First Taste

Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar in Scottsdale: Oysters, Salads, and Housemade Ricotta for Dessert

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. 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).

Restaurant: Twisted Grove (formerly Twisted Root) Location: 8220 North Hayden Road Open: Almost a month Eats: American Price: $25+/person

With Wally's American Pub and Grassroots Kitchen and Tap, chef Chris Collins mastered the art of opening and operating a neighborhood restaurant. The ingredients are pretty simple: a menu that's safe but feels fresh, service that's casual and friendly, and an atmosphere that makes your clientele feel at ease.

And knowing of his other restaurants' success, it should come as no surprise that Collins' latest endeavor also delivers all three of those things.

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Lauren Saria
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