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Jan 18, 2013 07:57 PM

Last minute trip, help please

So I just booked 4 day trip for the end of the month. I'm going with a friend who will be attending a conference during the day. I'm a very adventurous eater and am willing to try anything. I don't like to dress up, alcohol isn't important, and I tend to favor local hole in the wall type places. I'll need breakfast, lunch, and maybe a snack.

I'll be having dinner with my buddy each night. He's mostly an unadventurous eater, would be perfectly happy with OutBack, Chili's etc. I'm looking for something that we could both enjoy without taking him too far from his comfort zone. He does really like craft beers if there any good places to eat that have a nice beer selection. We'd like to spend no more than $40 each total but less is better.

I'll admit I haven't done much research yet other than a quick glance at the board, Any help would be appreciated!

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  1. Let us know what area you're staying in and if you'll have transportation, Phoenix is a huge metropolitan area. And having a car is advised.

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    1. re: PHXeater

      Sorry about that, I'll be staying in Scottsdale, will have a car, and don't mind driving an hour or more. It'll be my first visit so I'm really not opposed to just driving around to a few good spots during the day and just checking out the city.

    2. Delux
      Four Peaks
      The Lost Leaf

      1. The wait is long. I've never been to this place myself.

        BUT - the reviews are huge and this is the guy Nancy Silverton of La Brea Bakery hoped to MAYBE match with her pizza.

        In Phoenix.

        If I was ever in the area - and I may be in March - I'd go.

        1. Four Peaks Brewing Company has three locations. One is in a strip mall in Scottsdale and one is a tasting room without a kitchen. The original location in Tempe has the best atmosphere. The food is very good (love the fries).
          Fate Brewing in Scottsdale has nice pizzas and salads.

          1. Brat Haus on Scottsdale Rd, Pomo or Grazie Pizza, Davanti for Italian, drive east to Hwy 51 for Richardson's New Mexico.

            For Breakfast in scottsdale, Dottie's or Herb Box in old town are nice. or Eddie Matney is doing a farmer's market Brunch on Sunday's if you're here over the weekend.