Popular food truck Short Leash Dogs now has a permanent eatery where you can enjoy their naan wrapped gourmet hot dogs. Sit…Stay is located on Roosevelt Row and has an expanded menu of gourmet hot dogs, corn pups, soups, salads and more. They also share space with The Pie Hole, the permanent location of Mama Toledo’s food truck.
With the nearest beach being just over 200 miles away, there are not many seafood based restaurants in Phoenix. Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend restaurant, located at The Yard brings fresh seafood to Phoenix with a retro New England flair.
My husband and I decided Little Cleo’s would make for a nice little date night. We made reservations ahead of time since it’s a small restaurant and it had been busy the last time we went by. When you walk in, you’re greeted by fresh oysters placed in an iced display case. The feel of Little Cleo’s is what you would expect of a fish house, albeit a little more sophisticated.
We had heard rave reviews of the Warm Jar of King Crab and Butter w/ Grilled Bread ($21) so we started our meal with that. It was delicious and the crab meat was perfectly sweet.
Although fall temps have officially arrived in Phoenix, locals are often alerted to the start of the season by the appearance of pumpkin flavored food and drinks. Now that we’re well into October, there are plenty of places in Phoenix to get your pumpkin fix.
(Please keep in mind many of these items are seasonal and may or may not be available when you visit. It’s best to call and check first.)
I’m pretty sure if I had to choose a last meal it would be a cheeseburger with fries and a chocolate milkshake. This, coming from someone who refuses to eat at any type of fast food establishment. I admit it, I am a picky eater. However, I have found the perfect place that meets my strict food rules of a meal being made of real food, locally sourced and that tastes delicious at The Stand.
The Stand is locally owned and takes well…a stand to provide their customers with good food, made from, “locally grown, never frozen, hormone free and fresh and natural as possible” ingredients. You’ll find that the menu at The Stand is pretty simple with burgers, tacos, fries, chips and salsa, chips and guacamole, Mexican street corn (seasonal) and a small variety of milkshakes.
I ordered The Standard with Cheese and my husband ordered The Standard. We got an order of fries and a chocolate milkshake to share. Delicious.
What I really liked about The Stand, aside from their commitment to good food, was that I did not go into a food coma later that afternoon from such an indulgent meal. I chalk it up to their use of fresh ingredients and will use that as an excuse to go back again and again to The Stand.
The Stand is located at 3538 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.
Say bonjour to Phoenix’s newest bakery and café, French Grocery. Located in Central Phoenix on the southeast corner of 7th Avenue and Missouri, French Grocery serves delicious French and New Orleans food and baked goods.
I stopped in with my husband during their soft opening to sample some of their beignets that I had already heard so much about and was not disappointed. Made fresh to order, the beignets came out piping hot and were just what I needed on an early Saturday morning. My husband enjoyed an Americano and some of their specialty praline bacon. He said that the Americano was one of the best he's ever had. The very next Saturday I sent my husband back to French Grocery for a baguette, some croissants (which they were out of that day) and more beignets.
French Grocery celebrated their Grand Opening on July 9th and now offers an expanded pastry menu along with a rotating selection of Southern specialty and French classic dinners to go like gumbo, jambalaya, coq au vin. The market side of French Grocery carries items you can pick up to take home like cheese, coffee, and European style butter.
French Grocery is located at 5345 N. 7th Avenue in Phoenix.
The recent makeover of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport brought with it the addition of some of the city’s best local restaurants. You can dine at James Beard Award nominee Silvana Salcido Esparaza’s Barrio Café or grab a cupcake from Phoenix favorite Tammie Coe Cakes. And the roster of local Phoenix gems (as well as national favorites) is growing next year. Waiting for your flight never tasted so good.
List of restaurants, and their locations:
• Chelsea's Kitchen
• America’s Taco Shop (coming soon)
• Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar (coming soon)
• Joe's Real BBQ (coming soon)
• Lola Coffee with Tammie Coe Cakes
• Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (coming soon)
• Smashburger (coming soon)
• Wildflower Bread Company (coming soon)
• Yogurtology (coming soon)
• NYPD Pizza
• Press Coffee Food & Wine
• El Bravo
• Focaccia Fiorentina
• Matt's Big Breakfast (coming soon)
• MidCity Kitchen (coming soon)
• Sweet Republic (coming soon)
• Wendy's (coming soon)
• Cowboy Ciao
• La Madeleine
• Nocawich and Nocawich Express
• Humble Pie
• Los Taquitos (coming soon)
• Peet's Coffee & Tea with Tammie Coe Cakes
• Barrio Café
• La Grande Orange (LGO)