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Still, the jalapeño macaroni and cheese might be the most unique item on the menu.The indulgent dish is topped with duck leg confit, mustard crumbs and truffle oil.

Our editors and food writers were instructed to consider not only their fine-dining fantasy spots, but also the comfort-food classics and down-home ethnic eateries that help define Arizona's culinary scene – not just in the Valley, but all over our vast state, staggering their lists to include lonesome gems in remote parts of Northern and Southern Arizona.

You'll find the cumulative product of their expertise here: 50 restaurants you should try, no matter how far the drive.

And just to make sure we've covered every base, we asked Valley food experts to rank their favorites, too, in a range of styles and categories. Cottage Place Flagstaff Awards: Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator (1996-2010); Top 100 Restaurants, Open Table (2012)Talk about rarified company.

In 2012, this longtime Flagstaff fine-dining favorite was recognized by Open as one of the nation's 100 best restaurants, joining fellow Arizona honorees Kai, Binkley's and Shin Bay. Chef Frank Branham excels at continental cuisine with subtle Southwestern influences, charming diners with dreamy concoctions like house-made ravioli filled with forest mushrooms, onions and goat cheese, served in a sweet marsala cream sauce.

For a proven winner, try the chef's now-signature spicy black bean and sweet corn soup.

Think of the Turquoise Room as the Northern Arizona answer to Greg Le Prad's newly-opened Overland Trout in Sonoita: frontier dining of the highest order. Second St., 928-289-2888, Elote CaféSedona Awards: Guest Chef, Your Life A to Z (Channel 3 TV)We loved Jeff Smedstad's lamb adobo when he made it at Los Sombreros in Scottsdale, and we love it just as much now that the chef has relocated to Sedona.

Owners Paul and Laura Moir continue the global food tour with a wild mushroom risotto showcasing tender, earthy Italian black truffles, toothsome asparagus, Parmigiano-Reggiano and arugula.

The steak frites has a Southwest twist: It's topped with chimichurri and chili butter.

Cozy and crowded, Cottage Place is exactly what it sounds like – a homey, unapologetic ode to refined indulgence, where you can lay waste to a slice of hazelnut-graham-cracker-crust-topped French silk pie with chocolate-and-cinnamon Chantilly cream and not feel the slightest bit bad about it. Cottage Ave., Flagstaff, 928-774-8431, Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar Flagstaff Awards: Top 95 New Restaurants in the World, Condé Nast Traveler (2007); Flag's Best Restaurant, Sunset Magazine (2007)Located inside a historic carriage house, Brix has the casual-chic feel of a European bistro and a seasonal, farm-focused menu that favors growers in the Four Corners region.

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