THE DISH ON LOCAL RESTAURANTS
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Good Food Finder AZ
Good Food Finder AZ (GFF) is an Arizona statewide, online directory of local foods. Our goal is to provide a hub where consumers, procurers, farmers, restaurateurs, and other institutions can learn about and connect with Arizona’s local food providers in order to shorten food supply chains, improve access to local, healthy foods, and strengthen community resilience to create a healthier, sustainable food system in Arizona.
Criollo Latin Kitchen
Criollo Latin Kitchen boasts one of Flagstaff’s most popular Happy Hours and specializes in Latin-inspired fusion, prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from local and regional farmers and ranchers throughout Northern Arizona and the Four Corners region.
Location: 16 North San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Instantly transporting yet comfortably familiar, Maynards Kitchen offers an authentic dining experience using local ingredients in an inventive way. With a modern take on traditional techniques, this restaurant, described by the New York Times as “dark and handsome,” masterfully creates seasonal dishes in an evocative and elegant atmosphere that is uniquely Maynards.
Location: 400 N Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Our mission is to SHIFT the mentality of the “normal” dining experience. We are an American shared-plates restaurant where food is meant to be enjoyed in a family-style manner. Pastry Chef and owner, Dara Wong Rodger, hopes to challenge locals and travelers alike to look beyond what they might consider typical “mountain town” food. Shift aims to focus on bold flavors, a locally driven menu, and artfully composed plates served up amidst a casual and approachable ambiance.
Location: 107 North San Francisco St, Ste 2, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Renee’s Organic Oven
Renee’s Organic Oven, or ROO’s as their friends call it, has a reputation for a commitment to serving a menu of locally-sourced and organic food of excellent quality in a casual environment. Aside from their delicious pizzas, ROO’s features renowned in-house-crafted cocktails, a solid wine list, and craft beers, many from local brewers. Renee’s taste for purity in every ingredient and her appreciation for a great dining experience have earned Renee’s Organic Oven great support from locals as well as travelers. Celebrating many local companies, producers and people is our specialty.
Location: 7065 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
Dining at Quiessence is unlike any other experience in Arizona. As you walk up to the original farmhouse on the property, you see the lush and vibrant Soil & Seed Garden, where the freshest ingredients for your evening’s dishes have been sourced. Chef Dustin Christofolo determines each element planted in the garden to perfect his refined, rustic menus that change with each harvest.
The flavors of the Arizona terroir shine through each dish with the unique layering of flavors and exceptional uses of the local ingredients. With the delicious vegetables, herbs and edible flowers from our on-site garden, over 60 fruit trees, eggs from our chicken coop, fresh breads from our Le Panyol oven, and meats and cheeses from other local farmers and purveyors, guests experience the freshest ingredients possible when dining at Quiessence. It’s a truly authentic farm-to-table experience.
Along with the Quiessence hospitable nature of service, we offer an a la carte menu, chef’s seasonal tasting menu, and our signature Brick Oven experience during the week. On weekends, diners can choose from our 4-course, 5-course, or 6-course Chef’s Seasonal Tasting Menus. The menus change with each week’s harvest and include daily Handmade Pastas, Heirloom Tomato Terrines, Foie Gras Torchon, Hamachi Crudo, and our Signature Focaccia. The American and Arizonan wine lists are accompanied by an international reserve list designed to pair with the balance of the cuisine.
Location: 6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phoenix Public Market
We serve fresh market cuisine crafted with seasonal ingredients, many sourced directly from the adjacent farmer’s market. We provide the downtown Phoenix community with a gathering place to enjoy a meal in our casual dining room, a cup of coffee on our patio, or glass of local wine at our bar. Brought to you by the team behind Tempe Public Market Cafe and Taco Chelo, the Phoenix Public Market Café is another great restaurant from restauranteur Aaron Chamberlin. Our simple, health-focused menu includes hearty sandwiches, crisp salads, fresh-baked pastries, and wood-fired cuisine from our rotisserie. Whether it’s a fresh pastry to start your day or a lunchtime respite from the office, we hope to see you soon.
Location: 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Merkin Vineyards & Osteria
Our farm to your table. Our vines to your glass.” Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as we can to delivering a 100% Arizona experience to our extended family and community. It’s a mission few would choose to take on, but essential when regional, sustainable, and a sense of place are the goal. Mother Nature beats the drum to which we march and jump. So our menu remains flexible and changes weekly or even daily depending on her whims. It’s a challenge and journey we gladly embrace and we sincerely hope you join us in our quest.
Location: 1001 North Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Once called “the epicenter of creative Arizona cuisine” by Food & Wine Magazine, as well as named “Best New Restaurant” by nearly every major publication in the Phoenix area upon its debut in 2009, FnB has continued to receive acclaim both locally and beyond for its richly flavored, globally accented seasonal menus, continually showcasing the best of Arizona’s abundant farming and agricultural community. As chef and co-owner of the award-winning FnB restaurant in Scottsdale, Charleen Badman is one of Arizona’s most celebrated chefs. A James Beard winner for Best Chef of the Southwest 2019, Charleen is known as the “veggie whisperer” for her ability to coax the very best flavor out of locally grown vegetables, which are featured prominently – although not exclusively – on the FnB menu. Her unfussy, yet boldly flavored menu changes seasonally, and sometimes even week-to-week with tweaks based on what’s currently available from local farmers.
Location: 7125 E 5th Ave, Suite 31, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
America’s First Family of Mexican Food proudly brings to life in historic downtown Tucson a culinary vision that has been cooking in their thoughts since way back in 1922 when they first started in business. And like their famous affiliate El Charro Cafe, Charro Steak is named after the Charro horsemen of Mexico and inspired by their love for simple and delicious foods typical of the State of Sonora, Mexico. Charro Steak is the “Nueva Leyenda”… the New Legend.
Location: 188 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701
Chef Justin Beckett has opened a dozen upscale restaurants around the Valley, but at his namesake Beckett’s Table, he brings together what matters to him most: family, friends and honest, incredible food. With considerable help from his partners and longtime friends Scott and Katie Stephens and his wife Michelle, Beckett has created an irresistible hangout for his discerning Arcadia/Biltmore neighbors, people who expect comfort and sophistication in equal measure and get it here. The same grounded approach is evident on the menu, which emphasizes seasonal American cooking in dishes such as shrimp, sausage & super creamy local girts, BT signature fork tender short ribs and pan seared sea scallops . Factor in the inviting bar, roomy patio and community table, and it gets even easier to follow the Beckett’s Table mandate: Come Together.
Location: 3717 East Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
The Breadfruit & Rum Bar
Award winning modern Jamaican cuisine in an elegantly casual and tropical setting. Offering expertly prepared jet-fresh seafood, daring new rum cocktails, and a finely curated collection of over 150 premium rums and fine cigars. Come enjoy the highest integrity in sustainable gastronomy with a perfectionist approach to crafting delicious treats. We are a zero waste restaurant with composting and recycling as a core component of our business philosophy.
Location: 108 E Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
St. Francis is an American seasonal restaurant, which simply means our menu is always changing and evolving with what’s fresh now. The majority of our dishes, including our San Francisco sourdough bread, are crafted in our wood-burning oven, which is the centerpiece of our restaurant. Our wine list is carefully crafted to complement each dish on our menu and our artisan cocktails are a reflection of the seasons.
Location: 111 E Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85012
Cibo Urban Pizzeria
Set in a restored 1913 bungalow, Cibo (pronounced “CHEE-boh”) has hardwood floors, exposed brick, a stained-glass panel and a fireplace to set the mood while revitalizing the downtown Phoenix area with beautiful salads, antipasto, artisanal pizzas and housemade fresh pasta. Now offering breakfast Sautrdays and Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm!
Location: 603 N 5th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003
Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill
Mariposa – Latin Inspired Grill is designed for the ultimate customer experience. The views from the patios and dining rooms could be the finest world wide. If that wasn’t enough – customers will enjoy browsing the restaurant and the grounds enjoying large scale art or star gazing in the dark Sedona night.
The cuisine is Latin Inspired, primarily from Chef Dahl’s interactions with chef’s in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Chef Lisa Dahl and her team focus on premium ingredients and many of the herbs are grown in the herb gardens in the restaurant courtyard. All meats and seafoods come from the very best sources – such as Allen Brothers and Beelers for the meats. For years Lisa has insisted on all organic vegetables from Arizona.
The restaurant is equipped with QSC speakers and particular attention has been paid to acoustics in the dining rooms and the bar. There isn’t a bad seat in the restaurant.
Location: 700 W Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336