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California Foodie Visiting Scottsdale for Spring Training 2012

singleguychef | Jan 24, 201203:27 PM

Hey fellow chowhounds!

I'm a big baseball fan and I love trying new foods, even doing my own food blog. I'm going to be in the Scottsdale area for my first spring training trip in March. I will be in town for 7 days and will be going to a game every day!

Still, I want to slip in a few choice eating adventures in between, especially at night. I've been reading this board for a few weeks to get some ideas so the following is a few of the places I'm thinking of checking out.

I want to get your feedback to my list, especially when it comes to these criteria:

1) Is this place worth a trip for someone from the San Francisco Bay Area?
2) Does this place require reservations and how far ahead should I make them? If I'm by myself, can I just walk in?
3) Is the attire at these places OK with jeans and a baseball cap, which I'm thinking will be my attire for the week (maybe even shorts depending how warm it gets)?

And just for some location information, I'm staying at the Wingate by Windham at North 87th Street in Scottsdale. I'm visiting by myself for the first part of my trip, and then later part a buddy is joining me. (For the time when I'm with my buddy, I'm looking for places that are easy walk-ins so we can make decisions depending on how we feel that day.)

I'm going to games by the Giants, A's, and Cubs, so that means spending the day at Scottsdale Stadium, Phoenix Public Stadium, and the Mesa stadium for the Cubs. Any suggestions for food around these stadiums will be great as I feel I may be going there early to park but then end up having to wait with nothing to do before the 1 p.m. game start.

And finally, here's my list of places I'm considering:

Binkley's (I actually already went ahead and made a reservations for 1 for this place. Can I go in jeans?)
The Breakfast Club
Chelsea's Kitchen
Citizen Public House
Liberty Market
The Herb Box
True Food Kitchen

I'm also planning to check out the Phoenix Public Market on Wednesday night. I also know that the Devour event is happening the weekend I'm there, but unfortunately I'm going to games during the days and the Devour event is only during the day.

Let me know if I'm missing anything!

Thanks in advance!


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