To get you in the holiday spirit, we created a holiday song based around local foods we'd love to get for Christmas -- sung to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Could be some good gift ideas for food lovers, or places to treat your sweetie to a post-holiday dinner. So far, we've brought you eight foods we're craving for the holidays.
Today, we're finishing out the song with a few more of our favorite foodstuffs.
On the ninth day of Christmas, I wish my true love gave to me...
Nine05's Savory Crepes (8 oz. of Sangria, 7 Lasagna Rolls, 6 Layer Tallcake, 5 Golden Wings, 4 Holiday Souffles, 3 Whoopie Pies, 2 Sasquatch Burgers and a Pot Pie from Cornish Pasty)
When we think crepes, our mind wanders to cozy Parisian sidewalk cafes serving paper-thin pancakes filled with fresh fruit and melted chocolate. Those are delicious, of course, but not quite as savory or filling as downtown Phoenix hotspot Nine05's version. Here, thicker Asian-style rolled pancakes are stuffed with pork belly in hoisin sauce, beef brisket or 7-spice duck confit. Though technically offered as an appetizer, a couple of these would make a killer dinner plate.
On the tenth day of Christmas, I wish my true love gave to me...
A 10 oz. Prime Filet (Nine05's Savory Crepes, 8 oz. of Sangria, 7 Lasagna Rolls, 6 Layer Tallcake, 5 Golden Wings, 4 Holiday Souffles, 3 Whoopie Pies, 2 Sasquatch Burgers and a Pot Pie from Cornish Pasty)
The obvious choice here would've been a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, or a dozen Sprinkles cupcakes. While we're fans of both frosted indulgences, our secret weakness is the filled croissants from Pleaissant Croissant (aka P. Croissant) Bakery in Tempe. They're so flaky and light that you could eat two or three without even realizing you've consumed a day's worth of calories.
P. Croissant has 21 flavors of filled croissants, in mouthwatering flavors such as butterscotch, almond, peanut butter and blueberry & cream cheese. They're happy to do large orders by the dozen, or you can score an individual one on an early morning visit -- if you're there at the crack of doom. Trust us, the chocolate Bavarian croissant is worth a little sleep deprivation.