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Apr 6, 2008 07:10 AM

Resturants/Coffee Shops etc near the John C. Lincoln Hospital (PHX)

Over the coming weeks and months my family members and I will be spending a lot of time in and around the John C. Lincoln hospital. However I, and most of my family, is not from Phoenix or the Valley more generally. If any local hounds could recommend places, especially those that are open early or late, I would be extremely grateful.

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  1. Can you tell us which of the two JCL hospitals you will be at? One is on 27th Ave near the intersection of I-17 and the 101. The other is on Dunlap at 3rd Street.

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    1. re: hohokam

      it is the one on dunlap. Sorry for the confusion.

    2. Grinders at the corner of Central and Dunlap, great coffee, makes his own pastries. Also, Bomberos on Central just south of Dunlap, wine bar but has great food and open for breakfast and lunch. Mexican food, El Bravo on 7th street south of Dunlap has great food, small local owned place.

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      1. re: travelchow

        I'll enthusiastically second Bomberos. They do a great job of being a comfortable neighbourhood place, getting to know customers. And their patio is a very relaxing place to hang out, especially while the weather is still nice. (And I believe they offer Wifi if that's of interest to you.)

        8801 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

      2. Sunnyslope, which is the neighborhood that is home to JCL North Mountain, has traditionally had a gritty image, although it has begun to perk up recently. The area is home to numerous immigrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, and that influence is gradually beginning to affect dining choices. There are a few unique places, but not a lot of late-night action.

        Agree about El Bravo. It's solid Arizona comfort food.

        For a more authentic interior Mexican experience, you might try Los Reyes de La Torta, at 7th & Hatcher (a short walk from JCL North Mountain). It serves interesting Mexico City style food to a mostly Spanish-speaking clientele, but all are made to feel welcome.

        There's a reasonably good neighborhood Italian restaurant called Salute a short drive to the north along 7th St.

        For Chinese food, Super Dragon, about 1.5 miles south of JCL, is a good choice.

        El Bravo
        8338 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

        Super Dragon Restaurant
        1212 E Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

        Salute Ristorante Italiano
        13226 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85022

        Los Reyes de la Torta
        9230 N 7th St Ste E, Phoenix, AZ 85020

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          1. re: kittyfood

            Not to my knowledge. Maybe you're thinking of Silver Dragon, which closed last year.

            1. re: silverbear

              That's right, you are correct. I was thinking of Silver Dragon because it is right in that Sunnyslope area. However, I add my vote to those who recommend Los Reyes de la Torta. I love that place. In addition to the wonderful tortas and other dishes, the giant fresh fruit liquados are excellent.

        1. There is Corbin's bar and Grill, just down the street from Bomberos that serves burgers and more and is open late. Good Mexican can be found at Via Delossantos on Central just north of Dunlap. And the Art Institute culinary program offers lunch Wed - Fri. down the street at 23rd ave and Dunlap (disclaimer: I work there). There are some more options over by metrocenter, on the other side of the freeway, but it is a drive.

          Corbin's Bar & Grill
          8729 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

          Via Delosantos
          9120 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020

          Art Institute of Phoenix
          2233 W Dunlap Ave # 109, Phoenix, AZ