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Scottsdale - 18 Degrees at the Ice Den

Poerz | Oct 6, 2009 03:11 PM

Stopped by for lunch today making my second visit in a week. First of all, if you saw this space as Peter Piper Pizza you would never believe it could turn into this. I'm not even sure how to describe it but there are lots of flat screen televisions - some tables even have their own - great views of the ice, a really nice bar and lounge area and lots of games including a nifty computerized video golf simulator.

For my first meal late last week I sat at the bar and ordered a Cheesesteak. There must have been someone back in the kitchen just waiting for me to order a Cheesesteak because it was in front of me in minutes. As my side dish I tried the slaw which had a bit of horseradish in it and was quite tasty. The Cheesesteak was excellent. One of the best I've had and came complete with Cheese Whiz. Big portion of high quality meat, peppers and a great roll.

Today I had the French Burger. The server explained that all meat is ground in house daily and is a "secret" combination of meats. It's served on an English Muffin and topped with onion strings and Bernaise sauce. Definitely a top notch burger. Accompanied by matchstick fries that were great but way to big a portion.

Lots more people today than last week and the food that I saw looked great and seemed to come out of the kitchen very quickly.

They have salads and a few other items but the backbone of this menu is burgers, pizza and appetizers. It's bar food but it's very, very good bar food and not really in a bar atmosphere (even at the bar).

Aaron May's rep is to use top shelf ingredients even in basic dishes. If a few meals prove anything, he is defintely doing that here.

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