The Farm at South Mountain Restaurant
Development has gobbled up most of the old farmland in town, but not this tree-lined, 12-acre oasis, where the owners give a nod to the good old days by raising everything from turkeys to salad greens. Savor a leisurely breakfast at the on-property Morning Glory Café or lunch at the Farm Kitchen, but make a reservation for a garden-to-table dinner experience at the farm’s Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar. Its menu evolves constantly, depending on what’s locally in season. Dine outdoors by candlelight under giant pecan trees, but don’t count on a summertime feast: the café and Farm Kitchen shut down from June to September; Quiessence closes for the month of July only.
Tip: Check the Web site for a schedule of classes offered by the on-site yoga center, The Retreat ((480)326-0658); in good weather, they practice outdoors.