• Angel Fuchs

Best BS in Town


Brussels Sprouts, you either love 'em or hate 'em. There is seldom an in between. I proudly proclaim I'm on the LOVE side of the fence but sadly, I live in a house divided.

My husband hates them. He hates my beloved BS so much that arguments have occurred when I dare make at home. He thinks they stink. He says they're gross. But I defend my BS with all my might!

“They're delicious,” I cry.

“Just try them,” I beg.

He balks, complains, gags, whines and has even stormed out of our house, leaving me to enjoy a plate full of crispy, browned sprouts in solitude.

But marriage is about compromise and I will admit Brussels Sprouts can be a little stinky. So in an effort to keep the peace in our relationship I've promised not to cook the little stinkers at home. To that end - I've tasked myself with finding the best Brussels Sprout dishes in town and lucky for all you BS lovers I'm sharing it.

Twisted Grove http://www.twistedgrove.com

Candied Brussels Sprouts - $11

Candied bacon, ‘low & slow’ roasted garlic and balsamic reduction. Served on a wood board tumbling out of a mason jar.

Phoenix: 3160 E. Camelback Rd. 85016

Scottsdale: 8220 N. Hayden Rd. 85258

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Babbo Italian Eatery https://www.babboitalian.com

Roasted Brussels Sprout Beet Salad - $10.50 for small

Butter and spring lettuce mix, roasted brussels sprouts, beets, golden raisins, red onion, sliced almonds, goat cheese in a champagne vinaigrette.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Pancetta Pasta - $13.50

Crisp Pancetta, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Red Pepper Flakes in a Garlic Butter Sauce. Served on Fettuccine and topped with Shaved Parmesan and Parsley.

Babbo has 8 locations across the Valley.

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Kelly's at Southbridge

Roasted Brussel Sprouts - $12

Crisp, roasted brussels sprouts with candied pancetta and saba.

Brussels Sprout Bruschetta - $4 each or mix & match for $11

Toasted crostini with crezcensa and balsamic reduction.

Scottsdale: 7117 E. 6th Ave. 85251

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Pomelo at the Orchard http://www.lucisurbanconcepts.com Blistered Brussels Sprouts- $10 Applewood bacon, parmesan, balsamic gastrique

Phoenix: 7100 N. 12th St. 85020

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Sushi Roku http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/sushiroku

Brussels Sprouts Chips - $9.50

Crisped Brussels sprouts leaves with truffle oil and salt.

Scottsdale: 7277 E Camelback Rd. 85251

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Oregano's Pizza Bistro http://oreganos.com

Brussels Sprouts - $4.99

Over a 1/2 lb. of brussels sprouts, roasted the Italian way with fresh rosemary, sautéed onions, and sprinkled with Parmesan.

Oregano's has over 20 locations state-wide. Check online for location nearest you.

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Gertrude's http://www.gertrudesrestaurant.net

Korean Fried Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts, Kimchi Vinaigrette and Yogurt - $26

Brussels sprouts can also be ordered as a side dish or add-on to any meal for $7.

Phoenix: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 85008

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Buck & Rider http://www.buckandrider.com

Crispy Brussels Sprouts $12

Crisp roasted Brussels sprouts with apple gastrique and roasted almonds, served with a goat cheese dipping sauce.

Phoenix: 4225 E. Camelback Rd. 85018

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Even Stevens https://evenstevens.com

Brussels Sprouts -

Roasted with bacon and topped with a sweet, house-made maple glaze. Simple, yet delicious.

Even Stevens has 9 locations throughout the Valley.

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Market Street Kitchen https://marketstreetkitchen.com

Brussels Sprouts - $8

Roasted and crispy with smoked bacon and horseradish.

Scottsdale: 20825 N Pima Rd. 85255

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Salty Sow http://saltysow.com

Crispy Brussels Sprout Leaves - $7

Roasted until crispy and served with golden raisins and pecorino cheese.

Brussels Sprout Caesar - $9

Brussels Sprout leaves with candied almonds, dried cranberries and parmesan cheese tossed in a tangy Caesar dressing.

Phoenix: 4801 E. Cactus Rd. 85032

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Doughbird https://www.foxrc.com/restaurants/doughbird/

Brussels Sprout Pizza - $14 Brussels Sprout leaves with melted sweet potato, glazed bacon, smoked mozzarella and pistachio.

Doughbird also has a tasty maple-glazed Brussels sprouts side dish for $5

Phoenix: 4385 E. Indian School Rd. 85018

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Beckett's Table http://beckettstable.com

Wood Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts $12

Roasted with bacon, gastrique apples, roasted shallots and lemon vinaigrette.

Phoenix: 3717 E. Indian School Rd. 85018

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Southern Rail http://southernrailaz.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Dip $12

Served with Noble toast.

Phoenix: 300 W. Camelback Rd. 85013

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Needle Rock Kitchen & Tap http://www.mytrilogylife.com/verderiver/dining/ Brussels Sprouts - $7 Roasted with crispy pancetta, sherry gastrique, chives, and ricotta, finished with truffle oil.