Scotts­dale: Down­town

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5TH & WINE Amer­i­can. So­cia­ble ap­pe­tiz­ers, mod­er­ately priced com­fort food and an am­bi­tious wine pro­gram. www.5thand­ 7051 E. 5th Ave., 480.699.8001. Scotts­dale Map G5

AR­CA­DIA FARMS CAFE Amer­i­can. This rus­tic hide­away with a down­town ad­dress has long been a destination for “ladies who lunch”— per­haps for the lump crab cakes and berry sal­ads, per­haps for the fo­liage and foun­tain noise that con­ceal great gos­sip.­ca­di­a­farm­ 7014 E. 1st Ave., 480.941.5665. Scotts­dale Map J3

ARIDUS WINE COM­PANY A Scotts­dale tast­ing room for a Will­cox-area (south­ern Ari­zona) wine­maker. 7173 E. Main St., 520.954.2676. Scotts­dale Map K4

AZ/88 Amer­i­can. This up­scale city tav­ern isn’t vis­i­ble from any street, but art-world cognoscenti and mar­tini con­nois­seurs have a way of find­ing it. In­side a glass box on the perime­ter of Scotts­dale’s Civic Cen­ter, nicely ap­pointed burg­ers, sal­ads and sand­wiches are dished. 7353 E. Scotts­dale Mall, 480.994.5576. Scotts­dale Map K7

CIT­I­ZEN PUB­LIC HOUSE Amer­i­can. Most in­gre­di­ents are proudly iden­ti­fied by their ranch, farm, state or na­tion of ori­gin on this menu, and their com­bined ef­fect is in­tel­li­gent, hearty, and much-in­clined to com­bin­ing with cock­tails. Solid stand-outs in­clude cherry-sauced ribs with parsnip puree, smoked duck with spiced pis­ta­chios, and chef Bernie Kan­tak’s orig­i­nal chopped salad. www. cit­i­zen­pub­li­c­ 7111 E. 5th Ave., 480.398.4208. Scotts­dale Map G4

COW­BOY CIAO Con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can. Thought­ful, play­ful small plates, sal­ads and en­trées, and a lengthy, long-winded wine list. www.cow­boy­ 7133 E. Stet­son Drive, 480.946.3111. Scotts­dale Map F4

CRAFT 64 Pizza. A de­light­ful house retro­fit­ted for a lux­ury linen bou­tique is now a bistro with piz­zas, sal­ads and tons of taps for Ari­zonabrewed beers. 6922 E. Main St., 480.946.0542. Scotts­dale Map L2

CRUST Pizza. By the slice or whole pie, piz­zas here come in two crust depths and typ­i­cal top­pings. Pasta, sal­ads and strom­boli round out the hearty menu, while in­ter­na­tional la­bels dom­i­nate the am­ple wine list. www.crus­trestau­ Lo­ca­tions in­clude: 6989 N. Hayden Road, 480.948.3099. Val­ley Map M19; 4727 E. Bell Road, 602.494.1000. Val­ley Map I17

DON & CHAR­LIE’S Steak. A fix­ture since 1981, with celebrity car­i­ca­tures, sports mem­o­ra­bilia, and Chicago-style ribs and chicken, chops and steaks.­nand­char­ 7501 E. Camel­back Road, 480.990.0900. Val­ley Map O18

FARM & CRAFT Health Food. Lo­cated in down­town Scotts­dale and of­fer­ing healthy and sus­tain­able food in a com­mu­nity-style at­mos­phere for breakfast, brunch, lunch and din­ner. Menu op­tions in­clude gluten-free and veg­e­tar­ian, and items are or­ganic. Head to the bar and en­joy or­ganic spir­its, lo­cal beers and wines on tap, and cold pressed cock­tails and Kom­bucha drinks. www.ilove­far­mand­ 4302 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.568.8980. Scotts­dale Map F5

THE HERB BOX Café. Gar­den-goodie piz­zas, sand­wiches and sal­ads, and healthy meals. www.the­herb­ The Shops at SouthBridge, 7134 E. Stet­son Drive, 480.289.6160. Scotts­dale Map E5; Mar­ket Street at DC Ranch, 20707 N. Pima Road, 480.289.6180. Val­ley Map H19

KY­OTO JA­PANESE RESTAU­RANT Sushi. A Val­ley sta­ple since 1982, Ky­oto is now re-opened after a brief clo­sure to the de­light of its ded­i­cated fol­low­ing. The sushi of­fer­ings range from tra­di­tional to cre­ative, and diners are also fond of the tep­pan ta­bles, where tep­pa­nyaki is served by en­gag­ing chefs. 7170 E. Stet­son Drive, 480.990.9374. Scotts­dale Map E5

MARCELLINO RIS­TORANTE Ital­ian. This grace­ful hus­band-wife op­er­a­tion in­tro­duces skeins of spe­cialty pas­tas at the com­mence­ment of ev­ery din­ner, and fol­lows through with an equally in­trigu­ing se­ries of plates and pre­sen­ta­tions. www.mar­celli­noris­ The Shops at SouthBridge, 7114 E. Stet­son Drive, 480.990.9500. Scotts­dale Map F4

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