Uptown Magazine September 2017

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food files

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

Ladera Taverna y Cocina


The scoop on 10 local starters

Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend



cheddar cheese and tangy blue cheese crumbles. 5625 N. 7th St., Phoenix,; 602.354.8093; www.coldbeers.com.


hat it is about the return of football season that has us thinking all things dip – from creamy and dreamy to cheesy and gooey – and where to get our fix? We’ve searched high and low and found the best spins on the beloved party (and tailgate) staple for you to get your dunk, dip and scoop on throughout the season, or any time of the year.

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers Buffalo Chicken Dip, $10 Get ready to dip potato chips and veggies into this mix of juicy shredded chicken doused with spicy buffalo sauce. The combination is topped with sharp

Doughbird Lebanese Hummus, Heirloom Tomatoes, & Hearth Bread, $10 This Lebanese-style hummus is creamy with a slight tangy taste and topped with multicolored local heirloom tomatoes. It is served with warm hearth bread that compliments the smooth texture of the hummus. 4385 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602.345.9161; www.eatdoughbird.com.

Ladera Taverna y Cocina Guacamole, $10 Freshly ripened avocados are mixed with caramelized oranges, charcoal onions, crispy pepitas, serrano asado, and the UPTOWN |



combination is sprinkled with cotija cheese for added flavor, texture and garnish. Packed with citrus notes and a spicy kick, this guacamole is served with red salsa and house-made tortilla chips. 8729 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602.606.2258; www.laderaphx.com.

Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend Warm Jar of King Crab & Butter with Grilled Bread, $21 Considered a seafood lover’s “slice of heaven,” crispy grilled bread is used to dunk into a mason jar filled with chunky crab meat and warm butter. 5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.680.4044; www.littlecleos.com.