By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
Too many of the entrees were flawed. Take the chicken and dumplings, where the dumplings were adequate, but the gravy not as thick or as flavorful as it should have been; or the tuna noodle casserole with egg noodles and breadcrumbs, but no cheese?! Like they say in Wisconsin, the cheese makes the hot dish. The beef stroganoff? Needed more sour cream. And the signature ZuZu burger? Oddly dry, and on a stiff, slightly stale-tasting bun.
6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Region: Central Scottsdale
480-421-7999, »web link. Hours: Breakfast, 6 to 11:15 a.m. daily; Lunch and dinner, 11:30 a.m. to midnight daily. (Limited menu available in the lounge from midnight to 2 a.m.)
Save for the root beer float and the huge, decadent piece of devil's food cake, the desserts seemed off their mark. The meringue on the lemon meringue pie was flatter than Kevin Spacey's toupee in Beyond the Sea. And the apple pie with a slice of melted Tillamook was passable, but why melt the cheese and leave the pie itself cold? Bizarre. But then, most Scottsdale chicks look oh-so-hot at first, but leave you dissatisfied in the end. Why should this Valley Ho be any different?