Stakes & Sticks
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Here in beautiful Sedona, where the rich, red soil soaks the canyon walls in brilliant hues, like a vibrant water color painting of blended earth tones from a southwestern desert palette, and where people come from all over the world to get a glimpse of this spiritual, heavenly beauty of natural wonder, an example of one of God's finest earthly creations, where artists settle to get the natural inspirations from the vivid colors from burnt sienna to yellow ochre from the carved open cliffs that reach upward in majestic beauty to the sky, and blend with the whispy brush strokes of vibrant yet muted colors against angel hair clouds that subdue a golden sunset in the endless sky at dusk.........
is a sports bar with referee stripe clad waiters serving in front of large flat screen TVs?
The full name of this restaurant, which is one of several in an adobe styled modern resort in the Tlaquepaque Village mall in Sedona, the spiritual capital of the Southwest where people die in old Indian steam huts trying to cleanse their souls of modern day influences in search of a deeper meaning of life, is....
Stakes & Sticks Sports Bar & Celebrity Grill.
We sat in front of a 60 inch flat screen showing a college football game between Eastern Carolina and Virginia Tech, bookended on either side with 42 inch plasma TVs of NHL hockey games, as we pondered between Salmon sliders and New York steak. That s the sports part of the place. Above us was a signed plaque from the captain of the 1973 Notre Dame Football team, who won the national championship. I guess that is the celebrity part of the place.
Actually, we ordered an appetizer of Prime Rib Quesadillas ($7.95) which were excellent, served with a trio of sour cream, salsa and guacamole dips, with grilled onions inside 3 stuffed flour tortilla wedges.
The special tonight was grilled, large, bacon wrapped scallops ($19.95) served with rice and crisply cooked fresh vegetables. A 10 oz New York strip steak ($23.95) and a Grilled Salmon ($19.95) were offered with a choice of 2 sides, which included market vegetables, portobello mushroom, 1 pound baked potato, wild rice, or garlic mashed potatoes.
Service was decent albeit young, because the place was pretty empty on a Thursday night in early November.
One beer, mixed drink, and one wine took the total bill for 3 to $100 before tip. Not bad for a resort dinner.
Much cheaper than paying $9k and fasting for 36 hours and sweating out death in a tarped, heated tent.