Green New American Vegetarian Anyone who thinks Green is just for vegans hasn't eaten there. Sandwiches like the no-harm chicken parm and Wendy's pickle, along with more healthy brown rice and tofu bowls, linger in the back of fans' minds for days until they can get back to get their mock meat fix. The thin and crispy thyme fries, which come as the side for most options, are also some of the tastiest fries in Phoenix. Daily specials like a mock frog leg sandwich with remoulade and barbeque fake ribs on popsicle sticks make it a no-brainer to return to this place time and time again. Who said vegetarian had to be healthy rabbit food?
Los Dos Molinos Los Dos is a rite of passage for any self-respecting Arizonan. The food is good at all of the micro-chain's spots (they used to have an outpost in New York City!) but our favorite is the south Phoenix location, in an original adobe at the edge of South Mountain. This New Mexican-style Mexican food is not for the faint of heart -- or taste bud. "Some like it hot" is their motto, and if you order chile, better prepare with a giant margarita and an even bigger glass of water standing by. And maybe some milk.
Salt Cellar More than 40 years after its debut, the Salt Cellar remains atop many local "best seafood" lists. That may have something to do with this swell restaurant's unusual location, three stairway flights below Scottsdale's surface. Or it might be the fact that fresh lobster is flown in daily, or its tasty selection of choice Black Angus steaks and long list of harder-to-find delicacies like escargot and Beef Wellington. Possibly it's the fact that the Cellar hosts not one but two daily happy hours with discounted cocktails and appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to closing. Who cares why? We love getting down to the Salt Cellar.