Shift FLG


SHIFT (noun): A slight change in position, direction, or tendency.

Our mission is to SHIFT the mentality of the “normal” dining experience. We are an American shared plates restaurant where food is meant to be enjoyed in a family style manner.

Pastry Chef and owner, Dara Wong, hopes to challenge locals and travelers alike to look beyond what they might consider typical “mountain town” food. Shift aims to focus on bold flavors, a locally driven menu, and artfully composed plates served up amidst a casual and approachable ambiance.

Eat/Drink Flagstaff: Dishing on the best new bars and restaurants

By Elaine Chukan-Brown // February 2017 // Wine & Spirits Magazine

At stints at Frasca in Colorado and Ubuntu in California, husband-and-wife team Dara and Joe Rodger set out to redefine mountain-town cuisine at Shift. In a spare, airy space in a historic building in downtown Flagstaff, they find creative ways to present regional ingredients, from the sorrel that's made into a savory, palate-awakening sorbet, to the spent grains from Flagstaff's Dark Sky Brewing transformed into crackers for the house-made rillettes. The kitchen's penchant for experimentation flows into the bar as well. Working with seasonal products, as well as a host of bar-made bitters and infusions, the bartenders create drinks worth a visit all on their own. Try the Hazel du Monde, a Bourbon-based cocktail that includes hazelnut, lemon and squash. 107 N San Francisco st: 928-440-5135.