TRAVEL THERE: FOODIE FUN
Well, there we were in Scottsdale, running around the Kierland Commons like 9 PM is the usual time we head out to dinner. Only it’s not. We’ve just crashed a private party at Anticus and now we’re going to have dinner. Not our usual travel experience, at all, but I’ll take it.
It’s hard to go wrong with us if you are serving Italian. At NORTH, there were no missteps and we fell in love.
We were greeted at the door by a charming, attractive hostess. She led us to a table with a great vantage point. We could see the kitchen peeking through the stacked dishes and hanging pots. We could see almost the whole restaurant and I could even see the action on the street from my side of the table.
Our waiter was a nice guy who was ready and willing to chat about the menu. I know we had delicious crusty bread with olive oil, but I forget what the entree was. We couldn’t have gone wrong if we wanted to. All around us we saw delightful servings of Italian food and people were obviously thrilled with what they were eating. However, I can’t remember exactly what we had.
We’d had enough free wine to be very relaxed and the service was also VERY relaxed, but that’s not a complaint. The place was busy and we were having a great time.
I interrupt this travelogue to tell you something exciting. We may have discovered NORTH in Scottsdale, but on a recent ramble through Uptown Dallas, we found out there’s a NORTH here, too. Our Sunday afternoon goal was to find a rooftop bar and pretend the pandemic wasn’t boring us to death. Instead, we found a sort of food mall tucked on the second story of a high rise and there it was, a NORTH! Plan A was ditched and we immediately made our way to their patio seating. Great afternoon!
Meanwhile, Back in Scottsdale
Sorry, about that! I just couldn’t resist. We loved our Scottsdale visit to NORTH and are so happy it’s available to us here in Dallas. We also found out there is one in Plano. So, we’re happy about that, but back to Scottsdale.
At the end of the meal we were happy we had a bit of a stroll back to our parking spot and that was a good thing. The Commons was still hopping. Stylishly dressed patrons of all ages strolled back and forth and in and out of local hangouts. The most popular place was Shake Shake which had a sort of backyard scene as their front yard. Happy families eating burgers and sipping shakes dominated the area.
We found our car and headed back to the Westin. In spite of my nap I was seriously ready for bed. The next day promised to provide the highlight of my travels, but it would be later in the day. Come next week week and see how we spent the next morning.