“Kick up your spurs. This place is straight-up Boot Scuffed Western! The Rusty Spur Saloon, in Old Town Scottsdale, is celebrating over 60 years of bringing out that inner Cowboy and Cowgirl” (rustyspursaloon.com).
“When visiting Arizona be sure to leave time to kick up your heels at Scottsdale’s Oldest Saloon, The Rusty Spur. Pass through the swinging doors and you’re assured a step back in time to what it was to be an Arizona Cowboy looking for some great comfort food, a favorite beer or drink, and some fantastic time with friends” (arizonakey.com).
“If you’re looking for what makes the Rusty Spur absolutely famous here in Scottsdale, it’s the
Chuck went with the South of the Border Burger with green chiles, cheese, and bacon and—of course—a side of French fries.
Having developed a sudden interest in tamales, I chose the tamale platter with one pork green chile and one chicken green chile tamale.
I was actually rather amazed that the food was as good as it was. Too often places like this rely on bar sales for their income and let food quality take a back seat. So, based on my meal alone, the Rusty Spur earns a 4.0 Addie rating.
This was a fun afternoon. The experience is “Probably summed up best by one of our Local Regulars, …’(I)t’s said the Rusty Spur, with its assortment of cowboys, bikers, yuppies, Generation X’ers, retirees, and out-of-towners, I have never witnessed any discord, disruption or disillusionment. In short, everyone has a great time, in spite of their diverse backgrounds’” (arizonakey.com).
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.