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Things To Do In Scottsdale: Restaurants

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Oakley’s 5 Favorite Scottsdale Restaurants

If you’ve always longed for an insider’s perspective of the stunning Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, AZ, there’s no better place to begin living your dream than at Desert Wolf Tours. Offering world-famous off-road ATV tours that take you up close and personal with the most interesting of desert flora and fauna, Desert Wolf Tours has been rated the #1 outdoor activity by TripAdvisor Scottsdale for six years in a row. And when your tour concludes and you turn in your TomCar, continue your adventure at one of Scottsdale top five eateries:

1. Virtu: 3107 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 

Virtu Cafe Scottsdale AZ

Virtue Cafe, Scottsdale

In 2013, Phoenix-based chef, Gio Osso, fulfilled his lifelong dream and opened Virtu inside the Bespoke Inn in Old Town Scottsdale. Featuring a level of Mediterranean cuisine unrivaled in the area, Virtu immediately caught the attention of Esquire magazine and was tagged one of the Best New Restaurants of 2013. Since then, it’s been a satisfying climb to the top of the list of things to do in Scottsdale. If you’re in the mood for an intimate experience in fine dining, make a reservation for one of the twenty-five seats available at Virtu and settle in to enjoy such delicacies as grilled orata or smoked duck.

2. The Mission Restaurant and Lounge: 3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 

The Mission is the go-to spot for a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience in Latin cuisine. Fronted by the talented Chef Matt Carter, The Mission combines an authentic Latin atmosphere with music and mood lighting to create an experience you’ll never forget. When you’re in the mood for the best Chilean Salmon or grilled street corn that Scottsdale has to offer, stop by The Mission Restaurant and Lounge.

3. Roaring Fork: 4800 N Scottsdale RD, Scottsdale, AZ 

Roaring Fork Scottsdale AZ

Roaring Fork, Scottsdale

If you’re in the mood for plain, old-fashioned American cuisine that mimics the hearty flavors of the Old West, head on out to Roaring Fork and enjoy the Roaring Fork Big Ass Burger with fries or the braised beef short ribs. All entrees offered at Roaring Fork are cooked over wood, either over an open-flame grill, by wood fire rotisserie, or roasted in a wood-fed oven. If it’s the flavor of America’s rugged Old West you’re craving, mosey on over to the Roaring Fork.

4. Shinbay: 7001 N Scottsdale RD, Scottsdale, AZ 

Executive Chef, Shinji Kurita crafts the best of Japanese dishes at Shinbay. Nominated for numerous awards including the coveted James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant and Best Chef Southwest, Shinbay is a versatile experience in Asian cuisine. Featuring the famous Chef’s Tasting Course, diners are introduced to a variety of exquisite flavors from grilled to steamed to deep-fried delights. When you’re ready to experience blue shrimp, washugyu beef, or steamed Asari clams with Japanese mushrooms, visit Shinbay.

5. Lamp Wood Oven Pizzeria: 8900 E Pinnacle Peak RD, Scottsdale, AZ

Chef Matt Pilato knows artisan pizza. And when you stop by the eatery that’s affectionately known locally as Lamp’s Pizza, you’ll be treated to a menu that includes nearly 20 different varieties. Together with wife, Lindsey, Matt has been crafting some of the areas best pies since 2011. When you’re looking for pizza in the Scottsdale area, give Lamp’s gourmet menu a try.

Crank up that appetite by starting your day off with one of Desert Wolf Tours #1 ranked ATV rental tours!

So the next time you find yourself in the Scottsdale area, remember that adventure begins at Desert Wolf Tours, and it ends at any one of a number of top-rated eateries in the area. Book your Scottsdale vacation today.

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