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21. Tarbell's

Chef Mark Tarbell, a James Beard Award nominee and winner during season 5 of "Iron Chef America," studied cooking in Paris at the l'Academie du Vin and has brought his knowledge back to benefit Arizonan's taste buds. Tarbell's opened in 1994 on the corner of Camelback and 32nd Street and has become a local treasure.  Wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas, jumbo scallops and even a sorbet sampler with lavender biscotti are just a few of Tarbell's delicious options. For drinks, the eatery offers a wide selection of wines as well as whiskey, cocktails, beer, Scotch and more.