In New York, Marni and I left no carbohydrate behind. I’ll show you photos next week. You’ll be sick. We came home vowing a life dedicated to chicken and vegetables. Then I went to dinner at The House Brasserie in Old Town Scottsdale to celebrate spring, and to see my friend Shauna, and to enjoy these gorgeous patio nights, and it all fell apart.
You want to go there this weekend for dinner — it’s my new favorite patio in town, and just the place to honor these breezy evenings.
It’s from the team behind The Mission — chef Matt Carter and manager Brian Raab, who always makes you feel as if he’s so happy to see you.
The menu is a little Southern, a little American, a little “whatever-Matt-wants,” as Brian says.
We wanted farro salad with arugula and salame, and jerk chicken on Arizona fry bread.
Go, and happy weekend.
P.S. Hayden Flour Mills is up for Entrepreneur of the Year — the company makes those gorgeous flours in Chris Bianco’s pizza and other cool carbs around town. If they win, they get more money to revitalize their old, beautiful building and to feed us. Vote here.