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Located at CityScape, downtown Phoenix's entertainment hub, The Arrogant Butcher boasts an ultra-hip vibe and a contemporary American kitchen led by Chef Andrew Ashmore. A popular spot on the social scene, this restaurant is best if looking to catch the day's game, host a private party, celebrate with happy-hour specials, indulge in romantic conversations or rub shoulders with state politicos. There's never a dull moment even when it comes to the menu which covers appetizers of zucchini fritters, mains of jambalaya and sweet potato tortellini and dessert that includes salted caramel pudding and warm peanut butter cup. The minimalistic interiors with plush sofas, portraits on the wall and mood-enhancing lighting adds to the upscale, 1960s feel of the place.
Originally created to pacify patrons waiting for their table at Pizzeria Bianco next door, Bar Bianco is now a hit by itself. It features a full bar, excellent wine list and a selection of light bites to tease your appetite. Intimate seating and candle lit ambiance lets you get comfortable while you watch people on the front porch waiting for names to be called. Even if you aren't waiting for pizza, Bar Bianco is a great spot for a beer or cocktail.
Fair Trade Cafe offers local, organic fair trade coffee to the Phoenix area. This cafe believes in roasting local coffee not only because of better taste, but also because it puts money back into the Greater Phoenix community. The menu is decidedly vegetarian, with plenty of vegan options as well. Feel like indulging your sweet tooth? Try one of its locally made ice creams, featuring seasonal flavors like pumpkin pie and eggnog, sure to make any holiday that much more special. If abundant lounging space is important to you, the plethora of comfy available chairs will put a smile on your face.
Enjoy a mouth watering scoop of goodness at Nami. With the name conceived from their most note-worthy item on the menu, the tSoynami, this quirky spot in Phoenix delights with a range of soy based ice-creams that come in flavors such as O’, Ginger Snap!, Cookie Party, Don Quixote and Fluffernutterin. The cafe also offers coffee fixes and vegan baked goodies for those wanting a bit more. A clever idea suited for those looking for healthier choice when it comes to their favorite dessert. Don't miss their delicious vegan cupcakes.
Twirl brings to you a scintillating selection of yogurts that are an instant pick-me-up. The bright colors, natural taste and creamy feel will never fail to lift your mood. Flavors like cake batter, original tart and peanut butter can be enjoyed with crunchy toppings like mochi, Pop Tart and butterscotch. With customers raving about the place, you in surely in for a treat at Twirl.
Ice cream aficionados laud the variety of ice-cream here at Churn. Each flavor is carefully prepared and each detail is supervised at every step. Churn also has pastries and serves coffee which merit attention in their own right, however, the splendid concoctions of ice-cream are why people come here. During the hot summer, Churn has people coming in all day and the line may be long. If it is, you can grab something more savory next door at Windsor and wait until dessert or just wait patiently in line, either way you won't regret it.
A nice cozy bakery, Bertha's Cafe is best known for its delicious sandwiches that you cannot have enough of. Apart from this, they also serve fresh salads, filling wraps, soft pastries and flavorful cheesecakes, for which they have earned many accolades. Open at 7:30a, it is a good place to grab a swift wholesome breakfast. You can always be rest assured that the food at Bertha's is healthy and fresh. There is a kid's menu too, which features favorites like, PB and J sandwiches with a fruit bowl. Each sandwich is extremely tasty, however do try the Roasted Turkey or the Club Sandwich. Finish your meal with the red velvet cupcake that is most popular.
Crudo is one of the trendiest spots in Phoenix for cocktails, contemporary Italian cuisine and seafood. The menu is divided into sections including crudo featuring raw fish, cotto featuring cooked dishes, the mozza cheese menu and griglia grilled menu. Diners can choose to order a-la-carte or choose three, four or five course pricing options. The bar menu is full of incredible craft cocktails as well as an great wine selection.
This is the ultimate gourmet burger and sandwich joint - and full service bar. But just because its gourmet doesn't mean it's overpriced or pretentious, just quality ingredients crafted into a simple yet artful and delicious menu. Delux uses only the best ingredients, selecting exclusively USDA choice grain fed certified four diamond Angus beef served on handcrafted brioche buns. Not into burgers? For lighter palates try their orange juice and saki marinated grilled mahi-mahi sandwich, a grilled vegetable panini, or choose from their excellent salad selection. Be sure to order a side of french or sweet potato fries a la carte (actually served in a mini shopping cart) to complement your meal and don't pass up the desert menu - once you see the Banana Split Lava Cake you won't want to. Serving food until 2am, they have a full bar featuring premium spirits, extensive wine and martini lists, microbrews and beers from around the world.
A quaint place, the Kimberly Ann's Victorian Ice Cream Parlor & Tea Room offers an assortment of ice-creams and tea to make evenings memorable. Book a table here and savor delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches, washing them down with brilliantly made tea. Enjoy the High Tea experience here served in ornate pieces of crockery that are reminiscent of Victorian-era England. They also sell several tea-themed kitchenware and artwork.
Dale and Leah Cartwright share their grandmother's recipes with customers at Kreative Kupcakes Bakery. After years of impressing friends with their delicious baked goods, this business started small in their very own home kitchen. The gourmet delicacies are handcrafted from the choicest ingredients and garnished with icing and edible carvings. Cupcakes in original flavors like melt-in-your-mouth lemon chiffon, Bailey's Irish cream and Oreo cookie are available alongside eternal favorites like rocky road, peppermint and peanut butter. Sweet treats can be made-to-order for special occasions and are the best conversation-starters at birthdays, parties or even corporate events.
Ground Control a classic cafe in the center of Good Year serves quality espresso in flavors like coconut, pistachio, dark chocolate and cinnamon. The Cubano blends together condensed milk and sugar to make a heady concoction. Accompaniments include panini, burgers and sandwiches that are light and meaty. Wine, beer and other liquor can also be enjoyed here. The atmosphere is ideal for hanging out with friends or enjoying a lazy cup of coffee with a book in hand.