I promise that I am not purposefully trying to tell you about far-off restaurants this week. But I had a really fun experience last weekend that I just needed to share, especially since the weekend is now upon us. Some friends and I drove out to Queen Creek’s western-inspired San Tan Flat Saloon & Grill to celebrate a friend’s birthday on Saturday evening. He wanted to try something a little different and, let me tell you, this place was truly different. San Tan flat was happening (think of a more family-friendly version of Scottsdale’s Greasewood Flat). The outdoor area was decked out in rustic picnic tables, fire pits dotted the property and country music filled the air (and a band was scheduled to take the stage later that evening). Now, I am not a country music-lovin’, barbecue-grubbin’ kind of gal, but this was such a fun change. My friends and I pulled up to a picnic table and ordered burgers, fries and a really delicious salmon salad and plenty of beers to go around. However, the best part was the dessert: we ordered a s’mores kit, complete with plump marshmallows, chocolate bars (more than we needed, which was a plus) and graham crackers. We took turns gathering around the fire pits and smushing our burnt marshmallows into sweet sandwiches. So, moral of the story: If you are looking for a unique spot to enjoy this delectable weather we’ve been having, maybe a trip to San Tan Flat Saloon & Grill–yes, in Queen Creek–might be in the cards. 6185 W. Hunt Highway, Queen Creek, 480.882.2995. www.santanflat.com.