Phoenix’s ZuZu is named for a beloved mother and grandmother who believed that food is best shared with the people you love. The American restaurant abides by this ethos and emulates Arizona’s neighborhood grills of the 1950s, where communities coalesced around hot meals and well-crafted cocktails. The décor is ravishingly retro; the polyester orange and blue mod chairs and booths will make you feel like you’ve hopped in a time machine express to your grandparents’ ‘50s living room. ZuZu’s dinner menu flashes back to giant shrimp cocktail and crispy pork belly with creamy corn polenta, but also stays fresh with orange and ginger seared ahi, served rare with an Asian slaw and soy mustard vinaigrette and a spicy, zesty Kung Pao game hen with forbidden fried rice, spicy baby bok choy, and roasted peanuts. Cocktails are expertly prepared at ZuZu; favorites include the Bramble and the Blackberry Mule.