Downtown Phoenix Eats
A few of us are roadtripping from LA to Phoenix on 6/17 to see Tom Waits at the Orpheum - Yeah!. We'll be staying at a hotel in the area - probably downtown somewhere. Unfortunately, none of us knows a lick about Phoenix or what sort of food will be available to us when we get there.
Basically, we're looking for suggestions of a moderately priced place in/near downtown that's fun, laid back, serves beer/wine+ and is sort of a foodie destination. We're hoping to grab dinner Tuesday night before the music begins - anything from Asian Fusion to Pit Barbecue and everything in between.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Downtown, all within a mile of the Orpheum:
Cibo -- artisanal pizzas for one, salads, etc.
Thai Elephant -- name says it all; may not have a liquor license yet
Carly's Bistro -- not really a bistro; more a place for panini and salads, artsy atmosphere; open late
Fate -- Chinese / Asian fusion; artsy feel; open late
The Roosevelt -- pub with craft beer and wine by the glass; sandwiches and snacks
Pizzeria Bianco -- Phoenix's legendary pizza; long wait but definitely a foodie destination; not a place to go before an event, but maybe the day after
Los Dos Molinos -- fiery New Mexican food
The Breadfruit -- Jamaican food with a healthful twist; no liquor license yet
623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
603 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 850103
816 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
905 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
128 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Los Dos Molinos
1010 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
108 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Thai Elephant Downtown Phoenix
20 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ
Definitely Roosevelt. The "bar food" here is amazing. Owners Matt and Erenia Pool get organic, high-quality ingredients for the munchies -- no fried cheese sticks or frozen taquitos here, folks. Love the "ham and eggs," his hot dogs and the chips with sweet onion and blue cheese dips.
I think he has about a dozen or so microbrews on tap and a small but really nice wine list. The guy has great taste. His breakfast/lunch joint, Matt's Big Breakfast, is downtown, too. Some on here say it's overrated, but I love it. Excellent burgers; reasonable prices at both joints.
Another pick in addition to Silverbear's: Cheuvront Wine & Cheese on Central. A little more pricey, but fun. It's a wine bar with a full menu and is super-chic but not pretentious. It has a lovely international wine and cheese selection as well as gourmet snacks and entrees.
cheuvront wine and cheese
phoenix az, phoenix, az
Lots of good suggestions from silverbear already, so let me just add a few more.
Barrio Cafe -- updated, haute Mexican
Guanaquito -- hole-in-the-wall Salvadorian joint
Enjoy your stay.
2814 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
1434 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006