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Aug 14, 2010 09:09 PM

Sedona in September

Wife & I are going to Sedona the 2nd week of September. Will be going into a resort & have to sit through timeshare.

Here is our itinerary & would like suggestions for the following:

Will be arriving Friday Afternoon (would like a nice happy hour)

Saturday wife will get spa treatment & I want to watch USC football game.

Saturday night nice diner

Sunday morning a nice brunch

Sunday a real nice diner

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  1. Unfortunately, the restraunt scene in Sedona changes at a glacial pace, so if you read the prior posts on Sedona, you will have a good idea of what is available. The best brunch is at Enchantment resort, but after a huge brunch there I coundnt imagine eating again all day. Dinner or lunch on the patio, or at the bar is always a less espensive option, with killer views. L'Auberge is not my fav, but does have great views when eating down by the creek outside. Garland's Lodge is at the top of my list, but they only take a few outsiders each night so you should call asap and try to score a reservation. Fixed menu, 4 wonderful courses, lovely setting for around $40 plus wine/tip, which is a deal in these parts. My other top recommendation is Elote, a must try is the lamb adobo. The atmosphere is lacking, but the food more than makes up for it. The other absolutely fab recommendation is Cucina Rustica, which is in the Village of Oak Creek, a 10 minute drive toward the freeway The ambiance is great, try to get a table on the patio if possible. I cannot really recommend a sports bar for watching the game, possible Steak N Sticks? For a funky happy hour, try Oak Creek Brewing Co, behind Bashas. Locals joint , often with music on Fri nite. This is not the one in Tlaquepaque, which is more touristy.

    301 L'Auberge Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336