I will be in Phoenix for about a week in November, for a conference at the convention center downtown. I will be staying at the Crown Plaza which I understand is right on the light rail. I'm not planning on renting a car for the week, so proximity to light rail is key.
1. Any good breakfast options? Good coffee (real coffee, not whipped cream fanastical things) is a must, as is some kind of eggs or such. I am NOT a pastry kind of person and the continental breakfast served at my conference is probably not going to cut it for me. any suggestions on a good place where I can linger over a pot of coffee and the paper?
2. I've seen some good threads re: eating dinner alone at the bar, etc - any suggestions specifically that are close to light rail?
3. I am planning to drive out to taliesin one evening, so will need to rent a car for that night only. Any suggestions on dining stops on the way back?