The Stand opened its second location in May in a strip mall near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard, just next to the Harkins Shea 14 movie theater. The new space — which once famously housed Amy's Baking Company — retains a casual vibe, with a bar lining the front wall, and a scattering of tables filling the bright space. In addition to table service, the new location also has a full bar with a strong selection of Arizona craft brews on draft.
On our visit, the Sonoran hot dog stole the show, the thick beef link smothered in bacon, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, and mayonnaise on a griddled-crisp bun ($8.85).
The new Mexican offerings include a lineup of of tacos, charro beans, and a very good street corn lathered in mayo and cheese with a wedge of lime on the side ($4.35).
You'll notice that the prices are a little higher at this location than at the original Stand, but with the higher price tag comes table service and a full bar, making it a nice option for getting your Stand fix in a more refined setting.
The Grande Stand is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.