Thanks to my sister and mom-in-law (for discovering these places), we ate good during our time in Arizona.
Matt’s Big Breakfast
825 North First Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Matt’s Big Breakfast in Phoenix was a cute, little spot we visited for breakfast. I ordered The Hog & Chick off the menu and loved the thick-cut bacon. Dedicating the day as “Gluten-free Sacrifice Day”, I inhaled half my order of sour dough toast with berry preserves. Yummy! It was probably the best toast I’ve ever had. Wish I could’ve eaten it all but, I’m glad I didn’t. I notice & feel the effects of gluten (mostly from doughy type breads) more easily than I used to. My Husband enjoyed the breakfast special of the day, featuring cherry bourbon sausage.
Joe’s Farm Grill
3000 East Ray Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296
In Gilbert, there was a line out the door for Joe’s Farm Grill. It was well worth the wait. We both ordered the Fotina Burger (roasted red pepper, grilled mushrooms, field greens, farm-made pecan pesto and fontina cheese). I requested a gluten-free bun, and to my surprise, they had it! I also had the sweet potato fries with pineapple-serrano dipping sauce. My Husband had the garlic fries tossed in olive oil, pecorino romano, fresh garlic & herbs. Everything was fresh & delicious! Well…the pineapple-serrano sauce was different. Not bad at all, I just didn’t really care for it with the sweet potato fries.
Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles
1220 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Another day, we visited Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles in Phoenix. Now. I must say, I like chicken. And, I like waffles. Just not on the same plate. Lol So, I ordered something different. I’d never had shrimp and grits before, but I heard it was good. I thought to be adventurous and try it. I did and, minus the pile of cheese on top, it was good! I don’t think it’s something I’d eat regularly though. My Husband ordered the fried catfish, macaroni & cheese, cheese grits and cornbread muffin. It was all good! Wish I could’ve tasted the catfish. Darn allergies…
I don’t have any pictures from this place, but BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (in Chandler?) had some good gluten-free pizza. I ordered it with italian sausage only. The crust wasn’t gummy like a lot of gluten-free pizzas, but crisp and tasty. Recommending!