10 Signs You're a Phoenix Foodie

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Nikki Buchanan
You'd recognize this pizza anywhere.
Don't worry, you don't have to be a Valley native to be considered a true Phoenix foodie. It's not how long you've lived here that gives you real culinary cred, but things like knowing where to find edible seafood and when it's peach picking season. Or knowing that a restaurant with Schreiner's sausages on the menu is probably legit.

Do you wake up early on Saturday mornings to get produce at Singh Farms?

Do you plan your weekend nights around the Late Night Love menu at FnB?

Do you think hot dogs should come off a truck, be bacon-wrapped and topped with beans, mayo, onions, and tomatoes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you might be a Phoenix foodie. Here are some other important criteria.

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Quiessence
Arizona Kumquat Cake
10. You identify the four seasons thusly: Pumpkin Porter, Citrus, Patio, and "When all the restaurants close."

We love our city for the near constant sunshine, but that doesn't mean we don't consider the seasons. During the fall, we know to rush to Four Peaks Brewery to get a pint or growler of Pumpkin Porter and while the rest of the country endures Arctic Freeze, we know winter means an abundance of locally grown citrus. Grapefruitcello and lemon bars, anyone? By springtime, we're already wearing shorts and enjoying brunch on our favorite restaurant patios -- trying to experience it all before summer hits and some of our favorite restaurants take their annual hiatus.

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Lauren Saria
Street tacos are the best tacos and they should never cost more than $2.
9. You know a taco should never cost more than $2.

Fancy tacos are nice and all, but you know that the best kind of tacos are the street variety, and they should never set you back more than a buck or two. You can find them at favorite spots like Asadero Norte de Sonora in Central Phoenix, Restaurant Atoyac in North Phoenix, and Taco Mich on 16 Street. Everyone has their own favorite spot, but if it isn't loaded with chopped onions and cilantro it doesn't count.

Location Info

Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Asadero Norte De Sonora

122 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Taco Mich

1602 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

6130 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Joe's Real BBQ

301 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Café Ga Hyang

4362 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

ShinBay

7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Virtu Honest Craft

3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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12 comments
Chelsea Johnston
Chelsea Johnston

I cannot believe how many grammatical errors there were in this article. Do you guys proofread at all?

saltoftheearth
saltoftheearth

I don't like pretentious cunts, so of course I'm not a "foodie" or foodfag. I am, however, down to earth enough to have noticed that since restaurant atoyac has gotten rid of gigantor the cash register operator, the food and especially the service is 10x better. It used to take fucking forever to get an order filled but now the restaurant runs like clockwork.

Megan Bogle Craghead
Megan Bogle Craghead

Chris Cameron you can choose from one of these places for super friends soup group

VA2AZ
VA2AZ

I'm so glad you said that. I like the content of the article in PNT, but for the love of god, proofread and spell check.  How do you know you're not a foodie? When you misspell the restaurant's name. 

dlee23
dlee23

heh, elitist jackass, funny one. get over yourself.

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