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flautachica Jan 13, 2010 08:24 PM

Hubby and I are going to see her at the Dodge Theater on Saturday night and we're looking for a nice place to have dinner before the show. We're easy--we like any style of food. Atmosphere is not important, just some good, tasty food. Price: we're good from $20 up to say $100 for the both of us. We're dropping the kiddos off at Grandma's early, so we can even be downtown by 4 (show starts at 8). A place that won't mind us lingering or that offers some sort of entertainment would be great. Otherwise we're also open to hopping over to another place for a drink afterward. We'd especially love to park in one garage and walk everywhere. Hey CH's, what do you think of us trying Pizzeria Bianco, if we're able to get our name in early enough? We've tried Cibo, but not the ever-popular Bianco. ANY advice/rec's would be greatly appreciated!

  1. misohungrychewlow Jun 10, 2010 10:44 PM

    I tried District at the huge "new" Sheraton Phoenix on 3rd St. & Van Buren (NW corner) for the first time yesterday, for lunch. It was pretty good. I had a roasted salmon entree with a shrimp/asparagus risotto on the side. My friend had some very cute crab cake sliders and sweet potato fries that apparently were delicious, too. It's a large space so getting in would not be a problem. The culinary theme seems to be contemporary takes on American food, well-executed and presented.

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      contemporaryscarlett Jun 7, 2010 12:26 PM

      Kincaids hours are now as follows: Lunch Menu (Dining Room): Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm and Lounge: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.

      I was trying to find an upscale option for visiting clients tonight before the Dbacks game and this is a dissapointment.

      1. silverbear Jan 13, 2010 08:44 PM

        If you get Downtown right at 4, get on line at Bianco immediately, and score a table at the first seating, then you could still make it over to the theater on foot or via pedicab. If you didn't make the first seating, however, you might risk missing the show and should therefore have a Plan B in mind.

        Other options -- both on their own or in combination with Bianco:

        Hanny's -- upscale lounge with good bar food: sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, salads, etc.

        Kincaid's -- steak and seafood; generally very good food

        Local Breeze -- lavosh pizzas, burgers, etc. -- hearty food with a vaguely Islands theme

        Thai Elephant -- pretty self-explanatory

        Cibo -- as you mentioned

        A bit more distant to the northeast, but still viable:

        PastaBAR -- handcrafted pastas with meat and veg sides

        Sens -- Asian tapas

        Moira -- sushi and cooked Japanese food

        Nine 05 -- pan-Asian

        the Roosevelt -- pub with artisan bar food

        the Breadfruit -- Jamaican food; BYOB

        Pizzeria Bianco
        623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        603 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 850103

        816 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        Thai Elephant
        Phoenix AZ, Phoenix, AZ

        The Breadfruit
        108 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        705 N 1st Street 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        Pasta Bar
        705 N 1st Street 110, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        40 N First St, Phoenix, AZ

        Moira Sushi
        215 E McKinley St #102, Phoenix, AZ

        Kincaid's Steak Chop & Fish House
        2 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        Nine 05
        905 N. 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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        1. re: silverbear
          flautachica Jan 13, 2010 09:14 PM

          Wow! Thanks SO much silverbear for the many great rec's as well as the advice for Bianco. Looking forward to checking out all of these sites!

          1. re: silverbear
            Poerz Jan 14, 2010 07:19 AM

            Can't add any names to this comprehensive list but Kincaid's has a great happy hour with all appetizers at half price.

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