Bars & Nightlife Business Development Deal Family Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Spotlight Travel, Shopping & Leisure Fara Illich November 8, 2011

In a little over a year, CityScape has become a magnet for local culinary A-listers and beloved national restaurant chains.
StrandThe strength of the mixed-use development’s pull has never been more evident than with the imminent openings of three more eateries.
Popular Old Town Scottsdale breakfast and lunch spot The Breakfast Club will open across from Gold’s Gym Elite, between Tilted Kilt and the under construction Kimpton Palomar Hotel, on Nov. 14. In addition to the gargantuan waffles, pancakes, and omelets, The Breakfast Club will also serve up specialty coffee drinks from an adjoining barrista bar.
“Fast casual” Italian restaurant The Strand (picture, left) will sling sandwiches, pasta, salads, and Italian fry bread from the corner of Jefferson and 1st Street starting in mid-November. The concept comes from Jimmy Carlin and Maven Hospitality Group, the same folks responsible for Blue Wasabi and The Cajun House. The Strand will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will also feature beer, wine, plus Bellinis, a popular Venice-born frozen drink that combines sparkling wine and peach puree.
And on Dec. 6, Chipotle will open one of five new Valley locations directly across from Jimmy John’s and Five Guys on the corner of Washington and 1st Avenue.