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AZ Biltmore Area- Good Food and Good Bar Scene

ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 06:10 AM

At a conference this week w/ 2 colleagues from out of town. They both want to go somewhere tonight w/ good food and a good bar scene. Some place in the vicinity of the AZ Biltmore.
Last night we went to Olive and Ivy......
Tonight I was thinking Richardson's or Tarbell's.......

I am open to all suggestions........


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  1. ejs1492 RE: ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 07:28 AM

    Although I have not been myself, you might check out Crush Lounge at Christopher's in the Biltmore Fashion Park. I tried the restaurant and didn't love it, but Crush Lounge looked like a nice bar and a great place to hang out and nosh.

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      sistinas RE: ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 10:11 AM

      Roaring Fork is always entertaining and the food is great. If cost is a factor, they are still running the all night happy hour, and you can't beat the free jerky at the bar (unless you're with vegetarians)!

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        Booger RE: ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 10:15 AM

        Postino isn't too far, and is great.

        Noca is also hopping right now (but might be hard to get a table at the last minute - you could always sit at the community table or the bar).

        1. Grey RE: ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 02:07 PM

          Also consider the Rokerij for a nice atmosphere, especially in their cellar bar area.

          Christopher's and Crush does actually have both a decent dining and bar scene, not to mention a very attractive atmosphere to show off.

          Maybe dinner at Christopher's, and then a quick stroll under the new pedestrian underpass to Mercbar for some after dinner cocktails? Give these out-of-towners a dose of pedestrian activity : )

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            duck833 RE: ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 03:05 PM

            I had a very blah dinner sitting at the bar at Crush. Not the same as old Christopher's, too bad.

            NOCA, NOCA, NOCA!!!

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              Booger RE: ciaogal Sep 3, 2008 04:30 PM

              Don't forget Fine's Cellar (in Old Town Scottsdale, which is a nice area, and definitely a "scene" at times).

              Very good food, and a great bar scene. You could then do a tour of some of the other watering holes in the neighborhood.

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