FOTW Restaurant Application 2014
ADAM’S NATURAL MEATS
20715 W. Beloat,
Buckeye AZ 85326
Adams Natural meats is a Bison Ranch located approximately 30 miles west of Central Phoenix in Buckeye. Owners Bryan and Mary Adams are dedicated to humanly and naturally raising their Bison not only out of their passion for this magnificent animal but to help meet the growing demand for quality meat products. Try their buffalo at Flavors and experience this tasty, healthy alternative to red meat.
17058 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374
Snir and Kierstin Mor met and fell in love at culinary school in Paris. They moved to the Phoenix area to realize their dream of owning their own restaurant and to be close to family. Five years ago, they made it happen and opened Amuse Bouche Gourmet Bistro, followed by Mor Gourmet Foods which distributes their specialty food products. Their bistro is a combination of classic French technique with contemporary American flavors.
13000 W. Indian School Rd., A11, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
The owner of Litchfield Park’s Baskin-Robbins is an avid and enthusiastic supporter of Flavors of the West. We appreciate the support! We also appreciate that her team will be out at the event, keeping things cool with many of their great flavors.
6685 W. Beardsley Rd., Glendale, AZ 85308
One day, Phil Denaro, Sr. said to himself, “I wonder why no one has ever done a gourmet mushroom bar?” So the next day, he did it himself. Uniquely his own, Betty’s Nosh the result of Phil’s many worldwide travels over the past 40 years and his recognizing that sometimes the best foods — the ones that feed the spirit as well as the body — are the simplest foods.
118 N. Old Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Located one block north from Flavors of the West, Blue Sushi is the West Valley choice for top quality sashimi, inventive sushi rolls, and other Japanese fare. For fun, ask the sushi chef(s) to surprise you, and then enjoy the creativity of these culinary geniuses.
1800 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395
The vision of two long-time buddies, Caballero Grill serves foods made only from top-quality ingredients. The kitchen features an actual kettle grill filled with pecan wood, which imparts a subtle smoky flavor to several menu items. They feature the only ceviche bar in the Valley, so you can select your own ingredients, including scallops, shrimp and seafood blends, which are made fresh and served with homemade chips.
17045 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308
8349 W. Bell Rd., Peoria, AZ 85382
Serving lunch and dinner all day. every day, Cucina Tagliani cooks all their pasta from scratch and dishes it out in a truly family-run environment. Nana Tagliani used to say: “You can tell by the smell!” It’s true, and you can also tell by the taste!
DI CARLO’S ORIGINAL PIZZA
1300 W. Indian School Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85350
For the most authentic pizza in town, West Valley folks know to hit up Di Carlo’s. Serving their signature “pizza by the cut,” Di Carlo’s becomes an obsession to just about anyone who visits. Meet the crew at Flavors, try their pizza, and consider picking up a stack of boxes filled with homemade goodness for your next party!
EEST ASIAN BISTRO
3145 N. Dysart Rd., #102, Avondale, AZ 85392
After saying goodbye to his fantastic restaurant in a scary part of Oakland, CA, restaurateur and chef Henry Tran sought a move to safer pastures. He landed in Avondale, at a location he’s been operating for over four years. He’s built up a solid base of regulars, so if you’re not one of them, stop by and try his fantastic Chinese food!
FLAVORS OF LOUISIANA
13025 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Avondale, AZ 85392
Owned by Jennifer Landry Goff, Baton Rouge, Louisiana native, Flavors serves what they call “a mix of country Cajun and city Cajun,” thanks to her parents’ origins. You see, city Cajun (New Orleans style) is spicy hot and with red tomato base sauces, while the country Cajun (Acadian) is spicy flavorful with rich brown roux base sauces. Stop in to this friendly place, and see what it means to truly get the best of both worlds!
GAS LIGHT INN
5747 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
One of the oldest buildings in downtown Glendale, the Gas Light Inn is a historic Inn and cafe/wine bar surrounded by antique shops, bars, and other local businesses. Serving breakfast, lunch, light snacks at night, and cocktails, the Gas Light Inn is one of the most charming spots in the Valley. Join them for High Tea on the second Saturday of every month! See the website for details.
4860 N. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Gastropub, wine bar, gelateria, coffee shop … what isn’t Ground Control? Whether you’re having a morning meeting over cappuccinos, meeting friends for lunch, or enjoying some craft brews any time of the day, Ground Control is truly everything to everybody. Check out their website for current events.
1809 N. Dysart Rd. #C106, Avondale, AZ 85392
Serving authentic Indian cuisine in a warm and inviting dining room, India Garden takes culinary cue from all areas of India. Their bountiful lunch buffet features over 20 items while the dinner is almost dizzying with options – and it’s all delicious! This is also one of the most popular take-out spots in the West Valley.
Find a Kona here: www.kona-ice.com
Geoff and Brenda Roehrick recently moved to the West Valley to bring this new and exciting business to the community. With Kona Ice’s “Gather and Giveback” program, you “Gather” folks together and Kona Ice “Gives Back” a portion of the sales to your favorite non-profit. The Roehricks are thrilled to be contributing to the FUNdraising efforts for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital by serving their tropical shaved ice treats at Flavors!
MAJERLE’S SPORTS GRILL
13375 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 101, Goodyear, AZ 85395
As the newest member of the Majerle’s Sports Grill family (there are four locations in the Valley), we’re honored to have this iconic sports bar brand participate in Flavors of the West. They’ll not only be serving great food at the event, but they’re also operating a bar! Visit the Goodyear Majerle’s before or after Flavors for good food, good drinks, and huge TV’s!
MENIME’S WACKY WAFFLE WAGON
This mobile cart serves “Waffles on the Run.” What’s that mean? Modern twists on this age-old European classic. Yet, that’s not all Menime is known for! Soups, salads, and other creations, Menime is the perfect mobile unit for your next party. Check them out at Flavors and see why they’ve been called a small cart with a big-city feel.
13215 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395
Their tagline is, “Sushi, Sake, Sexy,” and the moment you enter Nakama, you can see why. Whether you’re dining in the Zen Lounge, at the sushi bar, or in one of the sleek red-and-black booths, you can enjoy creative rolls, fresh sashimi, a full menu of Asian/Fusion fare, and of course, great sake!
NEW YORK FLAVOR
15170 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AAZ 85374
Craving the foods of back east? They can be found at New York Flavor, a contemporary New York-style eatery right in the heart of Surprise on Bell Road. Voted “Best Burger” by the Phoenix New Times, we vote it a perfect fit for Flavors of the West!
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
At Home District, 14681 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85395
There’s a reason P.F. Chang’s are everywhere and packed on a nightly basis. Consistently great food, huge menu selection, lively environment, great beer/wine/cocktail lists, and a fantastic value, P.F. Chang’s is a mainstay on our dining rotation. We’re excited to have the Goodyear P.F. Chang’s crew head out to serve attendees at Flavors of the West!
Some call it the home of the fish taco, others call it the best Mexican food around, but everyone can agree that Rubio’s serves fresh, fast, delicious food on a daily basis. With friendly staff and affordable prices, we’re lucky Rubio’s has multiple locations in the West Valley! (Phoenix at 3009 W. Agua Fria Fwy; Peoria at 7407 W. Bell Rd.; Glendale at 20210 N. 59th Ave.; and Goodyear at 15479 W. McDowell Rd. #101).
SHELLEY’S SPECIALTY DESSERTS
Shelley’s Specialty Desserts uses only the finest ingredients in anything that comes out of this unique bakery. Every item is made to order, from scratch, with every single design being edible. From wedding cakes and other celebratory sweets to sugar flowers, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, petit fours, and much more, come taste some of Shelley’s best at Flavors of the West!
SOLEIL AT THE RENAISSANCE
9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85305
Inside this iconic hotel, Chef Ray Trom perfects his culinary craft with an incredible menu at Soleil. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Soleil is a must-go even for folks not staying at the hotel. Why? Think Honey Fried Chicken, Paella, and the most delicious Artic Char you’ve ever tasted. Head in now!
TEMPO URBAN BISTRO
21067 W. Main St., Buckeye, AZ 85396
This cutting-edge urban bistro focuses on fresh food, craft beer, wine, music, art, and coffee. Using local ingredients as much as possible, the chefs at Tempo craft upscale food in a laid-back yet lively environment. Stop in for a coffee as early as 6am or dinner and some live music later in the day. Tempo has the “tempo” of a big city but right here in the West Valley.
THAI ORCHID GARDEN
12725 W. Indian School, Avondale, AZ 85392
Open since 2008, Thai Orchid Garden has become the go-to spot for healthy and flavorful Thai food for residents of Litchfield Park, Avondale, Pebble Creek, Goodyear, and beyond. Owned by the Aphaisuwan family, Thai Orchid Garden was created with one simple mission in mind – to share the authentic cuisine of this family’s culture from the most delicious corner of the world!
4242 N. Golf Drive, Buckeye, AZ
With a flare as unique as the evening skies set against the White Tank Mountains, Verrado Grille offers a menu unparalleled to traditional golf course dining. The restaurant combines impeccable service, a lively atmosphere, and incredible views to provide an unforgettable experience. Situated in the rustic contemporary clubhouse of the prestigious Raven Golf Club at Verrado, the atmosphere is conducive to an elegant night out as well as a casual, bar-side meal.
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Ste. E-110
Glendale, AZ 85305
This modern Western saloon serves down-home cooking, from ribs and brisket to pulled pork and chicken. Wash it all down with a craft beer, glass of wine, or basically any cocktail from the full bar. After 9pm, leave the kids at home and come party to live bands, great DJs, and a rowdy country crowd!
If you own a West Valley restaurant and would like to participate in the 2014 Flavors of the West, please call Justin Clarke at 623-826-5552.