Best BYOB Phoenix 2011 - Atlas
The food served at Atlas is amazing, thanks to Chef Carlos Manriquez and his decade of culinary experience. But what makes this place so special is that it's attached to Arizona Wine Company, the best wine store in the Valley, where one can browse for wonderful vino while waiting for a table in the cozy, adjacent dining room. And thanks to some fair-minded corkage fees, any bottle you bring from home will be greeted warmly by the friendly staff here. Don't miss the chance to sample Manriquez's pheasant breast roulade, or, if he's serving it, the special Australian lamb rack with tomato fennel jam. For dessert, pair a dessert wine with something called Enough Chocolate to Make Your Teeth Hurt, and you'll be all in. Stop by the wine shop on your way out and check out the big board of new arrivals and tasty specialty wines, then bring that bottle back sometime soon for more tasty vittles.