Here are a few suggestions for Phoenix, based on spending a few days there in March of 2006. We liked both lunch and dinner at Steve’s Greenhouse Grille which is located across the street from the Hyatt hotel. It was nice weather so we ate outside both times.
For lunch one day my wife had their onion straw burger and mango tea. I ordered a blackened burger. Both entrees came with fried potatoes that were really, really good. We got our fill on the burgers – they each weighed a half pound.
And for breakfast: we had standard breakfast fare but I have to remark again about their fried potatoes. (Yeah, I know, potatoes are usually so unremarkable.)
And for dinner one night, we at the Arriba Mexican Grille, a place that was highly rated on Dine.com. Good food, reasonable prices, good service, nice decor.
We went for a little walk one morning while looking for a place to eat breakfast. We ate at a place called the Matador Mexican Restaurant, not far from our hotel. We had a great breakfast. My wife ordered their Huevos Rancheros and I had Machaca & eggs burro. Both were very good. The service was fine also.
And during a lunch break at my convention, my wife and I got back together for lunch; again walking around the downtown area. We decided on a fast-food place called Brother s Pizza Express. We weren t starving so we split a calzone; each of us had plenty to eat. Pretty good (but not the best calzone we have ever had).
That’s it for me. Good eating.