It's been nearly a year since Blackboard Café opened in Prescott Valley at 3101 N. Robert Road. Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day except Monday, the restaurant has more than a few regulars coming in for breakfast and lunch. And quite often, customers will come in hungry only to leave not only full, but quite possibly with some new acquaintances as well. The restaurant can be reached at 928-772-4004 and found on Facebook.
Those looking to have some breakfast or lunch while checking out flight patterns may want to head over to Susie's Skyway, 6500 MacCurdy Drive.
People heading downtown looking for a bite to eat, but wanting to go somewhere that's a bit separated from courthouse plaza, may want to check out the Hungry Monk. Though there has been a location in Chandler for seven years, a second location recently opened in Prescott just a few months ago at 218 W. Goodwin St. Opening at 11 a.m. every day, the restaurant gives people quite a few reasons to become customers.
Motorists driving Highway 69 on an empty stomach seem to be bombarded with a plethora of choices to fill their body's tank. One choice is Augie's Restaurant, which has been in its current location for nearly two years.
A brand new festival is literally rolling into Prescott this weekend to serve up some food at Mile High Middle School. Held on the school's football field, Prescott's first ever Food Truck Festival will include 12 mobile eateries to benefit Prescott Meals on Wheels. In addition to the food trucks there will be 12 different kinds of beers, four bands and a kids' zone.
When it's time to take a siesta, it wouldn't hurt to eat a little bit beforehand. But if you have no desire to cook, then maybe the solution is a fiesta at Barbudos Cantina.
Want to have dinner in an old railroad depot? Then come aboard the Iron Springs Café at 1501 Iron Springs Road.
Every now and then, the sweet tooth craves something a little decadent, but if there's no will to gather the ingredients and bake something sweet, then there's always the option of heading downtown for Shannon's Gourmet Cheesecakes.
Some days, it seems like what's needed is a good beer paired with a fresh ground burger. And those in Prescott Valley seeking such a combination need look no further than Lonesome Valley Brewing.
So it's time to eat and there's a bit of a desire not only to go out, but also to go out in style. And in order to satiate that desire, it wouldn't hurt to head downtown to Whiskey Row. After all, that's where The Palace Restaurant & Saloon is. The oldest frontier saloon in the state, around since 1877, the saloon's restaurant has been in business for almost 20 years.
If you are looking for fancy, just keep driving, but if you are looking for arguably the best Mexican food in town, then pull into Taco Don's at 624 Miller Valley Road.
It's been said many times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But sometimes those with the time to eat breakfast may not want to make it. For those moments, there's BackBurner Family Restaurant, nestled in Prescott Valley, that serves breakfast and lunch from morning until afternoon.
There's nothing quite like a fresh pie, whether it's the standard Apple, the seasonal pumpkin, or maybe a cream pie to the face. And those craving pie and maybe a little bit of lunch to eat first can head down Sheldon Street to find Berry's Pie Pantry & Restaurant. And though the place has been in the area for 30 years, it still has hands on owners.
If you're hungry for Italian food, but don't want to go very far, then head downtown for dinner at Genovese's Italian Restaurant. Co-owned by Catherine Giacobbe and Audrey M. Orefice, the restaurant has been in business for 19 years, and was awarded the "Best Italian Restaurant in Prescott" for three of those years.
There are hidden gems everywhere; it's just a matter of knowing where to look. And in Prescott, tucked away on Gurley Street underneath Hotel St. Michael, is one of those gems in the form of Grama's Bakery.
Are you ready for some authentic, homemade Thai food with fresh ingredients and a reasonable price? If you are, stop in at Dee Thai Express, 520 W. Sheldon St. (where Aloha Grill used to be).This is a small brightly decorated restaurant serving delicious home-cooked Thai food made to order.
Sometimes the tastebuds crave something from way down south of the border. And when those Mexican cravings come crawling, one solution is Taco Bell. But an even better solution to satiate the taste for tacos is Olivas' Mexican Food, a restaurant that's been in Prescott Valley since the 1980s.
Heading downtown for some food can cause some serious indecision due to the number of eateries in downtown Prescott. One choice is the Prescott Brewing Company, a brewpub that has been in business for about 21 years.
Spending a day downtown has the chance of sparking up a big appetite that can only be satiated by eating like a cowboy. And for that, there's Lone Spur Café, nestled in the heart of downtown Prescott, serving hearty breakfasts and lunches. After recently reopening following remodeling and expansion, Lone Spur Café not only sees business from local regulars, but from people all over the world.
For Prescott fine dining, one needs to look no further than the Prescott Resort, where the restaurant Icha Maajoh is found within. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant also has its Twilight Special and is well known for its short ribs.
There's nothing quite like the distinct taste of pizza and other Italian dishes and those finding themselves in Dewey-Humboldt with a craving for Italian food can have that desire satiated with a trip to Jackie Boyz Little Italy. Having been in business for three and a half years, the restaurant also delivers.
Feel like something different for dinner? How about Mexican or Thai, or Caribbean, or New Orleans style, Italian, Moroccan, Chinese, Mediterranean, Southwestern, or Japanese? But, can you find those choices at one restaurant? You bet you can. Just cruise down to Prescott Station, 200 E. Gurley St., and you can find it all.
Hunger can strike anywhere, paying no attention to petty constructs such as time or location. But for those near Prescott College when the beast is released, that appetite can be reined in and caged with the college's Crossroads Café. Serving everything from all-day breakfast to sandwiches to quesadillas, the café isn't just open to students.
Once again, dinnertime rolls around, and the desire for Italian food is there, but the will to cook is lacking. For situations like that, head down Iron Springs Road to LaBruzza's Italian Ristorante. Armed with secret family recipes brought to the United States from Sicily, LaBruzza's has been in business since 1988.
Very few will say "no" to a good steak, but there are some who want one in a different atmosphere than a steakhouse. For that, there's Saturdays at Tony's Place.