A Fairway burger is nothing special for $6.50. It is juicy, but not medium rare, as I had requested.
By 1:45 p.m., Joe's is empty. The departing travelers have left for the airport. The restaurant staff begins to reset the tables for dinner. Our waitress is not in sight.
Needless to say, we do not stay for dessert or coffee. My out-of-town visitor clamors to be in the sunshine. I don't blame her. Joe's may seem satisfactory to resort visitors after eighteen holes of Arizona golf, but for the rest of us, I wouldn't recommend a trip.
Eddie's Grill, 4747 North Seventh Street, Phoenix, 241-1188. Hours: Lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday; Dinner, 5 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Joe's American Grill and Bar, Orange Tree Golf and Conference Resort, 56th Street and Shea, Scottsdale, 443-2119. Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. eddie's
As the plebeian name implies, the plan was to simplify. Become less trendy and more basic.
My accomplice owned every album by Alice Cooper. "There he sits, ten feet away. He doesn't know twenty years ago he was a god to me."
Our second course is worse. A shrimp pizza is inedible. The dough is gooey and uncooked. The shrimp are the dreaded bay variety.
Joe's may seem satisfactory to resort visitors after eighteen holes of Arizona golf, but for the rest of us, I wouldn't recommend it.