For one afternoon each year, Lettuce Entertain You transforms one of its famed eateries into a mecca for brides-to-be, collecting the wares of both local and national retailers. Ladies linger over tables laden with dresses and invitations—categorized into vignettes such as elegant and vintage—as gown experts divulge their wisdom. To avoid being cut out of wedding photos, male counterparts sequester themselves in the Groom's Room, where man-friendly vendors toss out wardrobe and preening tips. Lettuce Entertain You disperses appetizers and drinks from a handful of their own top-rated eateries to prevent patrons from drooling over the dossiers of custom cake.
Few foods are as surrounded by controversy as barbecue. Disputes over the styles prominent in Texas, the Carolinas, and Kansas City can get serious. That's why it is for the best to let professionals handle the delicate art of smoking meats and mixing sauces. At Ribshack BBQ, all of the staples are accounted for, from racks of ribs to pulled pork. These are all accompanied by the requisite greens, coleslaw, and mac 'n' and cheese that one might expect to find in a road-side barbecue joint or lazily written country song. Thanks to a new liquor license, cold beers fuel the chatter that drifts up between bites of food.
An award-winning country-and-western hotspot, Handlebar-J serves up an invigorating menu of steaks, ribs, burgers, and more. Drooping dancers and wilting wallflowers can get perked up by protein thanks to dishes such as the Cattleman Cut, a 16 oz. porterhouse ($29), or full slabs of baby-back ribs ($19) (both served with various sides). Free country dance lessons every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday night (at 7 p.m.) fill the air with rotating fringe, cooling off crisp chef salads ($12) and fanning piping-hot plates of fried chicken, served alongside corn on the cob, french fries, and biscuits with honey ($14). Finish dinner with a piece of chocolate cake ($4) or another round of homemade chili and beans ($10) depending on your dinner's chocolate-to-chili ratio.
Choose your own cut of steak at Scottsdale's Pinnacle Peak Patio.
For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Pinnacle Peak Patio's menu that can cater to your needs.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Bring your whole brood to Pinnacle Peak Patio, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Pinnacle Peak Patio, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Pinnacle Peak Patio in jeans and a hoodie.
Through their catering service, Pinnacle Peak Patio can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
You can also grab your grub to go.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Pinnacle Peak Patio running under $30 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale is home to innovative Mexican fare and an edgy decor.
With Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Getting online is easy with Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale's free and convenient wifi.
Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this restaurant is a pet-friendly place.
Keep it casual at Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
You can also have Distrito at The Saguaro Scottsdale cater your next event.
For an easy walk to the restaurant, diners can park in the neighboring lot where valet is also an option.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, a down-home barbecue joint in Scottsdale.
It s best to save your lighter eating habits for another day, though, as
is not featured on the menu here.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit is a prime location to dine with a group.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Dickey's Barbecue Pit as well.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
The parking lot near Dickey's Barbecue Pit will have you in and out in a jiffy.
When you need great food that is not going to cost an arm and a leg, stop by Dickey's Barbecue Pit.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.