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Sep 30, 2011 11:53 AM

Baby Shower Recs? Central/North Central/Arcadia areas

I'm planning a baby shower for my sister & am looking for a few recs as to where to have it. I haven't lived in Phx for about 10 years, so I'm completely lost as to where to even start looking! Any suggestions would be wonderful!

Mom to be is 29 & not into trendy/hipster locations at all; she has requested either Mexican or somewhere with salads/sandwhiches/etc. Sunday lunch/brunch in November.
I am planning on about 15 women, most of them are 40-60 years old. I'd like to spend somewhere between $20-30 pp (drinks excluded), and would really like a private dining area/patio.

Any thoughts? I've considered Phx City Grill, St. Francis, El Chorro & Vincent Market Bistro--possibly also Aunt Chiladas on 16th. I haven't been to any of these places, so don't quite know what to expect.

Thanks in advance!

Aunt Chilada's
7777 S Pointe Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ

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  1. Since you aren't looking for a hipster place and most of your guests will be in the 40-60 year old range, I think Arcadia Farms Cafe would fit the bill. It's a nice "ladies who lunch" type of place. Pretty food, including pretty-looking desserts. I've had better food and better restaurants, but for what you describe it would be a nice place for a baby shower. Also if you tell them that it's an event when you make reservations, I believe they are quite accomodating.

    I've been there just to have lunch with my grandmother, mother & cousin...and also for a bridal shower.

    I personally would never go back to Aunt Chilada's (bad experience).

    Anyway, here's a link for Arcadia Farms

    7014 E. First Avenue

    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    ETA: I just realized, this might be a little outside of your search area, sorry.

    1. I think the group would love Morning Glory Cafe at the Farm for brunch. They can set up for groups there and everything on the menu's terrific, I mean white truffle omelets with local veggies or house-made granola, local fresh roasted coffee, plus the setting -- under flowering Scotch Brooms in a grove of 200-year-old pecan trees -- can't really be touched around here.

      If it were planned to be lunchier than brunchier you might be able to convince the Farm Kitchen to cater salads & sandwiches -- and then picnic under the pecans instead, and bring bloody mary and mimosa fixings for the crew. People could bring their dogs. It's really laid-back.

      Morning Glory Cafe
      6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042

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      1. re: themis

        +1 for this idea, they have good sandwiches and desserts - if they have the dried cherry bread pudding, make sure you try that, it is great - they have vanilla sauce for it upon request - although it doesnt even need it

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