Excellent link for Spring training (and year round Phoenix area) eats
Keith Law (a writer for ESPN) writes a food blog, and just posted an excellent, in depth, and thorough list of places to eat near various ballparks. It should answer a lot of questions for visitors and locals alike. Here's the link:
And, no, I'm not related to Keith in any way (although I am married to someone that works for a major league baseball team. He moves to the area for the entirety of spring training each year, so we've been to many of the places on the list).
Add my voice to the chorus of the impressed.
I fully expect these kinds of lists to be chock full of the usual suspects--pedestrian sports bars and Old Town Scottsdale tourist traps.
Like PHXeater, I don't agree with a number of the choices, but I'm definitely heartened by the inclusion of so many worthy places.
We're in Tempe, but we drive to other parks to watch games. Our trip to Surprise was made more enjoyable by a humerous trip to Furr's. I didn't think places like that existed any more!
I agree with culinary dropout. I wanted to like it so much more than I did.
The pasty restaurant was good, although I don't have many Cornish restaurants under my belt to compare it to.
We're eating at Citizens public house this weekend, and my husband assures me it will be great.
I would add:
Haji-Baba in Tempe
Los dos Molinos Mesa
House of Tricks Tempe
Casey Moore's Tempe