Urban Dining

by Mike Hunter

Hit the streets for lunch and find many options in the “downtowns” of the Valley. From the office, spill out onto the street and voila! There are multiple options of all kinds for that midday meal. Here are our picks, by downtown:

Hanny-InteriorDowntown Phoenix — Hanny’s

Built in the old Hanny’s Department Store location and making full use of that fact is this ultra-urban hot spot for lunch. An extensive menu includes pizzas, grilled meats, salads and desserts. It’s a great bar by night and a “Mad Men” look-alike hang-out for lunch (yes, you may want to enjoy a cocktail …)

40 N. 1st St., Phoenix
(602) 252-2285


ZuZuOld Town Scottsdale — ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho houses this ultra-urban café-style restaurant and lounge that serves innovative, upscale American comfort food and cocktails. The menu includes some old favorites from the ’50s with culinary inspiration for the present day.

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
(480) 421-7997


CuffHistoric Downtown Glendale — Cuff

Here, find comfort food with a Southern twist served in casual digs with a patio and adjoining event space. This is an Old World building with great character and even better food.

5819 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
(623) 847-8890

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