Cafe Reviews

BRINE TEASERS

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On our way out, I notice several fewer lobsters scooting around the lobster tank. Now there's more of that precious turf they're always fighting to dominate. But not for long, I fear.

The Salt Cellar is back. Don't wait too long before you go below-below sea level to give it a second try. You, too, might be surprised.

Hooters, Arizona Center, 455 North Third Street, Phoenix, 257-0000. Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Sunday.

Salt Cellar, 550 North Hayden, Scottsdale, 947-1963. Hours: 5 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday.

hooters

It is a cheerfully casual place where young, perky waitresses wear skimpy uniforms.

Jody is Hula-Hooping on the patio outside when we're ready for our check. I catch her eye and she comes to our table, breathless.

salt cellar

In the Eighties, the Salt Cellar fell on hard times. People stopped coming. New seafood restaurants opened up.

Picture this: ahi tuna, seared on the outside with Cajun seasonings, rare in the middle, sliced like London broil. It's fantastic.

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Penelope Corcoran