From the weather to the scenery, there are a lot of things to love about Phoenix. A lesser-known fact about the desert capital? It’s a foodie paradise! That’s why you have Tuesday evening at next month's Summit to explore Phoenix and all of its culinary offerings. And since Summit is taking place in downtown Phoenix this year, there are a plethora of tasty options in the nearby vicinity!

As an added bonus, Summit is taking place during Arizona Restaurant Week, so you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of all the special deals that participating Phoenician establishments will have to offer. Here are just a few of the dining options within walking distance of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix:

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar features your favorite American comfort foods with a contemporary twist, showcasing artisan products, herbs from their very own garden and sustainably farmed produce from local growers. Though classic drinks are served, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar also features a wide array of American wines, spirits, and local brews to cater to those that appreciate a break from the status quo.

The Arrogant Butcher

At The Arrogant Butcher, enjoy a juicy steak or burger with a beer in our bustling downtown Phoenix restaurant and bar. For snackable bar bites to second-to-none seafood from the raw bar and craft beer to fancy cocktails, The Arrogant Butcher understands that impeccably crafted food is always in style.

Pizzeria Bianco

When Chris Bianco started the diminutive Pizzeria Bianco inside the back corner of a neighborhood grocery store in 1988, little did he know that he would be such a driving force in the slow food movement and specifically the artisanal pizza front. Now, the New York Times has called his pizza “perhaps the best in America” and Zagat named Chris one of the six chefs who have changed pizza.

Nobuo at Teeter House

One of America’s premier dining destinations, Nobuo at Teeter House offers chef Nobuo Fukuda’s award-winning modern Japanese cuisine in downtown Phoenix. Incredible ingredient combinations, sensational imported seafood, and artful compositions showcase the very best from Arizona farms and international waters alike.

Moira Sushi Bar and Kitchen

Moira’s exciting menu expands on the Japanese tradition with bold new flavors and influences. They pair traditional Japanese aesthetics with new refreshing flavors and textures to create a unique and vibrant dining experience with endless boundaries.

Chico Malo

While their moniker may mean “bad boy,” everything else at Chico Malo is all good. From their edgy, bold menu boasting the flavors of Mexico and South America to a carefully cultivated lineup of signature craft cocktails, the choices at Chico Malo are as colorful and innovative as the surrounding Downtown Phoenix landscape.  

The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Purveyors of sustainable seafood, daring new rum cocktails, and a meticulously curated collection of premium rums and fine cigars. Their grounding philosophy is to champion good food that promotes a deliciously sustainable planet and still have dinner ready by 5 p.m. Breadfruit is committed to serving certified sustainable seafood, zero waste, recycling, composting, and supporting local agriculture.

Craving something different? Check out Visit Phoenix for even more round-ups of delicious eateries and local gems, including 24 of the Best Places for Tacos and Top Places to get Coffee.

We can’t wait to see you in Phoenix!