Meeting the Parents? Check Out These 4 Phoenix Restaurants

Savanah YaghsezianSeptember 10, 2019
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Anytime you meet a significant other’s parent(s), it’s bound to come with some anxiety. Should you tell them about the time you got an MIP your freshman year of college? Probably not. Should you tell them how lucky you feel to be dating their daughter/son? Probably. Should you suggest meeting at one of these restaurants? Absolutely.

I suggest meeting here when the weather cools down slightly so you can enjoy their cute outdoor patio. The menu is diverse enough that even the pickiest of parents will find something they’ll like.

Olive & Ivy
If you want your potential future in-laws to think you have great taste, take them to Olive & Ivy. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, Olive & Ivy’s brunch menu includes some great breakfast staples and bakery treats. I recommend the breakfast burrito (add avocado) and a giant cinnamon roll for the table to share.

Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with needing a glass of wine during a stressful situation. If you’re in need of a little self-medication, Timo is a great option. It’s basically Postino’s sophisticated cousin and hopefully you’ll be able to impress the table with your wine selection.

The Mission
Honestly, no one could dislike someone who picked a restaurant that serves made-to-order guacamole. It’s just not possible. The Mission also feels classy enough for you to get gussied up, so you can dress to impress. 


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