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Brunch in Scottsdale/East Phoenix?

I really like the Mission. Not really a brunch but excellent mix of food choices for a late morning mid day meal.

Sep 13, 2010
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Best Restaurants Close By Us? (Chandler, AZ)

I love The Deli in Queen Creek. A little off the beaten path and hard to find but very fresh high quality food not terribly priced and very good. Some of the best sandwiches I have had.

Nov 14, 2009
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Phoenix 'Hounds ... who makes the Valley's best chocolate chip cookies?

I really like the chocolate brownie chip cookies at Sweat pea bakery on Jackson. MJ Bread on Roosevelt has a pretty good chocolate chip cookie also.

Sep 25, 2008
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Birthday "Foodie" Gift--Queen Creek..HELP!

I have not tried them myself but in Tempe there is Nothing Bunt Cakes. They do have a website.

Jul 15, 2008
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What to eat in Queen Creek & surr. area?...

In south east Gilbert you have the new San Tan Village center at Williams Field and the 202. Kona Grill just opened. We had a really good brunch at the new Brio Italian Restaurant and we have had several good diners at the Cantina Laredo. There is also a Sushi/Martini restaurant the name escapes me right now. Across the street there are a few more restaurants like Ruby Tuesday and Arriba Mexican just opened on San Tan and the 202 next to Costco. For a really great pizza we love Vito and Nicks II. It is at Queen Creek and Higley. They have a pretty extensive menu not just pizza.

Jul 10, 2008
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Maria Maria Tempe Marketplace?

We ate there for dinner the night after I posted the question. I loved the beef short ribs. They were well flavored, very tender and had no visible fat. My husband ordered the carnitas and after he tasted mine wished he had ordered them also. We also loved the key lime tart. The corn pudding had a great flavor but was a bit on the dry side. We will be going back again. We had great service and considering we were there in the first week or so it was open service and food were very good. My husbands only complaint was too much ice in the margaritas.

Apr 17, 2008
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West of Western - thoughts/your favs

I was not overly impressed. Agree with other posters the addition of the wine made for a better value but I did not have one dish that made me feel as if I had to dine at their restaurant. I think the main problem is a venue without real cooking amenities and the prep ahead issues just take away from the quality. I would also be upset if food had run out had I not arrived early.

Mar 27, 2008
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Maria Maria Tempe Marketplace?

Anyone try this new restaurant yet? Mexican food restaurant owned by Carlos Santana. This is only the second location with the original in Walnut Creek CA. We love mexican food at our house but live in Queen Creek so I am hoping to see some reviews before we make the trek.

Mar 26, 2008
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Tell me about West of the Western

Has anyone attended this before? Can you give me an idea of what to expect and whether or not you feel the cost is reasonable for the experience.

Feb 04, 2008
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Dress code at Chima

We are coming in from AZ for one night pre-cruise. This place really looks great. Do you need reservations? Dress code. That will be a travel day for us so I am wondering how much we will have to change for dinner. If dressy any suggestions for other great casual restaurants. Love excellent food price not an issue but do not want to have to dress up.

Jan 18, 2008
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Great spot for mother/daughter dinner Chandler/Gilbert

My daughter needs a much deserved night out from her two toddlers. Planning on dinner out tomorrow. Would like someplace fun but good food a must.

Jan 09, 2008
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Aunt Lena's Creamery (Chandler, AZ)

Anyone been here yet? I noticed the Food Network did a taping of a show here for airing in the spring. Curious if anyone has tried their gelato. It is at Arizona and Ocotillo from what I understand.

Dec 18, 2007
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Cantina Laredo-Scottsdale

Any reviews on this place? They have the Scottsdale location but a new location is being opened in the San Tan Village-Gilbert which is much closer to our location in Queen Creek. Menu looks good.

Oct 29, 2007
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