Battle of the Dishes

Quesadilla Quest: Eating Out at Dick's and Sam's

Mexican food is everywhere in Phoenix -- toss a chili pepper anywhere in the city and you'll likely hit a food cart, grocery or restaurant dishing up tasty tacos and burritos. But no Mexican-inspired dish has been more successful than the quesadilla, a tortilla and cheese delight that can be found on restaurant menus across America.

My quest this week was to find a uniquely Southwestern version of this staple appetizer that goes beyond the standard melted cheddar and diced chicken. Luckily, I found two.

In One Corner: Sam's Cafe
at the Arizona Center
455 N. 3rd St. in Phoenix
602-252-3545

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Wynter Holden
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