A girl’s night out is in order in South Scottsdale thanks to the opening of the contemporary-glam Avalon. The stylish dining room is decked out in raised booths, wing-back chairs, lovely custom-made ceramic flooring and eye-popping light fixtures. Though the design is irresistible, Executive Chef Travis Watson’s fare is equally alluring.
In the past few months, the Phoenix dining scene has been on the rise, in part thanks to the casual and contemporary District American Kitchen & Wine Bar.
As many of my friends can attest to, I love a good happy hour. Why? Well, besides saving money, I love the fact that I can go out and have a good time after work on a Friday, but still be home by 8 p.m. and up bright and early hiking Camelback Mountain on Saturday morning. It’s the perfect social solution to avoiding the hangover and waking up with a large receipt from a late night out. Now what I DON’T appreciate are bad happy hours. And by bad, I mean happy hours that end at 5:30 p.m. (um, that is when they should start) and happy hours that are only Monday though Thursday (I think it’s very sneaky to not have it on Friday evenings, when...
Those still mourning the loss of Mary Elaine’s at The Phoenician can finally see the silver lining: The space is now home to J&G Steakhouse, renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s tempting new dining treasure.
Want the Taj, in Tempe? A touch of Indian culture in the Valley? India Plaza—“Where India Comes Alive!” offers this in a spectacular two-acre complex at 1872 E Apache Blvd. in Tempe—the largest Asian center along the METRO light rail route.