Oscar Eats Out: Restaurants Best-Suited for This Year's Best Picture Nominees

Hang in there, motion picture fans, the wait is nearly over. Hollywood's orgy of self-congratulation and promotion, otherwise known as the Academy Awards, is this Sunday, February 26. And what better way to celebrate than with a Valley dining experience or two best-suited to the spirit of your favorite Best Picture nominee?

Here's a list of our favorites to get the movie reels spinning, but feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section.

The Help Based on Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name, this picture's got Civil Rights-era America in the '60's, a white woman named "Skeeter" and her relationship with two black maids, and Jackson, Mississippi. Dining translation: Southern cookin', y'all. And in the Valley, that means Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe and Lolo's Chicken and Waffles (now with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale). The only "Help" you'll need after eating at one of these two Southernfried favorites, is getting out of your chair. Hey-Yo!

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Laura Hahnefeld
Contact: Laura Hahnefeld