Chefs and Restaurants Who've Been Supporting Local for as Long as We Can Remember

Last Updated October 10, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Rancho Pinot

These culinary institutions have been supporting our local farms and producers since before it was cool.

Dining trends come and go, but the tenets of local, seasonal cooking form a solid foundation that will give any restaurant staying power. Indeed, there are several Phoenix-area chefs and restaurants that have been supporting our local food movement for as long as we can remember. And, in turn, they have inspired a devoted following. That's a feat, since it's easy to be hot for just a minute in the restaurant business, and then forgotten. But these local-food veterans have kept us wanting more long after we finished our first bite—5, 10, even 15-plus years later.

Rancho Pinot

Why We Love It: Chef Chrysa Robertson’s uncomplicated yet satisfying menu is based on seasonal, locally grown products and has earned her many accolades. It changes regularly but you can always expect the freshest...
|6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, us

Pizzeria Bianco / Pane Bianco

Why We Love It: James Beard award-winning Chef Chris Bianco was the mastermind behind this coal oven for 25 years. He’s busy writing cookbooks, selling canned tomatoes at Whole Foods and opening other restaurants...
|Downtown - Heritage Square, Phoenix, AZ, us
|Town & Country, Phoenix, AZ, us
|4404 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, us

Atlas Bistro B.Y.O.B.

Why We Love It: The menu is ever changing so there is always something different—and creative—at this farm-to-fork restaurant. Owner Todd Sawyer takes the best from local farms and dairies and transforms it into...
|2515 north scottsdale road, scottsdale, AZ, us
|480.990.2433 (chef)


Why We Love It: Here is a true farm-to-table experience. All goods that are not sourced right from the surrounding fields are acquired from local farms and other quality purveyors. The menu is therefore ever-changing...
|The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ, us
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