Bandera - Scottsdale
Part of the Hillside Restaurant Group with locations in Brentwood and Sacramento, Calif. as well as Chicago, Bandera positions itself as a casual neighborhood eatery. This Arizona outpost is located in the heart of the charming Old Town area and boasts the signature exhibition "kitchen in the round," which lets the preparation of every plate take center stage.
Signature Bandera dishes include wood-fired rotisserie chicken, blackened ribeye, and an aged, seasoned prime rib accompanied by seasonal vegetable and mashed potatoes. But dedicated fans of the American-focused restaurant know to start off every meal with the piping-hot skillet cornbread. It's even got bits of cornbread in it.
Other fun highlights include roasted peppers with feta, the emerald kale salad and housemade "Oreo" ice cream sandwiches.