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 Sticky Buns
    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 Phoenix Guide's review of review of Matt's Big Breakfast.

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    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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    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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    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.