5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix
Barrio Queen Tequileria
Courtesy of Silvana Salcido Esparza Stop in and dine like Martha.
Just last week, culinary queen Martha Stewart (who tweeted that she was in town for a meeting with PetSmart) stopped in to eat at Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza's Barrio Queen in Scottsdale, proving that all it takes to dine with the stars is good taste in restaurants. Esparza says she served Stewart a few carne asada and chorizo and bleu cheese tacos -- as well as the restaurant's not-tobe-missed tableside guacamole. During Stewart's first visit to the Queen (Esparza says Stewart visits the Cafe about once a year), the two chefs also tasted four of the restaurant's more than 300 tequilas and talked tequila with the restaurant's resident expert, Jared Putterman. She also ate at Pizzeria Bianco, where she tweeted pics of two pizzas, a glass of wine, and a tomato and mozzarella salad.
Nobuo at Teeter House
Jonathan McNamara Nobuo at Teeter House in Heritage Square
Starting today until the end of spring, Chef Nobuo Fukuda's Nobuo at Teeter House will be open on Mondays for dinner only. Fukuda, who has won Best New Chef from Food + Wine and a James Beard Award serves small bites and cold and warm entrees from 5:30 p.m. to close at the renovated historic bungalow in downtown's Heritage Square. Call 602-254-0600 for a reservation or visit the Nobuo at Teeter House website.