Scottsdale Category

Cowboy Ciao

In: Old Town Scottsdale, Phoenix, Scottsdale

Four words can sum up Cowboy Ciao, wine, wine and great food. Notice I used the word wine twice that’s because the restaurant boasts an impressive 10,000 bottle wine list!!! It’s simply massive, but can be overwhelming to the average wine drinker. Don’t hesitate to ask the staff for recommendations as they are full of […]

Last Friday night we went to Javinos Wine Bar and Restaurant (which is in Scottsdale near the airpark). They had a $19 special for two lobster tails, asparagus and freshly cut grilled red potatoes – which was enough to get me to go there. My fiance had a personal pizza that was made to order […]

Anyone who is familiar with the area knows that Oregano’s is a valley-wide treasure.  If you can handle the wait which greatly varies given the day, time and specific location, you’ll definitely love the food. The atmosphere is one of a small, casual, intimate diner set in the 40s and 50s.  Unfortunately the music is […]

Stax Burger Bistro

In: Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Stax burger bistro is an awesome little place. It used to be Ibiza cafe back in the day, and is located on Scottsdale road in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. This place is pretty chic and has a cool environment, but isn’t stuffy. The service was ok, nothing stellar, but they might have been understaffed because […]


In: Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Awesome food/drinks and unmatched service make Bandera one of our favorite restaurants in the Valley, let alone the country. They are known for their rotisserie chicken, but everything on the menu is worthy of praise. This is a great place to take the family, visitors or business associates when they come to town. Definitely recommend […]

Z Tejas

In: Scottsdale, Tempe

Z Tejas serves southwestern style cuisine which seems to be contemporary cross between American and Mexican, but without the traditional Mexican feel. The food is really quite good for a quasi-chain restaurant, with multiple locations and a consistent menu from location to location. I got the diabalo chicken pasta, which is about 1 grilled chicken […]

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