7 Diamondbacks Players Share Their Favorite Places for Eats and Drinks in Metro Phoenix

Spring training is in season, and if you're wondering where to find the players, we've got a few ideas.
Spring training is in season, and if you're wondering where to find the players, we've got a few ideas.
Lauren Saria

Spring training brings plenty of visitors to the Valley -- we're talking about baseball fanatics and players from around the league. Everyone wants a piece of the action (and the weather) and, of course, you can't participate in all the activity without also indulging in some of the Valley's restaurants and bars. If you're wondering where the players like to eat and drink -- and where you might catch a glimpse of one or two -- we've got the answer.

See also: - 15 Metro Phoenix Restaurants to Visit During Spring Training 2013 - 15 Phoenix Restaurants for Spring Training 2013 (Slideshow)

Find out which D-back can't get enough of the Mission's streak tacos and where Texas-boy Paul Goldschmidt goes to get a fix of his hometown eats. And for single ladies, we've got the scoop on where one the Valley's most eligible bachelors likes to hang out (and take his dates).

John McDonald Infielder

Favorite Restaurant: Proof at the Four Seasons

"We went to Sushi Brokers last night and that was pretty good. But you know what? Proof at the Four Seasons -- that's awesome. The windows are open to the outside and they've got dark big wooden tables. It's not fine dining, but the food is good. I got the beer-can chicken and it was really good."

Favorite Bar: Dos Gringos

Brad Zeigler Pitcher

Favorite Restaurant: Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse

"[I like the] filet Mignon and butter cake."

Daniel Hudson Pitcher

Favorite Restaurant: Mastro's Ocean Club

Favorite Bar: Firehouse

"I guess I've been there the most, but I'm not a big nightclub guy, anyway."  

Rudy's BBQ, a favorite spot of Texas-native Paul Goldschimit
Rudy's BBQ, a favorite spot of Texas-native Paul Goldschimit
Shannon Amour

Paul Goldschmidt Infielder

Favorite Restaurant: Rudy's BBQ

"I've gotta go with Rudy's BBQ, because that's my favorite place to get Texas food out here. It's cheap. It's just like picnic tables. You don't get plates. You're like, 'I want a half pound of brisket and a sausage link and some potato salad . . .or whatever.'"

Favorite Bar: RnR

"Ra Sushi and RnR are good for Happy Hour, but RnR gets crowded during spring with a lot of Giants fans."

Wade Miley Pitcher

Favorite Restaurant: The Mission

"I love the carne asada tacos -- the steak tacos -- I can eat, like, six of them at a time."

Eric Chavez Infielder

Favorite Restaurant: J. Alexander's

Favorite Bar: Zipps

"You know, I like the Zipps bars because they have shuffleboard -- and I've got a shuffleboard in my house."

Casey Wilcox
Director of Player & Media Relations
(and one of the 16 most eligible Phoenicians)

Favorite Restaurant: Olive and Ivy

Favorite Bar: Coach House

"That's good, old fashioned fun, right?"

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Related Locations

The Mission

3815 N. Brown Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Old Town Gringos (formerly Dos Gringos)

4209 N. Craftsman Court
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Zipps Sports Grill

8380 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258


Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse

6991 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Rudy's Country Store & BBQ

3737 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Mastro's Ocean Club

15045 N. Kierland Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace

7135 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Coach House

7011 E. Indian School Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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