Phoenix foodies have new havens

Many people looking for homes for sale in Phoenix may not consider the Valley a hot spot for eclectic cuisine and hip coffee shops, but downtown has recently gotten a new batch of trendy locales. Residents in Phoenix may have a knack for finding some of the most unique spots in town, but for those new to the area here are a few jaunts to check out.

For the carnivores
Technically located in Old Town Scottsdale, Brat Haus boasts a modern German menu and opened up just in time for residents to get hyped up about Oktoberfest. The joint opened its doors in September, featuring local and artisan cuisine such as rattlesnake sausage, gourmet pretzels and homemade pickles. To wash the salty meal down, the biergarten has a long list of carefully crafted beverages. Locals are flocking to this new spot, which also features a large outdoor patio ideal for the upcoming Phoenix weather.

In mid-December, residents can expect to see a new steakhouse in Chandler, with a menu chock full of bone-in steak and juicy burgers. Co-owner and chef Charles Osteen has been working in the business for 19 years at an upscale Beverly Hills restaurant, and he is bringing his expertise to Chop Chandler where meat is cooked on a mesquite hardwood grill.

Cup o’ joe
The mobile coffee hotspot Shine Coffee has been serving the Phoenix metro area coffee, espresso, tea and flavored milk for the kids for more than a year. Laryn and Christiaan Blok have been spotted around town in their retro 1957 “Flying Cloud” Airstream, but the couple just opened a walk-up spot on Vernon to serve a larger population of caffeine needs. This shop gets their grounds from local favorites like Lux and Cartel, and hopes to be serving pastries by the beginning of November.

Artisan grub
During the last week of August, Angels Trumpet Ale House opened up after much anticipation. Located across the street from Flimbar on 2nd Street, the new brewhouse and restaurant features an artisan menu with unique takes on flatbreads, salads, tacos, burritos and sandwiches. This spot has more than 35 rotating craft beers and several wines, including local and imported varieties. Angels uses fresh ingredients and herb blends to create a one-of-a-kind dish, such as their strawberry rhubarb pop tarts featured on their brunch menu.