Sunday, September 18, 2016

My Slice of the Pie Pizzeria

On the surface it seems like a pretty standard NY style pizza joint.  But what earns it the extra star is the customer service and the fresh infusion of southwestern flavors into the standard pizza menu.  

The 'Must Try'- The Al Pastor Pizza

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The latest fast casual export from Utah.  As with the other options (Cafe Rio, Cafe Zuppa, Rumbi) it is focused on providing families with large quantities of safe options for a cheap price. Nothing really stands out as exceptional but several sandwiches can serve in a pinch as suitable lunch options.

The 'Must Try'- Disregard your better judgement and get the all you can eat weekend French Toast

Kneaders Bakery and Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stax Burger Bistro

In a field littered with the grass fed flotsam of a hundred failed burger ventures stands out a menu that truly merits a visit.  While most burger joints go big, their slider sized offerings are just the right side and allow you to explore the menu.

The 'Must Try'- Mix and match.  We like the Kobe and Buffalo

Stax Burger Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sushi J

Sort of loud with a cheap karaoke bar feel but don't let the 'also ran' atmosphere dissuade you from some of the freshest and best executed Sushi in the West. Go for the culinary artistry not the scene.

The 'Must Try'- Tough to beat the sashimi lunch

Sushi J Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, June 6, 2016

Fatty Daddy’s

The Fatty Daddy’s Cookie Cup certainly deserves points for creativity with its macaroons and torched marshmallows.  The execution is still inconsistent but, given the enthusiasm of the owners, we see that gap quickly eliminated.

The 'Must Try'- Can't leave here without trying your own version of the cookie cup

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ahipoki Bowl

A welcome addition to our landlocked Valley and it will likely grow an extra star or two once we get more acclimated to the Poke phenomenon. Would like a little more guidance from the staff and maybe a few more garnish options to make it more substantial.

The 'Must Try'- The Poki's what they do

Sunday, May 15, 2016

RNR Gastropub

A tried and true, albeit loud, spot to gather with friends or coworkers and located in a prime spot in Oldtown Scottsdale.  The standard pub fare is hit and miss but there enough items that will even add to your evening.

The 'Must Try'-  Get social with the Dirty Chips

RnR Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Leoni’s Focaccia

Naturally the focaccia is the showcase item here but don't discount the quality meats and cheeses stuffed between the light and savory bread.   Definitely worth the effort of having to deal with the Scottsdale/Shea intersection and worth the added cost of in order to get a truly delicious sandwich.

The 'Must Try'- We dig the soppressata but anything will do so long as it is in between their bread

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sassy’s Cafe & Bakery

Shabby Chic meets the family dinner.  Think of  a poor man's Sweet Cakes Cafe... complete with the sandwiches, cookies, and the scores of women gathering for the lunch and the latest gossip.  Sandwiches above average but man those cookies are something special.  

The 'Must Try'-  The cheesesteak is good but the real reason you are here is those cookies

Sassy's Cafe & Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Great Australian Bakery

The almost identical twin of the Cornish Pasty that is pleasing palates on the other side of Old Town.  The rolls and tarts add a distinctive Australian twist to the concept. Only complaint is that they are a tad small for the price paid.

The 'Must Try'- The Aussie take on the Shepard's Pie

The Great Australian Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato