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Best of Our Valley 2011: Food & Restaurants

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Barbecue, breakfast and burgers, oh my! Tempt your taste buds with the winners in Food & Restaurants

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Best Burger

The Grind
Get ‘em while they’re hot…and juicy…and delicious. Arcadia’s The Grind gained fans quickly—the restaurant opened in 2010—due to its coal-fired cuisine. The Sweet and Spicy burger with candied jalapenos, fried ratatouille and watercress as well as the Steakhouse BLT burger are tops. 602.954.7463, www.thegrindaz.com.

Best Asian Cuisine & Sushi
Pure Sushi Bar & Dining
Fresh ingredients, one of the Valley’s most stunning restaurant interiors and specialty rolls like the Sakesake and the White Monster varieties make North Scottsdale’s Pure Sushi the spot to get your sushi on. 480.355.0999, www.puresushibar.com.

Best Barbecue
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ
When Valley dwellers get a hankering for sweet and succulent barbecue, they turn to Tempe’s Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ. The restaurant’s finger-licking ribs, brisket, tri-tip and more are slowly smoked with hickory wood. 480.966.7427, www.lucillesbbq.com.

Best Breakfast
The Good Egg
According to voters, The Good Egg is much better than good. Mouthwatering omelets, frittatas, Southwest-inspired a.m. eats and several healthful morning meals are favorites at the breakfast joint’s many Valley locations. www.thegoodeggaz.com.