As Mesa’s Main Street continues to grow, locals can explore charming districts in the up-and-coming downtown area that boast community-centered restaurants within walking distance of some of Arizona’s top museums, Mesa Arts Center and the light rail. Here’s where to dine and drink in Downtown Mesa.
Author: Deanna & Kurt Mangum
With locations in North Scottsdale and now High Street in North Phoenix, Nori Sushi is a cutting-edge casual eatery. It offers a robust menu of entrees, bento boxes and a variety of the freshest seafood and sushi–the pride of Nori Sushi.
To celebrate spring, Executive Chef Diego Bolanos at Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill has created a menu that features the season’s delicious bounty. Asparagus, fresh fennel, ripe raspberries and thyme are few of the seasonal ingredients highlighted in the new menu.
With locations in Midtown Phoenix, Old Town Scottsdale and now Tempe, Daily Dose is a locally-owned casual dining eatery that’s known for serving up splurge-worthy, flavorful brunch and lunch favorites.
The heart of Phoenix has a new favorite neighborhood hangout: The Macintosh. Here, fourth-generation restaurateur Christopher Collins of Common Ground Culinary created the perfect place to enjoy modern American cuisine and sip cocktails with good company.
HULA’S Modern Tiki is the Valley’s original island-style hideaway, with locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Here, diners explore and enjoy from-scratch foods and signature drinks that will feel like a tropical beach getaway.
A good slice of pizza can be hard to find. Luckily, we just discovered a new favorite in South Tempe. Artichoke Basille’s Pizza showcases large New York-style slices that are undeniably delicious.