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Driving SF to Phoenix

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My wife and I are planning on driving from San Francisco, CA to Phoenix, AZ (Sun Lakes, actually) later this month. We'll be in AZ for about a week and are looking for recommendations in the area and fun places to stop along the way.

Thanks!


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Erik Ellestad

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck...

Bernal Heights, SF, CA

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My wife and I are planning on driving from San Francisco, CA to Phoenix, AZ (Sun Lakes, actually) later this month.  We'll be in AZ for about a week and are looking for recommendations in the area and fun places to stop along the way.

Thanks!

EJE,

The restaurants closest to your area:

Kai (Southwestern) at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2003-01-23/cafe.html

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/best2005/dini...uthwestern.html

Cyclo (Vietnamese)

Cyclo - (480) 963-4490 - 1919 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/Issues/2003-02-06/cafe.html

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/best2005/dini...vietnamese.html

If you come before the end of the month, Shinbay is a great choice. You must call to make reservations, because he will order the fish in for you.

http://home.att.net/~shinbay/home/index.html

The rest of my picks are a bit of a drive from Sun Lakes, if you plan on coming in to town check out the thread for my picks.

Good Eating,

Molto E


Eliot Wexler aka "Molto E"

MoltoE@restaurantnoca.com

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Thanks Molto...

My those do sound good.

The sorts of places my wife and I will try to check out if we can get off on my own for a while.

I'm also looking for places that are a little more down to earth. My parents are older and those places are a little fancier than they probably enjoy.

I would love to get to Cyclo, though. I wonder how they feel about Vietnamese? I know they do eat Thai.


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Erik Ellestad

If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck...

Bernal Heights, SF, CA

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Hi Eje-

If your parents like Thai then the flavors at Cyclo will be just fine. There is nothing there that is so exotic as to be unpalatable.

Other good places in Chandler (the south-west end of the valley)

NYPD Pizza: great thin crusts, there are a few locations.

Shimogamo A low-key neighborhood japanese restaurant. The sushi is very good but for those less daring, they have some of the best Pork Katsu I've ever tasted.

Riga Tony's is a local favorite Italian place. The house salad is fantastic, there is a huge menu and portions are good.

98 South is a wine bar/restaurant. They have a great wine list and the menu is inventive but not terribly expensive.

Hope you enjoy your visit! PM me if you have any questions about other to-dos and destination info.

Genny

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Depending on how much time you've got for the trip, I'd suggest that you go through Vegas and hit LOS, and then wander around northern Arizona a bit, driving through Sedona and Jerome.


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