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All American Summer Eats


Looking for solid American cuisine with a great atmosphere? Here are some of the favorites among the residents of the Valley for classic American fare with a few new twists.


This is classic bar food with some serious upgrades. Located in the Central Phoenix neighborhood of the same name, the Windsor boasts a unique cocktail list (think prohibition era) and a backyard-style patio. For starters, try the Corn Dog Poppers, complete with fried pickles and ballpark mustard. After that, the brown bag chicken sandwich is one of the favorites among the regulars.

windsor in central phoenix

The Windsor is one of several local spots that falls under the Upward Projects umbrella. The hallmark of the family-owned company is pairing great food with local ingredients, boutique beverages and warm, friendly culture. For hours and directions, check them out at

Four Peaks

four peaks tempeKnown first and foremost as the most popular local brewery in the Valley, Four Peaks started as a group of beer enthusiasts trying their hand at creating great beer. The 8th street brewery in Tempe became a local hangout for Tempe residents thanks to the great patio talked onto the mission-style building, making this a great beer and burger joint. Talk to your server about great beer pairings, or grab a sampler and try them all! Check them out in Tempe or any of their three other locations. Hours and directions can be found at


The Vig

vig1For a slightly upscale take on classic American, Check out the Vig at one of its four locations around the Valley. Not only can you get a great burger (the Fillmore Burger is a favorite), but you can enjoy it on one of the best patios around, and enjoy it with regular fries or delicious sweet potato fries, all while playing a game of bocce. Find them at


The Main Ingredient Ale House

the main ingredient phoenixAnother local favorite that serves new American fare, The Main Ingredient (or TMI as it’s called by the locals) is a favorite gathering spot for residents of downtown and especially the adjacent Coronado neighborhood. The building is stylish and cozy and is a converted house in the common bungalow style that. The patio’s got al fresco seating that is full of locals six nights a week who often bring the furry members of their family with them (there’s even a neighborhood pony that’s often there). The servers are friendly and the Ales are fantastic. Check out their Artichoke heaven dip and their all-day happy hour every Monday. For more info, go to

SunWest Dental Centers has nine valley wide convenient locations in Apache Junction, Biltmore, Buckeye, Chandler, Mesa, Prescott Valley, San Tan Valley, Sun City, and Tempe

Apache Junction

1601 W. Apache Trail, #2
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 982-4200
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407 N. 4th Street
Buckeye, Arizona 85326
(623) 327-3206
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2175 N. Alma School Road, #C108
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 782-6200
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600 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 610-5100
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Prescott Valley

8256 E. Hwy #69
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 772-4433
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San Tan Valley

2510 E Hunt Hwy, Ste 28
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143
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Sun City

13000 N. 103rd Avenue, #85
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 583-6666
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7660 S McClintock Dr. Ste 101
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 831-8022
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