Oak on Camelback Archives


In the days leading up to Dish Fest, we’re presenting our readers with exclusive chef interviews so they can learn the stories behind the Best Dishes being served at the inaugural festival. Last year, St. Francis rebranded as Oak on Camelback and got a new chef – Robert Bogart, who revamped the menu to reflect seasonal, sustainable ingredients and traditional techniques with his own twist. Many of St. Francis’ staple menu items remained, while Bogart got...


St. Francis was an Uptown Phoenix institution of sorts, serving as both a community gathering place and a solid place to enjoy gourmet global fare. Nestled in a historical building on Camelback Road just east of Central Avenue, its name was derived from a neighborhood land deed dating back to the mid-1930s and was originally owned by the Brophy family. St. Francis’ former chef, Aaron Chamberlain, made his mark on the area through a menu...


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