PHOENIX Team Picks: April

Written by Lauren Loftus Category: Lists Issue: April 2017
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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.

In honor of our annual Top Doctors April issue we're asking ourselves, Which indulgent Valley dish do you skip telling your own doc about?


Craig Outhier, editor
"No responsible cardiologist would recommend the 22 oz. bone-in ribeye at Steak 44... let alone the optional truffle butter sidecar I always order with it."


Photo courtesy Original Breakfast House Facebook


Leah LeMoine, managing editor
"I'm a sucker for cinnamon treats! Tracy Dempsey Originals makes doughnut muffins that are (probably literally) to die for. And Original Breakfast House has a brioche cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting that I crave constantly."


Photo by Jennifer C. on Yelp

Lauren Loftus, associate editor
"Confession: I cannot go to Oregano's Pizza Bistro and not order a pizza cookie. And that's after way too much thin-crust pizza and beer. But warm, ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie dough topped with vanilla ice cream is like dessert kryptonite. How can you not spoon-fight over the last bite? Sorry, doc!"
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Photo by Geraldine D. on Yelp

Mirelle Inglefield, art director
"Oh, there are way too many to fit, but I think the most caloric indulgence has got to be the Stupid Fries at Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles. It's a big basket of fries sprinkled with juicy shredded chicken, onions and peppers with a generous pour of gravy, all smothered in cheese. I think it's sized for two or more people, but I'll eat the whole thing myself."
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Photo courtesy Wimpy's Paradise Facebook

Angelina Aragon, associate art director
"My guilty pleasure is the 1/3 lb. burger from Wimpy's Paradise in Chandler. I add bacon, onions and cheese with a side of fries. I've always dreamed of eating the 1/2 lb. but haven't dared to do so. One day I will!"
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