Visiting Scottsdale, tell me what I can't miss....
If you do a Search for "Scottsdale" on this board, you will find two dozen recs. for great food, all posted within the last month.
As Silverbears asks, "where in Scottsdale?" Also, from there, is a drive in your plans? Scottsdale, from the Desert Mtn. area to Mesa/Tempe is miles, and miles long.
There are tons of excellent food from the far North to the South, but to just fire out recs. is a waste of your time.
I would say can't miss places are:
Tarbells (technically Phx)
Barrio Cafe (Phx)
Ranch Market (Phx)
Pizzeria Bianco (Phx)
Kai (way S of Scottsdale, a bit of a drive)
Binkley's (N of Scottsdale, again, a drive)
Some personal favorites:
La Locanda (the squid-ink seafood pasta is to die for and I love the owner)
Carolina's for divey, casual Mexican food - the chorizo/bean burrito is great and the tortillas are great
Golden Buddha for dim sum