If you’ve read my other posts about food, you know how much I love restaurants in Phoenix! A few weeks ago, I tried Doughbird for the first time, and thought I would share my experience. (cover photo courtesy of Sam Fox)
Doughbird is owned and run by Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts, who are responsible for creating unique restaurants such as Flower Child, The Henry, Sauce, True Food, and many others. The idea behind Doughbird is serving artisan pizzas and rotisserie chicken, hence the name!
My dad, Tim and I were in the area so we decided to pop in for lunch! From the moment we walked in, we were blown away by the decor and open space. Everything is light blue, tan, and white, giving the space a light, clean feel. There are various plants scattered throughout the space and even small, painted flowers adorning the front wall. On the side facing the street, there are floor to ceiling windows, which, in the nice months, can be opened out onto the patio. The bar area is beautiful and set apart from the main dining room by a lowered ceiling, giving it a completely different feel.
The service was great, and since we didn’t come in until 2pm, we missed the Saturday lunchtime rush. We were seated immediately, next to the windows and our waitress was out right away to bring us drinks and menus. I so wish I could remember her name, because she was very nice and super helpful with explaining some of the odder choices (like a sweet potato pizza!)
I ordered the heirloom tomato and artichoke pizza, which was also topped with sun dried olives, fontina, garden herbs, and za’atar. I’m not a huge pizza person, but I was instantly obsessed. It was the perfect amount of salty and mild (and vegetarian!!). Tim ordered the prime rib dip sandwich, which was topped with horseradish, arugula, and charred onions as well! I don’t eat meat regularly anymore, but I had to try it. The meat was cooked to perfection and the flavors were delicious!
Overall, I would absolutely go back! (I have my eye on the brussels sprout pizza!) I thought the decor was beautiful, the food was amazing, and my experience was excellent. Try Doughbird if you’re in the Phoenix area!