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danieli10 May 13, 2010 04:14 PM

Going to Rokerij with my fam this weekend. Really looking forward to it, especially since I haven't had a Richardson's fix since the fire. What are the CHers favorite Richardson's or Rokerij dishes? Any special ordering (aka insider orders that aren't posted or on the menu?)

Favorite cocktails to go with? Just looking for a fun post, its been a little slow on the boards lately.

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Rokerij
6335 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016

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    danieli10 May 26, 2010 09:02 AM

    The scallops were awesome. The crab tostados were very good and the brie toasts excellent. Slightly disappointed with the adovado, remembered it a little better at the original location. It didn't have that killer spicy zip and heat I remembered. My brother had a perfectly cooked veal chop and a nice spicy, hearty beef stew/posole. All and all a good meal. Service was a little eratic to say the least, they can't make a cocktail there to save their lives, and the ladies working the front of the house should go back to high school as they were totally "clueless."

    1. drewb123 May 25, 2010 01:49 PM

      Pasta heidi at Richardson's and their pizza is amazing too.

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        deeman May 25, 2010 02:47 PM

        I mostly order off of the small plate menu during HH. The items which I like the most are the bacon wrapped scallops and the crab tostadas. The brie toasts and the tenderloin are also great. I do like the pork chop chorizo off of the regular menu as well. Haven't really had a bad dish there.

      2. azbirdiemaker May 24, 2010 02:32 PM

        So much of what they serve is great ...

        Someone mentioned the sausages. +1 on that.

        I love the Pasta Heidi, Pork Tenderloin with chile jelly, and Pork Chop Chorizo the best.

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          Leanne May 24, 2010 11:48 AM

          I love the Roasted Garlic Plate ( just be sure everyone with you eats some!) Will also concur with Firenza00... The Carne Adovada is crave worthy.

          1. Rubee May 15, 2010 11:17 AM

            We went to Rokerij recently for the first time to meet visiting Chowhound Finlero. We didn't have entrees, but shared a bunch of small plates at Happy Hour (along with three bottles of vino - all bottles were 50% off on a Tuesday). Favorites were the blue crab tostadas, prime rib sliders, relleno du jour, and New Mexican sausage with grilled onions.

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            Rokerij
            6335 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016

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              kmarg May 16, 2010 09:06 AM

              those sausages are killer. You can buy them bulk from Schreiners and do them on the grill at home as alternative to brats. Might have to stop by there this morning

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                Rubee May 18, 2010 11:37 PM

                Didn't know that, thanks for the tip!

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                Schreiner's Fine Sausage
                3601 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

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                finlero May 25, 2010 05:17 PM

                Yeah, the parts of the evening I remember were a lot of fun. Not a bad bite to be had, really, but my votes would be for the sliders and the sausages.

              3. epicurina May 14, 2010 03:16 PM

                The bacon-wrapped shrimp (from either menu) is a gimme, and the carne adovada is a dreamy plate of smokiness.

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                  danieli10 May 14, 2010 04:24 PM

                  Bacon wrapped scallops look killer too.

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                  kmarg May 14, 2010 02:58 PM

                  My favorite right now is the Rokerij Combo which is 2 chicken enchiladas, an eggs bene with the jalepeno hollandaise and asparagus, though I usually sub corn for the asparagus. Very good combination of pork and chicken flavors from the cured pork loin they use on the bene.

                  I also try to order the Chicken Cordon Blue that is no longer on the menu often. It also uses grilled chicken and the pork loin, but covered in green chili, jack cheese, and all melted together. delicious, but they will only do it for me when they're slow now, since it is off the menu.

                  Consider going for brunch. less busy and the breakfast dishes are excellent.

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                  Rokerij
                  6335 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016

                  1. Firenza00 May 13, 2010 04:49 PM

                    Carne Adovada. I still have dreams of the plate I had at Dick's Hideaway.

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                    Dick's Hideaway
                    6008 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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