Georganne Bryant is the owner of Frances, Smeeks and the new Frances Studio, all in Medlock Plaza on the northwest corner of Camelback and Central. If you've seen those Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix t-shirts and bumper stickers around town, we have her to thank. She has enviable taste in home wares, fashion and candy. We wanted to know where she likes to eat in the way of meals in the Phoenix metro area.
Here is her perfect food day:
Breakfast: My favorite breakfast place to stop into is Urban Beans on 7th Street. It has a low key vibe and I love that it is one of the few coffee houses owned by a woman in my area where there are many locally owned coffee houses. Owner Virginia Senior is most always there to serve up my farm fresh egg sandwich with a side of fruit and a mocha latte. Virgina uses locally fresh ingredients for everything. Their sweet treats are also so delicious and I always try and have any meetings there so I can sample one in the afternoon, with one of their organic teas.
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Lunch: Oh, lunch!!! It's my favorite meal of the day. I love me a good sandwich! It's a total complete balanced meal in between two slices of bread! Oh, but it's a toss up...between the famous Chris Bianco's housemade mozzarella local tomato basil sandwich and Duck and Decanter's Where's The Beef with euro cream. Pane Bianco's sandwich speaks for itself and it should actually be on your bucket list and with their extended hours there is no excuse, you will not be sorry!! Duck and Decanter's Where's The Beef is the freshest and healthiest sandwich with 12 grain bread and piled high with tomato, celery, sprouts, lettuce, avocados, cucumbers, jicama, pine nuts and I add some euro cheese spread to top it off, the best vegetarian sandwich you will ever have. Between meal snacks: For a snack I would walk over to Smeeks and smuggle a La-Dee-Dah's handmade chocolate, a vegan chocolate bar, a piece of GoodyTwos toffee, Tracey Dempsey Originals campfire marshmallows or if i really splurge, head to Urban Cookies and have one of their ice cream sandwiches, I have a crazy sweet tooth so if I had a perfect day, yikes! Throughout my perfect day, I would have someone constantly refilling my iced tea with an AJ's traditional iced tea or a green tea from Dutch Brothers. A girl can dream, can't she?
We are so lucky to have the amazing choices to make the perfect food day in Phoenix and my area. Please remember your local restaurants this summer -- they need you!!!