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Our trip to Scottsdale, AZ


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Our trip to Scottsdale, AZ

lisaf | | Mar 22, 2007 12:31 PM

I just returned from a week in Scottsdale and wanted to report back on our dining adventures.

The first night our flight came in sort of late so we had a lite dinner at the Village Tavern in the Gainey Shopping center. Decent food, huge portions.

The next day I had to get my In n Out fix as we don't have them back home. I thoroughly enjoyed my animal style burger and well done fries btw.

Dinner was at Greene House. Our waiter was not the sharpest knife in the drawer so it made things challenging. I started with the argula salad with goat cheese and seasonal fruit had the beef short ribs. My dining companions opted for the mussels and the steak. Our food was fine, but we found the service inattentive and not well informed. Water and iced tea glasses were only refilled after repeated requests. He neglected to mention that there was a new chef and menu when my mother asked about an item she had read about in a old review and why it wasn't on the menu. He said something about it being seasonal. This was a dessert mind you.

The next day lunch was at the ballpark and not chow worthy but fine. Dinner was at El Charro. We sat on the patio and they had a live band. Nice old school prime rib and baked potatoes. Huge portions. The salad was uninspired but fine. And we took home the cinnamon buns for breakfast the next day.

Lunch at AZ88 was tasty. I love their chicken sandwiches. Normally we go at night and partake the martinis but the food is good on its own.

Dinner at Vu was disappointing. Service was a bit snobby yet not polished. The food while tasty was tiny portions for large sums of money. I had the Hawaiian Moi and got probably 3 ounces of fish on top of sliced pineapple for $34. My dining companion had the beef tenderloin and also got about 4-5 ounces of meat and also a tiny scoop of mashed potato. We sat on the patio which had more atmosphere than inside, but unfortunately the gazebo was not open.

Dinner the next night was at Eddie V's. Loved this place. The waiters were pros. I enjoyed the ahi tartare appetizer and a lump crab cake as my entree. My fellow dinners had the surf and turf with filet mignon and lobster, the parmesan crusted sole. For dessert we got a chocolate cake for the table. I didn't try it but it all disappeared.

Our final day we had lunch at Zinc Bistro in the Kierland Center. I had the spinach salad with bacon and poached egg, my dining companion had the french onion soup. It was above average for a light lunch in a mall.

Dinner was deli sandwiches at Goldman's off of Indian Bend before driving to the airport.