Eddie Recommends: Indie restaurants

By Eddie Matney


You’re going out to dinner. You should be spanked with a Carrabba’s noodle for eating in a chain restaurant.

Why? Independent restaurants define destinations. They are part of the community. They are charitable.

After all, who would spend $10k in a charity auction for the chef at Applebee’s to cook for them? Nobody. Christopher? Michael? They pull in that kind of scratch for charities that deserve it. Support these guys.

You’ll find the state’s culinary stars supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s upcoming Uncorked and Unplugged event at Desert Ridge Marketplace. And you’ll find the Valley’s best and brightest supporting Make A Wish Foundation. And the Arizona Liver Alliance. And hosting private charitable events.

We local guys give back. And the community embraces us. It’s good food, good karma and good cause. You don’t get the same mojo from Friday’s. Even if they do put together a mean stuffed potato skin.

Chef Eddie Matney is the owner of Eddie's House in Scottsdale.

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