Tinderbox Restaurant Flagstaff Arizona Opens with a BANG!

white dinner plate on white linen holds charbroiled steak topped with glaze and broccoli
The Tinderbox Restaurant Flagstaff, the perfect food vacation

Although they called it a “soft opening,” the Tinderbox Restaurant’s door flew off its hinges with a bang tonight. But, if the noisy, happy crowd indicated things to come, the restaurant will be a Flagstaff favorite for quite some time.

Happy diners nibbled on chicken liver pate, and smoked salmon on coins of cucumber and cheddar fritters. Executive Chef Scott Heinonen promises a seasonal menu of “redefined” American Comfort Food. Jalapeno Mac-N-Cheese with Duck leg confit should ignite the taste buds.

I’m looking forward to trying Scott’s Sweet & Spicy Sausage links served with creamy blue cheese grits and shaved fennel slaw. Just don’t tell my doctor — Dee Kaserer — who has FINALLY got my cholesterol down to normal levels!

The T-Box opens for biz on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 for dinner.

UPDATE Dec 2020: Chef Scott Heinonen is no longer at The Tinderbox. The upscale restaurant continues to compete with the other Flagstaff restaurants.

UNSTOPPABLE Stacey is a travel writer based in Flagstaff, Arizona in the American Southwest. Her friends request her opinion of restaurants and food, but the Flagstaff travel writer would never call herself a food “critic!”
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Today I can’t stop exploring the world (I blame it on my father’s Viking blood) and write about my adventures – many as a solo woman traveler. Life isn’t always rosy; I lost my firecracker reasoning skill to head injury in a horrific rollover accident that should have taken my life. Brain injury hasn’t stopped me from traveling, although it sometimes makes for amusing travel antidotes that I hope you will enjoy. That’s why they call me “UNSTOPPABLE!”

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