June 7, 2011

Mix opening Thursday downtown Flagstaff

120 N Leroux, in the Old Town Shops (former Pesto Brothers location), downtown Flagstaff
website: http://www.mixots.com/
menu: at the bottom of this story

Right on the heels of pizza Furiosa, Mix is now Flagstaff's newest restaurant (and soon to be booted out of that title by several other spots opening this summer). They'll serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a unique twist - a super simple menu of scrambled eggs in various ways and chop salads, in various ways. See menus to see how to order it up.

Mix opens this Thursday, June 9, 2011. Stay tuned for a review.
Click each menu below  to bring it up full size:

June 2, 2011

pizza Furiosa now open in Flagstaff (inlcudes full menu)

pizza Furiosa
2500 S Woodlands Village Blvd
(at the corner with all glass walls)
Flagstaff, AZ
928-221-1280 for phone or text orders (dine in or take out) 
menu: see below

pizza Furiosa, the new restaurant of Chef Richard Fernandez (formerly of Pesto Brothers) is now open.
On the top of the hill, catty-corner from Taverna in the Hilltop Shops at Woodlands Village in southwest Flagstaff, Furiosa is open, airy and smells delish. As you walk in you can see and smell the giant wood burning oven your pizza will be created in. The decor is modern and features many eco-friendly items - like tables made from old bowling alleys and old NAU classroom chairs. The area is inviting and perfect for both families and the college crowd (and everyone in between).

The menu is based around woodfired pizzas and also includes salads, pastas, paninis and kid favorites like woodfired pepperoni rolls. (See the full menu below!) On our first trip on opening day - we tried two pizzas (they're personal size only). At 11-inches you could share a salad and a pizza for a nice lunch and be happy. The Pesto, Tomato, Mozzarella's aroma greets you before it arrives at your table. Bite after bite it got more delicious. Still, an hour after lunch my mouth feels refreshed from the fantastic pesto. We also got a pepperoni and cheese. Much more traditional, but still way above average. The woodfired flavor adds a smokiness you don't really find anywhere else in town.

I'm already looking forward to my next trip back to try more goodies!
Here's the full menu (click on each section to bring it up full size):

June 1, 2011

pizzaFuriosa opening in Flagstaff tomorrow

2500 S Woodlands Village Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ
928-221-1280 for text orders (dine in or take out) 
no menu online

pizzaFuriosa, the new restaurant of Chef Richard Fernandez (formerly of Pesto Brothers) opens tomorrow (Thursday, June 2, 2011) in Flagstaff.

The new restaurant is located at 2500 S Woodlands in the Hilltop Shops at Woodlands Village, near Taverna.

The menu is based around woodfired pizzas and also includes salads and kid favorites like woodfired pepperoni rolls.

(Review of Flagstaff's newest joint - coming soon!)

Where to celebrate June food holidays in Flagstaff, AZ

June is the time for fun in the sun… and apparently a sweet tooth. This month is filled with celebrations of sugary tweets from National Candy Month to 25 days of the month that celebrate everything from hazelnut cake and rocky road ice cream to gingerbread and peanut butter cookies. And yet, there’s still room for other food celebrations. Here’s a look at a few of the 45 food holidays celebrated in June and where to sing their praises in Flagstaff…

June 3: National Egg Day
National Egg Day calls for a trip to La Bellavia (18 S. Beaver). This breakfast joint serves up egg-cellent trout and eggs, steak and eggs, egg burritos, eggs benedict, omelets, chorizo scramble, quiche, fiesta eggs, Italian eggs, vegetable garden eggs and Eggs Bellavia.

June 4: National Cheese Day
New Jersey Pizza (2224 E Cedar Ave) is the place to head for National Cheese Day. They make their very own fresh pulled mozzarella, which you can buy at their eatery or at the Flagstaff Farmer’s Market on Sundays (which starts soon). It also tastes heavenly melted on their ever so delish pizzas.

June 5: National Gingerbread Day
Celebrate this day of sweet delight with dessert at Beaver Street Brewery (11 S Beaver). Their Apple Ginger Stout Cake is made with apples, spices and their R&R Oatmeal Stout and comes topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream. It is a creative twist on traditional gingerbread and one of THE very best desserts made in Flagstaff.

June 10: National Black Cow (aka root beer float) Day
For all things diner-ific, including Black Cows, the Galaxy Diner (931 W Route 66) is a must stop. This retro diner takes you back in time with their ice cream sodas, malts and milkshakes.

June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day
You won’t have any trouble celebrating this day of good for you goodness at the 1899 Grill (307 W. Dupont Ave, across from the High Country Conference Center and Drury Inn and Suites). Start your dinner off with a bowl of the pepper and gouda soup followed by the spaghetti squash that’s sautéed in olive oil and garlic and tossed with fresh pomodoro sauce and basil.

June 18: International Picnic Day
Grab hot dogs - go for the Chicago-style Easy Dog classic- from Primo’s (113 S San Francisco), burgers from Mama Burger (12 E. Route 66) or sandwiches –try The New Yorker or The Paisan- from Stage Left Sub Shop (on Beaver St between Aspen and Route 66) and head up to the Snowbowl for the perfect summer picnic spot.

June 22: National Onion Rings Day
Drive a few miles south of town for some of the best onion rings you’ve ever had the pleasure of devouring at Mountainaire Tavern (110 Mountainaire Rd). This dive does it right with homemade beer battered rings. You can also get beer battered fried mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower or broccoli. All served with ranch. Now you can tell mom you're eating your veggies every day! (So maybe come here on June 17th too!)

For a full list of the 45 June food holidays, go to TheNibble.com

This article was originally written for Flagstaff Live! by me!

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