Bringing your own couldn’t be easier at this tiny, romantic BYOB, tucked inside AZ Wine Co., the Valley’s best wine shop. Buy a bottle in the shop and the corkage fee at Atlas is waived.*** Chef Josh Riesner (who changes the seasonal, locally focused menu constantly) is sure to prepare something wine-friendly and shockingly good — maybe a pork porterhouse with pumpkin purée, sauerkraut, bacon and maple demiglâce. If Death by Elvis (a ridiculous dessert involving chocolate, peanut butter, bananas and bacon) is available, try it. Or “settle” for sautéed figs with brown butter-almond pound cake and buttermilk panna cotta.
2515 N. Scottsdale Road, 480-990-2433
*** This Article is written by the Arizona Highways magazine. We appreciate their kind words but the information about corkage is inaccurate. The bistro has a standard $10 corkage fee per bottle, regardless where the wine is purchased. Sorry about any confusion. I believe the author came in during a summer promotion where we waived corkage for the month of August.