Wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of quality food that is not terribly expensive (entrees $9-$20) & provides good ambiance. Just moved to PHX yesterday and my girlfriend is coming to visit. Hoping to have a nice dinner where we can spend some quality time and not spend a ridiculous amount.
Almost entirely opposed to chain restaurants, to which there appears plenty in this city. I feel they lack authenticity and do not provide the ability of experiencing the local community and local culinary trends of a city. That having been said, I hope to meld the authenticity requirement with good food, atmosphere and price.
I have a car so distance is not an issue.