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
In half of the space formerly occupied by the stylish Bonfire Grill, Rehab's surf-minded setting is decidedly flip-flop casual. The colorful, island-like setting (which includes dining area, bar, and outdoor patio) is one we've experienced before: beach cruiser bikes hanging from the ceiling, surfboards lining the walls, and the approachable good-time music of artists like Don Henley and Dave Matthews playing through the speakers.
The staff is as laid-back and friendly as the scene, as well as being incredibly efficient. They're comfortable explaining the dishes and will excitedly tell you why some of them are their favorites; not only refill beverages, but bring cups full of extra ice to ensure they stay cold; and will explain that, currently, there are some not-on-the-menu Mexican-inspired items the owners are experimenting with, but wisely stop short of suggesting them.
7210 E. 2nd St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Region: Central Scottsdale
And whether the jawbreakers replacing after-dinner mints or the hostess hula-hooping outside are simply impromptu fun or more pieces of a larger experiment to one day replicate the Rehab concept remains to be seen. For now, I'm crossing my fingers Rehab's same burger/two sizes idea catches on.