Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The Last of the Old West Steak Houses
Since 1957 the Pinnacle Peak Patio has been serving up mesquite grilled steaks, their signature steak being a 32 ounce porterhouse. I've had the pleasure of dining there at least two times but both times were a very, very long time ago. The restaurant developed a reputation for snipping off the neckties of any gentleman who arrived formally dressed. After all, it was a cowboy place, not a dress-up place. All those ties got tacked to the ceiling and there were thousands of them. As you can guess, guys wore a tie just so it could get cut off and left hanging in the restaurant. The property sold a while ago and the restaurant is now closed. There were a couple of other similar places in the north Scottsdale area but they all closed a long time ago. This was the only one left. The owners are supposedly looking for a new location but, I recently heard that an auction has been scheduled to sell off a lot of the restaurants memorabilia. That sounds to me like there might not be a new place after all.
By the way, this is the near-by rocky outcropping that is called Pinnacle Peak that gave the old restaurant it's name. It's not going anywhere!