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Cafe: Phoenix Public Market

What did we eat for lunch today? Quiche from the Public Market. What can we say? It sure beats a fast food hamburger and after reading this week's cafe column, we just couldn't stay away from the market.

Food Critic Michele Laudig on the Phoenix Public Market:

For anyone living or working downtown, this place ought to be a staple, thanks to fresh sandwiches, daily-made soups, salads, sweets, and an ever-changing assortment of side dishes that showcase local vegetables at the peak of ripeness. Not to mention you can swing by for a glass of Arizona wine or a regional craft beer. The cafe's been serving a casual all-day menu for a while now and, as of last week, offers breakfast options as well.

Between the inevitable ASU students noshing and socializing between classes, the upbeat indie rock soundtrack, and the chipper, friendly folks behind the counter -- where there's a huge blackboard menu and an open kitchen -- the vibe at the Market Cafe is refreshingly young and a little bit quirky...full story

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Jonathan McNamara