Scott Heinonen, Owner/Chef
Blending artistry with preparation , Scott delivers clean, bold flavors in simple, beautiful dishes. The only work he has ever known, Scott has cooked throughout the Southwest, Pacific Northwest, and Northern California. His claim to fame…personal chef for a week for Paul McCartney!
Kevin Heinonen, Owner/Manager
After sufficient arm twisting, Kevin junked his 15 years of business and legal experience to jump into the restaurant industry. These cousins now work side-by-side to deliver the best dining experience in Northern Arizona.
Our highly dedicated, and somewhat unpredictable, crew arrives daily to provide our diners with a first-class dining experience while remaining who they really are. Without them, we wouldn’t exist!
An ever-changing and evolving menu of “American Comfort Food… Redefined”; think your mother’s classics spun with fresh ingredients and modern twists. Tinderbox Kitchen embraces Flagstaff’s historic Southside district in a contemporary and unpretentious atmosphere where you’re welcomed “dressed to kill” or straight off the Flagstaff trails. You will experience first-class service and professionalism while listening to the likes of the Rolling Stones or the Tragically Hip.
Summer of 2010 brought us the Annex Cocktail Lounge. Located adjacent to the Tinderbox Kitchen, the Annex is our glorified “waiting room” masquerading as a stylish cocktail lounge. The Annex serves high-quality cocktails and top-notch “Bar Food” in a comfortable, fun and often loud atmosphere. Waiting for dinner or just walking by…stop in and let Eric, Jeremy and Jimmy serve you a classic cocktail and a snack.
What’s in a Name?
Historically, a “Tinderbox” was a metal box containing flint and steel used to strike a spark – a crucial element to cooking - and the dictionary defines a Tinderbox as a “potentially explosive place” – what’s more true of a restaurant? The “kitchen” is where all parties end up so Voila! The Tinderbox Kitchen.