I’m really bummed to see another local favorite closing it’s doors. Pizza People Pub has been operating out of this location across the Phoenix Public library since 2013. They have a great story of a family owned business starting out of a food truck and eventually opening their own restaurant. Their menu consists of their signature made-from-scratch 10 inch artisan pizzas and a variety of pub favorites like wings and their always popular mac & cheese. I always got a kick out of some of the pizza creations that they have (and the names) – Date Me, The Hulk, Testosteroni, Popeye, Fun Guy, The Hottie, etc. Even though I love their pizzas, I usually came here to try one of their many mac & cheeses. Some of my favorites have been the Smokey Paprika Mac, the Jalapeño Mac and the Truffle Mac. They load their mac & cheese with lots of cheese so they are nice and gooey. I wish they had a mac & cheese flight so I could sample them all. I stopped in tonight to have a last meal here before they close shop. I enjoyed hearing my bartender share stories of how much he enjoyed working here. It’s always sad to hear of local restaurants going out of business. I wish them the best.
Crackers & Company Cafe is a scratch kitchen that has been serving the Valley since 1984. They serve both breakfast and lunch and pride themselves on fresh ingredients. I came here with a friend and got the California Eggs Benedict (an english muffin topped with fresh spinach, bacon, avocado, tomato, 2 poached eggs, and adobo hollandaise sauce). Crackers is also known for their homemade desserts. I hear the Augustinas Brandied Cinnamon Bread Pudding (photo below from website) is pretty amazing and hope to try it sometime soon.