My family are visiting the Phoenix area in November for a week long family vacation to celebrate my mom's 60th and my sister's 30th birthday.
We are staying in a develepment in the Sonaran Foothills.
Can you please recommend a variety of restaurants -- this is what we're looking for:
-Special restaurant for the celebratory dinners
-Hip / cooler restaurants / lounges that would be good for the fam to hang out in. My folks are pretty cool people and the youngest of our group is 24.
-Less pricey places in the neighborhood that might be fun to go for a quick bite.
I know this is quite a vague request :) so I appreciate any help.
A few other things -- quality of food is of great importance at all levels. We are willing to pay for quality.
We are a mixed bunch -- quasi-vegetarian mixed with big steak eaters; we all love spice though and would be interested in a variety of restaurant types.
The only thing I would say wouldn't be on our list would be straight sushi places -- but other than that anything is up for grabs!
If any of you have particular favorites in Phoenix, Scottsdale etc I would love to know ...