Friday, September 25, 2009


 I've been so busy eating out this week that I forgot to post.  Here are pictures from Nine/05 - an Asian fusion restaurant in downtown Phoenix.  Like many places in downtown Phoenix, Nine/05 is housed in a small bungalow with wood floors.  The decor is urban, artsy with a hint of cheeky.  There is a nice outdoor bar/seating area.  The service was warm and efficient.  And the food... well... it was excellent.   We ordered a variety of dishes, but the standouts were... the char siu pork (tender with a perfect glaze), the seven spice duck confit crepes (the best on the table), the shrimp fried rice (surprisingly garnished with coconut) and the coffee and chocolate torte (heaven).  We found out later that the chef (pictured above) used to work at our all-time favorite restaurant - the now defunct Methode Bistro.  We're lucky to find him again.  Great food, reasonable prices, inviting ambiance. 

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  1. I'm salivating! Must get down there immediately :) I'm excited to see what sort of new and exciting restaurants will be occupying the newly built Cityscape in downtown Phoenix as well.

  2. I hope they stick to their guns and steer away from the chains.