Scottsdale's SouthBridge development gets ready for its restaurant debut

An artist's rendering of SouthBridge, soon to be home to seven high-profile restaurants
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If you've attempted (in vain) to find street parking in Scottsdale lately -- especially near Cowboy Ciao, Stingray, and the like -- you might already be familiar with SouthBridge, the still-under-construction condo, shopping and dining complex brought to us by Fred Unger, the man behind Lon's at the Hermosa Inn and T. Cook's at the Royal Palms.

The entire project isn't scheduled to be completed until this fall, but soon, at least some of the scaffolding and barricades will be cleared away for the mid-May debut of THE FOODBAR, the first of seven upscale restaurants planned for the area.

***Important note: I'm not screaming at you -- the restaurant's name really is written in caps.***

THE FOODBAR will be a salad and sandwich kind of place, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to go or to eat in. Allan Schanbacher, formerly the executive chef and food stylist for Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine, has just been appointed as executive chef. His background includes consulting for local restaurants such as Chelsea's Kitchen and Bloom, and working in New York City for Eli Zabar, Dean & Deluca, and others.

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