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CNN's "Phoenix in Five Stops" Highlights The Usual Suspects

If you live here, none of CNN travel reporter Brendan Newnam's restaurant recommendations will come as a surprise -- FnB, Matt's Big Breakfast, Rita's Tacos, Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe. Yadda yadda. Amuse Bouche in Surprise was a bit off the beaten track for a list highlighting "Pizza Bianco" (oops, it's actually Pizzeria Bianco), but otherwise, yeah, CNN nailed our staples. Nothing too inspiring, which was surprising considering the reporter did a nice job describing Roosevelt Row -- particularly Lalo Cato's murals. 

In any case, foodie Twitter, Facebook and email inboxes are abuzz with the "news".

All worthy choices, but we're curious: Where else do you send visitors?

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at

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