Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Saturday Ride To Saturday Market

Spring cycling in Arizona is simply magical.  The desert is dotted with brilliant color from the cactus blooms and the air holds in it's last grasps of coolness that will dissipate into the afternoon heat.

But perhaps the best thing about riding your bike on a weekend morning is the carrot dangling at the end of the ride, also known as Saturday Market at Vincent's On Camelback.

Vincent's Market Bistro is located at 3930 E. Camelback Road, just west of 40th Street in Phoenix.  From October to mid May Head Chef Vincent Guerithault opens his side patio to local farmers and vendors who sell organically grown produce, homemade granola, crusty breads, buttery croissants and sweet jams and jellies, among other mouthwatering delights.  The staff from the restaurant are continually sliding fresh crepes off the griddle, while the boys from Brophy Prep are peddling take-away brownie and cookie mixes with all proceeds going to the charity of their choice.
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Vincent's son, Daniel, mans the panini station, where he will toast you the best hot sandwich you will ever eat.  And the piece de resisitance, the lemon souffle, made by the Chef, himself.

With just a handful of Saturday Markets left before the summer heat takes over, make the time to ride out to this special place and sample some of the best food you will ever experience at a farmer's market.  Don't wait until it's too late.  The magical days of April and May will be gone before you know it.

And so will that lemon souffle.


  1. What route do you suggest, lorie?

  2. What route do you suggest, lorie?

  3. What route do you suggest, lorie?

  4. What route do you suggest, lorie?

  5. What route do you suggest, lorie?

    1. I suggest riding up through Rio Verde, up 9 mile hill, through Scottsdale and then down through Arcadia til 32nd street.


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