LocalDines.com loves Phoenix Comicon, and we’ve been in attendance as fans for many years, but now we have awesome restaurant clients in the area who are making the downtown Phoenix scene truly special! If you understand the local movement, you know it’s more important than ever to keep Arizona dollars in Arizona, and one of the ways you can do that is by supporting locally-owned restaurants when you head downtown for the 2016 edition of Phoenix Comicon!
Phoenix Comicon is set to run during the first week of June, 2016 (2nd through 5th). Our restaurant partners are the epitome of “local,” and many of them are no more than a mile or two away from the Phoenix Convention Center! You can support the local movement when you use a LocalDines.com gift certificate at any of these great restaurants! Just print your certificates and bring them along to Phoenix Comicon 2016!
Mother Bunch Brewing ($$) A mere 1.5 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center, Mother Bunch Brewing has had a great year on LocalDines.com! If you’ve been there, you’ve probably fallen in love with the huge wraparound bar and industrial interior, but the craft beers are probably high on your list too! Mother Bunch loves the attendees of Phoenix Comicon, and their seating is flexible enough for the serious cosplayer! Share a plate, share a salad, or chow down on their sandwiches and burgers!
The Vig (Fillmore) ($$) What can we possibly say about The Vig (Fillmore) that hasn’t already been said? Only 1.7 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center, this is the place to strut your cosplay stuff! Huge patio, great seating options, and multiple bars to keep the libations flowing! It’s housed in the historic 1914 Cavness House, and you’ll love the classic “Vig vibe,” hot wings, sliders, flatbreads, grilled fish tacos, and all sorts of incredible dinner entrees (including a truly heroic mac and cheese)! With a big group? Head to The Vig!
Nobuo at Teeter House ($$$) This is a special restaurant, and while you may have to check your cosplay at the door (the seating is minimalist), this is the home of James Beard award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda. While Nobuo at Teeter House can be one of the more expensive restaurants in the area, head in with a LocalDines.com gift certificate in hand, and everything will work out! This place is perfect for a serious but adventurous meal!
Province at the Westin Phoenix ($$$) This hotel is synonymous with “No Vacancy” during Phoenix Comicon, and for good reason! This is where many of the big names and bright lights of the convention stay (so we’ve heard!) and the restaurant called Province is amazing! Blending old world and new world culinary sensibilities, you’ll dig the surroundings, the multi-level outdoor patio, the lush landscaping and waterfalls, and you might even pull a few autographs! You never know!
Giuseppe’s on 28th ($$) Though it’s a little further afield (4.8 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center), Giuseppe’s on 28th has been featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” program! A LocalDines.com favorite since 2010, it’s owned by Richard Bock, who studied cooking in Italy for 9 years while performing as Principal Cellist in Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra. Bock serves spectacular Italian meals, so if you happen to meet someone special at Phoenix Comicon, trek over to Giuseppe’s for an intimate “get to know you” meal!
Ticoz Latin Kitchen ($$) Just outside the downtown Phoenix corridor (5.2 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center), Ticoz Latin Kitchen is all about Central America, South America, Mexico and the islands! Though located in uptown Phoenix, it’s quick to get to from Phoenix Comicon. Ticoz has been working with LocalDines.com since 2010, serving up new twists and interpretations of classics like enchiladas, tacos, tamales, and even burgers. Their menu will surprise you!
Of course, there are other great locally-owned restaurants you can save some money on during Phoenix Comicon – just take a look at our website, create a free account, and prepare to “Discover Your Inner Geek” at Phoenix Comicon, June 2-5, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center! We plan to have some more Phoenix Comicon coverage here on Feed Me, in conjunction with several of these great restuarants, so stay tuned!
Photography by James Kracht.