Timo: Happy Hour Report Card

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Nikki Buchanan
Brussels sprout salad
The Spot: Timo, 8801 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602-354-3846, www.timocentral.com.

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The Hours: Happy Hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Nikki Buchanan
Timo's very cool patio

The Interior: Housed in the space that once held the Sunnyslope fire station, stylish Timo ("thyme" in Italian) offers up cozy wine bar atmosphere, thanks to retractable glass garage doors, a flickering wood-burning oven and upholstered furniture, just right for settling in for a long talk with a friend. But this time of year, it's the mesquite tree-shaded, dog-friendly patio that appeals, especially when the nights get cool enough to fire up the enormous fire pit. Like the inside, it's sleek but comfortable. Unlike the inside, it's quiet.

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Corn cakes with salmon and creme fraiche
The Food: Almost everything on the happy hour menu reads much better than it actually is. Best of the lot are moist corn cakes topped with crème fraiche, salmon, capers and a sprig of fresh dill ($5).

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Wood-fired wings
Wood-fired wings with tamarind barbecue sauce sound promising, but they're so soupy with sauce we can't really discern a smoky flavor. And I'm not sure what a tiny bowl of sweet Thai chile sauce is supposed to provide, but it surely isn't contrast ($5).

Location Info


8801 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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