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 […]

Kitchen Doors: Common Ground Culinary, T. Cook’s and Brunch About Town

In the neighborhood Common Ground Culinary restaurants offer friendly service and comforting food Common Ground Culinary, one of the Valley’s most prolific restaurant groups, opened Neighborly Public House in uptown Phoenix in November 2021. Founded in 2011, Common Ground Culinary has nine concepts throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale, including Grassroots, Twisted Grove, Wally’s, The Collins, The […]

Caring Chef: Doug Robson Gives Back to Schools and Students

Photo by Neal Mei Chef Doug Robson, owner of two popular Mexican restaurants in Phoenix, strongly believes in giving back to the community. Robson, who was born in Mexico City and attended Scottsdale Culinary Institute, opened Gallo Blanco in 2009 and Otro Café in 2013. “The community invested in me over the years, from teachers and guidance counselors to […]

Cooking with Love: Sedona Chef Lisa Dahl Releases ‘A Romance with Food’ Cookbook

Photo by Scott Yates Acclaimed Sedona chef Lisa Dahl has released her second cookbook, “A Romance with Food,” in time for Valentine’s Day. Inspired by her travels in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, the book offers 91 recipes, including many from her celebrated Sedona restaurant Mariposa, and more than 150 vibrant photos. “You can easily […]

Valley Chefs Cook for a Cause at St. Vincent de Paul

Photo Credit: Phil Gudenschwager On Jan. 17, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and also what would have been Muhammad Ali’s 80th birthday, celebrated Valley chefs Marc Lupino of Steak 44, Ocean 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse, Vincent Guerithault of Vincent on Camelback, Mark Tarbell of Tarbell’s and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco and […]

Quick Bites: Beyond Organic Dining at Santé

Photos courtesy of Santé Santé opened in North Scottsdale in December, offering an elevated dining experience with dishes sourced and prepared with a variety of health considerations in mind, as well as a Grab ‘n Gourmet Café featuring coffee, tea, healthy snacks and supplements. “I felt there was a need for a restaurant that offers […]

Kitchen Doors: Health and Flavor Come Together, Happy Lunar New Year and More

Health and Flavor Come Together Sapiens Paleo Kitchen offers nutritious, delicious options Sapiens Paleo Kitchen opened in North Scottsdale in 2019 to provide food that is not only nutritious but tastes good. The paleo diet highlights fresh, whole, unprocessed foods and eliminates grains, legumes, sugar and most sources of dairy to promote optimal digestion and health. […]