A favorite among local epicureans since opening its doors in late 2009, FnB has gone on to receive national acclaim and numerous awards in recent years, having graced the pages of some of the culinary world’s most respected publications, from Food + Wine to The New York Times.
With a farm-focused menu and exclusive Arizona wine list housed in a charming, intimate setting, FnB has won the trust of diners the world over with its constantly-evolving, locally-sourced menu and a hospitable, unpretentious staff and setting.
With a focus on high quality, flavorful ingredients and a gracious, “everybody knows your name” atmosphere, FnB is the epitome of what recession-era diners have been seeking – superior, personalized service, friendly, approachable staff, and a delectable, mouth-watering, yet affordable menu – without any unnecessary fanfare.
Much like the corner convenience stores sprinkled throughout Manhattan where customers grab the makings for that evening’s meal, this fresh green grocer and market offers a speedy one-stop shop for fresh flowers, fresh bread and fresh, locally-sourced produce, eggs and cheeses.
And it doesn’t stop there – patrons can enjoy a wide variety of hard to find, high end proteins like lamb tenderloin, Jidori chicken and Mexican grouper, and ready-made sauces like chimichurri and chermoula, ideal for both sophisticated home cooks and customers who simply want to throw something quick and delicious together in their own kitchen.
Offering the same high-quality ingredients Chef Badman and Milic offer in their revered establishments like FnB, Bodega once again demonstrates why its team has become a permanent fixture and favorite in the southwestern culinary scene.
Punctuated by a white staircase in the corner, this tiny, black-walled wine shop features a revolving selection of 24 local wines curated by Milic and partner Brian Reeder. One side of the shop holds custom shelves featuring AZ brands, complete with wine descriptions adorning the walls in white chalk. The back of the shop holds cases of these same wines, while the wall opposite the AZ wines showcases a distinctive collection of half bottles culled from the best wine-producing regions around the globe.
In addition to its extensive selection of local and national wine varieties, AZ Wine Merchants also provides a stage for video interviews and seminars with local and global wine producers and experts, and an online buying component that allows locals and travelers to replenish their home selections long after they’ve stepped outside its doors. With prices that range from about $18-$35 for AZ bottles and $5-$20 for global half bottles, AZ Wine Merchants is the perfect final stop in preparation for your home dinner party, special occasion or intimate date night.