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Worth the Drive: Brunch in Jerome, Arizona

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Photo courtesy of The Flatiron.
Photo courtesy of The Flatiron.

Jerome, Arizona, has become the darling of ghost towns, if such a thing exists. Its spook has been replaced by charm, and now, going against the very essence of ghost-town-ness, it is home to some very viable businesses.

And by “businesses,” we mostly mean places to eat and drink. After nearly 100 years as the home to a variety of operations, The Flatiron was given a bit of a rebirth in recent years when the current owners purchased it and began serving up a whole-foods breakfast and lunch menu made with organic and local ingredients.

The dishes are simple, allowing the ingredients to shine. For breakfast, the A.M. Quesadilla provides a Southwestern kick, with Hatch chiles and cilantro crema, while the lunchtime offerings include things like the Flatiron Flatbread, topped with prosciutto, provolone, figs and arugula. And don’t leave without noshing on something sweet, like Blueberry Nutmeg Pie or Molasses Apple Oat Scones.

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