Scenic Driving and Good Eating
Rising an average of an inch every 60 to 80 years, the beautiful Red Rock formations that we see today were formed several million years ago. The drive through Sedona’s Red Rock country is one of awesome scenery and good food served with old-fashioned western hospitality. Below are our selections for where to eat the best local food along the way.
- We were directed to the Red Rock Café for their gigantic cinnamon rolls, they took up an entire dinner plate. They were indeed worth the drive, but, the dish that stuck out to us was the huevos rancheros. Made from a couple of eggs, black beans, melted cheese and ranchero sauce all piled onto blue corn tortillas, this dish is the perfect way to start your day.
- Operating as a boutique hotel on the outskirts of Sedona, Casa Sedona serves fantastic Pancakes that are fluffy and light. They come topped with a fruit compote that changes daily, it was blueberry when we arrived. A basket of southwestern fry bread is also available, which is an excellent dish to share with your table.
- A variety of options, from craft beers to a bread-lover’s dream sourdough bread are available at the Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market. Our favorite dish offered was the “Gains and Greens.” This bowl was primarily made from butternut squash and quinoa. The eggs were topped with an excellent house-made hot sauce.
Modern food in a vintage Arizona waystation makes Indian Gardens a best bet for healthful meals, fresh-pressed cider, lattes, and great sourdough bread.