When I travel I like to avoid chain restaurants and eat where the locals do. I use yelp a lot to find good places to eat, but my favorite resource is blogs. Chances are if you live where I am traveling I have probably scoured your blog to see where you like to eat.
It dawned on me that I could do more for those visiting the great metropolis of Phoenix. I don’t eat out as much as I’d like, but certainly more than my husband would like (darn budget). Every so often I am going to feature local eats that I frequent. I’m filing these under “Arizona Eats”, so if you ever visit the Sonoran Desert I hope you’ll try a place or two!
While we were in Vegas we ordered pizza from Old School Pizzeria, it was some of the best pizza I have ever had! The garlic knots were way better than garlic bread sticks, and the rosemary was an excellent touch! The meal really wet my appetite for more pizza, so last night I decided to order from my favorite local pizza place, Jimmy & Joe’s. (the photos were all taken with my phone…)
They are known for their “serious slice”, and they aren’t kidding- it’s huge! I usually take part of it home for a late night snack. They have a great lunch deal for $5 you get a slice of pizza and a drink, you can’t beat the price or the pizza! I’ve tried everything on their menu except the desserts, their wings are great and their salads are too. My kids love coming here because they serve your slice with a pizza cutter. My kids like to slice bites, or slivers, basically they like being left alone with a pizza cutter!
My favorite pies are the White Pizza and the Chicken Pesto, you can’t go wrong with either of them! Our family of 5 can eat a 16″ and still have a slice or two left for Dad to take to work the next day. The slices look small in the pictures I’ve posted because I asked them to double cut it- makes it easier for the kids to eat.