Last Night at AZ Wine & Dine: Balsamic-Braised Short Ribs, Salted Caramel Chocolate Lollipops, and Much More
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A few bites were a real let-down. Nothing was completely inedible, but it's always a shame to get excited about a favorite -- like crab cakes -- only to be disappointed. That's what happened with Relish Burger Bistro's sliders, and it also happened with Arizona Grand Resort. I rushed to their booth to get a (bland) banana mousse tower and was doubly excited when I heard that they also had crab cakes. Too bad they were a little cold and lacked flavor, and the texture was off. I expected to wolf down that crab cake, but I couldn't consider a second bite. And while Little America Hotel's Seven Seas Ceviche was good, it was really forgettable. The cream cheese blackberry brownies were a little better, but they were blown out of the water once I tasted cheesecake at Tanzy.
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Of course, there were a few things I was unable to try. Two in particular that I wish I'd tasted were Prado's cioppino, which I noticed many people enjoying, and Talavera's Alaskan halibut. I overheard two women say, "Oh, that's the halibut someone told us we must try!" so it must have been worth waiting in line for (but by that time I was stuffed). Despite having too many options and not enough room in my stomach, and despite the few disappointing tastes, overall it was a successful event. There was plenty of standing room, and elbowing was kept to a minimum. The weather was perfect, there was enough food and drink to go around, and everyone looked to be enjoying themselves.
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
5401 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ