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Dec 13, 2012 07:47 PM

I have a day in Phoenix, looking for specific recs!

Hi everyone, Toronto hound coming in Sunday and have a day to enjoy the culinary delights in Phoenix! I think I have time for lunch, a snack and dinner! I'll be eating alone the whole day, so places where solo dining is easy are appreciated! I also have a car and I don't mind driving around.

After reading uhockey's review, I think I might try Praying Monk for the "snack" and that delish looking foie gras PB&J! But if something else might serve for that slot I'd love a rec!

I'd really like to have something Mexican, but I know nothing of Mexican cuisine so something a newbie can enjoy would be appreciated!

Only thing is no Asian, as we're pretty well covered in that cuisine in Toronto!

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  1. "Safe" or "Newbie" Mexican would be Distrito - it is upscale and thereby 'safe' - great ingredients, well prepared. I know some don't like Barrio Café, but I enjoyed my visit there.

    As Pizzeria Bianco is not open on Sunday I can't recommend them, unfortunately, but FnB could be a good Sunday dinner (as could be Noca) since both offer bar seating. La Grande Orange would be a good place with a local feel, as well.

    9 Replies
    1. re: uhockey

      NOCA has their "Simple Supper" on Sunday evenings, and while usually really good, the menu is a bit limited, compared to the their main menu - unless Eliot has changed things with the new chef?


      1. re: Bill Hunt

        Nope - still the simple supper, and while limited it is still good stuff with at least 2 choices per course (and a great deal.)

        1. re: Bill Hunt

          Ohh that looks good, do you need a reservation? I'm trying to be flex with my time that day

          1. re: Bill Hunt

            went to noca on dec 9 and it was closed

              1. re: hohokam

                5:40 and there was no sign of activity

              2. re: tortue

                On December 9, we had a private event off site so there was no Supper that night...there was a sign on the door stating so. The current December Simple Supper Schedule is up on our website.


                Owner of noca

                1. re: Molto E

                  Thanks for the clarification. I must admit that it was a spur of the moment idea to come for an early dinner and i did not check the website or the door.

          2. Some suggestions for Mexican:

            La Condesa
            Gallo Blanco
            El Nopalito

            1. I second the Gallo Blanco rec above. Solo diner friendly both in term of atomosphere and menu selections.