We love the spa treatment, but as Food Critic Michele Laudig points out in this week's Cafe column, apples and cucumber water do not satisfy us to the same degree as an hour-long massage. Luckily there are a few Phoenix spas that cater to our tummies.
Michele Laudig on feasting at spas:
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Some of these spots will actually feed you -- for a price -- between your facial and your full-body massage. Sprouts, at Camelback Inn, is the best one I've found so far. It's a full-service restaurant just past the spa lobby, with plentiful seating and a long counter facing a wall of windows. From there, you can see lush desert landscaping, a glimpse of mountains in the distance, and robe-wrapped spa goers sitting by the pool. The service is welcoming and professional, and the atmosphere is airy and relaxed. Even if you're not getting a treatment, you can still stop by for a bite...full story