8 Favorite Fresh-Baked Bread Experiences at Metro Phoenix Restaurants


Pig & Pickle -- bread tray.jpg
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Lots of bread from Pig & Pickle
Pig & Pickle

Josh Riesner and Keenan Bosworth were baking their own breads for nearly three years at Atlas Bistro, so it's no surprise they've brought the custom to Pig & Pickle, turning out sourdough baguettes (from five-year-old sourdough starter), pretzel rolls, English muffins, dinner rolls, and brioche every day, using applewood in their gas-assist oven to get a bit of smoke. Sometimes (okay, often) they get crazy-creative, allowing their staff to do the same. The result might be Super Duper Rye (made with chocolate rye and imperial stout from the beer-brewing world) or focaccia with bacon and Beemster (a nutty Dutch cheese). Bread is used in so many applications -- completely different sandwiches, crostini to accompany the bone marrow -- that, as Riesner puts it, "Why wouldn't you make your own bread?"

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Christopher's baguettes
Christopher's

Although chef-owner Chris Gross started baking bread way back in the Le Relais days (the North Scottsdale restaurant he owned in the mid- to late-'80s), he'd be the first to admit he's learned a lot about bread along the way, picking up tips and working with various bread maestros over the course of many years. He started learning about bread when he worked in a small restaurant near Versailles, then picked up a few hints from Julia Child, local bread guru MJ Coe (who was kind enough to come offer him a pragmatic, in-house tutorial), and Jean JoHo of the Everest Room in Chicago. At the restaurant, Gross and his team bake 100 loaves of his crusty, full-of-holes cross between ciabatta and baguette in the wood-burning oven every day, offering them for sale to customers for $3 each. The restaurant also makes its own brioche buns and pizza dough.

Location Info

Noca

3118 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Davanti Enoteca - CLOSED

6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pig & Pickle

2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Binkley's Restaurant

6920 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

St. Francis

111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Trattoria Bianco

4743 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pane Bianco

4404 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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rm642
rm642

 

i have been eating schiacciata all my life baked at home if your bread is as good said they d my moms bread it will be a be a great treat as an italian bread is the mainstay of our culture.could i have your address ,my brother went to and they did not make bread at the address showing hear was only a small bar thank you Rio M.

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