Flagstaff mid-range dinner options?
I'm going to be up in Flag tomorrow night, and I need to come up with some places that might be acceptable to my not-so-adventurous relatives. Places like Cottage Place, Brix, and Josephine's are probably too expensive and/or too "out there" for this crowd.
I've searched the board trying to figure out what places might offer good, moderately priced (~$15/plate), mainstream food at dinner time. So far, I've come up with New Jersey Pizza Company and Beaver Street Brewery, but I'm wondering if there are any places that I might have overlooked in my search.
If you have any other ideas, please let me know. Thanks!
Beaver Street Brewery
11 S Beaver St Ste 1, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
New Jersey Pizza Company
2224 E Cedar Ave # C6, Flagstaff, AZ
Charley's and Brandy's look very promising. I like the fact that they have Southwestern-sounding/Southwestern-influenced dishes on their menus. I'm thinking this might make the whole experience seem a little more exotic (yet still safe) for my visiting aunt who's a small-town girl through and through. :-)
Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery
1500 E Cedar Ave, Flagstaff, AZ
23 N Leroux St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Just a quick report on our dinner trip to Flag.
After some discussion last night, the group settled on New Jersey Pizza Co. We really enjoyed the pizzas we ordered (Meat Lover, Combo, & house-dried toms/roasted red pepper/Bellwether farms ricotta-$12 for each of the 12" pies). The crust had a tender/chewy texture and great flavor. The cooks showed appropriate restraint with the sauce and the cheese, something that can't be said for all "serious" pizza places.
I appreciated that the restaurant uses a lot of AZ-sourced and just generally high quality ingredients (e.g., bacon and fennel sausage from Schreiner's, meatballs using beef from Beefway Ranch, Ham from Neuske's, Pt Reyes Blue cheese) and that it offers the option of housemade mozzarella on its pies ($1 extra charge on a 12" pie).
The space is cramped and pretty spartan, and no alcohol is served. So, if I was a local or staying in a nearby hotel, I might just opt for carry-out rather than dine at the restaurant.
Another caveat: Drinks associated with summer (housemade lemonade and fresh brewed iced tea) apparently aren't available until May (didn't think to ask when they *stopped* serving these drinks). As such, our choices on this visit were limited to canned sodas (Coke products, San Pellegrino Limonata and Aranciata), IBC root beer, and tap and bottled waters (Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino). I'm a little fuzzy on the drink prices--I think Cokes were $1.25 with other brands being around $1.50. Lemonade and iced tea were priced at $2.00 or $2.50--iced tea, when available, comes with free refills.
After tax, the total tab for 3 12" pies, 5 Cokes and 1 IBC came in just a hair over $46.
Overall, I was pleased with the food, the service, and the prices. I can see repeat visits to NJ Pizza Co in our future.
Thanks again to you all for the suggestions.