Our Trip to Joe’s Farm Grill

Local Food February 12, 2011

Most of you know that we are moving to Phoenix at the end of the month for a new career adventure.  Last month, we drove up to look at some houses and ended up at Joe’s Farm Grill.  If you haven’t heard of it (you  may have seen it on Diners Drive-ins and Dives), they focus on “common food done uncommonly well and served quickly.”      

The grill and the coffee shop next to it sit on an actual farm where they get many of their ingredients.  The rest of the food is bought from local farmers and ranchers.  They make most of of their food from scratch.  That fact was apparent the minute I bit into one of their fresh pickles.  
We ate under the shade of a beautiful old tree and enjoyed the view of the farm scene around us.

We splurged and ordered the Fontina Burger with roasted red peppers, grilled mushrooms field greens, farm-made pecan pesto and fontina cheese.  The pecan pesto MADE the burger.  Such an interesting flavor combination!  I ordered mine with sweet potato fries that came with a pineapple-serrano dipping sauce.  It was a huge lunch that I thoroughly enjoyed, but it made me extremely drowsy on our drive back to Tucson.  A good reminder of why you shouldn’t eat giant burgers every day!

After lunch, we headed over to The Coffee Shop next door and enjoyed a cup of coffee and a cozy eclectic atmosphere.

We wandered around a bit and checked out the site of the farmer’s market (I think it’s held on the weekends).  
Overall, this was a wonderful stop,and I can’t wait to go back.  Their menu changes based on season, so there should always be something new to try!

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  • Kasey February 12, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Looks like an awesome place to eat! The burger sounds and loods delicious- especially with pesto!!!

  • Alysa February 14, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Thanks for the comment Kasey. The pesto was definitely my favorite part!

  • Becca @ Our Crazy Boys February 17, 2011 at 3:10 am

    YUM!! We should drive up there just to get a burger – it looks well worth it.
    And… you sat UNDER the tree? After reading the sign??