"No, Donald Downes does not weigh 350 pounds, but you'd expect him to from eating his way through the restaurants of the Valley of the Sun. There's simply no one more qualified to evaluate the restaurants of this region, because Donald is both a food writer and a chef! You'll be in good hands as he guides you on a culinary journey to seek out the finest foods in Phoenix — and environs."
- Dave DeWitt, Editor of Chile Pepper Magazine
"Donald Downes really knows his restaurants. This will be an invaluable reference for everybody who wants to dine well in the Valley."
- Barbara Pool Fenzl, Owner of Les Gourmettes Cooking School and Author of
Southwest the Beautiful Cookbook.
"Unlike many restaurant reviewers, Donald Downes has the background and education to skillfully lead readers into the kitchen and dining room."
- Louise DeWald, Author of Arizona Highways Cookbooks
Note: Unfortunately, The Menu Phoenix/Scottsdale is out of print.