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A Tour Through Arizona - Our Top Picks For The Ultimate Foodie

Arizona may be known for its scenic views and its undeniable natural beauty however there is a bustling culinary and sommelier aspect to Arizona that deliver an array of choices for every palate. We've picked out a handful of our favorite stops across Arizona.

Willcox, AZ:

 Enjoy a Nice Glass of Wine at Aridus Wine Room While Enjoying the Breeze and the Whistling From the Train.

Enjoy a Nice Glass of Wine at Aridus Wine Room While Enjoying the Breeze and the Whistling From the Train.

Aridus Wine Company

Aridus Wine Tasting Room:

Wilcox does 80% of the wine for the entire state of Arizona and during wine tasting we were able to sample a few that are made in Wilcox at the Aridus Wine Tasting Room. Generous pours and superb wine the Aridus sits on 17 acres and even has its own 32,000 square foot winery, tasting room, and its own 40-acre vineyard. During the wine tasting we were able to enjoy the complex wines both dry and light-bodied and enjoy the views of the city and the whistling and breeze from the trains in the night.

Aridus Wine Tasting Room:

145 N Railview Ave, 

Willcox, AZ 85643

 Decadent Nutella Cheesecake and a Bourbon Infused Sponge Cake with Strawberries. 

Decadent Nutella Cheesecake and a Bourbon Infused Sponge Cake with Strawberries. 

Bisbee, AZ:

Cafe Roka

Housed in a 1907 art deco building and nestled in historic Old Bisbee lies Cafe Roka, a cafe that serves modern American food with a sexy contemporary decor. The chef/owner Rod Kass' offers decadent bites that are both savory, rich, a combination of textures and a master way of 'plating' each dish. It has been said that you 'eat with your eyes' and Chef Kass ensures that each and every dish is plated to perfection The menu is edgy, creative, and innovative using a variety of nuts, polenta, pasta, fresh meats, citrus to deliver incorporate palate combinations for guests. 

Cafe Roka:

35 Main Street

Bisbee, AZ 85603

Tombstone, AZ:

Big Nose Kate's Saloon:

Located in the old town of Tombstone, Big Nose Kate's Saloon, carries the western theme. Built in the building that was once, the Grand Hoel of Tombstone, Big Nose Kate's Saloon offers southern dishes such as BBQ brisket as well as entertainment. During our visit to BNK, we were greeted by the piano player who really brought down the house playing old country favorites.

Big Nose Kate's Saloon:

417 E Allen St, 

Tombstone, AZ 85638

Sierra Vista, AZ:

Hoppin Grapes:

Not your ordinary wine tasting room, Hoppin' Grapes, is more like a wine tasting 'bar'. This local hot spot supports local artists as well as serves as a great hub to relax and enjoy a nice glass of wine OR a beverage of your choice. You can even bring in your favorite snacks to really make your experience unique. Guests will be able to view art from local artists as well as live music on the weekends. 

Hoppin Grapes: 

409 W. Fry Blvd., 

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

 Owner of Tanuki Sushi Bar - Maggie! 

Owner of Tanuki Sushi Bar - Maggie! 

Tanuki Sushi Bar:

Owned and operated by a sassy individual, Maggie, Tanuki Sushi Bar is one of Sierra Vista's top restaurants. With fish flown in overnight, Tanuki is a step above other sushi bars you may have been to. For over 20 years Maggie has served top-tier sushi and has created experiences for all of her patrons.

Tanuki Sushi Bar:

1221 E. Fry Blvd., 

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

 Authentic German Dishes From German Café. 

Authentic German Dishes From German Café. 

German Café:

Created in 2009, German Café, creates authentic family-style hearty dishes from Germany. From potato pancakes (served with applesauce and sour cream), rinderroulade (traditional beef roulade smothered with mustard and stuffed with pickle, bacon, and onion) to jägerschnitzel (hunter styled, brown mushroom gravy, seasoned with dill weed) Zigeunerschnitzel (gypsy style, bell peppers and onions) all while washing it down with a apple schorle (apple spritzer with apple juice and sparkling water), everything created at the German Café is made in-house using fresh ingredients and created to bring a little piece of Germany to Arizona.

German Café:

1805 Paseo San Luis

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Tucson, AZ:

El Charro:

Established in 1922, El Charro is the nations oldest Mexican restaurants that thrive off of the motto 'keeping it in the family'. Explained by Gourmet Magazine, El Charro is "A Taste Explosion".  While in Tucson, stopping by El Charro is a staple to ANY trip to Tucson. The portions are generous and the food is flavorful and is guaranteed to leave an impression. Another unique aspect of El Charro is the fact that their meet is dried and cooked to perfection right on the roof of the restaurant.

El Charro: 

311 N. Court Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

 Appetizers and Wine For Guests to Enjoy Before the Main Meal at North Italia. 

Appetizers and Wine For Guests to Enjoy Before the Main Meal at North Italia. 

North Italia:

North Italia brings a taste of Italy to you. The charming, modern restaurant is located within the La Encantada shopping center and is an absolute culinary gem. Assistant Gm, Vitopaolo Prencipe, ensured our experience was full of authentic creations, family-style, fresh cuisine. Originally from Italy, the food at North Italia is like no other as each pasta is created from scratch, in-house daily. One of their notable items, the bolognese, takes hours of prep and is a must-try! If pasta is not your thing, don't worry, the list goes on. North Italia also serves equally delicious items such as: Grilled Branzino, Slow Cooked Short Rib, Diver Scallop, Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Chicken, New York Strip, Atlantic Salmon, and more.

North Italia:

2995 E. Skyline Drive

Tucson, AZ 85718

Tempe, AZ:

Culinary Dropout:

Culinary Dropout, a glamorous gastropub, creates savory nosh, hand crafted cocktails, unique innovations all in the perfect atmosphere to seal the deal. Located on first street and farmer avenue in downtown Tempe, Culinary Dropout is an experience. Enjoy table tennis, corn hole, or the interactive Photo Booth in the 'backyard/patio' of the restaurant while waiting for your meal. Culinary Dropout is more than a restaurant it brings people together. 

Culinary Dropout:

149 S. Farmer Ave.,

Tempe, AZ 85281

Pedal Haus Brewery:

The newest addition to Mill Avenue, Pedal Haus Brewey is a top-choice for beer lovers. The 14,000 sq. ft bike friendly restaurant has an extensive list of hand-created European-style beers, wines, as well as savory bites. 

Pedal Haus Brewery:

730 S. Mill Ave. #H102

Tempe, AZ 85281

Arizona is a state that has something for everyone. Whether you are an adventure seeker (click HERE for our top recommendations), or an avid foodie it's a road trip you want to add to your list! 

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