New in Town: Creative Cocktails and Shareable Plates at St. Urban

One of the newest additions to the lively restaurant scene on Seventh Street in Uptown Phoenix is St. Urban, which offers light bites, handcrafted cocktails and elevated city and mountain views. Common Ground Culinary opened St. Urban in September, right above Neighborly Public House, which opened in November 2021. Founded in 2011, Common Ground Culinary has nine concepts throughout […]

Prost to Oktoberfest

From German fare and beer to games and entertainment, a variety of venues across the Valley celebrate Oktoberfest. Four Peaks Oktoberfest, Oct. 7-9, Tempe Town Lake: Four Peaks is celebrating its 49th Oktoberfest with a big bash featuring live music, family fun, games, contests and its Oktoberfest beer and German brews. Admission is $20 Friday and Saturday […]

Chef Brother Luck Returns to Phoenix to Share His Story

You may know chef Brother Luck from his appearances on “Top Chef,” “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” but you can learn more about his background, including the role that Arizona played in his career path, in his new book, “No Lucks Given,” which will be available in early October. Luck will be signing copies at the Careers Through […]

Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week Returns to the Valley 

Photo of Vegan & Vine by Debby Wolvos Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week returns for a second year September 11-18. The event supports local businesses while raising awareness about the Valley’s growing plant-based dining scene, including restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and pop-ups.   The event was founded by Jozh Watson of the Vegan Social market and PHX Vegan, […]

Restaurant Road Trip: Stagecoach Country Roadhouse Brings Food and Fun to Sedona

Photos courtesy of Stagecoach Country Roadhouse In April 2022, Wild Thyme Restaurant Group opened Stagecoach Country Roadhouse in West Sedona. “Stagecoach adds a fun destination to the Sedona dining scene where you can get a mouthwatering steak and creative cocktails,” said Heinrich Stasiuk, CEO of Wild Thyme Restaurant Group, which operates more than 30 restaurants in five states, including […]

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 […]