Hey, all thanks for the good info. on AZ dining.
We had a fantastic dinner at House of Tricks in Tempe on Friday night. I had a special of Ono with macadamia nut crust served over blue corn polenta w/chili-honey sauce. I would highly recommend it!
Had really good pizza in Old Town Scottsdale at Patsy Grimaldi's (red, w/mushrooms) and at Magpie's in Tucson (spicy pesto w/sliced tom and mozz). Excellent dinner at Wildflower's in Tucscon (app: grilled artichokes w/mustard dip; entree:lemongrass scallops served with forbidden rice and pea pods). Gelato at Frost in Tucson (next to Wildflower's).
Lots of good options, hoping my next visit happens soon!