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Comin' to Phoenix for the weekend...

boagman | May 12, 200808:28 PM

...and want to know some chowish places to eat!

There are going to be three of us (1 chowhound and 2 non-chowhounds, but who still recognize good food), and we're comin' to town to watch the Detroit Tigers *attempt* to beat down the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I know, I know...with the way the two teams are playing, it's pie-in-the-sky-type thinking, but hey: I'm a life-long Detroit-area guy, and we need to be true to the home team.

Speaking of pie, I fully expect you Phoenixians/Phoenixites/PatheticCoyotesFans to help me out with where to eat. And yes: I'm asking you to be kind and ignore the above hockey commentary. ;)

We're going to be in town for *all* of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (gettin' in early on Friday, catching the red eye home around 2AM Monday morning), so good suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner would be appreciated. All different types of food are welcomed and desired, but alas, we don't want to break the bank for any one particular meal, so the high end stuff is probably out. Sure, include your single best high-end place, but it's doubtful that we'll try it...I'd be up for it, but they probably wouldn't, you know?

So, in short: reasonably-priced places with different types of food (be it ethnic or American or fusion or interesting local fare or whatever) at different times of the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night) would all be very welcome. Our hotel will be relatively near the baseball stadium (so I'm told), but we will have a rental car as well, so driving isn't a major-league problem...just nothing too far away (I'd say 45 minutes would be pushing it too far, more than likely), as I'll probably get objections from the other two.

I am *trying* to make this a chain-free trip if possible, so help a brother out! Bonus points if you can recommend some *truly* good, honest, and affordable barbecue, as we're all fans.

Thanks so much in advance! And I'm sorry for the wordiness...I'm excited, as this is my first out-of-state vacation in a number of years! I hope I like it this time around, and we'll try to leave your fair city in better condition than when we arrived!

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