Don’t expect tumbleweeds and swinging saloon doors when you come to Phoenix. Instead, you’ll find places like Ocotillo - a cool spot with an outdoor patio/beer garden that’s great for groups. Come for the fantastic brunch, which has everything from a skillet pancake with roasted bananas to brie-stuffed French toast. It’s also a great spot for lunch or dinner with its American menu with Southwestern twists, like beef ribs with a mole espresso barbeque sauce and the crispy eggplant “meatballs” over parmesan polenta.
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Tratto serves the best locally sourced Italian food in a rustic space perfect to share food with a date.
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Wren House is a brewery in midtown Phoenix in a converted 1920s bungalow serving a rotation of exceptional, locally flavored beers.
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Restaurant Progress serves thoughtful American food with incredible cocktails and a great natural wine selection in uptown Phoenix.
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