It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s just the best damn Detroit-style pan pizza and oh-so-juicy, crispy chicken tenders to ever hit Arizona, as the much-buzzed-about second location of Sam Fox’s Fly Bye officially lands at Desert Ridge Marketplace on July 14.
What started as a pop-up ghost kitchen when the original opened in Phoenix in 2020, is now coming into its own as the North Phoenix menu gets a major glow-up worthy of Instagram fame. Now, don’t get it twisted, Fly Bye knows where it came from – the cheesy pan pizza with caramelized crust; golden buttermilk-dipped, hand-breaded chicken tenders; juicy chicken wings that will give you heart-eyes; eight house-made, lick-up-every-drop sauces including the world’s best ranch (yes, we went there), the cheese fondue (it has its own cult-like following at this point) and the spicy buffalo (it packs a punch that just hits different). Plus, don’t forget the salads because, yes Mom, we promise we’ll eat our greens.
Now how do you improve on that sort of perfection? Watch and learn. Fly Bye now has an even bigger menu with the introduction of hand-tossed pizzas, more chopped salad options and hoagies so good they’ll make Philly proud. But, we know a thing or two about giving the people what they came for, so our famous pizzas like the Crispy Chicken Parmesan, Black Truffle Mushroom, Copper Hat and Pepperoni all still have their place on the menu. However, new additions are ready for the spotlight like Lebanese Mom (marinated tomato, roasted garlic, spinach leaf, feta yogurt, za’atar); The Brooklyn (pepperoni, Italian sausage, nueske’s bacon, mozzarella, crushed tomato sauce); Meatball (mozzarella, Italian oregano, crushed tomato sauce, parmesan cream) and Flower Child (portobello mushroom, charred onion, leafy greens, mozzarella), named after our sister restaurant in Desert Ridge. And you never know when a craving will strike and a new menu item will pop up. Plus, guests can build-their-own pizza with any of our three crust options (hand-stretched, Detroit-style and gluten-free), because who are we to stand in the way of greatness?
“There’s just nothing better than hot-from-the oven, cheesy Detroit-style pan pizza smothered in ranch, unless of course you’ve got a side of crunchy, handmade chicken tenders,” said Sam Fox. “We’re excited our doors are open and we’re ready for North Phoenix to come try their new go-to pizza and chicken spot.”
To satisfy those cravings, Fly Bye has a super-fast, super-simple online ordering system for curbside pick-up (or delivery) with some of the latest and greatest technology out there. Just drive up, park and the Fly Bye team will automatically be notified when you’re in the vicinity. No calling. No waiting. No kidding. But what if you just can’t wait to dig in? Unlike the original, Fly Bye Desert Ridge has a dining room. Settle in and allow us to drop it like it’s hot.
Whether you’re preparing for a backyard throwdown with the entire block, or just a party for you and your dog, Fly Bye is THE go-to spot. For more information and to order, visit FlyByeToGo.com.