I will be visiting Arizona for the firs time this Memorial Day weekend. I am flying into Phoenix, staying in Flagstaff and visiting the Grand Canyon.
What are the best LOCAL or REGIONAL items that I absolutely must try? I mean things that I cannot buy elsewhere or things that are not as good elsewhere.
Also, what are your suggestions for specific places to find such meals? I will be roughing it on this trip so it doesn't have to be fancy. If there is an upscale place that you recommend, that is also no problem.
Thanks so much!
I have been a member of Chowhound for a while and have noticed that, no matter how straightforward the question is, there are people who will respond with more inquiries and state that they do not understand what the OP is looking for, etc. etc.
As, I have written, I am going to be in four different areas but fly into Phoenix. Star rating is irrelevant. Budget is not a concern. I want food that is local or regional or that is simply done better in the state. I have never visited before.
And, yes, I have researched restaurants (e.g. Kai) and dishes (pozole, pinon nut cakes, machaca) but the purpose of this board is to receive input from local people based on personal experiences. Any comments with your recommendations will be appreciated. I only have a few weeks before I visit and want to plan my excursions around my meals.
Thanks so much