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Nov 30, 2010 06:39 AM

anything good within walking distance of chase tower

Have a meeting there wasn't sure if anything was good and close

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  1. If I were down there around lunch time, I'd probably head over to Matt's Big Breakfast (I'm a fan of their Reuben), Pasta Bar, or Nobuo at Teeter House, all of which are about 10-12 minutes away on foot.

    Matt's Big Breakfast
    801 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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

    Nobuo at Teeter House
    622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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    1. re: hohokam

      Ditto the rec for Nubuo.

      Also consider the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, there's a wine bar with a deli counter, as well as a congregation of food trucks in the lot during lunch.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        I thought the Mobile Food Court at DPPM was a Friday-only phenomenon. Have they expanded the schedule to include other days?

        1. re: hohokam

          I believe they congregate there Wednesdays and Fridays. But I've seen the odd one or two food trucks parked in the lot on other days.

          1. re: hohokam

            The Mobile Food Court occurs only on Fridays from 11 AM until 1 PM.

            Some of the participating trucks also serve the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning markets, but that won't help someone in search of lunch.

            1. re: exit2lef

              Who said the OP was looking for lunch?

      2. Everything Hohokam said, plus the following:

        Sens -- pan-Asian
        Viet Kitchen -- Vietnamese
        Hero Factory -- big NYC-style sandwiches
        Thai Elephant -- Thai
        Yasda Bento -- cheap & casual teriyaki bowls
        Cartel -- excellent coffee and limited, but very good, selection of sandwiches and salads
        Hanny's -- sandwiches, pizzas, cocktails, etc.

        Yasda Bento
        18 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

        Thai Elephant
        Phoenix AZ, Phoenix, AZ

        Yasda Bento
        Phoenix AZ, Phoenix, AZ

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        1. re: exit2lef

          went to viet kitchen opening day fyi - didnt think the bahn mi was very good (the bread wasnt even french bread it was some deli roll) - they didnt have their entire menu...dont think i will give it another try though, if the bahn mi is that off i dont think ill give the pho a try

          1. re: Dapuma

            I heard similar reports of unwelcome ingredient substitutions on opening day. I think they were unexpectedly overwhelmed and had to resort to reprovisioning at a nearby Circle K or CVS since there's no full-service grocer nearby. Nevertheless, my family ate there four days later and found everything well prepared with appropriate ingredients. I'd give them another chance.

            1. re: Dapuma

              Do go check 'em out again. Restaurants are CRAZY beasts when they first open, and they need some time to get things sorted out before opening day. I've been part of an opening crew, and trust me, the only people who are going to have a place run even smoothly from Day One are the mega-chains where everything is exactly the same every time. And even then, a few surprises always pop up.