Binkley’s

Binkley’s

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Chef Kevin Binkley's eponymous restaurant looks unassuming in its strip mall location, north of Phoenix and Scottsdale. But the chef’s critically acclaimed American cuisine has a molecular gastronomy bent, producing quirky dishes like a coin-sized sloppy Joe or peanut butter soufflé with huckleberry jam. The menu changes daily, although diners need to reserve a table a few weeks in advance. Amuse-bouches arrive between the main plates in the four-, five-, and six-course tasting menus. A variety of local, American, and European cheeses is available, and served alongside homemade fruitcake and spiced pecans.

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