PHOENIX magazine Team Picks: Garlic Dishes

Editorial StaffMarch 7, 2023
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April is National Garlic Month!
What’s your favorite gloriously garlicky local dish?

“For a medicinal-grade dose of pure garlic pleasure, the roasted elephant garlic plate at The Rokerij is unparalleled. Just stay away from open flames the next couple days.”
— Craig Outhier, editor

“I love garlic so much I have a tattoo of it, so trust me when I say that Tapas Papa Frita is your one-stop garlic shop. From sopa de ajo (roasted garlic soup) to patatas aioli verde (crispy potatoes with garlicky cilantro aioli) to gambas al ajillo (shrimp with white wine-garlic sauce), those folks know how to handle my favorite allium.”
— Leah LeMoine, managing editor

“Cornish Pasty Co. makes a marvelous baked medley of my three favorite things: garlic, mashed potatoes and melted cheese. It is also mandatory that you order them with a Bloody Mary, even if it’s 10 at night and your bartender protests. Just tip ’em well and enjoy your starchy, garlicky goodness.”
— Madison Rutherford, associate editor

“To my dining mates, good lucking getting your fair share of those garlic and rosemary fries at Fez. It’ll probably work out best if we just get one order per person.”
— Mirelle Inglefield, art director

“Have to get the half-bird from Doughbird with a side of the lemon and roasted garlic sauce. Absolutely delicious. The chicken is cooked to perfection – crispy but juicy.”
— Angelina Aragon, managing art director


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