Before the summer comes to an end, we wanted to highlight some of our staff’s favorite places and things to do in Prescott. When you come up for a visit, make sure you spend some extra time to enjoy what we love about “everyone’s hometown.”
Jim Trail, our camp director, finds Bill’s Pizza to be the best. (I must say that Ben and I do make this part of our Sunday ritual where we spend $2.75 for a specialty slice of pizza. Our favorites include the Elton John, roasted garlic infused olive oil, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cooked spinach, red onions and four cheeses plus feta!) For fun, Jim loves Prescott’s high school sporting events.
The Dinner Bell is Heather Trail’s favorite for breakfast. This small town diner boasts of comfort food. A cash only place, the prices are easy on the pocketbook. Heather recommends ordering the home potatoes and sitting in the quaint patio area as it is right on the creek side.
Cassie Clark, our guest service coordinator, is in love with Murphy’s. (Well really, she is simply in love.) She celebrated her birthday there where her husband, Chris, of three months treated her. She boasts of the service, “They even take a Polaroid picture of you for special events!” According to Cassie this steakhouse and seafood restaurant is definitely worth the price. What goes along with a steak? The rodeo of course which is by far Cassie’s favorite event in Prescott.
Do you love sushi like me? Laura Brown, our accounts manager, and her husband do too. Their favorite restaurant is Esoji. Laura loves it because this is where Doug always takes her for special events- including the night he proposed. The atmosphere is quiet and authentic, and the sushi very fresh. A great place for a date! Laura suggests that you start the day with a hike up Thumb Butte or head out to Willow Lake and rent a kayak.
As for Ben and I we love Papa’s Italian Restaurant. The specials are just that -special! Our favorite sauce is the rose – an alfredo-marinara mix. We love the staff and the ladies with their big Italian hair. On special nights, they serve you a complimentary bowl of minestrone. After dinner, you might find us on the rooftop of the Raven where we borrow their Scrabble board or at Monk’s in the back patio. This is often followed by a walk around the square where we might sit on the steps of the courthouse to enjoy the live music. And of course I cannot help but to mention the best coffee house, tucked away in the corner of a quaint courtyard near the creek – Wild Iris. Not only will you find the best coffee here but also me every Friday!
So the next time you come into town, visit some of our favorite places. You can bet that some of us would be more than happy to accompany you!
Do you have any places you love in Prescott? Post it below!