By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
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By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
For those looking for something else besides a burger, there are several by-the-book sandwiches and salads. The grilled cheese with tomatoes on grilled sourdough is satisfying, its cheesy blend of American, Swiss, and provolone making the restaurant's mac and cheese dishes look all the more bland. And if the bacon on the Grayhawk Club isn't overcooked (a recurring problem at CB & C), then this sandwich of turkey, jack cheese, avocado, and tomatoes on grilled sourdough should do in a pinch. The Asian chicken salad, however, should be avoided. The curious handling of the salad's main ingredient — the chicken is more ground than shredded — makes for a texturally disagreeable experience, and limp tortilla strips and an overpowering thick peanut sauce make this dish one I would expect from the likes of Applebee's.
If the well-heeled locals and North Scottsdale families who frequent Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers are finding fault with some of the restaurant's fare, they don't appear to be complaining. The bright and comfortable room with its TVs, patio, and classic rock make for an inviting neighborhood hangout. Perhaps the novelty is succeeding in masking, at least for now, a menu of inconsistent food.
20831 N. Scottsdale Road, 117
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Region: North Scottsdale
Until Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers improves its offerings or pares down its menu to focus on what really works, I'll be enjoying my cold one closer to home, and with a cheeseburger I can trust.