Phoenix: Down­town

Where Phoenix - - DINING -

ALICE COOPER’STOWN Rock ’n’ roll and sports mem­o­ra­bilia, a wall of game-tuned tele­vi­sions, a beer gar­den with a stage, and sub­stan­tial, car­niv­o­rous fare. Three blocks from Chase Field and across the street from US Air­ways Cen­ter.­ice­coop­er­ 101 E. Jack­son St., 602.253.7337. Phoenix Map O4

THE AR­RO­GANT BUTCHER Amer­i­can. Baby back ribs, crab-stuffed chicken and beef stew are among the ur­ban com­fort foods on this bold menu. A glass-lined ex­hi­bi­tion kitchen al­lows din­ers and out­side pedes­tri­ans a glimpse at prepa­ra­tions. Lo­cated across the street from Talk­ing Stick Arena, with un­der­ground park­ing avail­able. Cityscape, 2 E. Jef­fer­son St., 602.324.8502. Phoenix Map K4

THE BREAD­FRUIT & RUM BAR Ja­maican. Seafood and meat with curry and jerk sea­son­ings, Red Stripe beer, and steep se­lec­tion of rums in close in­door quar­ters and on two pa­tios. Din­ner only. www. the­bread­ 108 E. Pierce St., 602.267.1266. Phoenix Map D5

CIBO Pizza. Bou­tique pizze­ria and wine bar in a cozy, friendly house built in 1913.­ 603 N. Fifth Ave., 602.441.2697. West of Phoenix Map D1

HULA’S MOD­ERN TIKI Poly­ne­sian. Fish and fruit, sauces and slaws, and sea­son­ings from Asian, Ja­maican and Ca­jun tra­di­tions are blended into sum­merevery­day sup­pers and lunches. www. hu­las­mod­ern­ 4700 N. Cen­tral Ave., 602.265.8454. Val­ley Map O14; 7213 E. First Ave., 480.970.4852. Scotts­dale Map J5

LOS DOS MOLINOS New Mex­i­can. Take a hint from the hun­dreds and hun­dreds of chilies hang­ing from the ceil­ing at the orig­i­nal “South Cen­tral” lo­ca­tion: En­trées tend to be spicy-hot. Bet­ter or­der a pitcher of mar­gar­i­tas to put out the flames. www.los­dos­moli­nospho­ Lo­ca­tions include: 8646 S. Cen­tral Ave., 602.243.9113. Val­ley Map U15

NOBUO AT TEETER HOUSE Asian. James Beard Award-win­ning Chef Nobuo Fukuda cre­ates rus­tic Ja­panese dishes with dar­ing con­tem­po­rary touches in­side a house built in 1899. Sig­nif­i­cant sake list. www.nobuo­fukuda. com Her­itage Square, 622 E. Adams St., 602.254.0600. Phoenix Map H8

POMO PIZZE­RIA NAPOLETANA Pizza. This hand­some pizze­ria wood-fires piz­zas for purists us­ing in­gre­di­ents im­ported from Naples; from-scratch Ital­ian desserts too. www.po­mopizze­ Lo­ca­tions include: 705 N. First St., 602.795.2555. Phoenix Map D4; 366 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480.878.2222. Val­ley Map U22

WILD THAIGER Thai. At lunchtime, the din­ing room is nearly over­taken by down­town work­ers who know the value of a dol­lar (and cer­tainly get it here). Mango and sticky rice may be the auto-pi­lot Thai dessert, but Thaiger’s lemon-gin­ger cheese­cake is a real con­tender. 2631 N. Cen­tral Ave., 602.241.8995. Val­ley Map P15

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