Today, Eater returns to Phoenix, Arizona to focus on 12 new bars and restaurants that are garnering some serious buzz. Once again, Eater has asked local food journalist and Pen & Fork editor Gwen Ashley Walters to select the buzziest openings of the past 12 months.
Among her picks are two new restaurant-bars that have become destinations in their own right (Bar Bianco and FnB Bar). There's also a high-minded tasting menu from a James Beard Award finalist (Binkley's), the latest from Beard Award-winner Chris Bianco (Tratto), and a humble taco shop that stands out from all of the others (Tacos Chiwas). Here now, presented in geographic order, the Eater Heatmap for Phoenix.
UPDATE 4/8/17: Leoni's Focaccia is closed; it is relocating to downtown Phoenix. This map will reflect the new address pending reopening.Read More