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Scottsdale's Pink Pony is a disappointment

Sherri | May 5, 201505:29 PM

The Pink Pony has been a Scottsdale fixture since the Truman years. Filled with baseball memorabilia, my younger brother loved a special treat meal there - good burgers, steaks, etc. very 'old school' but in a good way. Yes, it's had ups and downs, finally closing several years ago.

On a rare trek through downtown, touristy Scottsdale, my husband and I decided to give the new Pink Pony a try. I gushed about my fond memories as we were greeted by the new owner who assured us that it was a much-improved PP. We were seated on the patio on a lovely day. It took quite a while for our waiter to arrive with menus. There were two other occupied two-tops on the patio. When he finall reappeared, we gave our order, explaining that we had a time deadline. My husband chose the umami burger rare ($15) and I opted for the chopped salad ($12)More than 20 minutes passed, water and iced tea arrived. More time passed. When our food finally arrived, his burger was was cooked well past medium on the way to well-done. It was too late to send it back so we pressed on. My chopped salad was OK except for the tired greens underneath. With tip, our bill was $38.

There was a hostess who passed through the patio, smiling but not dong anything that I could see. The owner/manager disappeared after the initial greeting. Whether our waiter was solo or not, we don't know because we never went inside.

It was a disappointing experience and one we are not likely to repeat.

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