What Food Fixes Do Readers Want for Phoenix?

​Last week I ranted that Phoenix needs everything from a Farrell's to bad Chinese food to a grilled cheese shop to some truly original ideas.

Some of you were peeved, as expected. But more often, readers got in the spirit and offered their own suggestions -- from low brow to high. Mostly love. I love it. This list is for you, readers. I hope we're able to report back soon that some of your greasy wishes came true.
1. White Castle. 
You really want White Castle.

2. Poutine on a Stick 

Really. Or out of the back of a truck.

Find out what that means after the jump.

"I know Tuck Shop did it/does it (though perhaps not by name) and a few other high end restaurants like to claim they offer some variation of it, but a food cart selling poutine would absolutely clean up in this town," one reader drooled.

"Poutine on a stick would take the Valley by storm, because then you could eat it while driving," another chimed in.

7. Cream Puffs

I had never heard of Beard Papa, which one reader pronounces "the best cream puffs in the world," but hey, there's room for that in Phoenix. Bring it on.  

8. Pinkberry

I couldn't agree more.

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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