Hi everyone -
My family and I are converging on the Phoenix area in a couple weeks - we rented a condo in what i've been told is "east Tempe" - near the freeways. I'm looking for some chowish places to eat where we can avoid alot of traffic or can get good take out to bring back to the condo. Have a 18 month old son which means - lunches out, early diners or bringing in food.
We love interesting food - stuff we don't get much in Seattle (so don't need alot of asian recs unless there's someplace just really great). Love mexican, new mexican, middle eastern, delis, GELATO (finally i can eat it someplace where it's warm out!), breakfast spots (my son is up at 5am), good coffee. Will head into PHX for navajo fry bread (the place not far from the Native American art museum) for sure.
I've been perusing the board, and have found the following - please add and comment...
Blue Adobe Grill - Mesa
Carlsbad Tavern - Scottsdale (will probably choose b/t these two for a dinner w/o the child)
Kabab Palace - Tempe
El Pollo Supremo
Grill El Quetzel
Whole foods for gelato - tempe
Lombardo's in tempe marketplace (gelato)
Need more recs for sure - thanks in advance!