Heading up north to beat the heat this summer? Here are a five favorite Flagstaff restaurants that are sure to please those taste buds while enjoying some northern exposure.
Super-small and utterly charming, Little Thai Kitchen is a longtime favorite in Flagstaff for amazing and authentic Thai food. Can’t find a spot to sit in the itty bitty eatery, order up some pad Thai, tiger rolls (great for an appetizer or sweet enough for a dessert) and any of LTK’s amazing curry dishes to go. 928.226.9422.
A favorite among locals, NAU students and visitors alike, Beaver Street Brewery is a casual yet happenin’ spot (expect a wait) to grab wood-fired pizzas, yummy fondues and, of course, a super selection of beer. The Bramble Berry Brew is tops and you can’t go wrong with the brewery’s award-winners: hefeweizen, Hopshot IPA and Big Rapid Red. www.beaverstreetbrewery.com.
Josephine’s Modern American Bistro (pictured) is near Downtown Flagstaff but feels world away from the area’s bar scene. Dishing up fine dining and an amazing patio, brunchtime is a favorite. Josephine’s selection of eggs benedicts are amazing and the baklava baked brie is heaven-sent. For dinner, give the sea bass, bacon-wrapped filet mignon and southwestern crab cakes a taste. www.josephinesrestaurant.com.
Criollo Latin Kitchen is one of the top Flagstaff spots to open in recent years. Whether you grab a seat in the art-filled, dimly lit interior or take a seat on the quaint patio at back, the atomosphere is wonderful–and the food is even better. The pork belly tacos and salmon tostadas are favorites, and ingredients are sourced from local farms. The drinks? Amazing. www.criollolatinkitchen.com.
In the heart of Downtown Flagstaff, Tinderbox Kitchen and Annex boasts a super-cool vibe and an innovative menu that includes pan-roasted duck breast, pork belly pot roast, “Black and Blue” venison and oh so much more to please the fine diner’s palate. www.tinderboxkitchen.com.