Where else? 

Garland's Oak Creek Lodge
Mid-July 2014 Issue / Vol. 2, No. 14                                                                                                          Oak Creek Canyon, AZ


Chef Mel Mecinas

Chef Brian Widmer

July 2014 Chef's Larder

Chef John Marcetti

Sommelier Petra Petrakovicova

Mugwort: Absinthe's
cousin loves your liver.

Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors
by Rinku Bhattacharya

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Synopsis: GARLAND’S OAK CREEK LODGE, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona Restaurant Revue

Inspired by Chez Panisse’s use of local ingredients, owners Gary and Mary Garland went and did likewise. That landed them some real estate in one of the earliest issues of Food & Wine magazine. More than 30 years later, food history lives on. What makes the food so special? First, they’ve got a talented and dedicated staff that works in the kitchen. “The cleanest,” one of the chefs said, he’s “ever seen.” Then there’s that doting waitstaff that notices everything. Example: they’ll remind you to rehydrate if they don’t have to refill your water glass. And the staff cooks out of a greenhouse.