One of central Phoenix’s best restaurants, it calls itself a neighborhood gathering place, part of the vision of chef Aaron Chamberlin, who also runs the Phoenix Public Market. With its brick walls, loft dining room, and exposed-beam ceiling, the emphasis is on the food, locally sourced and adventurous without getting out of touch. The forbidden rice bowl and the salmon superfood dish are light and healthful, and there are also nicely prepared steaks, plus delicious unexpected offerings like the pork chile verde or Moroccan meatballs. Recommended for brunch.