The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week, Brady Breese of Urban Cookies ditches the sugar for the salt, as he shares his favorite savory dishes in town.
See also: - Aaron Eckburg's 5 Best Desserts in Metro Phoenix
Creamed Corn at Fuego Bistro It's spicy, it's creamy, it satisfies your need for salty down-home cooking with a kick. This isn't your grandma's creamed corn.
Chips and Salsa at Luncha Libre One of my favorite "meals" is chips and salsa. But, the chips have to be made from scratch, crunchy, and with just the right amount of salt and the salsa has to be spicy. This food truck delivers every time . . . You can even ask for the "off the menu" jar of salsa to take home.
Oaxacan Black Mole Chicken Quesa at La Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop For someone who doesn't (typically) eat cheese, this is a major indulgence. From the awesome mole sauce to the handmade corn tortilla, it's hot a mess in a good way.
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Turkey Corn Dog at Short Leash Dogs Who doesn't love a good 'ol corn dog with mustard? The made-from-scratch cornmeal batter makes this little gem. It's my go-to on Tuesday afternoons when they're parked outside my bakery :)
Bloody Mary Carafe at Switch Switch is one of my favorite places for happy hour and great drinks for weekend day boozing. It has the best deals in town and the friendliest staff.