Central Phoenix Restaurant Report

Central Phoenix is on fire with great local restaurants…

Sure, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival recently ended and it’s a fantastic event, but I’ll admit it, I’m a Phoenix guy. Scottsdale may get all the glitz, glam and glory, but Central Phoenix and its historic homes, fantastic schools, unique businesses and non-homogenized retail scene is where it’s at. When The Yard, one of Sam Fox’s masterpieces, opened in early 2013, that was the culmination of a robust downtown/midtown/uptown local business movement that started years ago. In fact, since 2008, 80 new restaurants have opened in Downtown Phoenix alone.

Restaurant map of Central Phx

 *Map from Maps & Facts Unlimited, Inc.

That doesn’t include any of the activity and small business new energy North of Roosevelt, which has seen exciting and delicious new restaurants open like Clever Koi, Taco Guild, and Joyride Central. As you search for distinctive and exceptional dining options, Central Phoenix should bleep loudly and obnoxiously on your culinary radar screen.

If your taste buds don’t weigh heavily on your dining dollar decision making, perhaps this will: When you shop locally, $73 out of your $100 dollars spent stays in the economy. When you eat at chain restaurants, $57 leaves the local economy…Chew on that.  Many thanks to Local First Arizona for shedding light on the impact that our consumption patterns have on the local economy.

For more information:

James DeCremer, Senior Vice President

602.778.3840 or jamesd@srgaz.com