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downtown phoenix - circa1900 or fez

Dapuma Nov 2, 2010 02:34 PM

has anyone been to either of these restraunts or have another good lunch choice near the airport other than cibo

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  1. exit2lef RE: Dapuma Nov 2, 2010 03:45 PM

    Circa 1900 closed years ago. The chef is now at Noca, an excellent restaurant at 32nd St. & Camelback. That's not extraordinarily close to the Airport, but it's no farther than Cibo or Fez. I don't think Noca is usually open for lunch, though.

    Fez doesn't get a lot of love on this board, but I think it would be fine for a casual lunch depending on what you are looking for. Like Noca and Cibo, it's several miles from the Airport.

    If Airport proximity is essential, the recommendations would depend on which direction you are coming from and if you are picking up or droppping off a rental car.

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

    Circa 1900
    628 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Noca
    3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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      Dapuma RE: exit2lef Nov 3, 2010 08:02 AM

      i work downtown was looking for another option, noca is too far - ran across circa 1900 website (how is that still up) and it looked interesting

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      andybreav RE: Dapuma Nov 3, 2010 06:32 PM

      Maizies. RIght near Fez and way better. Or St. Francis if you want something fancier.

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        rhirhic RE: andybreav Apr 5, 2011 02:52 PM

        I second St. Francis

      2. johnseberg RE: Dapuma Mar 27, 2011 09:09 PM

        I want to mention that I had a very good breakfast at Fez, this morning.

        I suppose we arrived about 10 am, and the patio looked pretty full. Inside had plenty of empty tables. I had the FEZ omelette, which was stuffed with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and gyro meat. It also came with a bit of green salad and some toasted baguette. It was quite good, and a generous portion. One of my friends also ordered it, and said it was the best breakfast he had had in quite some time. My other friend had the FEZ benedict, and she made some remark about licking the plate.

        This was my first visit, but, I think I'll be back. Brunch is only served on weekends, starting at 8:30 am.

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        Fez
        3815 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

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          azhotdish RE: johnseberg Mar 28, 2011 09:48 AM

          I went to Fez for the first time this weekend for a fundraiser event, and while the burger I ordered was pretty mediocre, the spicy harissa fries were quite good. The biggest shock to me was finding Arizona Stronghold Dala (cab) available b-g-t ($11) and bottle ($40), which is barely north of 200% markup. It's actually the first place I've seen in town that has this wine available.

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            Bill Hunt RE: azhotdish Apr 9, 2011 08:51 PM

            OT for this thread, but we were just in DC and one restaurant had the AZ Stronghold Dala Cab, for not much more than you cite. This was a bit of a surprise for me. They also had several interesting VA wines too.

            Hunt

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              drewb123 RE: azhotdish Apr 14, 2011 05:00 PM

              Saw Dala at Sportsman's on Camelback BTG $9? bottle don't remember...

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