Adam Reeder has seen plenty of kitchens in his 26 years.
A culinary prodigy who graduated from the Art Institute of Phoenix at 19, Reeder has kitchen and management experience with several notable Valley restaurants, including La Grande Orange Pizzeria, Chelsea’s Kitchen, Rumbi Island Grill, Delux Burger, and Pei Wei.
His latest challenge is developing a breakfast and lunch menu at Cartel Coffee Lab (1st Street / Washington).
Beginning Monday (8/23), Cartel’s Downtown location will offer these Reeder creations:
BREAKFAST (served all day)
What’s a Burrito? – Onion, red bell pepper, potato, spinach, jalapeno, shredded cheese (with bacon, ham, sausage or chorizo options)
Digby Sandwich – Toasted MJ*** flatbread, hot house tomato, bacon, spinach, arugula, herb aioli, two sunny side up eggs (with bacon, ham, sausage or chorizo options)
Tart – Goat cheese creme fraiche, spinach, arugula, roasted red pepper (with bacon, ham, sausage or chorizo options)
SANDWICHES (served with chips or fruit)
Tuna – Toasted MJ flatbread, spinach, arugula, hot house tomato, artichoke heart
Turkey – MJ levain bread, spring mix greens, hot house tomato, havarti cheese, herb aioli
Ham – MJ levain bread, spring mix greens, hot house tomato, whole grain mustard, havarti cheese
Beet – Spring mix greens, arugula, roasted red and yellow beets, candied walnuts, goat cheese, red onion, creamy balsamic dressing
In addition, Cartel will continue to offer take-and-go scones, MJ bagels and new yogurt parfaits.
***MJ Bread is a big, big deal. MJ is MJ Coe, husband of cake master Tammie Coe.
Cartel is open Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.