I have a new favorite spot in downtown Phoenix, Dust Cutter in the Renaissance Hotel. One of the top places I’ve eaten at this year.
Dust Cutter…what’s in a name? The name comes from the strong drink the Cowboys would order when they came inside after being out in the dust of the desert, a drink that would cut the dust taste in the mouth.
The cozy space on the main floor of the Renaissance Hotel is a combination of western cowboy, leather, and industrial metal.
The menu contains a variety of smaller dishes and a few entrees all with a southwest influence and many local ingredients. From the entrees, we selected the Mary’s Chicken and Mesquite Waffles and Grilled Wild Isle Salmon. That chicken…yum. So tender and juicy covered in a crispy layer with a warm bourbon maple syrup.
For me? I went for the The Cutter with Four Roses Bourbon, Ramazzotti amaro, Aperol, and lemon juice.
And don’t forget to order the Avocado Fries, you will thank me.
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N 1st St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Daily: 1 pm – late!
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4pm – 6pm
disclosure: I was hosted by the Dust Cutter so that I could share the experience with my readers. All opinions are my own.