New in Town: The Rose Garden Blooms in Downtown Phoenix

Photo courtesy of Kevin Brost In July, Josh and Chiara Katz opened the Rose Garden in downtown Phoenix, offering creative cocktails and bar bites in a lush setting. From the décor to the menu, the Rose Garden lives up to its name. “The cocktail menu is inspired by a garden-influenced palette that offers a variety of flavors […]

Kitchen Doors: Carcara Celebrates Arizona

Photo courtesy of Carcara Opened in March 2022 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Carcara is influenced by the five Cs of Arizona: cattle, citrus, copper, cotton and climate. “Carcara’s menu changes seasonally and utilizes locally sourced ingredients influenced by the rich traditions of the Southwest, including Sonoran-inspired dishes,” said senior sous chef Angy Dykstra. “Carcara’s beverage program has […]

Restaurant Road Trip: History and Modern Dining Meet at The Clinkscale in Jerome

Photos courtesy of The Clinkscale In December 2020, The Clinkscale Hotel, Bar and Grill was opened by the Haunted Group, which operates restaurants in Cottonwood and Jerome, as well as the Tavern Hotel in Cottonwood. Built in 1899, the Clinkscale features historic charm with exposed brick and hardwood floors combined with modern amenities and elevated […]

New in Town: Eat and Drink Local at The Genuine

Photo Credit: Grace Stufkosky  Genuine Concepts, which operates the VIG, Ladera and other restaurants, opened The Genuine in late April 2022 in uptown Phoenix. “We decided it was time for a refresh at the VIG Uptown,” said Jeremy Pacheco, the culinary director at Genuine Concepts. “I had been wanting to do a woodfired concept and […]

Restaurant Road Trip: Atria Brings Fabulous Food to Flagstaff

Photos courtesy of Atria Summer is a great time to escape the Phoenix heat and head north for cooler temps and a growing restaurant scene. One northern Arizona restaurant receiving rave reviews is Atria, which opened in downtown Flagstaff in December 2021. Rochelle Daniel, chef and partner at Atria, has an impressive résumé with experience […]

SanTan Brewing Company Releases ‘Rising Hope IPA’ to Fund Pediatric Cancer Research

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, SanTan Brewing Company announced its partnership with Brewing Funds the Cure to launch “Rising Hope IPA,” with 100 percent of the proceeds from the new brew donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The Brewing Funds the Cure initiative utilizes the passion and creativity of the brewing industry […]

Kitchen Doors: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican delicacies and deals

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While it is a minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrations and libations across the U.S. Here are a few places in the Valley to fiesta. Spotted Donkey Cantina (North Scottsdale) Celebrate from […]

Congratulations to Arizona’s James Beard Award Nominees

One of the most prestigious honors in the culinary industry is the James Beard Award. After a two-year hiatus, the awards have returned, with four Arizonans receiving nominations. In February, 15 Arizona chefs and restaurants were named James Beard Award semifinalists in several categories. The semifinalists were then narrowed down to the final nominees at […]

Support Pancreatic Cancer Research at Babbo Italian Eatery on April 7

Babbo Italian Eatery is celebrating its 20th year in business and, for the grand opening of its eighth Valley location on April 7, all locations of the family-owned restaurant will donate 100 percent of profits to the Seena Magowitz Foundation.  “The Seena Magowitz Foundation is an incredible organization that seeks to spread awareness about pancreatic cancer […]

Kitchen Doors: Where to Eat and Drink on St. Patrick’s Day

Photo courtesy of Thirsty Lion Gastropub From corned beef to cocktails, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Across the Valley From March 14-19, Miracle Mile Deli in Phoenix is featuring a festive meal with corned beef, cabbage and Irish potatoes, as well as mint chocolate chip milkshakes, shamrock shortbread cookies, and green and white cookies. Family meals […]