I’ll be in Phoenix Superbowl weekend and am looking for any of the top restaurants or lounges to go to. Also, anyplace else anyone thinks is worth seeing. This will be my first time there. Thanks. Essentially — It really depends what you are looking for. Blue Wasabi is a good sushi restaurant/martini bar. Grimaldi’s is a good local, sit-down pizza joint. I like Postino Winecafe, House of Tricks, Coup des Tartes for restaurants. The Scottsdale Waterfront is a nice area with lots of restaurants. Westgate is a plaza right next to the Univ of Phoenix stadium with bars and restaurants (Margaritaville, Yardhouse, Gordon Biersch, Sweet O Wine & Chocolate Lounge). Kierland Commons and DC Ranch are nice shoppong areas with restaurants. I do not recommend downtown (usually kind of dead, Cooperstown is cheesy) or Mill Ave in Tempe (usually any shady charcters around there).
With the NBA Lockout no over the Phoenix Suns are set to return to U. S. Airways Center later this month. And the teams return could come soon enough for down. . .