Roaring Fork - Scottsdale - Excellent. Had the filet, was perfect. My husband had the catfish, thought is was wonderful. My mother-in-law had the salmon, thought it was good, but liked everyone else's better. Service was excellent. The only down side was the margarita, very ordinary. The wine with dinner was a much better choice.
Los Sombreros - Tempe - Also very good. A bit spicy for my in-laws (what isn't apparently), but they were able to order toned-down food. My husband had the lamb adobo (it was spicy, flavorful, and all around good). I had the carnitas, which were fine, but I would make another choice next time, we make such good carnitas at home. My mother-in-law had the chile releno (liked it, thought it was a bit spicy, my husband thought it was one of the better ones he has ever had). My father-in-law got a chicken dish w/ sauce on the side (too spicy), and while he liked it, it was basically marinated grilled chicken b/c he had toned it down so much. (what a pain it is to eat with those two, but that's another story).
Blue Sage - at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort -
we had the breakfast buffett (stayed there, too, nice place, too far away from Tempe & the Fiesta Bowl for me, but part of the package deal). Very nice spread, good service. Didn't order anything off the menu or other than breakfast, so don't know about the rest.
Rockbottom Brewery - good pub food, we picked it as a convenient meeting place (Desert Ridge Marketplace?) before the game.
Hot Dogs at Sun Devil Stadium - not the best I've ever had, but we were starving, and the game made me forget all about them! Go Bucks! National Champions!
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