This week on Check, Please! Arizona: Flagstaff Foodie Favorites

Thur. Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

Fat Olives

Fat Olives stands as one of only four VPN (Vera Pizza Napoletana) certified pizza places in Arizona, delivering an authentic taste of Naples in the heart of the state. The wood-fired oven, imported from Italy, adds to the traditional charm that sets this pizzeria apart. Owner John Conley, a long-standing figure in Flagstaff with decades of experience, brings the essence of Naples to Arizona. Notably, Conley also owns the well-regarded Mexican restaurant Salsa Brava.

Shift Kitchen and Bar

At the helm of the kitchen is Christian Lowe, a 2023 James Beard Award semi-finalist in the Emerging Chef category. Known for infusing a southern touch into her ever-changing dishes, the star of the menu is the iconic pickled French fries, a dish that has captured the taste buds and admiration of patrons. According to “Check, Please Arizona” guest Randy McGrane, the pickled fries are “cooked perfectly, crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside.”

Forêt Flagstaff

Forêt is a French-inspired breakfast and lunch spot owned by Chef Sam Greenhalgh and his mother. Nestled in the old Anderson Feed store, Forêt caters to a diverse clientele, including NAU students, workers, and tourists. Greenhalgh, classically trained in French cooking, passionately embraces it as the best way to enjoy breakfast. “Check Please Arizona” guest Pamela Carter describes the atmosphere as “fun to watch” with an array of people.

Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty

A cactus blooms in the Sonoran Desert
aired Feb. 28

Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert

A cute little duckling with text reading: Arizona PBS Ducks in a Row Event
March 6

Getting Your Ducks in a Row to Avoid Conflict When You Are Gone

Barry Gibb singing (Bee Gees: In Our Own Time)
aired Feb. 24

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

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