This phrase may be annoying in a recorded phone message, but it’s exciting when applied to our local restaurants. Here are two that favor their diners with new flavors.
Special for this final quarter of the year, and offered only at this national chain’s Arizona and Nevada restaurants, is the Street Taco Pizza, built on a light, crispy, extra- thin hand-crafted crust with layers of taco-style ingredients: guacamole salsa, zesty barbacoa-style beef, Giordano’s signature mozzarella cheese, pico de gallo, and a generous sprinkling of queso fresco. Also on this limited-time menu are the savory Pepperoni Pizza Fries and flaky sweet treat Apple Pan Pie.
12811 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix • (480) 666-8160
16222 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria • (623) 208-4330
Part of a restaurant threesome enclosing a friendly courtyard, Pomelo recently unveiled new menu items. For lunch, these include a Gluten-Free Pizza; Natural Turkey Burger with ground turkey, Mediterranean spices, provolone and roasted red peppers on a challah roll; Pesto Chicken Wrap, with chicken breast, bacon, provolone, mayo pesto, lettuce and tomato inside a whole wheat tortilla; and Harvest Salad, with field greens, butternut squash, bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, pecans and balsamic dressing.
7100 N. 12th St., Phoenix • (602) 633-2600