There's nothing humble about Humble Pie's pizza crust: Pulled from wood-fired ovens with a light, bubbly texture that crisps at lightly charred edges, it cracks to release a subtle aroma of smoke and yeast. For owner Tom Kaufman, the recipe demanded two months of tinkering and one month of building an underground vault to keep it from prying eyes. Customers tend to think the time was worth it as they bite into delicate slices topped with careful combinations of veggies, meats and cheeses, often locally sourced.
The potato-and-roasted-garlic pizza, for example, happily marries the fragrances of gorgonzola and rosemary. Retaining a botanical touch even on a meat-lover's pie, the Schreiners Sicilian Sausage sprinkles homemade mozzarella with "sprigs of roasted fennel [that] add another aromatic dimension," according to Phoenix New Times.
While the pizza may push some of the other menu items out of the limelight, fresh salads, grilled sandwiches, and traditional and twisted pastas earnestly pine for appetites' affections. The Our Way" Mac & Cheese adds aged white cheddar, italian bacon, and bread crumbs, distinguishing itself from its boxed brethren while forming an equally fun medium for kids' art projects, while wine, beer, and seasonal cocktails pair well with plates and pies alike.
At The Best Ever Subs & More, a Thanksgiving meal isn’t an annual feast. Instead, it’s a sandwich served daily, in the form of a french roll stuffed with oven-roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and crispy onions. Nestled inside Danny’s Gourmet Market, the shop’s entire array of subs—from the Thanksgiving variety to a chicken, brie, and apple sandwich—come filled with the market’s artisanal meats and cheeses, which also top personal pizzas toasted golden brown in a brick oven. The signature gourmet sauce anoints pizzas and sandwiches alike and is dubbed the “best sauce ever” for its carefully balanced blend of garlic and herbs, rather than because the food it touches turns into money. The shop also bakes signature butter cookies, and a portion of its proceeds benefits the Lost Angels Foundation of Hope.
When you stay at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to Estancia Golf Club and Troon North Golf Club. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Golf Club Scottsdale and Grayhawk Golf Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 188 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature double sinks and makeup/shaving mirrors.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and a technology helpdesk. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
When you stay at The Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Scottsdale Waterfront and Camelback Mountain.
Make yourself at home in one of the 326 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature double sinks and makeup/shaving mirrors.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Scottsdale? This resort has 10000 square feet (900 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
A 6.5-pound behemoth of a burrito can really only have one name: the Big Papi. At Papi Chulo's Mexican Grill & Cantina these giants of gastronomy, which were recently featured in Phoenix Magazine, are waiting to be conquered by challengers willing to dethrone current champion Stephanie Torres, a competitive eater who has appeared in the Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship. On the regular menu, Papi Chulo's executive chef combines Mexican tradition with Sonoran familiarity to craft authentic Southwestern dishes with a down-home feel. The staff serves regular lunch specials, Mexican favorites such as chiles rellenos, and breakfast specialties including huevos rancheros and chorizo and eggs.
Inside the spacious dining room, imported Mexican furniture sits below exposed wooden beams bearing wrought-iron chandeliers ideal for illuminating a special meal or supporting the weight of a masked Zorro impersonator. Attended by a sunny wait staff, the bar slings specialty margaritas and happy-hour specials every day that patrons can enjoy indoors or on the outdoor patio in full view of Camelback Mountain. Papi Chulo's also hosts regular events including poker nights on Mondays and live comedy every Friday and Saturday night in the Speak Easy Lounge located inside the restaurant.
Fran Mancuso got her first job in the restaurant industry when her family opened an italian-ice shop in 1969. The 14-year-old Fran did her schoolwork between tables, but those shifts led her to a lifelong career. As the dessert parlor became a gourmet Italian restaurant, which in turn became a franchise of restaurants in Arizona and California, Fran moved up the ranks to become the director of operations for Mancuso Restaurants Inc. Bobby's serves the Old-World Italian cuisine that the family has honed for decades in a modern lounge setting that can play host to a lively night out or a romantic meal.
From tables in the two-floor lounge, patrons dig into their Italian-style dinners of natural pork, milk-fed veal, cage-free chickens, and fresh seafood shipped in daily. Crab-stuffed mushrooms whet appetites for housemade gnocchi with veal meatballs and pistachio-crusted lamb chops. The carefully designed interior blends old Hollywood and Las Vegas–style glamour, bathed in red, orange, and blue lights. Guests walk up a curving staircase to enjoy the second-story area surrounded by gauzy curtains parted to grant clear views of a wall covered with portraits of famous musicians named Bob. Live music fills the air nightly with live jazz, R & B, and blues from musicians who genuinely have the blues.