Miracle Mile Deli Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Miracle Mile Deli was founded by Brooklyn native Jack Grodzinsky in 1949 and has been owned and operated by three generations of the family over the last 75 years in various Valley locations. Since 2016, Miracle Mile has been located in central Phoenix and is operated by Jack’s grandson Josh Garcia, vice president of Miracle […]

Spring into Culinary Festivals

With abundant sunshine and spacious outdoor venues, spring is an ideal time for festivals in Arizona, from wine and food to beer and French fries. These are just a few of the culinary events coming to the Valley and beyond. FoodieLand, March 22-24, Phoenix Raceway, Avondale FoodieLand is a family-friendly outdoor event with more than […]

Experience a Taste of Japan at Valley Restaurants

The Japan External Trade Organization and the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles are partnering with 10 Phoenix area restaurants to host Taste of Japan: Specialty Seafood and Sake Series, which runs through March 9. Each restaurant offers dishes highlighting Japan’s renowned Hokkaido scallop with a sake pairing. Restaurants participating in the series include […]

Much More Than a Liquor Store

Since opening its first location in 2020, Trevor’s continues to expand across the Valley with a unique take on the liquor store experience. “Our goal is to go beyond the ordinary, making Trevor’s a distinctive and memorable destination that transcends the typical liquor store visit,” said Zoe Vince, director of marketing for Trevor’s. “Trevor’s sets […]

Kitchen Doors: An Authentic Garden-to-Table Experience

The Farm at South Mountain provides a beautiful green space in the heart of Phoenix with three distinct dining experiences — Morning Glory Cafe for breakfast; the Farm Kitchen, offering sandwiches, baked goods and salads for lunch; and Quiessence, a fine-dining restaurant highlighting fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.    Opened in 2001, Quiessence stands for […]

Pita Jungle Celebrates 30 Years

Pita Jungle was founded in 1994 by three Arizona State University students who saw a need for more healthy restaurants near the Tempe campus. At a time when options were limited, the team wanted to make healthy, great-tasting food readily available at a reasonable price with exceptional customer service. The concept took off, and 30 […]

Kitchen Doors: A Celebration of Arizona

In recent years, Cottonwood, located about 100 miles from Phoenix, has flourished with a variety of local restaurants and several tasting rooms featuring Arizona wines. The newest addition to Cottonwood’s Main Street is the 7-acre Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars complex, with amazing views, beautiful vineyards, a greenhouse and a wine production facility. The complex […]

Brunch in Style at The Eleanor in Scottsdale

In September 2023, The Eleanor opened in the former Scottsdale Dry Cleaners space at Hayden and Osborn, offering breakfast, lunch, coffee and cocktails. “The Eleanor has a modern retro vibe with a casual, welcoming experience and a focus on hospitality,” said owner Tom Frenkel of the Clayton Companies. ALINE Architecture Concepts created a mid-century design […]

Warm Up to Winter Food and Beverage Festivals

It’s not too early to start thinking about plans for 2024. Once the holiday season is over, there are a variety of culinary events and festivals to fill the calendar. FestivinWrigley Mansion, PhoenixJanuary 11–14A celebration of wine, food and education features dinners, seminars, demonstrations and a grand tasting with a portion of proceeds benefiting Almost […]

Kitchen Doors: Bountiful Boards

Boards have become extremely popular for entertaining and celebrating. They offer endless options and a pleasing presentation for everyone to enjoy.   “Grazing boards are a great way to celebrate getting together,” said Jenny Zink, co-owner of Shea Cheese in Phoenix, which offers boards, a wide selection of cheeses and classes. “Instead of setting out 20 […]