Some people eat to live. Others live to eat. No surprise, we’re in the latter camp at PHOENIX. We’ve rounded up 10 ways to live your AZ food life to the fullest, from street food to splurges.
By Nikki Buchanan, Jessica Dunham, Marilyn Hawkes & Leah LeMoine
Indulge in Tasting Menus & Omakase Experiences
Dyed-in-the-wool foodies want it all – $3 tacos from a family-run hole-in-the-wall and lavish, multi-course feasts whose prices are nearly as breathtaking as the meal itself. If you’ve got the urge to splurge in Dionysian fashion, here are four of the city’s top restaurants offering four of the city’s most intriguing menus imagined by four of the city’s most extraordinary chefs. Two are tasting menus, and two are omakase (essentially the same thing). All offer experiences you’ll brag about for years to come.
Of the four super-talents on this short list, Kevin Binkley is probably the most wildly creative. He doesn’t just push the envelope; he rips right through it, revealing a playfulness that makes fine dining fun. A two-and-a-half-hour evening here feels…