This week throughout the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, you can enjoy a taste of the best of area restaurants for a great price during Arizona Restaurant Week. Since 2008, this event has grown and grown. This year, over 150 restaurants are participating across Arizona. Old Town Scottsdale is participating in a big way this year.

The Arizona Restaurant Association has joined up with a variety of businesses in order to showcase the best cuisine across the state. Each participating restaurant offers a three course meal for $19, $29 or $39 a person. Some restaurants are even throwing in a complimentary glass of wine.

This week, you have a chance to try some of Phoenix’s finest cuisine without the hefty bill. No matter what your taste buds desire, chances are you’ll find a restaurant in the Old Town Scottsdale area that is participating in Arizona Restaurant Week. Here is a list of participating restaurants in the area:

Scottsdale Restaurant Week5th and Wine: Simple, clean and flavorful food. They also kick in a glass of wine.

Atlas Bistro: Fancy new American Food.

Cafe ZuZu Valley Ho: Fancy American cuisine, like if Mom actually started taking cooking classes. Complimentary glass of wine.

Don & Charlie’s: Mmm. Steak.

Eddie’s House : New American cuisine (forget the old stuff).

Iruna: Tapas. A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace: Mediterranean food and a glass of wine is included.

Roaring Fork: Wood fired American fare.

Stingray:Sushi.

Sushi Roku: More sushi.

Taggia: Coastal Italian.

Tapas Papa Frita: Tapas and a free glass of wine.

The Mission: Latin cuisine with a modern flare and a glass of wine.

Trader Vic’s at the Hotel Valley Ho: Polynesian and a glass of wine.

Whether you’re a local or visiting your Scottsdale vacation home, Arizona Restaurant Week is a great excuse to get out there and try something new. Reservations are encouraged as Scottsdale restaurants fill up fast.