10 Small Town Family Kitchens In Arizona That Serve Meals To Die For
I don’t know about you but when I’m having a bad day, there’s nothing that lifts my spirits like a plate of comfort food. The food always reminds me of home and my family’s love. Depending on your cultural background, those home-cooked comfort meals can look different from person to person. Mine, for example, includes a rich chicken and dumpling stew and piping hot Navajo tacos but for others, it may be a serving of savory meatloaf, perfectly moist tamales, or perhaps some other dish. Either way, they’re a reminder of love in our lives.
Here’s a look at some family-owned restaurants in Arizona’s small towns that will not only fill your belly but also your heart.
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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