Scottsdale shopping center gets a facelift

The Albertsons shopping center on the corner of Hayden and Indian School Road, is getting a face lift.  The shopping center has a few great food stops, Sakana for sushi, Mrs Goldmans for deli food, Subway for sandwiches on the run, Boston Market, Crust, and a couple of  others as well as a great nail salon, UPS store, Data Doctors, the Scottsdale Running Company and more.  Lots of great places in this small shopping corner.scottsdale shopping center

JP Pancakes

This morning I had breakfast at one of my favorite McCormick Ranch breakfast spots; JP Pancakes. Located in the Mountain View shopping plaza on the south east corner of Mountain View and Hayden Rd. It is a tiny spot, only 11 tables, and if you are looking to get in and out fast on a Sunday morning be there before 9am or plan on waiting. (the wait is worth it!) It is a no frills place, no fancy linens, just good food. The menu is not huge, and they only serve breakfast. A favorite of my family’s is the baked pancake, at least I think that is what they call it. I get the Banana Pecan. It is a cross between a pancake and a souffle. (yummy) It takes about 20 min to cook, so don’t dawdle when putting your order in, the coffee flows while you wait so bring good company and prepare to feast. If there are too many people ahead of you on the wait list, place your order and take it to go. Yup, breakfast to go. If you live too far just take the feast over to Mountain View Park, and have a picnic.