A locals fave, Tinderbox might well be the best restaurant in Flagstaff. The casual dining room, peppered with contemporary photography and décor, is a great canvas for the culinary creativity of the kitchen. Using comfort food as a starting point, the menu changes on a near-weekly basis. When I was there last, highlights included jalapeno tamale pudding, cauliflower fondue, and bacon-wrapped buffalo meatloaf. The Annex, a hip cocktail lounge next door (same ownership) offers burgers, chicken wings, and blue-plate specials such as barbecued bologna sandwiches.