Saturday Night at the Pinnacle Peak Patio


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Saturday Night at the Pinnacle Peak Patio

Another iconic tourist spot, Pinnacle Peak Patio, opened in 1957 as a service station and convenient store for travelers on their way to Bartlett Lake. The owner began offering dinners on the weekends, and the cookouts turned into a Western-themed restaurant, which suggests how prominent Western-self-styling was even outside the bounds of Scottsdale. According to legend, when a businessman refused to take off his tie in adherence with the casual atmosphere, the owner took a butcher knife and removed the tie for him. It--and many more ties--are still prominently displayed.

Image courtesy of Scottsdale Historical Society, Scottsdale Public Library.


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