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 […]

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 […]