Sometimes you have to say goodbye to restaurants you love, but bidding The Local farewell after just six months was downright painful. Gone are the kimchi fried rice and bone marrow luges of Jameson. However, we expect big things from Chef Chris McKinley and bartender Adam Hargett in the future -- just make sure you give them your money when they get a new spot.
Sure, the duo behind Tacos Atoyac split up and opened two separate taco spots in Phoenix, but we preferred it when they were a team. The Oaxacan spot served some of the most tasty, traditional, and cheap tacos in town. In a city full of pricey street tacos with snobby ingredients, Tacos Atoyac will be missed.