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summer dining deals 2013?

In previous years there have been some great dining deals in the valley. So far I have only found something at The Stockyards. Anyone know of any others ...thx for any help ....

Jun 27, 2013
kazer4 in Phoenix

Pasta Bar CLlosed????

I just tried to call the Pasta Bar in Phx. Message said the number was not in service. I wanted to see if they made reservations. I've never been and it's on my bucket list. I hope this isn't another business to take a hit in the economy in Phx.

Mar 29, 2011
kazer4 in Phoenix

attire at Roaring Fork (Scottsdale, AZ)

I am joining several friends tonight for our 1st time at the Roaring Fork. We are not sure what the attire is?? Someone read to wear business casual but we're wondering if this could mean dress jeans or dress shorts?? If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated. Also if you have a favorite dish to recommend?
Thanks,

Jul 11, 2009
kazer4 in Phoenix

Disaster @ Dooby's in Mesa

Recently I attended a dinner party at Dooby's for which we had reservations. It was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had and feel compelled to share. The service was unbelievable as it took more than 30 minutes to get to us so we could order and bring the complimentary pita bread ( served dry). About 45 minutes later they started serving our goup of 20 their entrees. It was another 45 minutes before the last person in our group was served. The chicken kabob I was served was dry and just chikcen and rice - no veggies and very bland. To be fair, I must say the small slather of hummus on the plate was tasty but by then the pita bread was totally dried up. Everyone in our group tried to be gracious to not offend the host & hostess who had planned the party. To compensate for our poor service, the manager offered to bring some complimentary wine as everyone in our group was drinking wine. They brought 1 BOTTLE OF WINE TO SERVE 18 PEOPLE!! That was another joke, one swallow per person. Then when we were finally allowed to leave this torture chamber, we had to go to the cash register while the cashier tallied your bill in her head as you verbally told her what you had ordered. Two couples had to correct her as they had a rough estimate in their head and she was $20 high ( she said the register wasn't working yet). To top this off, one person discovered the next day, their credit card had been charged 3X for their meal. Dooby was apoligizing to everyone as they left that they were in a new location and all his equipment hadn't come in yet. If they weren't equipped to entertain a large party, don't accept the reservation. NO ONE in this group will ever go back to this establishment.

Aug 24, 2008
kazer4 in Southwest

Eats near Chase Field Phx

Need to grab a casual dinner before Diamondback game this weekend. Any suggestions out there. I checked for previous posts and couldn't find any - maybe I didn't put in the right key words as I'm sure others have needed input. Any whooo I would love some ideas as I HATE to eat in the ballpark.....Thx

Jun 12, 2008
kazer4 in Phoenix

Mesa AZ

Breakfast & lunch are a must at Crackers & Co. @ 1325 N Greenfield Rd
(NE corner of Brown & Greenfield). Red, White & Brew another must for dinner (u WILL take home leftovers) @ 6740 E Mcdowell Rd (corner NW corner of McDowell & Power Rd. ) Also D'Vine Wine Bar & Bistro @ 2837 N Power Rd (NE corner of McDowell & Power). I frequent all of these often. They all have patio seating if it ever stops raining.

Dec 12, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

ladies lunch in Scottsdale (or surrounding area)

I love Arcadia Farms (in Scottsdale) but want to find another beautiful place to take my friend for a Bday lunch. We like patio seating ( a setting such as Arcadia Farms). I live in Mesa but am willing to drive to Scottsdale or PV. I appreciate any ideas. TIA This board is great and hasn't steered me wrong yet.

Nov 21, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Mariachi band in restuarant

I am looking for a restuarant with a mariachi band. I live in east Mesa but am willing to drive 30 minutes. Any out there in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa or Tempe?

Jul 06, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Places in Mesa, AZ

I can vouch for D'Vine Wine Bar. Ate there last night for the 1st time (been there for wine & appetizers before). We loved their daily specials. I had swordfish which was wonderful. On Sundays they always have a cello & guitar/singer at dinner. I wish we would have on the patio and been there for the 2nd set at 7PM as we couldn't hear the guitar inside. This isn't formal eating but the food is upscale and a unique menu for Mesa! I think the fine dining is next door at Pacific Bay Seafood Co to which I haven't been.
Also LOVE Red, White & Brew but hate the long wait there always. Wish they would take reservations. D'Vine doens't take reservations either.

Jun 25, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Los Sombreros atmosphere

I have a business dinner coming up and was considering Los Sombreros in Scottsdale, Wanted to know how casual the dining is. I would like something semi - formal. My clients don't eat seafood and we don't want to drive too far into N. Scottsdale as we come from Mesa. Thanks for your time.

Jun 24, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Chandler or S. Phoenix dinner $$$

On some restuarant reviews, they rate how expensive the restuarant is from $ - $$$$. I think the Kai is $$$$ and I did check it out. Looks great from the menu. I think they just received some award if I remember reading something about that. But we are going on Sunday and it isn't open. Thanks for the idea.

Jun 20, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Chandler or S. Phoenix dinner $$$

Hi Everyone,
I LOVE this website and appreciate the regulars input. I am looking for a celebration dinner in S. Chandler or S. Phoenix as my son will be heading back to Tucson after the dinner. We live in E. Mesa (NO fine dining here). We prefer not to support chains which is all I remember near the Chandler Mall. I've also seen reference to Rustler's Roost but my experience there years ago wasn't very memorable. Any comments greatly appreciated.

Jun 20, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Eateries in Old Town Scottsdale

Thanks, I did know that but appreciate the heads up.

May 18, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Eateries in Old Town Scottsdale

Several ladies are looking to eat before going to the production "Girl's Night Out" in the Galleria. Any suggestions for restuarants near there or in Old Town Scottsdale. Of course we could always go to Fashion Sqaure Mall.
Thanks,
Arlis

May 18, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Kartchner Caverns/Benson AZ outing

Hi again,
I think I just responded to u about restuarants in Tucson?! Never been S of Tucson before. Where is Feast. Any suggestions for a day trip down there. Our reservations aren't until 3PM. I see there is a festival at the Holy Trinity Moastery. Also wondered about the gardens at the monastery as they brag about them on their website. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks again,

May 02, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

celebration dinner Tucson Az

Thanks for the info. The Primo is booked but I did see Hacienda Del Sol on open table so booked there and the AZ Inn. The AZ inn would be much closer to the university. Do you have a preference between these 2?

May 02, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Kartchner Caverns/Benson AZ outing

We are headed to Katchner Caverns and looking for lunch and dinner places along the way. Any suggestions. Katchner Caverns is located out of Benson AZ

May 02, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

celebration dinner Tucson Az

Would anyone comment on Arizona Inn vs. Starr pass Signature Grill for a graduation celebration dinner. Or another suggestion as I want a formal / great food / $$$ price . Thanks for any suggestions as I am under the gun to get reservations ASAp -- forgot to do this!!!

May 02, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest

Recommendations for Tucson?

Would anyone comment on Arizona Inn vs. Starr pass Signature Grill for a graduation celebration dinner. Or another suggestion as I want a formal / great food / $$$ price . Thanks for any suggestions as I am under the gun to get reservations ASAp -- forgot to do this!!!

May 02, 2007
kazer4 in Southwest