Fried chicken, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, oh my! Nothing makes you feel all warm and cozy inside as comfort food. Here are five Valley comfort food restaurants that dish up such makes-you-feel-like-you’re-at-grandma’s-house eats.
At Tuck Shop in Phoenix, beer-battered cheese curds and chicken pot pie will make you laugh in the face of get-healthy New Year’s resolutions. Plus, the restaurant’s itty bitty size makes it extra cozy. www.tuckinphx.com.
From fried chicken and grits to huge slice of red velvet cake, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, located in both Phoenix and Scottsdale, have long been a Valley favorite for those with a comfort food craving. (Plus, you might even run into one of Lo-Lo’s many celeb fans during dinnertime.) www.loloschickenandwaffles.com.
For years, Chef Eddie Matney has been a memorable mark on the local dining scene. With Old Town’s Eddie’s House, Chef Matney is making diners smile with his bacon-infused meatloaf, proscuitto mac and cheese and much more deliciousness. Eddie’s House is also AZFoothills.com’s Best of Our Valley winner for Best Comfort Food.) www.eddiematneys.com.
Located at Arizona Biltmore, Frank & Albert’s offers traditional comfort food–with an Arizona twist. Guests can expect such tasty menu items as onion rings, crispy mac and cheese bites as well as s’mores that are made fireside. Stop by for the High Five Happy Hour. www.frankandalberts.com.
The mac and cheese at ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is nearly as famous as the celebrity guests who have stayed at the hotel. ZuZu’s truffled grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup are also mmm-inducing. www.cafe-zuzu.com.