Mother Bunch Brewing
Shabu Fondue
Oven + Vine
Heather Hoch
The Beverly
TEN Handcrafted American Fare & Spirits
Marigold Maison
Delice Bistro
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1. SumoMaya 6560 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

At this Scottsdale spot, you can go for a traditional sushi roll or mix it up with house creations, including a crispy pork belly roll with sweet and sour plums, chicharron, and a Brussels sprout slaw. Add that to a great brunch and late-night menu and craft cocktails, and you have the recipe for a diverse and interesting restaurant.

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2. Mother Bunch Brewing 825 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Owned and operated by self-proclaimed beer geek Julie Meeker and brewer Holly Arguello, Mother Bunch in Downtown Phoenix functions as both a top notch microbrewery and delicious eatery. A variety of rotating taps -- both local and national -- can be paired with refined eats like slow-roasted pork belly sourdough sandwiches, fiery three alarm burgers, and jumbo beer-marinaded shrimp.

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3. Shabu Fondue 7822 N 12 St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

With hot pots assembled at the table, guests can indulge in meat, seafood, tofu, or veggies. However, the real winner at Shabu is the broth that seals the deal.

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4. Oven + Vine 14 W Vernon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

It’s not just the hand-made bread and flatbread pizzas that go into the brick oven here. There are also baked pasta dishes, like a vegetable pesto rigatoni and a chicken lasagna, that get some of that sweet oven love. Pair than with a nice glass of Malbec or Cab Sauv and you have a great night in store.

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5. Welcome Chicken + Donuts 1535 E Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85034

No place in town slings fried rings of dough better than this spot. With options like a crunchy cheddar-topped apple fritter and rose pistachio chocolate donuts, there are a lot of unique flavors going on -- but you should get there early if you want a full selection.

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6. The Beverly 7018 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The Beverly had big shoes to fill when it converted the beloved Mabel’s on Main space. However, in keeping with the old bar’s commitment to updated classics and simple new creations on the cocktail menu, this spot made a smooth transition. You can opt for the ever-changing daily punch or just stick with the Call of the Wild -- a mix of Jameson, Cynar, mint, ginger, and bitters.

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7. TEN Handcrafted American Fare & Spirits 2501 E Camelback Rd, , Phoenix, AZ 85016

If you long for a simpler time, this Biltmore area spot is for you. Chicken noodle soup, fried green tomatoes, and pot roast are all in the lineup at TEN. If you’re going for something lighter, the spinach and green apple salad with cabbage, goat cheese, and red onion is a surprisingly well-balanced, but flavor-filled option too.

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8. Cuff 5819 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85301

At Cuff, you can find standards like sliders, charcuterie boards, flatbreads, deviled eggs, and more on the menu. For barbecue fans, check out the smoked brisket or pork shoulder (served in sandwich form), and of course, Cuff is also about the libations with a seven-drink list of house specialties and some of your old favorites.

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9. Marigold Maison 4720 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Marigold Maison specializes in a modern take on Indian fare, which means you can look forward to great takes on Tandoori and South Indian favorites. Spiced tikka masala, spicy vindaloo, and flavorful biryani will kick things up, while a nice namkeen lassi made with mint, coriander, and cumin will cool things back down. Marigold Maison also offers beer, wine, and cocktail lists for those looking to imbibe on something with a little more punch.

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10. Delice Bistro 690 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

This French-inspired patisserie has heard the call of Tempe’s Mill Ave bar scene and listened. It’s got delicate pastries, macarons, in-house prepared chocolate, and petite fruit tarts that you just can't beat, not to mention a full breakfast and lunch menu.