Scottsdale/Sedona tips por favor....
- Lisa Antinore
I know, I know, I'm nuts to be going to Arizona in August... But at least it's a DRY heat... :)
Where should I be dining? What's superb for a great meal? I need at least one high-end place to take a prospective client (I'm thinking Hapa in Phoenix...) and a bunch of delish casual spots.
Thanks in advance,
I think I've posted about this before--and it's probably not what you're in the market for--but Pizza Bianca in downtown Phoenix is just astounding, an Alice Waters everything-organic approach to a stone-authentic Patsy's-style pie. The salads are pretty good too.
Dabble in anything called New Southwestern Cuisine at your peril.
re: jonathan gold
T. Cooks at the Royal Palms Hotel on Camelback is very
good. The room is quite attractive and comfortable. I
also thought the service was good. We tried many of
the highly-rated restaurants this past Spring and
found most to be disappointing. I get the sense that
chefs move around quite a bit so it is hard to get a
good feel what may be good or bad because of this
mobility. Do not even try any (so called) Italian
restaurants. I think that T. Cooks would be ideal for
Check out Vincent's on Camelback. l think it's as good
as you'll find in Phoenix at the high end. It's a
successful synthesis of serious French and southwest.
Lisa - I've been here in Scottsdale for almost 7 years
now, and have tried almost every upscale restaurant in
the area. For my money, I'd only recommend going to
Mary Elaine's at the Phoenician resort on Camelback Rd.
For consistency, quality, service, and ambience, they
can't be beat.
I haven't been there for a good
while, but there was a nice little
Mexican seafood place called San
Diego Bay in Guadalupe, the
"Mexican" suburb that's been
swallowed up by subdivisions...it
was in the mini-mall across from
the market (which is also a great
place to pick up freshly smoked
chipotle chilis and great frozen
tamales)...also a good taqueria next
door to REI in Tempe...friends who
went to IACP in April really liked