The Downtown Phoenix Partnership unveiled the second annual Downtown Dining Guide Wednesday at the recently opened Westin Phoenix Downtown. It was a chance to graze on offerings from six downtown restaurants and learn about what's up next for the downtown dining "district," ambitiously dubbed "Arizona's Urban Heart" after the name Copper Square never quite caught on.
Promises of Italian fry bread (a "new take" on pizza) and fine Asian dining were made over chicken Cuban bocadillo from Province, yellowtail sashimi from Nobuo at Teeter House and peach cobbler from Karim's Cobbler Shop and Deli .
Learn about Strand Urban Italian and Silk Asian Chop House -- opening in the fall -- and more, after the jump.
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Jimmy Carlin from Maven Hospitality Group announced plans for two projects opening this fall at Cityscape. The Strand Urban Italian ( target opening for October) is a fast casual concept -- "hip, stylish, think Milan," featuring frozen cocktails, a twist on pizza (as Italian "fry bread"), salads, pasta, and zeppoles (deep fried pastry).