Scottsdale is HOT. So so so so hot. I had a work trip out there and I tried as best I could to get off the conference center property to get a real sense of the food in the area. You can take the girl off the East Coast, but you can't take the East Coast out of the girl. I took public transportation, I walked (although they don't really have many sidewalks), and I sweat. I sweat a lot. I did enjoy some good food, that I could reach from the bus and nearby the hotel. Here goes.
My first meal was a really tasty lunch at Chole's Corner. This little spot is tucked into a strip mall (but from what I saw about Scottsdale, everything is in a strip mall!) with lots of shopping around. They have salads, sandwiches, and great iced tea. I got the Corner Chop and it was fantastic.
This was a great bar and restaurant from the Fox restaurant group. They have a number of places in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area so I wanted to give them a try. Remember how I said that it was HOT in the dessert? Well everyone keeps saying that "it's a dry heat" like that makes 103 degrees in October OK. But they also have these misters everywhere. They dust you with a light mist to cool you off while walking around. I went from love to hate and back to love again.
North, I got the daily special of Panchetta and Roasted Onion Pizza. It was thin crust, tasty sauce and great toppings. I really loved this pizza and if I had more time, I would have gone back to try some other dishes.
My final meal in the Southwest, was the best. Breakfast at Perk Eatery located in...you guessed it...a strip mall. I walked over for breakfast the last day and I was not disappointed.
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