|We have a tradition of kicking off vacation with a shot of Patron. HA!|
I've noticed that a lot of Seattle folks have been heading down to Phoenix lately too. It really makes sense. It's pretty perfect weather there during our worst winter months, around 65-75 degrees and sunny, its a cheap and easy flight, and the desert certainly has its charms. Here are my recommendations from anniversary trip number seven!
Saguaro Hotel, Old Scottsdale
Pizzeria Mozza in L.A. and our own Delancey, in Ballard.
La Grande Orange Grocery
Los Reyes De La Torta
Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room
we just enjoyed this past weekend. Southwest themed food to pair with the Arizona wine - of course!
Sedona. Sedona is a town surrounded by some of the most beautiful red rock scenery anywhere in the world. The town itself is a very typical tourist town and we weren't up for more tchochky. I googled bars with a view or something like that and found this place. It was perfect. We sat out on the patio of the resorts main building, drinking beers and eating a plate of grubtastic nachos that I can't accurately assess because I was so happy sitting in the warm sun, on a cool day, in front of an adobe fireplace, on huge cushy armchairs with red rock views from every angle. They could have been from 7-Eleven and I would have thought they were a revelation. If you're headed to Sedona, spend a minimum of time in the town and find a beautiful resort to relax at and take in the natural beauty.
Thank you for seven eventful, transformative years Zachary Trent Hubert! You are absolutely my best friend, greatest love and finest dinner companion. You will always be my favorite.