Crazy Ed's Satisfied Frog Saloon , Cave Creek
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Crazy Ed's Satisfied Frog Saloon and Restaurant is situated in Cave Creek, a pretty, cactus-filled town north of Phoenix. Cave Creek sits below Black Mountain, a massive knob of brown granite and black schist, that Indian practitioners belief has mystical powers. The town itself has a wild west feel because of the rugged sidewalk-less roads and the undisturbed sonoran desert landscape. Ed, the owner of Crazy Ed's, who started the restaurant in the 80s, capitalized on the wild west feel of Cave Creek by making an entire Frontier Town in front of his restaurant. At night the town is lit with lampposts that form a golden glow. Saguaro cactus and paloverde trees stand regally here and there. Tiny lights decorate the curves and lines of the old frontier buildings. On Friday and Saturday nights, music fills the air, adding to the wonderful atmosphere. Dueling pianos duke it out with Rock 'n' Roll numbers. It's great fun! The music wafts out the huge open doors from the bar. Outside, kids can get shave ice and climb on an old wagon. Adults can have a Cave Creek Chili Beer which is stuffed with a serrano chili. The food is basic: steak, ribs, BBQ Chicken, and around $10 a plate.
While in the area, check out the amazing town of Carefree, with its African-inspired El Pedregal market (where you can get an icecream cone for your kids or have a great lunch on the outdoor patio), and its town area with huge sundial, gila-monster slide, and Spanish courtyards.
From the 17 Freeway, exit at Carefree Hwy. Take Carefree Hwy east. Turn left on Cave Creek Rd. The restaurant is at 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd, just after N. Basin Rd. Call (602) 488-3317.
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