Feast is a five-star restaurant made affordable by its simple setting. Chef Doug Levy's creative menu reflects a sensitivity to season, a willingness to seek out local ingredients and a sly sense of play. For example, last fall: a plate of three rosy little Willcox apples on sticks, dipped in homemade caramel, with sprinkles! Everything is available to take out, but the convivial dining area invites you to linger. If you're eating alone, sit at the 10-seat community table and enjoy your meal in good company with other friendly interesting foodies like yourself. Feast has everything you need for a seductive picnic to go, including the wine.
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