The Arizona landmark and Paradise Valley favorite, El Chorro Lodge, reopened on Thursday, February 18, 2010 to a sold-out dinner crowd, according to this report in the Phoenix New Times by Wynter Holden.  After changing ownership in June of 2009, and closing for a number of renovations and additions, it seems that El Chorro Lodge has managed to modernize the floor plan and its features, while maintaining the charm for which it was always known.  While the new menu now offers healthy lifestyle dishes created with the help of its new on-site organic vegetable/herb garden, it still contains many of the comfort classics it has always had like their famous sticky buns.  If you haven’t been to El Chorro Lodge yet (I won’t tell anyone), now is the perfect time to do so.  After all, operating partner Kristy Moore says, “It’s not just a restaurant, El Chorro is a gift to the community.”