Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Atlas Bistro BYOB

I was pretty excited about our first visit to Atlas Bistro when I posted this, and it did not disappoint.  In fact, I left there knowing this spot had propelled itself into my top 5 favorite restaurant list immediately.   Creative chefs, skillful use of global ingredients, wonderful dishes, BYOB, and a 3-course prix-fixe of $55 with too many delicious choices (I wanted it all).   My favorite dish of the night? Hard to choose, but I'd have to say the duck duo with breast and confit, powdered duck skin and pickled peaches.  I know my husband's was the poached lobster with gnocchi and charred creamed corn because he is still talking about it.  They took a summer break, but we're ready with our September reservation.  

Amuse: Sherry-marinated cherries with herbed goat cheese. 

Duck breast, duck confit, powdered duck skin, fennel pollen, peach coulis, and pickled peaches.  Chilled avocado soup with black bean fritter, Spanish chorizo, and piquillo pepperonata.

Poached lobster with gnocchi and charred creamed corn. 

Cantaloupe and Casaba melon with Armenian cucumber tabouleh, jicama, lebneh, pickled watermelon rind, and za'atar. Wagyu hanger steak with beets, fingerling potatoes, and oyster mushrooms. Maine scallops with bok choy, blistered brussels sprouts, rice noodles, Maya's long beans, lemongrass-coconut broth.

Cheese plate and "Eat Dirt” – Peanut Butter Cookie, Salted Caramel Mousse, Dulce De Leche, Powdered Peanut Butter.