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Jul 7, 2010 06:55 PM

Who's on vacation this summer (2010) ?

I'm almost starting to feel like "Who is open in July?" would be a better question. I have guests in town in the next couple of weeks, & am running into a lot of my fave foodie places being closed for their summer vacations!

- Binkley's, closed 7/4-8/6
- Atlas Bistro, closed 7/6-8/2
- Quiessence, closed 6/27-8/3
- Razz, closed 6/12 - September (as always)

I think both of the Boa Bistros are open, although Payton is off in Croatia for a couple of weeks.

We have reservations at FnB, plus the winemaker dinner at BLT Steak. We'll certainly get to Noca. I like Petite Maison very much, & Staff Meal there would be a good, different experience -- if I can figure out a good late lunch to keep them from starving til 10:00 pm.

(Scottsdale to CenPho, & north thereof is preferred, lest they think we're driving to Tucson for dinner.)

What other places am I forgetting about that 1) are open (!!), & 2) demonstrate, "No, really, Phoenix has a locavore scene & really interesting indy chefs!"

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Atlas Bistro
2515 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 18, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

6106 S 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042

3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

BLT Steak
5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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  1. Gallo Blanco, Pasta Bar, and Crudo Cafe all have some kind of commitment to local food. I think both of Chris Bianco's restaurants will be open then, but it would be best to check, as they also take an extended break every summer.

    I haven't heard much about St. Francis in the locavore circles, and I've yet to be wowed by the food; however, some folks seem to really dig it.

    Pizzeria Bianco
    623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Pane Bianco
    4404 N Central Ave Ste A, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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

    Gallo Blanco Cafe
    401 W Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

    St Francis
    111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    7045 E 3rd Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251