Today, the James Beard Foundation, the New York-based national nonprofit organization and undisputed standard of excellence when it comes to giving props to the culinary world, announced Fry Bread House as one of five winners of its 2012 America's Classics award, which honors legendary family-owned restaurants across the country.
Fry Bread House, located in Phoenix, was started in 1992 by Cecelia Miller of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Her son, Michael Perry, manages the restaurant known for its delectable chewy and flaky fry bread topped with a variety of flavorful ingredients such as chorizo, chilies, and, in its dessert version, butter and chocolate.
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In addition to El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley, Fry Bread House is only the second Valley restaurant to receive the award since it became a category in 1998.