Where To Take Out-Of-Town Guests in Phoenix

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Friends or family coming to visit? Camelback Mountain and Taliesin West are on the itinerary (duh!), but where should you take out-of-towners to eat? The mandate is simple: You want to wow them with food and views while showing them the tasty standouts Phoenix is known for — namely swanky steakhouses, Sonoran hot dogs, unmatched Mexican, and the best pizza in the country. No problem. Here’s where you need to take them.

Gertrude’s Restaurant

1201 North Galvin

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The Best New Restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is at the nexus of one of the fastest-growing counties in America. As the city has changed, the restaurant scene has evolved too, driven largely by homegrown restaurants expanding to new locations and treating diners to new concepts.

Once a land of citrus and steaks, the metro area has become an engaging home to a diverse range of cuisines. In the sprawling desert city and its surrounding towns, notable recent openings have landed all over the gastronomic map. Most notably, Phoenix has seen the rise of Valentine, a restaurant using Arizona ingredients in novel ways, and the rebooting of

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These Phoenix Women Were Tasked with Baking a Life-Size Cake of Flavor Flav

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Rebecca Hauger and Mara Hodge weren’t strangers to baking or reality TV when, earlier this year, they were asked to sculpt a gigantic cake bearing the likeness of Flavor Flav.

The couple — baking fanatics who met in 2018 and got engaged the next year, but came to the hobby separately — are the founders of Geek Desserts, a home-based bakery. Hodge has competed on a Minecraft-themed episode of Cake Wars, while Hauger starred on the

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Now with two locations, Tryst Cafe maintains its focus on naturally delicious food | North Phoenix

Established in North Phoenix in 2010, and now with a second location in Chandler, Tryst Cafe offers an extensive organic, natural, gluten free, eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cafe invites diners to “An Affaire with Naturally Delicious Food.”

Talking about the cafe’s focus on organic and natural food, owner Lisa Khnanisho shared, “We were one of the first places to launch our brand offering organic/natural ingredients, as well as creating an extensive gluten free menu. We continue to hold these values as the focus of our concept while evolving with the interests of our guests and creating

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