There are plenty of places to eat in downtown Tempe and an ever-increasing number in Phoenix. But the stretch between the two cities remains a bit of a no-man's-land. That's why we're glad to have The Stockyards. There's not an ounce of hipness in this old-school steak house, and that's just fine, because we're here to eat. The service is lovely, the booths are comfy, and the menu is straightforward, with a soup of the day and a selection of salads to suit any midday diner. Feeling hungry? Try a hunk of steak. Feeling adventurous? Try the calf fries. Just don't say we didn't warn you.