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Restaurant of the Week: Humble Bistro

With Food Network’s Chef Jorge Gomez at the helm, it should come as no surprise that Humble Bistro, a wine bar and dining destination in Phoenix, serves up some of the best-crafted sips and artisanal bites in the Valley.

After opening its third location just last year (at High Street), Humble Bistro has become a local staple eatery, offering a melting pot of flavors in each bite. Part owner and executive chef Jorge Gomez pulled inspiration from Italian, Mexican, Spanish and French influences to create the unique and bold menu. You might recognize Chef Gomez from his television appearances on Food Network, including “Guy’s Grocery Games” and “Ultimate Summer Cook-Off.” 

The wine-and-dine spot offers a moody and intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic date or a classy late-night venture with friends. (Though they serve a stellar brunch on the weekends, too.) The spot offers a rustic yet modern design, with low lighting, black wood accents, brick-lined walls and elegant candle-lit chandeliers. The dining space brings the outside in, with garage-style walls that open to an outdoor terrace, complete with lush greenery and cozy string lights. 

Bistroboard

Humble Bistro’s fare lineup offers a variety of crave-able bites that will fit everyone in your party’s needs. Some favorites to get the night started include the Not So Humble Brussels, with crispy Brussels sprouts, basil, candied bacon, charred jalapeño-cilantro hummus, pepitas and aged balsamic; and the Bistroboard, a fun spin on a traditional charcuterie board, with a variety of luxe cheeses, cauliflower tahini, caprese salad, jalapeño hummus, grilled artichokes, EVOO-poached wild mushrooms, whipped ricotta chili honey, crispy Brussels and warm Forno bread. Though if you are looking for something more straightforward but still elevated, the Not So Humble Wings are a can’t miss with double-crisped and salted wings served alongside scratch sauces, including unique flavors like spicy Korean, chili honey and buffalo. 

Humble Caeser

For dinner, we highly recommend the Humble Caesar, with romaine, garlic breadcrumbs, jalapeño caesar, crispy Brussels, parmesan, pecorino cheese and a seven-minute egg; the short rib pappardelle pasta; and of course, one of the many, wood-charred and perfectly bubbly pizzas (our favorite is the Classy Girl). Be sure to save room for dessert; it is simply a must at Humble Bistro. The house-made churros with ice cream were absolutely to-die-for, though the tiramisu stole our hearts too. 

Churros

A very extensive wine menu is available to wash everything down, with some sips even poured from a tap. The menu offers whites, reds, bubbles, rosé and some blended, frozen wines like the frosé, with hints of strawberry, citrus and peach; or the Red Before Bed with red wine, dark fruit, spiced cherry and mixed berries. In addition to the wine, the drink lineup features cocktails, beers and spirits. 

To learn more about Humble Bistro, visit humblebistro.com

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