Scottsdale named one of America's best small cities for foodies, 2 'can't miss' spots recommended

Posted at 2:04 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 14:36:01-04

Which city in Arizona has the best restaurants?

According to Travelocity and blogger Mike Shubic, Scottsdale is a food city that you do not want to miss whether you live here full-time or vacation here once a year.

"The West's Most Western Town" was named to Travelocity's "America's Best Small Cities for Foodies" list because "it has one of the most creative and consistently outstanding array of eateries of any city in the country, big or small," Shubic wrote.

Specifically, Shubic called out two "can't miss" spots -- Citizen Public House and The Mission.  The concept behind Sam Fox's True Food Kitchen was also highlighted.


Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Crudo | Pickled Seabeans | Wasabi Vinaigrette

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Other cities that made the list include Charlottesville, Virginia; Walla Walla, Washington, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Bloomington, Indiana. View full list here.

Scottsdale has seen over a dozen new restaurants and eateries open this year, including Crab + Mermaid, Bourbon and Bones, Creamistry, Shake Shack, Farm + Craft and Postino WineCafe.

It is also home to a lot of bars that offer a great nightlife scene.

Citizen Public House, 7115 E. Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251
The Mission, 3815 N. Brown Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251
True Food Kitchen, 15191 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85254