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Long Weekend in Scottsdale for First Timers

tlubow | Feb 4, 2011 11:52 AM

My husband, adult daughter and I are coming in on 2/25 for a long weekend from Fort Lauderdale. We're staying at the Fairmont Princess. I've been doing some research on the board and have some options in mind, but I have some questions and need some input. I've tried to be cognizant of distances but please tell me if any of the choices I have below are just too crazy far from where we're staying. The only reservation I have made is at Binkley's on Sat. night. It's quite expensive, but the tasting menu options seem a little more reasonable. Are they recommended?

1. I was looking up Noca online. Do they serve lunch? What is Nocawich? Have you been to the Sunday supper with the fried chicken? Is it good or are we better off going for the regular menu on Friday night?
2. I am totally intrigued by Nobuo at Teeter House but realize that it's far from our hotel. How far is it from the airport? We get in late Friday morning and could go there for lunch before checking in. Alternatively, we are going to the Desert Botanical Garden on Saturday and it doesn't seem as far from there for a lunch. If you say it's just too far, is Roka Akor at all comparable?
3. How is The Mission in Old Town? Do you need a reservation for lunch? Is there anything to see in Old Town or would we go just to eat?
4. Speaking of Old Town, assuming we go to Noca one night and Binkley's the other, would you recommend Cowboy Ciao or FnB for the third? I also took a look at Renegade Canteen, and Metro Brasserie, though we're looking for something a little more Arizona, and a little less French!

Basically, we have 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches (one of which will be In and Out) and 3 dinners. Any assistance you can give me will be appreciated.

Cowboy Ciao
7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Roka Akor Restaurant
7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Metro Brasserie
7114 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Renegade Canteen
9343 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Nobuo at Teeter House
622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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