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Lunch spot: 51 and 101

I am looking for a good lunch sport close to the 51 and the 101. Willing to venture 5-10 miles from there, but I have a meeting in the afternoon up there. Thanks

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  1. Humble Pie's Desert Ridge location is up in that neck of the woods. It's not my favorite pizza in town, but far from the worst. 25 Degrees (sorry, no place link is popping up for it) is also up that way, but I don't have any first-hand experience.

    If I were coming from the East Valley or Scottsdale, Andreoli would be at the top of my list, given its close proximity to the Pima Freeway section of the 101.

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    Andreoli Italian Grocer
    8880 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Humble Pie
    21050 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

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      1. re: azhotdish

        Oh. Oops. Didn't know. I guess someone needs to update their site and their Facebook page.

    1. Agree about Humble Pie.

      a few other choices:

      Pita Jungle Desert Ridge location

      Cafe at the Musical Instrument Museum (does not require museum admission)

      Tea Light Cafe -- casual Vietnamese two miles east in the big "Scottsdale 101" shopping center

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      Humble Pie
      6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

      Tea Light Cafe
      7000 E Mayo Blvd # 1084, Phoenix, AZ

      1. I'd probably just go eat at the Cafe at MiM. I really liked the food we ate there a few months ago.
        http://www.themim.org/visit/the-caf%C...

        Here's a nice piece of them:
        http://penandfork.com/restaurant-jour...

        A few other options:

        Perk Eatery (64th St / Greenway
        )http://www.perkeatery.com/Perk_Eatery...
        Tryst Cafe
        http://trystcafe.com/
        Zaytoon Kebab Bistro
        http://www.zaytoonkabob.com/

        1. Humble Pie is by far the best. Pita Jungle is solid, especially for a lunch. After that it gets a little thin. Mostly chains - some eh and mostly bad.

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          Humble Pie
          6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

          1. Isn't there a Vietnamese place you can see from the 101 near there that's supposed to be pretty tasty? I can't recall the name, nor have I been there, but I seem to remember hearing it was pretty good.

            Helpful, I know.

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            1. re: Dmnkly

              That's the Tea Light Cafe that exit2lef mentioned. It is quite good.

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              Tea Light Cafe
              7000 E Mayo Blvd # 1084, Phoenix, AZ

              1. re: themis

                I thought there was another, but perhaps that was it. Or, more likely, I'm conflating a couple of places.

              2. re: Dmnkly

                Viet Kitchen is at Cave Creek and the 101. That's probably who you are thinking of.

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                Viet Kitchen
                20235 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024

                1. re: Firenza00

                  That's the one! Is it any good, or is that where I'm thinking of Tea Light Cafe?

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                  Tea Light Cafe
                  7000 E Mayo Blvd # 1084, Phoenix, AZ

                  1. re: Dmnkly

                    Tea Light Cafe is at Scottsdale and the 101. Their food is a bit more expensive than most Vietnamese, but I do like their banh mi and spring rolls. Viet Kitchen isn't bad. My biggest hits against them are they list banh mi on their menu, but are one of those places that run out of them. Also, their soup spoons are tiny compared to the large pho bowls.

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                    Viet Kitchen
                    20235 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024

                    1. re: Dmnkly

                      We really liked Viet Kitchen, but haven't been in over a year. Two of my favorites were the bánh bèo tôm chấy and the bánh uot thịt nuong.

                      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6619...

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                      Viet Kitchen
                      20235 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024