BY RACHEL HEATH
WILDFIRE’S CREATIVE DIRECTOR
+ LIFELONG DESERT DWELLER
WHETHER YOU LIVE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA AND HAVEN'T MADE YOUR WAY TO THESE HIDDEN GEMS OR ARE PLANNING A VISIT TO THE SONORAN DESERT – THIS PLAY-BY-PLAY WILL ENSURE YOU HAVE THE PERFECT DAY IN THE WILD WEST.
AND SINCE WE KINDLY PLANNED YOUR MEALS FOR YOU – ALL YOU’LL HAVE TO DO IS PICK FROM OUR CURATED LIST OF LOCAL SHOPS, EXHIBITS, AND ACTIVITIES TO FILL IN THE SPACE BETWEEN EATS – “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE” STYLE!
Mark Chacón – who is responsible for filling the pastry case at Bones – has been announced as a James Beard Semi-Finalist for the 2022 Outstanding Pastry Chef. So don’t sleep on snagging one of his incredible confections! Get there early for first dibbs.
YAM AND CHEESE
RED PEPPER ROMESCO SHMEAR, CHILI-GLAZED YAM, SPROUTS, TOMATO, CUCUMBER AND AVO ON A PLAIN BAGEL
HOUSE COLD BREW COFFEE
Stoop Kid is located inside of The Churchill – a 9,000 square foot courtyard that serves as a hub for local shops, chic outdoor bars, great food, and community events. Once you put your order in – spend some time hitting Sauvage Bottle Shop for a “porch pounder”, Gather to grab a few gifts for friends back home, or State Forty Eight for Arizona-inspired swag.
GUACAMOLE - FOR THE TABLE!
AGUACATE, CILANTRO, CHILI SERRANO, CEBOLLA, TOMATE, MANGO, JAMAICA, AND CRANBERRIES
QUESA WITH RICE + BEANS
CORN MASA MADE FROM SCRATCH FILLED WITH MELTED OAXACAN CHEESE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF FILLING
This super fun spot for fresh and delicious Mexican cuisine is a must when visiting Phoenix, Arizona. Make sure you stop by the house-made salsa bar before the chips hit the table!
THE ANIMAL - OR ANY OF THEIR BURGERS!
BEYOND MEAT PATTY, THOUSAND ISLAND, GRILLED ONIONS, ARUGULA, AND TOMATO ON A POTATO BUN WITH YOUR CHOICE OF SIDE SALAD OR HOUSE CHIPS AND A PICKLE
FRIED TO PERFECTION AND TOSSED WITH OLIVE OIL, SEA SALT, AND LEMON JUICE
Since you’re not from around these parts – you may want to know that Welcome Diner is a desert-influenced farm to table diner that’s incredibly charming, as well as, suitable for both solo or group dining. So bring a book or bring a friend!
DESSERT & DRINKS
BURN A DEBT COCKTAIL
MEZCAL, TEQUILA, COCO CREAM, CINNAMON,
PINEAPPLE SHRUB, AND BITTERS
SWEET POTATO DONUTS WITH
COCONUT PANDAN SAUCE
Snag a reservation for “Outside Seating” to secure a spot on the coveted second story terrace.
CHECK OUT THESE SONORAN STAPLES NEAR DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
FOR LOCAL SHOPPING, SIGHTSEEING, & ACTIVITIES
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