Heritage Square is an apt moniker for this Downtown Phoenix enclave: It’s the oldest remaining residential block in the city. It’s also home to two standouts in Phoenix food culture – Pizzeria Bianco and Nobuo at Teeter House (the latter is in the elite 10 of our recent Top 100 restaurants list) – and the family-friendly Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Arizona Science Center.
By Leilani Fitzpatrick & Leah LeMoine
3 Things to Do
A 2020 Motoring Through Time & Heritage Festival
This free and family-friendly festival features antique and custom cars, music, food trucks and a kids’ play area. February 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
113 N. Sixth St., 602-261-8063, heritagesquarephx.org/event/motoring2020/
B Rosson House
The city’s iconic Queen Anne Victorian house was built in 1895 and lovingly restored into The Rosson House Museum, available only by an hourlong guided tour. Private group and VIP tours can be arranged.
113 N. Sixth St., 602-262-5070, heritagesquarephx.org/visit/the-rosson-house
C The Bungalow at Heritage Square
Take a bit of the Victorian era home with you at this shop, which stocks Victorian-style jewelry, handmade wooden toys, hand-dyed wool yarn, hand-fired pottery and old-fashioned snacks.
602 E. Adams St., 602-261-8063, heritagesquarephx.org/visit/thebungalow
3 Places to Eat
D Barrel & Bushel at Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Opened in January, this hotel restaurant is a cut above its compatriots, with a gastropub-style menu of fanciful burgers (try the Bloody Mary burger or the glazed doughnut burger), lip-smacking street corn and decadent mac and cheese. Sit on the street-side patio and sip a craft cocktail like the 2nd & Adams – pineapple-infused bourbon, dark rum, demerara sugar and bitters.
122 N. Second St. , 602-440-3166, hyatt.com
E Royal Coffee Bar & Roasting Co.
This family-owned coffee shop features European café-style coffee and espresso drinks made with its freshly roasted beans. Pop into the small, sleek shop for a cortado or spicy iced chai.
612 E. Adams St., 602-402-8184, royalcoffeebar.com
F Anhelo Restaurant
The seasonally inspired menu at this intimate restaurant in the historical Silva house changes often, but the roasted cauliflower is a must-order mainstay. Follow it with whatever sounds good – it could be sweet pea risotto or scallops over sweet potato purée.
628 E. Adams St., 602-596-7745, anhelorestaurant.com
The Lath House Pavilion offers the perfect place to get a history-inspired Instagram photo. Abundant greenery and 19th-century-inspired architecture conjure a botanical conservatory, beer garden and shopping arcade, with lots of natural lighting.
Lath House Pavilion
113 N. Sixth St.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Cap a 360-degree dinner at Compass Arizona Grill or street-side nosh at Barrel & Bushel with a night at this chic hotel across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center.
122 N. Second St., 602- 252-1234, hyatt.com