sunshine part 3

this post is all about food.  i NEEDED to have an entire post all about the food we enjoyed while in AZ, because there was just so much of it! we loved eating at all of our old favorites, and even tried out a new place per recommendations of friends. it was a total success all around, and we both returned to MN a little plumper to prove it!

okay so here is a list of the restaurants we visited. you can follow the links on each to read their full menus. below are some pics of food we are already missing. its a little sad that we miss certain food like long lost friends….but…..we do.

must try places if you are ever in the phoenix az area:

la grande orange…..phoenix, az

okay so this is half grocery store, half restaurant/gourmet deli, half cute trinket-y store, half pizza place. wait…too many halves……

the mission……old town, scottsdale, az

some of the BEST modern latin cuisine we have ever tasted. honestly it was so good we didn’t even take pictures we were inhaling too fast. we had table side guacamole, street roasted corn, ahi tuna tacos, and sangria….ugh…i can’t even……so good…..

true food kitchen……….biltmore fashion square, phoenix, az

this is an organic, ‘healthy food’ you could say, restaurant. but TRY IT. the food is SO fresh tasting. so filling and satisfying and makes you feel like you did something good for your body when you’re done. it’s like food exercising. which, in my book, counts the same as actual exercising….

chelsea’s kitchen……..phoenix, az

i don’t know what style this place is….but is ‘aweome’ a style?? they have fish, steaks, chicken, salads, tacos, pastas…it’s all good great. and their desserts are custom made by la grande orange….so much goodness coming together in one fantastic place. OH. and their patio is to die for! HUGE outdoor fireplace and string lights…so cute and comfortable.

menchie’s frozen yogurt ……….everywhere :) MN, AZ….

self serve frozen yogurt with any topping you could ever want. need i say more?

 

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miso and mushroom soup and caramelized onion and fig flat bread pizza. enough said.  true food kitchen. boom.

miso and mushroom soup and caramelized onion and fig flat bread pizza. enough said. true food kitchen. boom.

'medicine man' drinks at true food kitchen. it's a mix of pomegranate, black tea, and cranberry. AMAZING.

‘medicine man’ drinks at true food kitchen. it’s a mix of pomegranate, black tea, and cranberry. AMAZING.

my brown rice/stir fry veggie bowl at true food...okay most of these pics are true food kitchen...maybe all of them...it's just that GOOD!

my brown rice/stir fry veggie bowl at true food…okay most of these pics are true food kitchen…maybe all of them…it’s just that GOOD!

drinking up the 'medicine man' juice blend at true food kitchen! so refreshing and delicious!

drinking up the ‘medicine man’ juice blend at true food kitchen! so refreshing and delicious!

grilled salmon and fingerling potatoes...sigh....  chelsea's kitchen.
grilled salmon and fingerling potatoes…sigh…. chelsea’s kitchen.

our dessert at chelsea's kitchen. red velvet cake with made on sight ice cream. yeah.....just....yeah...

our dessert at chelsea’s kitchen. red velvet cake with made on sight ice cream. yeah…..just….yeah…

menchie's frozen yogurt bar. okay they have these here in MN but pauly LOVES them so we went. i don't ever let myself eat here because i tell myself i am getting vanilla with fruit and i end up with this. i call this 'every kind of candy bar.'

menchie’s frozen yogurt bar. okay they have these here in MN but pauly LOVES them so we went. i don’t ever let myself eat here because i tell myself i am getting vanilla with fruit and i end up with this. i call this ‘every kind of candy bar.’

lovin us some menchies.

lovin us some menchies.

 

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