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. […]

Caring Chef: Leila’s Empanadas helps feed homeless students

Leila’s Empanadas brings the authentic flavors of Brazil to Arizona with sweet and savory empanadas and Brazilian cheese rolls. Leila’s Empanadas has partnered with North Valley-based nonprofit Homeless Engagement Lift Partnership to benefit its Snackz program that provides nutritional snack bags to homeless students. Giving back is very important to owner and chef Leila Beltrame, […]

Quick Bites: Tasty Tidings

Photo courtesy of Sippin’ Santa/Randy Schmidt Tis the season for festive foodie events from family-friendly fun to cocktail celebrations. Here’s where to take out-of-town visitors or enjoy with hometown friends. Kris Kringle and Cocoa December 17, 3–7 p.m.  Mix Up, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix The event includes complimentary hot cocoa, live entertainment and […]

Quick Bites: Local Restaurants Offer Hanukkah Favorites

Referred to as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday known for gifts, the game of dreidel, lighting candles on the menorah for eight nights, and fried food. Hanukkah takes place close to Christmas, but dates fluctuate year to year in accordance with the Hebrew calendar. This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening […]

Celebrate Halloween with Tasty Treats and Eats

Creepy Cocktails  Through October 31, guests at all three HULA’S locations can enjoy a Pumpkintini with vanilla vodka and pumpkin puree, Sorceress of the Aztec with mezcal and absinthe, Black Magic with rum, pineapple and charcoal, and the Smashing Pumpkin shot, featuring a souvenir tiki shot glass. Spooktakular Sweet Treats  Crumbl Cookies’ featured selections for […]

The Joy Bus Diner Reopens with a New Chef and the Same Amazing Mission

Photo: Chef Joshua Hebert After being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic, The Joy Bus Diner in Phoenix has reopened with a new chef, new menu items and the same mission: to bring chef-inspired meals and caring conversations to cancer patients Valleywide. The Joy Bus Diner’s new chef, Joshua Hebert, has […]

Frontdoors Magazine October 2021 Cover Story: A Taste for More

While navigating the COVID crisis, Mark Tarbell revised his recipe for success Since coming to the Valley, Mark Tarbell has gone from strength to strength, enjoying success as a wine expert, chef, restaurateur, TV host and amateur musician. Even still, 2020 was one of the most challenging years of his life. In March, dine-in services at […]

Kitchen Doors: Restaurant Road Trip, Valley Views and Bon Appétit

Restaurant Road Trip A taste of Mexico from a Top Chef at Tucson’s Boca Tacos y Tequila Chef Maria Mazon did an incredible job representing Arizona’s thriving culinary scene when she appeared on “Top Chef” earlier this year. She stood out for her personality and passion for Mexican cuisine. Mazon had many restaurant jobs before […]

Quick Bites: Join Macayo’s 75th Anniversary Festivities September 24-26

Known for its iconic chimichanga and souvenir margarita mugs, Macayo’s is celebrating its 75th anniversary from Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26 with entertainment, family-friendly activities, drink specials and food specials with prices from when the restaurant first opened in 1946. Throughout the 75th anniversary weekend, guests can participate in contests and giveaways with prizes, […]