sunflower Markets has them in their sale flyer for 77 cents a pound. I live in Tucson, but just checked their website, and they're also shown for PHX stores. Havn't seen any roasters here yet. Seems to be a bit early. I usually get a batch at the Rincon Farmer's Market here on the eastside of Tucson, but that won't be until late Sept-early Oct. Head down towards s. Central after Labor Day and keep your windows down, you'll find the roasters, no problem....

        2. Thanks for posting this! I was starting to think about the Hatch chiles and when DH might eb able to start making some batches of green chile.

          Have you seen outside roasting at both the Food City and PRM? on weekdays at all? I'd love to be able to pick some up at the Food City here by my house and save the drive downtown...though a field trip to PRM is never a bad thing either.

          1. Are we talking weekends only? I was at Ranch today (wed.) and also passed a couple of Food Cities and saw no roasting going on. I might have to swing by Arribas as I recall them doing it... but is it every day or only on Sat/Sun? Thanks!

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            1. re: tastyjon

              According to their website, Arriba is roasting Fri-Sun during the month of August.


              1. re: tastyjon

                Yes, it's just the weekends. Sorry for the confusion.

                Also, if anyone happens to be heading up to the rim country on the weekends, there is a man who sets up shop just as you roll into Payson. His family has been doing this since I was a kid and we used to go to Payson every Labor Day. The last time I went up was two years ago, but he was there.