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 March feature on the art of brunching, But First, Brunch, we're asking ourselves, What's your favorite breakfast/brunch dish in the Valley?
Craig Outhier, editor
"Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico is where I first discovered the day-altering potential of French toast. The tenderloin Benedict is outstanding, too, done in a decadent, yolky jalapeno Hollandaise."
Leah LeMoine, managing editor
"They opened after I wrote the brunch guide so I missed fitting them in to that, but Breakfast Kitchen Bar is a wonderful new addition to the Valley brunch scene. The chilaquiles are delicious and the service is warm and friendly. Can't wait to go back to try the churro waffle."
Lauren Loftus, associate editor
"I'm really pushing the Valley boundaries with this one... but the best eggs Benedict I've ever had was at Mile High Grill & Inn in Jerome. Perfectly poached eggs, salty ham and the most luxurious Hollandaise – I literally licked the plate."
Follow on Twitter: @thelaurenloftus
Mirelle Inglefield, art director
"First Watch is my go-to place. I'll usually get the Morning Market Veg omelet (love the combination of the crimini mushrooms and goat cheese!) and my beau and I will split a stack of pancakes – we switch between blueberry and buttermilk."
Follow on Twitter: @MirelleMeow
Angelina Aragon, associate art director
"Kiss the Cook is my new favorite place to get breakfast. The food is authentic and the omelet has a delicious sauce that is perfection!"
Follow on Twitter: @absolutely_ange
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