January Team Picks: Eating in 2018

Lauren LoftusJanuary 20, 2018
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Craig Outhier, editor-in-chief
“I need to get myself out to the East Valley to try some of those virtuoso regional Chinese restaurants everyone is talking about: Original Cuisine in Mesa, which is one of our Best New Restaurant honorable mentions, or the new Shaanxi concept from the House of Egg Roll folks.”



Taco Chelo


Leah LeMoine, managing editor
“I’m psyched for meatballs at The Sicilian Butcher, tamales at the sit-down The Tamale Store, and tacos and great art at Taco Chelo. I also want to diversify my wine consumption, so I’m adding the wine bars from this month’s happy hour round-up to my high list, along with more visits to my standbys Sorso Wine Room and LDV Wine Gallery.”



Green wings, via Yelp.


Lauren Loftus, associate editor
“My New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to eat less meat and dairy since it’s better for the environment. Thank goodness Phoenix has some awesome veg options, like the Buffalo ‘wings’ at Green New American Vegetarian that are both utterly addictive and 100 percent vegan. I also want to finally try Helio Basin Brewing Co. and their chickpea tostada with prickly pear grapes and purple kale.”
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Fresh Mint


Mirelle Inglefield, art director
“My goal is to up my veg cred, and luckily there is no shortage of savory vegetarian dishes in the Valley. My favorite is the coconut-based lemongrass curry at Fresh Mint, which has tender strips of tofu and the sharp but subtle flavor of onion. The ancient grains bowl at Flower Child and the inside-out veggie burger at True Food Kitchen are runners-up”
Follow on Twitter: @MirelleMeow


Federal Pizza

Angelina Aragon, associate art director
“As the new year begins, I am excited to try some more pizza spots from our Pizza City, USA feature from the July 2017 issue. I have to visit Federal Pizza, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana and Grand Avenue Pizza Company.”
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