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BEST ALTERNATIVE TO MALL FOOD Phoenix 2007 - Olive & Ivy

Olive & Ivy

Olive & Ivy

7135 E. Camelback Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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The food court at Fashion Square is good for a quick, cheap bite when our blood sugar plummets from too much power shopping. But sometimes, we'd much rather walk a little farther (just beyond the Nordstrom parking garage) and spend a little (or a lot) more for a chi-chi meal at the stylish Olive & Ivy. The bustling, see-and-be-seen atmosphere is pure entertainment, a slice of European-style cafe culture amid the man-made, only-in-the-desert, canal-side complex called the Scottsdale Waterfront. No offense to the pizza and cheese steak purveyors at the mall — we've eaten at those places plenty of times — but if we get a chance to dine on roasted garlic, tomato and pesto flatbread, housemade tagliatelle, or sweet potato agnolotti with Mandarin glaze, we're gonna pounce on it like a crazed shopper at a clearance sale.
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JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester
JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester

That is, if you're stylish enough for them. The one time I went there I ogled the gelato case for two minutes and the little twits behind the counter were more interested in their conversation than, heaven forbid, work.

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