2012 Downtown Dining Guide 2012 Downtown Dining Guide : IFC
from the editor Welcome to the Downtown Phoenix Dining Guide, our annual celebration of everything dining in Downtown. n Like any good recipe, this year we started from scratch by inviting local artists, writers and residents to take a major role in creating the guide. All the contributors live, work and play Downtown, truly making this a community publication. n We issued a call for artists to create the cover, commissioning Downtowner Christina Mesiti, who painted a romanticized snapshot of Downtown. We also asked folks to vote for their favorite restaurants across 11 categories — the results are along the bottom of the editorial pages. Finally, we took your advice and added dozens more restaurant listings. We’ve expanded our coverage area to include Greater Downtown — up to Portland Street on the north, Lincoln Street on the south and 7th Avenue on the west. n Want to have your voice heard next year? Email me at email@example.com. n I hope you enjoy what we’ve cooked up. Bon Appetit. anna consie i nsid e co n t r i b u t o r s Christina Mesiti created the painting for the cover. She is a Phoenix native and holds a BFA in painting and BA in art history from the ASU Herberger College of the Arts. Her work explores issues surrounding the human relationship to place and landscape. She currently lives Downtown and exhibits her work at Eye Lounge Contemporary Art Collective and other spaces. Contact her by visiting www.christinamesiti.com. Jess Nichols is the photographer for the 2012-13 Downtown Phoenix Dining Guide. She is an undergraduate student at Arizona State University where she is employed at the Technical Imaging Lab. She relishes art and technology. Contact her by visiting thejessnichols.com. Bryan Mok . . . International award-winning art director and graphic designer . . . Lifestyle photographer of people, pets, and inanimate objects . . . Lifelong musician with a jazz and blues addiction . . . Necktie-wearing man about town . . . Community-building advocate for positive change . . . Downtowner. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. COVER ILLUSTRATION: CHRISTINA MESITI 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 21 Bucket List Vegetarian & Vegan Coffee Student Eats Drinks Girls’ Night Out Late Night Eats Desserts Dining guide Map Kira Brown is the founder and the Shoperone of FashionPhoenix.com. A Phoenix native, Kira is a local fashion and lifestyle writer, blogger and marketer who enjoys exploring her hometown. Keep up with Kira at @dwntwnkirabrown or www.fashionphoenix.com. Jack Fitzpatrick is the managing news editor of the Downtown Devil , an independent, student-run news website in Downtown Phoenix. A junior at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he’s lived in Downtown since August 2009. Contact him at email@example.com. Meg Herbert is a graphic designer, avid baker and cook based out of Downtown Phoenix. Contact her by visiting www.megherbert.com. Christina O’Haver is a Phoenix-based freelance writer and she recently completed her BA in journalism. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Matthew Trotter holds a master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Contact him at email@example.com.
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