PHOENIX Magazine Team Picks: November

Written by Lauren Loftus Category: Lists Issue: November 2016
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Each month, we of the PHOENIX Magazine creative team ask ourselves a different question about our favorite dining and drinking experiences in the Valley. Our picks are usually hidden in the back of the magazine among our Dining Guide restaurant listings. Not any more. Our picks are going digital! Feel free to follow us on social media (at least, those of us who tweet) and be sure to tag us (@PhoenixMagazine on Twitter and @PHXMagazine on Instagram) on pics of your favorite picks.

November: What Is Your Favorite Autumnal Treat?

Barrio Cafe via Facebook.


Craig Outhier, editor
"Barrio Cafe's famous chiles en nogada for me – a fat poblano stuffed with chicken and autumnal fruits, and drizzled with a sweet cream sauce. It also calls for pomegranate seeds, so it was a seasonal dish for many years. When I saw it on the menu, I knew fall had really arrived."



Courtesy Bitter & Twisted via Twitter


Leah LeMoine, managing editor
"I crave comfort food in cooler weather, so Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour's green chile mac and cheese is my favorite fall dish. Its creamy cheesiness is balanced by the smoky kick from the chiles. Adding bacon puts it over the top."



The Pilgrim. Courtesy Cornish Pasty Co.


Lauren Loftus, associate editor
"It's all about the turkey for me. The Pilgrim at Cornish Pasty Co. is like Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing in a pocket of flaky dough with sides of cranberry sauce and gravy)... without the political arguments."
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Grassroots pumpkin pie. Courtesy Trip Advisor.


Mirelle Inglefield, art director
"It's gourd season, so pumpkin pie! I love the smell, the spice, the creamy texture, the warm and cozy memories it conjures. Grassroots Kitchen & Tap makes an excellent one. I especially love the flaky crust."
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Courtesy Press Coffee via Twitter


Angelina Aragon, associate art director
"A warm chai from Press Coffee Roasters is autumn in a cup. The smell makes me feel cozy and warm, and the taste makes my soul happy."
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