Be in the know; be in the moment; be in the District. The District American Kitchen and Wine Bar has been serving lunch just off the lobby of the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown since the hotel’s opening in 2008. This lunch spot has been hopping with executives, deal makers, sports stars and independent small-business owners who see this location at Third and Van Buren streets as the perfect place to meet.
Known for their gourmet renditions of American classic comfort foods, the people behind this establishment source local, organic and natural ingredients to honor their pledge to present the freshest dishes available. Lunch means eating well, from the soups and salads to the main meals and desserts. Try the District Wedge for a flavorful approach to the classic. This recipe includes sundried tomatoes and charred pearl onions. The District Mac N’ Cheese is made with beer hots sausages and Cheez-It crumbs in a cheese sauce of Arizona Dairy Council cheddar and smoked gouda —heavy, but well worth ordering. Speaking of cheese, try the District’s Award-Winning Grilled Cheese made with Dairy Council cheddar, gruyere, bacon and peppercorn goat cheese, chipotle date and fig jam on MJ bread.
“Busy and lively” describes this warm downtown space that looks upon an urban patio facing the street corner. Deep woods and comfortable, oversized dining chairs give District a modern vibe with an urban art-scene atmosphere. The walls are covered in local artists’ work, and all the art is labeled to support the local people and talent behind them. The bar is a big gathering space open to the dining room, offering a hustle and bustle that even at lunch ensures you’ll see someone you know. The service is professional and very curteous. Waiters attend to patrons’ every need and are there to offer up suggestions, making lunch a memorable experience.
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. 3rd St., Phoenix