In addition to its huge diversity of wild and farmed heritage foods, Arizona also has some of the oldest food traditions in North America. Phoenix, in particular, is considered to be a haven for foodies, which is why OROGOLD has put together this quick guide on what to eat in Phoenix, Arizona.
Green Chilli Burro at Rito’s
Hidden near Roosevelt and 12th Street, without a single sign, Rito’s is hard to find, but, once you do, OROGOLD is sure that you will return time and time again. This is a no-frills joint that serves up delicious authentic Mexican food, and the line that snakes out of the front door and around the building is a testament to how much this place is loved by the locals. While there are many mouthwatering temptations on the menu, OROGOLD recommends not leaving Phoenix until you have tried Rito’s Green Chilli Burro – freshly made tortillas packed with green chillis, tender pork, and the creamiest of beans.
Braised Leeks at FnB
Braised leeks may not seem like a dish worth traveling for, but once you try this creation from FnB, a gastropub with a farm to table concept, OROGOLD is sure that you too will be singing its praises. The restaurant first opened in 2009, and, since then, has received numerous awards for its innovative New American cuisine. The leeks, one of the most popular dishes at the restaurant, are first braised before being topped with hand-pulled mozzarella, mustardy bread crumbs and a fred egg, which is broken tableside and spooned over the top of the dish before being serving. This dish is only available in the fall, as this is when leeks first come into season and are at their most tender, so hurry over there now if you want to try the dish this year!
Waffles at Matt’s Big Breakfast
There is no better way to start the day in Phoenix than by filling up your stomach at Matt’s Big Breakfast. Some of you may already recognize this restaurant, as it was featured on Food Network’s television show Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives, showcasing what the locals already knew about for years. One of the best dishes at Matt’s is their Belgian-style waffle, made from scratch in-house, and while the sweet cream butter and real maple syrup that it is served with makes the dish even better, it is the thick cut peppered bacon placed on top of the waffle that OROGOLD especially loves. The fact that Matt’s also serves up bottomless cups of freshly ground coffee will no doubt make this your new favorite breakfast spot in Phoenix.
Many believe that Phoenix offers no more than cowboy steaks and Mexican cuisine, but there is so much more to Phoenix’s food scene. Innovative chefs are taking over the industry, with exciting new restaurants popping up all over the place, making OROGOLD extremely excited to see what the future holds for the foodies of Phoenix.