The Food Network has given some serious love to Phoenix lately. If you’re a fan of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Food or Iron Chef, you’ll want to add these restaurants to your must-visit list next time you’re in Phoenix.
The Parlor Pizzeria (1916 East Camelback Road, Phoenix) was named as the best pizza in Arizona on the “50 States, 50 Pizzas” list. The particular pie named is the Salsiccia, which comes loaded with mozzarella, cheddar, grilled radicchio and locally sourced spicy pork sausage.
Urban Cookies (4711 North 7th Street, Phoenix), was crowned a winner on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars!
The Coffee Shop at Agritopia in Gilbert (3000 E. Ray Road) also won on an episode of Cupcake Wars!
Guy Fieri apparently loves Phoenix. More than a dozen Phoenix eateries have been featured on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show on the Food Network. The following restaurants have received a visit from Mr. Fieri:
Matt’s Big Breakfast (801 N. 1st Street) Worth the wait. Guy loves the Chop & Chick and the waffles. (He also included the Chop & Chick on The Best Thing I Ever Ate). Watch Matt’s Big Breakfast on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Many of the Food Network’s chefs have chosen dishes at Greater Phoenix restaurants for the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The following dishes have been featured:
Toffee Banofi Sundae from Sweet Republic (9160 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale)
Rosa Pizza at Pizzeria Bianco (623 E. Adams Street, Phoenix)
The Kalamata Sandwich from the Queen Creek Olive Mill (25062 South Meridian Road, Queen Creek)
French Onion Soup from Zinc Bistro (15034 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale)
Sticky Buns from El Chorro (5550 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley)
Waffle Dogs from Over Easy(4730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix)
Southern Fried Chicken from Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café (808 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix)
The Chop & Chick from Matt's Big Breakfast (801 N. 1st Street)
And last but not least, two Phoenix area chefs have been featured on Iron Chef: