Food Lovers' Guide to® Phoenix & Scottsdale: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series)

Food Lovers' Guide to® Phoenix & Scottsdale: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series)

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0762773146

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The ultimate guide to the food scene in Phoenix and Scottsdale provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Written for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: food festivals and culinary events; specialty food shops; farmers’ markets and farm stands; trendy restaurants and time-tested iconic landmarks; and recipes using local ingredients and traditions.

















kinds of food dishes and also are incorporated into things like mayonnaise, ketchup, and other sauces for an extra kick. Churro—Occasionally, you’ll hear the churro referred to as a Spanish doughnut. It makes sense given that it’s a fried pastry treat popular in Arizona’s Mexican and Southwestern restaurants for dessert. Interestingly, the churro is actually a breakfast meal in places like Mexico and Spain. No matter: In both instances they’re served with hot chocolate or café con leche for

reviews were published; and a kick-butt assistant, Michelle Lauer, for putting her enviable organizational and wordsmith skills to work on the massive appendices and Home Grown Chains and Food Trucks sidebars of this book. And there’s no way I could wrap this project up without mentioning my big brother, Josip, for checking in on the project every day and providing words of encouragement when I was two words away from going postal; my parents for being proud of me, no matter what I do; and my

lunch boxes, and party hats make it a more innocent, less creepy, version of Willy Wonka. There’s even, and this is no Phoenix FL_Phoenix_3ppCS5.5.indd 65 65 10/18/11 8:54 AM joke, an entire section of fake mustaches. Try one, buy it, and enjoy some laughs in the working photo booth. I was tempted to grab one of the giant, multi-colored lollipops and start belting “Good Ship Lollipop” from the rafters, but I don’t think they let you finish writing travel guide books from prison. Go to

and DJ-spun music. FEZ, 3815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012; (602) 287-8700;; Fusion; $$. FEZ is a favorite among Phoenicians because of its light and fresh cuisine that’s a combination of American and Mediterranean flavors. For appetizers, the garlicky hummus or chicken phyllo packets are two of the most popular. The latter are crisp baked and filled with spinach, marinated chicken, roasted red peppers, and feta cheese with a red pepper aioli for dipping. A signature

Restaurant’s recipe for Spicy Grilled Broccoli on p. 235. Frank & Lupe’s, 4121 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251; (480) 990-9844;; Mexican; $$. Frank and Lupe’s is a charming little hacienda tucked amongst the galleries in downtown Scottsdale’s arts district with a shaded back patio perfect for sipping on ice-cold Tecate or margaritas. There’s something about the warm and crispy tortilla chips at Frank & Lupe’s that I love, most likely the thicker-than-usual cut that

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