Food Network Phoenix Dining, From The Best Thing I Ever Ate

These Restaurants Have Been Featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate

These restaurants in the Greater Phoenix area were featured on the Food Network television show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. These are all one-of-a kind businesses, locally owned and operated. Each location was recognized for one particular menu item that made the TV show host say, "Wow" -- or words of similar effect! Note: if you are going to the restaurant just to try the item featured on the show, call first and make sure they still offer it.

If you are interested in trying some of the other local restaurants that have been on the Food Network, here are local eateries that were spotlighted on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri, and FoodNation with Bobby Flay.

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El Chorro Lodge

El Chorro Sticky Buns
Courtesy El Chorro

Address: 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253
Phone: 480-948-5170

Featured item: Sticky Buns
The Bottom Line: The Sticky Buns at El Chorro in Paradise Valley are free with your meal. Soft, gooey, glazed -- according to nationally acclaimed Chef Beau MacMillan, they are magic and addictive!

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Matt's Big Breakfast

Matt's Big Breakfast
Judy Hedding

Address: 801 N. First Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-254-1074

Featured Item: Chop & Chick
The Bottom Line: Guy Fieri doesn't like breakfast, unless he's at Matt's. An 8 oz. pork chop in pesto sauce with eggs and potatoes. "It's a top chop!"

Read the About.com Phoenix Guide's review of review of Matt's Big Breakfast.

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Mrs. White's Golden Rule Café

Address: 808 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: 602-262-9256

Featured Item: Golden Brown Southern Fried Chicken
The Bottom Line: Southern fried chicken in a restaurant open in downtown Phoenix since 1964. They won't tell you the recipe, so you'll just have to go there and order it. 

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Pizzeria Bianco

Address: 623 E. Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-258-8300

Featured Item: Pizza Rosa
The Bottom Line: "The Rosa has parmigiana, rosemary, onion, and,  most definitively, it has Arizona-raised pistachios."

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Sweet Republic Artisan Ice Cream

Address: 9160 E. Shea Blvd., #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-248-6979

Featured Item: Toffee Banofi Sundae

The Bottom Line: Alton Brown says that this sundae is his favorite ice cream concoction. Vanilla ice cream, banana, caramel, whipped cream, crunchy almond butter crunch toffee. They make their own ice cream.

Which is your favorite spot for ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt?? Share your opinion.