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Nah, we keep those in the kitchen from Thanksgiving though February.

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Ah, my old home town.

Luke's at 16th Street and Indian School Road has excellent sandwiches, it's a dive, but the best Italian Beef sandwich you're likely to find.

Manuel's Mexican Food, several locations (local family-owned chain) has really good food, great salsa.

La Parilla Suiza, 35th Avenue and Peoria, Northern Mexican style food, very tasty, they have a dish with salsa that has cactus in it, really, really good.

Valle Luna, 33rd Ave and Bell Road (also in Chandler and Paradise Valley), more traditional Mexican food, but also excellent and really fast service, too.

The Egg & I (a few locations), really good breakfasts.

Alexis on north Central near Thomas, always quality food and service, gets busy on Friday and Saturday nights as it's popular with the pre-theater crowd, eclectic menu selections, I like a number of their dishes but usually get the grilled vegetable pasta.

All of these are very affordable places.
Sorry, didn't have a chance to try any of your suggestions.

Unfortunately, I got sucked into that tourist trap (wifey and friends) known as Scottsdale downtown and ended up eating at the overpriced Los Olivos with mediocre to bad food, after waiting for an hour to be seated. Do not order the special , at all costs unless you enjoy eating an unidentifiable mass of cheese.

Window shopped around downtown, most stores close surprisingly early at 7 pm (?!) except for a gift shop and two jewelry stores, the latter all seem to be owned by the same Middle eastern/South Asian family.
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Apache Trail is great, quite the scenic drive, and it can lead you all the way to the Apache Gold Casino, another very scenic area. That's pretty far from Phoenix, though...

As far as "this time of the year" goes, I wouldn't sweat it. There has been an unusually strong storm blowing through the last few days (cold and rain), but average high temps in the coldest depths of winter here are near 70°.

And I'd skip the Canyon this time of year. It's very far (at least 4 hours each way) and damned cold. Don't even think about it. Unless you like sub-zero temps and snow, avoid the high country altogether.
Apache Trail is indeed great ! Incredible scenery throughout the drive, with a dramatic portion down a steep canyon into the river bed with narrow roads which are one way in many areas.
A RN was pulling a BOAT with his huge 4x4 into the canyon, am I glad I am going the other way. On the other hand, a poor Camry ate dirt kicked up by mine after I passed.
Visited Tonto's abode on the loop back to Phoenix.
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Glad you enjoyed the drive, it really is pretty spectacular. And downtown Scottsdale is, as you noted, little more than a high-priced tourist trap, one which most of the locals know enough to avoid. You'd have done better heading up toward the Buffalo Chip Saloon in Cave Creek, where you'd take in some good food and a whole lot of local atmosphere.

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