Brunch, Learn and Taste at Mountain Shadows

Mountain Shadows is launching a summer series where guests can watch chefs create beautiful dishes and enjoy a delicious brunch at the resort with amazing mountain views. The monthly Brunch and Learn series highlights seasonal flavors and chef-crafted recipes. In the intimate setting of the private dining room, guests will watch chefs prepare beautiful dishes […]

New Culinary Options at the Renovated Scottsdale Resort & Spa

The Scottsdale Resort & Spa, a Spanish-style resort located in the McCormick Ranch area, recently completed a $40 million renovation, the largest in its 50-year history. The extensive renovation includes the introduction of new restaurants, as well as updated guestrooms and public spaces. Renowned Valley chef Ken Arneson, who serves as area executive chef for […]

Kitchen Doors: A Unique Persepshen of Real Food

Chefs Jason and Katherine Dwight started Persepshen at a Phoenix farmers market. The couple sold sandwiches, pastries and sausages out of an old military trailer with a wood-fired oven on the back that now sits on the restaurant’s patio. The brick-and-mortar location opened in 2019 in central Phoenix. Katherine and Jason met while they were […]

A Born & Bred Local Makes His Mark on the Valley Dining Scene

Charles Barber Jr. grew up in Arizona and has been in the restaurant business for more than two decades. After spending more than 15 years at Zinc Bistro in Scottsdale, he opened Hush Public House. Barber left Hush to open Aftermath in Phoenix in 2021 with a vision to create an approachable, upscale neighborhood spot […]

Restaurant Road Trip: Flagstaff for Foodies

When summer temperatures rise in Phoenix, locals look to escape the heat. Just a couple of hours north, they can enjoy cooler temps and a wide variety of dining options. “With more than 200 restaurants, Flagstaff offers family-friendly barbecue, pizza and burger spots that have a strong following, as well as four James Beard Award […]

Miracle Mile Deli Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Miracle Mile Deli was founded by Brooklyn native Jack Grodzinsky in 1949 and has been owned and operated by three generations of the family over the last 75 years in various Valley locations. Since 2016, Miracle Mile has been located in central Phoenix and is operated by Jack’s grandson Josh Garcia, vice president of Miracle […]

Kitchen Doors: A Taste of Europe in Scottsdale

Hera Ambrosio opened Zingara Market to share her background, travels and restaurant experience. She was born in Brazil and grew up in her family’s restaurants in Italy before moving to Arizona, where her family has been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years.  “The restaurant business is my passion,” she said. “I love […]

Spring into Culinary Festivals

With abundant sunshine and spacious outdoor venues, spring is an ideal time for festivals in Arizona, from wine and food to beer and French fries. These are just a few of the culinary events coming to the Valley and beyond. FoodieLand, March 22-24, Phoenix Raceway, Avondale FoodieLand is a family-friendly outdoor event with more than […]

Cheers to 85 Years!

Photo courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden Desert Botanical Garden collaborates with SanTan Spirits to create an anniversary gin To commemorate its 85th anniversary, Desert Botanical Garden launched a private-label gin collection in partnership with Chandler-based SanTan Spirits. Gertrude’s Founders Gin pays tribute to the Garden’s founders, philanthropist Gertrude Divine Webster and Swedish botanist Gustaf Starck. […]

Kitchen Doors: Celebrity Chef Angelo Sosa Opens Kembara

In December 2023, Kembara opened at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in North Phoenix. The menu at Kembara, which means “to wander,” is inspired by a variety of Asian flavors. It is the second restaurant at the resort from celebrity chef Angelo Sosa and restaurant developer Mark Stone, who opened Tia Carmen in 2022. “The menu […]