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 […]

Experience a Taste of Japan at Valley Restaurants

The Japan External Trade Organization and the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles are partnering with 10 Phoenix area restaurants to host Taste of Japan: Specialty Seafood and Sake Series, which runs through March 9. Each restaurant offers dishes highlighting Japan’s renowned Hokkaido scallop with a sake pairing. Restaurants participating in the series include […]

Kitchen Doors: Local First Arizona Supports Entrepreneurs Through Community Kitchens

Local First Arizona is supporting entrepreneurs in the food business through its three Community Kitchens, with a fourth scheduled to open soon.  “We are helping businesses in underserved communities that may not have access to resources due to barriers like education and language,” said Jose Gamiz, food entrepreneurship coordinator at Local First Arizona. Local First […]

Much More Than a Liquor Store

Since opening its first location in 2020, Trevor’s continues to expand across the Valley with a unique take on the liquor store experience. “Our goal is to go beyond the ordinary, making Trevor’s a distinctive and memorable destination that transcends the typical liquor store visit,” said Zoe Vince, director of marketing for Trevor’s. “Trevor’s sets […]

Kitchen Doors: An Authentic Garden-to-Table Experience

The Farm at South Mountain provides a beautiful green space in the heart of Phoenix with three distinct dining experiences — Morning Glory Cafe for breakfast; the Farm Kitchen, offering sandwiches, baked goods and salads for lunch; and Quiessence, a fine-dining restaurant highlighting fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.    Opened in 2001, Quiessence stands for […]

Pita Jungle Celebrates 30 Years

Pita Jungle was founded in 1994 by three Arizona State University students who saw a need for more healthy restaurants near the Tempe campus. At a time when options were limited, the team wanted to make healthy, great-tasting food readily available at a reasonable price with exceptional customer service. The concept took off, and 30 […]