You know, sometimes I like to have someone else make a martini for me. I might be lazy or just feeling the need to be pampered but whatever the reason it's always nice to have a martini just plopped down in front of you ready to drink!
Since I live in Arizona and I travel around a bit doing my art shows I have discovered some great places for a martini. Here's a few of my faves:
Furio's - the first place I tasted a S'More Martini!
7210 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Amsterdam - a Medievel themed alternative lifestyle bar where you can get a martini and a manicure - both for $5 each on Mondays! At least the last time I was there. Tried my first Pineapple Upside Down Martini here while getting my nails done!
718 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Szechuan Restaurant & Martini Bar - conveniently located across the street from one of my art show locations, ideal after a hard day of selling art - Great food to go with your 'tini!
1350 W Hwy 89A #21
Sedona, AZ 86336
L'Auberge de Sedona - The restaurant sits right on Oak Creek and in the summer you sit outdoors and listen to the flowing water in an elegant setting while you sip your martini - one of my favorite "get away from it all" spots! And they have special hours just for h'ors d'oeuvres! Talk about heaven!
301 L'Auberge Lane
If you have a favorite martini bar in your area let me know and I'll post it! I'll even start a special page for Martini Bars where you can post your critiques!
Happy Cocktail Hour!