A delightful neighborhood cafe and bakery offering fresh flavored croissants, muffins, cupcakes, cookies and seasonal delectables voted by GetOutAZ as the Sun Devils Best Gourmet Breakfast. For more than twenty years, Pleaissant Croissants (Pcroissant) has been baking delicious croissants fresh every day. Ranging from Almon
The chefs and bartenders at Garlic & Shots ply patrons with a menu of hearty meats and seafood with garlic flavors, as well as a drink list that includes 101 types of shots, local brews, and more than 30 types of wine. Steamed mussels ($10) open like bivalve tulips in the sun while bathing in a broth of shallots, garlic butter, and Four Peaks' 8th Street ale, and a pair of kobe-beef sliders ($13) rides mini brioche buns into mouth caverns. Sweet balsamic glaze or creamy béchamel sauce adorns pan-seared chicken breasts ($17), and garlic blue cheese crowns the 8-ounce filet mignon ($24).
Borrowing recipes from northern India, Paul—chef and owner of India Grill—creates homecooked Indian cuisine that errs on the side of spicy. Of course, guests can order meals tailored to their preferred heat level, and they can do so without fear of sabotaging the rich, creamy qualities of the master chef’s made-to-order cuisine. The menu tempts feasters with tandoori-cooked chicken and lamb dishes, vegetarian masalas, and nearly 10 kinds of homemade flatbreads, including kashmir naan stuffed with raisins, cashews, and sugar, and keema naan with minced lamb. Those who can’t decide on just one dish can head to the buffet, served during both lunch and dinner, and sample a dozen or so classic dishes made with meat and without. Despite India Grill's comfortable and eloquently casual dining room flanked by bold red walls and gold accents, guest are welcome to arrange for delivery or takeout, or simply raid the chef's pantry.
The culinary team at Buon Gusto takes great care in creating gourmet pizzas and salads sourced from the freshest organic ingredients, both locally and regionally. In order to share his specialty creations with gluten-intolerant diners, executive chef Tim Kelly and his team make every dish on their menu in regular and gluten-free forms, from the flatbreads served alongside their homemade hummus to the crusts on their Neapolitan pizzas and edible dioramas of the earth. Every pasta combination, whether the Polpettine topped with three housemade meatballs and organic marinara sauce or the Pianta tossed with a bounty of vegetables in a white wine herb sauce, can be served with organic spaghetti or linguini or gluten-free spaghetti and penne.
Emulating a true-to-life New York deli, the interior at Gandolfo’s conjures the bustling streets of the Big Apple without the clamor of subways or the rush of the city. Inside each franchise—Gandolfo's locations, like New York City's five boroughs, are spread across 15 states—New York Jets posters and Statues of Liberty don the walls, overlooking helpings of more than 70 New York–themed sandwiches. From the Long Island chicken salad to the pastrami-stuffed King of Queens, each variety comes piled high atop a freshly baked hero or kaiser roll or sourdough, wheat, or rye bread. The deli also sates Manhattan–size appetites with chili-soaked Nathan’s hot dogs and relieves morning cravings with bagels buried beneath turkey and roast beef.
Sure, Fiesta Flowers, Plants & Gifts comes backed by a five-star rating in Wedding Wire's 2010 and 2012 Bride's Choice Awards, but nothing impresses more than seeing the sheer variety of colorful blooms with your own eyes. The floral designers work tirelessly to craft stunning arrangements of roses, carnations, and sunflowers, set in vases or painted pots, often enhancing these natural displays with man-made treasures, such as stuffed animals or gourmet chocolate truffles. And for an extra-special occasion, look no further than their signature arrangement, the Doggie Paddle, an adorable pup comprised of white carnations that's sure to win high praise from any animal lover or nearsighted Westminster judge.