I'm interested in smaller, authentic type places to eat where food is homemade. Any suggestions welcome-not looking for upscale or fancy. I've been perusing the boards but a lot of the information posted is fairly old. We will be traveling through each of these places. Diner style food or ethnic suggestions welcome. Thanks.
Flagstaff has a local treasure in New Jersey Pizza Company. Turn as if going to the Farmer's Market store (4th St or Ave) and follow to the end. Left on Cedar, no you haven't taken a wrong turn, there it is, on the right hand side, don't blink or you'll miss it. Service is not quick but try calling ahead to order if you're pressed for time. The Perfecto is one of my favorite white pizzas ever: (local ricotta, basil, caramelized and raw onions, Schreiner's sausage) and well worth $19. Gelato flavors we tried were subtle and delicious. It's a tiny place and clearly a labor of love. They use local ingredients whenever possible, and visit the Valley for other quality ingredients like McClendon's produce. You might also catch the NJPC guys at the Saturday downtown market selling breakfast sandwiches on house-baked focaccia. It makes me cry that I only learned about this place last Summer and they've been in business for 12 years!
New Jersey Pizza Company
2224 E Cedar Ave # C6, Flagstaff, AZ
You'll be happy to know that home-style predominates in this part of Arizona. You MUST stop at the Snow Cap in Seligman. It's where the Route 66 revival got it's start. Juan Delgadillo died a few years ago, but as far as I know, the family still runs it. There's also a retro diner on the east end of Williams that's kind of fun.