Saturday, September 29, 2007


There are some restaurants around Phoenix that all us self-described Foodies/Chowhounders know about. Ever since moving to Phoenix a few years ago, I've been hearing about Pizzeria Bianco and it's acclaimed pizzas. As famous as it's pizzas is the 2+ hour wait to get in on any given night. This has been the primary reason I've never tried it. However, if you can get a party of 6-10 people together, you can make reservations for 5pm, 6:30pm, or 8pm. At one of our recent dinners with some fellow CHers, someone suggested we get some folks together, set a date and get a reservation. After waiting for them to reopen after their later summer vacation, I was able to get enough people and finally secured a date a few weeks from now for us to go. Can't wait.

One restaurant that has been on my radar for a while is Kai at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Chandler. It's been reviewed by many publications and bloggers recently and it's only whetted my appetite for it even more. Generally considered one of the top two places currently in the Phoenix area along with Binkley's in Cave Creek, it's also one of the most expensive. Since Tara and my birthdays fall very close together, we decided to forgo our traditional buying birthday for each other and pool the money for a single trip to Kai. I made the reservations for that trip this week as well. Unfortunately that is still a bit over two months away. My stomach is growling just thinking about it. Of course, the bacon currently cooking in the oven isn't helping with that either. :)

1 comment:

Andy said...

Yum - Bianco and Kai - two of my favorites! Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere at both.

Re Kai - if you haven't already, be sure to let them know that you are celebrating birthdays...

Here's my review of Kai: