Cafe Reviews

Ahwatukee's Wedge & Bottle: A Curd Nerd's Paradise

To form an opinion of Ahwatukee's Wedge & Bottle, you may want to first consider its heady melted cheese sandwiches.

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Densely packed with gourmet cheeses, meats, and condiments on toasted bread, they're the grown-up version of the grilled cheese sandwich, and they feature the same satisfying crunch and gooey perfection you enjoyed as a kid.

But don't stop there. This unpretentious, easygoing little shop, courtesy of owners Krista and Troy Daily, also serves up a thoughtful rotating selection of top-notch cheeses and meats (what Wedge & Bottle does best) as well as wine, craft beer, and boutique grocery items.

Here's an excerpt from this week's review:

"If you prefer a bit of garden companionship with your meat and cheese, you could do worse than a satisfying salad of mixed greens, tomato, and bits of fresh mozzarella topped with wispy slices of prosciutto and a side of balsamic vinaigrette. There's also a colorful, mixed green creation with pickled beets, tomato, and red onion topped with a citrusy tangerine dressing that's as gratifying by itself as it is with a sandwich or meat or cheese plate. You wonder if there's anything that the Dailys can't do well."

Hungry for more? Read my full review of Wedge & Bottle here.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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