Phoenix sits at the heart of Maricopa County, recently cited as the fastest growing county in the U.S. New condos and apartment buildings are popping up everywhere you look, as are new restaurants to feed the hungry people arriving here in droves — typically from states with colder, wilder weather. Naturally, the restaurant scene has grown and evolved considerably in the last decade, but metro Phoenix — once known for its steak houses and mainstream Mexican restaurants — has positively exploded in the past five years, ironically, even more so in the past two.
Yes, the area lost dozens of great restaurants during the pandemic, but it gained plenty of new ones too, many of them owned by plucky entrepreneurs who decided there was no better time to take the plunge. Phoenix never lacks for high-end steakhouses and resort restaurants, but these days, it also offers an impressive range of multi-cultural restaurants serving Puerto Rican, Filipino, regional Chinese, regional Mexican, new-school Southwestern, and even a hybrid Cambodian-Middle Eastern cuisine.
When you’re hungry for a specific meal, Phoenix now has lots of choices to scratch that itch. So jump in. Your options are deliciously varied.Read More