This is the fourth post in a series of some of the things I love to eat in and around Scottsdale. I originally had planned on a single post, but I am now up to four. That is just a testament to the delicious and creative cuisine that can be found in Scottsdale and Phoenix!
Their win on Cupcake Wars prompted me to drive down to Urban Cookies and Ollie Cake to taste their creations in person. I ended up buying a 6 pack of the various flavors being offered that day and sampled a taste of each of them. They were all really delicious, but the two flavors that really stood out were the lemon cupcake and one of the Cupcake Wars winners, the Orange Olive Oil and Rosewater Cupcake. The rosewater was very subtle but came through and blended with the earthy orange of the cake.
Staying on the sweet side, another favorite local treat of mine is the toffee from GoodyTwos. This mother and daughter team continue to create and innovate some amazing toffees and flavors. My personal pick is the Sweet & Salty as I love the combination of dark chocolate and sea salt. The combination of traditional toffees and the more creative 'contemporary' toffees are sure to please everyone.
Chelsea's Kitchen has been and continues to be an area favorite for great, fresh and comforting food. One of my favorite indulgences there are the Chicken Nachitos. There are no huge surprises in the ingredients, but the combination of fresh organic chicken, guacamole, cheese and home-made salsa make for a satisfying, tasty, memorable dish.
For this post which has been on the more decadent side, I am going to end with a healthier option that is no less delicious. True Food Kitchen's food has been a huge hit for the past several years. One of their signature starters is my final pick for this post. The Tuscan Kale Salad is a must order every time I visit. The combination of the crunchy kale and breadcrumbs highlighted by garlic, olive oil, citrus, red pepper flakes and Pecorino is outstanding.
That is it for this edition. If you have any favorite foods you would like to share in the comments, please do so!