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Amy's Baking Company-Scottsdale

ciaogal Apr 4, 2007 06:29 PM

Noticed a new restaurant about to open in Scottsdale (Scottsdale and Shea area) Same plaza as Pita Jungle/ Shea 14 theaters

Named "Amy's Baking Company"

Looks to be a traditional Trattoria/ coffee shop/Bakery
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Looks cute!

Anyone know anything?

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    barry RE: ciaogal May 21, 2007 01:39 PM

    I've actually stopped by Amy's on two occasions, and both times they were closed due to maintenance issues with the building. I spoke with the owner, and she was visibly frustrated. I hope they can get up and running, since it looks like a great little spot.

    Barry

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      ciaogal RE: barry May 21, 2007 02:03 PM

      It does look cute.....we went to the movies yesterday we were looking for an early dinner....ABC was closed.
      We will definitely try again!

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      crsin RE: ciaogal Jun 26, 2007 10:58 PM

      Just wanted to bump this topic.

      I've noticed this place a couple of times when it wasn't yet open and was excited to try it. Went back to check out a menu and possibly eat, but it was during the period of maintenance issues. Haven't been back since, but I check out their online menu and it sounds pretty interesting, and looks like it might be a successful and unique addition to the area

      However, I also noticed on the menu that it may have the potential of being slightly overpriced. I obviously haven't seen or tasted the food, but I personally would hope for exceptional quality if charging $13-$15 for a sandwich.

      Has anyone else tried this place? Thoughts?

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        Firenza00 RE: crsin Jun 27, 2007 07:36 AM

        I stopped in last week after grabbing some to-go hummus from Pita Jungle. I got a couple cupcakes, a couple chocolate croissants, a cannoli, and a sticky bun. While good, the cupcakes and sticky bun were horribly dry. The flavors were there, but there was no moisture. The chocolate croissants were really good. The cannoli tasted like a cannoli. I'm not a huge fan of them, but decided to give this one a try.
        As for the maintenance issues, she said they'd had some sewer line issues or something along those lines.

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          ccl1111 RE: Firenza00 Jun 30, 2007 12:23 AM

          what's with dry cupcakes???????? maybe it's just the arizona summer but that just seems like the ultimate cupcake sin to me. same situation lately with tammie coe's at lgo. very sad.

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        Yimahaji RE: ciaogal May 11, 2013 10:46 AM

        Quite the reputation that place has on Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares. More YouTube hits than any other segment he's done.

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          Bill Hunt RE: Yimahaji May 13, 2013 07:29 PM

          Yep, and I did not realize that the OP was from 2007!

          Still, one should see the Ramsay episode, just for background.

          When I last went to their site, it was down, but maybe just for maintenance?

          Hunt

        2. Bill Hunt RE: ciaogal May 13, 2013 07:27 PM

          You might wish to check out Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares," before you commit.

          Good luck,

          Hunt

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            modthyrth RE: Bill Hunt May 14, 2013 10:03 AM

            Holy cow, her facebook page is just exploding with crazy. Must go find that episode right now!

            https://www.facebook.com/amysbakingco

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              Bill Hunt RE: modthyrth May 19, 2013 10:29 PM

              That "Kitchen Nightmares" episode was the weekend subject for some foodies, and us.

              It will be interesting seeing how things sort out. After we saw the Gordon Ramsay episode, the Amy's Web site went down, or was closed (?).

              Let's just say that we did not rush to Shea & Scottsdale (actually a bit to the East), to see for ourselves. We resisted.

              Hunt

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