First Taste

Portillo's in Scottsdale: The Happiest Reunion Between Girl and Food

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out and let you know our initial impressions. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

For as long as I can remember, whenever one of my family members goes back to visit my homeland, Chicago, I ask for one thing: Go to Portillo's and bring me back some cheese fries. So calling this a "First Taste" is a bit of a misnomer, as I teethed on Portillo's as a tot.

Restaurant: Portillo's Location: 10574 North 90th Street in Scottsdale Open: One day Eats: Chicago-style dogs, sandwiches, burgers and more Price: $10 per person

See Also: - Portillo's Is Coming to Arizona (and I Am So Flippin' Happy) - Old Dixie's in the Welcome Diner: The Coolest Place You (Probably) Haven't Been to Yet

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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