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I will be in Phoenix for 4 days and will NOT have a car and don't want to spend a lot of money on taxis.

am looking for suggestions of restaurants whose chefs use fresh local ingredients somewhat creatively and preferably with some authentic local character and originally chose FnB, Bink's and Beckett's Table but I understand that these are rather far.

Any help will be appreciated!

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  1. I haven't eaten in Downtown Phoenix in years, but, the topic has been covered, recently. I suggest you search the board for "teeter". Most relevant threads have a recommendation for Nobuo At Teeter House - maybe limit results to the last 12 months. Also, consider using the light rail.

    1. Places to walk to in Downtown:

      Nobuo at Teeter House
      Pizzeria Bianco
      District American Kitchen
      Blue Hound
      Breadfruit
      Phoenix Public Market Cafe
      Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana

      A few places to take the train to in Midtown & Uptown:

      Gallo Blanco (half mile walk from Osborn station)
      Pane Bianco (across street from Campbell station)
      St. Francis (a few blocks from Central / Camelback station)

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      1. re: exit2lef

        Thanks so much! Of the places you mentioned, which have the highest quality food other than James Beard awarded Pizzeria Bianco?

        Have you heard of Little Cleo's and The Vig Fillmore and are they downtown?

        1. re: nyperr

          "Highest quality food" is a pretty subjective statement, but Nobuo has also been recognized by the James Beard Foundation. I think every place named has high quality food, but Nobuo and Bianco have certainly garnered the most attention from national media.

          Little Cleo's is not Downtown. It's about five miles to the northeast in the area known as North Central or Uptown. It's 1.5 miles from the Central / Camelback rail station and more directly accessible via the 7th Street bus route.

          The Vig Fillmore is on the edge of Downtown -- a bit of a walk from most hotels but not impossible in the nice weather we're having this time of year.

      2. A few of us are down from Toronto for a golf week in Arizona. We recently learned of this restaurant from Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins on the Food Network and decided to give it a shot.

        We really enjoyed the restaurant. It is has great ambience with an open kitchen and a nice, heat patio with wood burning fireplace at one end. We're not sure how it ended up on D, D and DI as it is definitely none of the above.

        We were there on a Friday night. Two of us ordered the prime rib special, one the pork chop. Prime rib was very good but the pork chop was absolutely phenomenal. Finished off with sticky toffee pudding and chocolate fudge cake. A very fine meal was had by all.

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        1. re: cynalan

          Which restaurant are you referring to?

          1. re: exit2lef

            Sounds like St. Francis.

            1. re: johnseberg

              Yeah... that would help lol., It was, in fact, St. Francis. Good call

              1. re: cynalan

                Thanks for clarifying. I agree it doesn't map to any of the D's in the show's title, but I'm glad you enjoyed St. Francis.