Time flies when you’re working, squeezing in as much family and friend time as possible, and dining at your favorite Phoenix restaurants. And did I mention I was waiting on the birth of my newest niece?
I arrived in Phoenix on a Tuesday ready to celebrate my first niece’s first birthday.
But the first thing on the agenda was lunch with friends at Taco Guild. I had driven by the restaurant almost daily when I lived in Phoenix but never made it in. I was missing out! The former church with stained glass windows and mismatched plates is a unique setting for a meal. My friends and I shared the guac and queso duo, then I chowed down on two veggie tacos. I wished I had also ordered rice when I saw it being dropped off in front of my friend.
**Sadly, our GoPro is not turning on at the moment, so all I have to show for my trip is cellphone photos, except for this one:
I also made sure to stop by Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soups the following day. I got my favorites: potato Jack enchiladas with green sauce, cheese, pickled onions, medium salsa, pico de gallo, and more cheese (cotija).
Besides that, I dined at Olive & Ivy, where I had bruschetta (strawberry and apple; fresh mozzarella; and grilled asparagus — the best) and a martini. My drink was the Belvedere Blue, which I expected to be blue but was actually pink with blueberries in it. Delicious.
My trip would not have been complete without a stop at Delux, where I had the veggie burger with avocado and a basket of mixed fries. I may have gone there just for those fries. I have no photo of the dinner because I was having too much fun catching up with friends.
Another non-photographed meal was the Sonoran Kale Salad at the Hotel Valley Ho after the One Breath Connected Launch yoga class. I paired it with an Arizona Sunrise drink by the pool.
Thanks for the delicious eats, Phoenix!
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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