Matt’s Organics eliminates shopping-cart rage by delivering boxes of freshly harvested organic produce directly to customers' doors. Receive the $36 produce box of farmed bounty designed to fulfill nutrition needs for a single person, a small family, or a coterie of prairie dogs. The box bestows equal attention on fruits, vegetables, and salad fixings, giving each the deed to one-third of its square footage. Though undiscriminating grazers will relish the surprise of discovering previously unknown provisions, particular eaters can use the preference form to indicate five foods denied admission to the mouth and five foods on the preferred guest list.
An annual jaunt through a labyrinth of agriculture, Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkins pits prescient guests young and old against a pasture of sizable stalks. As young ones and inner children sift their way through sky-high garrisons of corn, they must answer questions about the farming lesson that begins the maze. Correct answers will lead them out, and incorrect answers will lead them further into the maze’s cinnamon-scented core.
Coronado Vineyards harvests the grapes of its own mountain-bound orchard to concoct a medley of fine wines. Palates will joyfully paddle through rivers of sweet whites, such as the sparkling Dolce Veritas, and dry reds, such as the Meritage—a mix of cabernet sauvignon and merlot with notes of raspberry and black currant and oak, dark berry, and herb harmonies.
Offering the carnivorous Southwest an authentic taste of midwestern meat markets, Dickman’s provides hordes of hungry Arizonans with a vast array of beef, steak, poultry, and seafood. Try the crowd-favored ugly steak, a 6–8-ounce slab of sirloin perfect for steak sandwiching ($8.99/lb.), paired with a side serving of Dickman’s twice-baked potato ($3.99/lb.) to instantly earn membership meat-and-potatoes club, which comes with a lifetime supply of mustaches, or scour the cases of Kobe beef and USDA Prime and Choice meats to discover the cuts of the day. Those in the mood for a hearty, between-bread meal can try a three-napkin sandwich ($4.99 for a 6 in.) along with one of many homemade salads ($3.99/lb.).
Experienced chefs prepare separate Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai menus, which can be paired with more than 20 thirst-quenching smoothies and bubble teas. A light, crispy pancake enfolds expertly cooked shrimp and leafy vegetables in the Vietnamese crêpe appetizer, which adds a touch of French elegance to meals without serving soup in a beret. Fried shrimp pâté on sticks of sugar cane imparts a flavorful fiesta, combining satisfying crunchiness with sweet-tooth mollification. Curries, clay pots, and noodle soups dominate the Thai dinner menu, which features beef fondue, a hot pot of thinly sliced beef luxuriating in a vinegar sauce with noodles or steamed rice. Six bubble teas and more than 20 smoothies stand ready to battle tongue-ravaging heat from eating Chinese kung pao shrimp ($8.99) or from failing the final exam at fire-eating school.