We are Chowhounds from Seattle who are making our 16th annual visit to PHX and seeking some restaurant joyfulness. Over the years we've developed some repeat stops and had some disappointments. Some faves have folded up the tent (SeaSaw, Mosaic are 2 biggies) and Pizzeria and Pane Bianco , Los Reyes de la Torta, Tradiciones remain beloved. Lee's in Peoria was a treasured find last year. Cyclo good, but LOTS of Vietnamese in Seattle, so not a destination stop unless we find ourselves there. Kai was great and if a friend pays again, we go again! Binkley's same. Rancho Pinot, noca also a repeat if we can find time. Los Sombreros and Los Dos Molinos good and maybe again. Barrio Cafe, same (and maybe the one time was a slightly off night). I guess I'll stop there...just tryjng to give a range of the places we have tried, liked and are willing to find more of. We will be staying N of 101, S of Troon but travel to Peoria (Mariners games) and around the area for a worthy food find.
We love anything with quality and without pretention hopefully.
Suggestions? Free associate or deliberate...whatever!
Thanks. Happy to return the favor if visiting the Pacific NW.