– The Vig, A Valley Institution –
The Vig has long been talked about as a “must go” place to eat. The original location was in Phoenix, but they have now expanded to four locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. We had the opportunity to have lunch the other day at the Mc Cormick Ranch location and had a great meal.
The Vig is upscale casual and the service is friendly. The menu has a good variety of items including sandwiches, entrees, gourmet salads and starters.
Based on the recommendation of our server, all three of us ended up ordering the Grilled Blackened Chicken BLT. The grilled chicken BLT comes on a pretzel bun and is served with a chipotle mayo, arugula and swiss cheese. They were delicious! My second choice was the Hot Chick which is a chicken sandwich on ciabatta with arugula, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella. (Our server said this was another one of the most popular items.)
Sandwiches come with your choice of sides and we decided to try three different ones to sample them. We had the Sweet Potato Fries, the regular French Fries and Roasted Cauliflower. The sweet potato fries were dusted with a little bit of cinnamon, which brought out the sweetness of the potato. The french fries were solid, well-cooked with the right amount of salt. The roasted cauliflower was not something you see on a lot of menus and I am glad we ordered it. I would get that as my side the next time.
In addition to ample indoor seating, there is a large patio that I am sure is amazing when the weather cools off.
My first visit to The Vig was tasty and a lot of fun. Since it is close to our office, I am sure there will be plenty of repeat visits.
The Vig – Mc Cormick Ranch
7345 North Via Paseo del Sur
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
– Hayden and E. Mc Cormick Parkway