MEALS THAT MATTER
BY RAEANNE MARSH
Farm & Craft: Community Eatery
Farm & Craft has a split personality — from the breakfast and lunch menu, it’s counter-order and table-delivery; off the dinner menu from 3 p.m. to closing, it’s table seating and waiter-order. What’s most important, however, shines through at all times — healthy food, locally sourced. “Local” is, in fact, so much a focus that the recently opened Phoenix location differs from the original one in Old Town Scottsdale in its particular neighborhood-friendly design and its menu, with one-of-a-kind menu items designed for the area and driven by local suppliers. Part of The Colony on 7th Street north of Missouri, the Phoenix location has a very open and airy farmhouse vibe. High ceilings — finished, rather than left open in the nowcommon industrial look — and uncrowded table-placement is presented in an overwhelmingly white décor. The sense of casual comfort is furthered by a mix of furniture styles. Helping set the mood, a bright neon sign declares, “All I want is food and affection.” There’s a covered patio at the front of the building, thoroughly shielded by umbrellas. And handicap access is from the patio, but the main entrance is the door on the side with “Welcome” above it. The menus are built around four healthy categories: antiinflammatory, probiotic, anti-oxidant and reducing overall
Golden beets, radishes, cherry tomatoes, avocado, lime, tomato chili sauce and cilantro, served with flax tortilla chips
stress, with seasonal and sustainable organic and hormonefree ingredients. The egg-white scramble is a generously portioned and colorful mix that includes all-natural chicken sausage, organic kale and sweet potatoes. Among the flatbread choices is a barbecue chicken with house-made pineapple jalapeño barbecue sauce, grilled chicken breast, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, black beans, fresh cilantro and lime crema atop Farm & Craft’s distinctive flax and wholewheat dough. There’s a varied selection of bowls and salads, and of course no lunch menu would be complete without a hamburger — in this case, using grass-fed beef from Payson, with Havarti cheese, sun-dried tomato sriracha mayonnaise, avocado and mixed greens on a whole-wheat bun. Drinks range from specialty coffees to smoothies to freshpressed juices to Kombucha cocktails and even a fruit-juice cocktail served inside a grapefruit or watermelon. Sodas are on tap, all of them 100-percent cane-sweetened. For those whose day is extra hectic, Farm & Craft can take online orders and offers curbside pickup. Farm & Craft 5538 N. 7th St., Phoenix • (602) 875-5620 4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale • (480) 568-8980 ilovefarmandcraft.com
Served with glazed heirloom carrots, horseradish mushroom farrotto and cranberry honey
Resort to Lunch Summer is a good time for locals to take advantage of the multitude of exceptional resorts and hotels that, in the other seasons, draw crowds of out-of-towners. Here are In Business Magazine picks for some of the best on-property restaurants for getting-away for lunch.
In the modern contemporary architecture
Inside the Renaissance Hotel in the heart
In the lush Mediterranean setting of
of Mountain Shadows Resort for seasonal
of Downtown Phoenix, this restaurant
boutique Royal Palms Resort, the elegant T.
American fare, with a stunning exhibition
and lounge offers a creative Southwest-
Cook’s offers a menu that gastronomically
kitchen inside and view of Camelback
complements its environment.
Mountain rising just outside the windows.
100 N. 1st St., Phoenix
5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley
(602) 333-0000 • bit.ly/dust-cutter-phx
(602) 808-0766 • tcooksphoenix.com
(855) 485-1417 • mountainshadows.com
Farm & Craft is a concept restaurant of Scottsdale-based Riot Hospitality Group, which is also responsible for El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria, Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. While giving each its own identity, Riot Hospitality emphasizes for all a focus on sourcing sustainable and locally grown products. riothg.com
Photos courtesy of Riot Hospitality Group (top and far left), Mountain Shadows Resort, Renaissance Hotel and Royal Palms Resort (bottom, l to r)
PAN ROASTED CHICKEN