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Jeff Kraus' 5 Best Things to Eat with Your Hands in Metro Phoenix

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 Crepe Bar's Jeff Kraus shares his favorite finger foods.

By Jeff Kraus

As Snoop Dogg (now known as Snoop Lion) would say, "Drop it like it's hot."

The flatware, that is. As a diner and as a culinary artist, hand-to-mouth eating has always been at the forefront of my philosophy of eating and cooking. The additional sensory stimulation elevates the overall dining experience.

The top five favorite places I go to get "flatware-free fare" are shown in no particular order, other than Joe's Farm Grill, because it is the most interesting place to wash your hands before dining.