After seeing all the postings for Sol y Sombra and the possibility Aaron May was opening up something at the Scottsdale Ice Den I decided to stop by and find out first hand what was up. There is definitely something up. Some guy named Mike saw me peeking in and asked if I wanted a tour. Wow! It's a long way from finished but it's nothing like when Peter Piper was in the space. Half will be Over Easy which will have tables and bar seating and a patio and the other half is 18 Degrees which sounds like more of a neighborhood place. Some of the bar seating looks out over the ice rink where a hockey game was underway. I'm not a hockey fan but it was very cool watching for a few minutes and I have no problem visualizing myself back there watching with a cold one.
He said the menus were not finished but Over Easy would be very similar if not the same as the 40th street OE (which I love, by the way) and 18 degrees will be a casual grill with really, really good pizza and definitely not the huge tasteless pies from Peter Piper. He expects them to open in about a month but it looked to me like they were a lot further from opening than that.
Anyway, great news and the people from DC Ranch won't have that far to drive either.